August 11, 2010

Labor of Licorice

Thank goodness for my job. Every hour that I don't spend slumped in the armchair with my laptop open is time well spent. Today, as I was offering advice about salty licorice, I realized that I was enjoying myself. Now that I've learned the basics about licorice, I can help people find candy they will enjoy. As a salesperson, I get to showcase my increasing knowledge of licorice, as well as my affinity for foreign countries and languages. I get to ask lots of questions and put the answers together like a puzzle that ends with a little bag of candy--and a cha-ching on the cash register. They walk out the door with a sugar rush, and I walk out with a paycheck. It's good for everyone.