Picture of me in my “Get Up” visiting my Grandpa
“What the heck are you doing in that outfit????” Jeffrey P. asked me when I walked into the shop that morning. It was about a week before Christmas and I decided to wear my new $35.00 Santa outfit to work. You can do that sort of thing when you’re a subcontractor
Ben and I had been framing a small building over the mailboxes at Idlewild. I thought to myself the night before- wouldn’t it be fun to dress up like Santa when we shingled ? :-) So that’s where that idea came from.
Initially, Ben wasn’t sure he liked the idea of me drawing so much attention to the two of us, but by the end of the day, he told me, the next time this happened he was going to find a green elf hat!
Couple of people stopped and asked to take our picture. Someone told me later, I made the local paper but I never saw it so I can’t be sure.
It was cold that day.- Single digits, so underneath my Santa out fit, I had on my Carharts.- that plus the beard, and I was sweating like a pig in no time- but we laughter and that made it all worth while.
I’ve said this before but just in case you’ve never heard it:
“Do what you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
I love my job- (I’m a general contractor) and as you can tell, I don’t take myself too serious. Now I can be as productive and focused as the next guy, but life is too short to not mix it up on occasion. Nothing worse than a grumpy boss or a stodgy work enviroment. I do have a choice in the attitudes I bring with me to work.
On my commute home, I spotted a stranded motorist so I pulled over to see what he needed ( I still had my full get up on @ this point) As it turned out, he’d ran out of gas. The guy had been drinking and when he leaned in the window and saw Santa Claus, I remember him slurring, “Nobody’s going to believe me when I tell them Santa Claus stopped to help me out!”
How about you- what is the craziest (or funniest ) thing you’ve ever done? It doesn’t have to be in the context of work although it could be. Tell me your story.