I befriended Louise when I began looking for an airline “interview suit.” For whatever reason, there was an instant connection between us – a connection, and friendship that remains today.
After her job at the clothes store, she took a job as the noon receptionist at a local restaurant, “Mama’s Cafe.” Mama’s was a great place to eat. Often, after I retired from the Air Force, I would plan my day to where I could stop by after the lunch hour rush and have a beer with Louise. I would have a beer; she drank coffee or tea – and we would talk.
One afternoon I got there a bit early, so I sat at the bar to have a beer. I was still looking for work and all of a sudden I had an idea…
At the end of the evening at Mama’s they would toss the beer bottle caps from the day out into the yard.
I thought it might be a great job to just sit outside on a bench during the evening, drink beer, welcome folks and toss the caps directly onto the ground! Cut out the middleman if you will. So, I asked for a job application, and filled it out as I sat there waiting for Louise to get off work.
Position Applying For: Beer Bottle Cap Distributor, Evening Shift.
Qualifications: Over 20 years experience of drinking beer.
References: Numerous; can all be found in the Auger In.
Any Special Job Requirements: Probably a ride home at the end of the evening.
I gave the application to the bar-keep, and forgot all about it – until I received the following letter:
(Do you believe I save this stuff?)