I Like My Work.Someone asked me what I do for a living. The following is a letter I wrote telling him a little about my work history. He told me it is a great story and would make a good movie. I laughed and said that it would gross fifteen cents at the box office. I said I could prove it. I will post it here and I will get three comments, and they will be from the people who already know me and love me.
So here's the letter.
I am a cleaning lady. Been doing it for 33 years. I worked in offices for a few years; waitressed, factory work, clerked in department stores; and hated everyone of them .
Then I started doing this as a volunteer for The Victorian Order of Nurses Friendly Visiting program. I did it for a couple of years and got such a feeling of gratification that I loved it. When it was time to get a paid job, I got one with an agency.
I detested that. I think I just don't much like bosses. So, I went solo. Started advertising (got some fun and interesting stories I could tell about that too.) got one client and from there the business grew, to where I had to take on a partner and an employee.
Now, I am growing it down a bit. Not working so much anymore, but I still have some clients that I have had for a very long time. One for 26 years, two for whom I have been working for 15 years, since before they started having children and now the children they do have are in high school and middle school. Some for whom I have been working for more than 10 years but less than 15.
In the young married circles, they call me the fertility goddess. Almost every young married couple and one young unmarried lady ended up getting pregnant within 6 months after I started working for them. The most recent was a young couple who were looking for a cleaning lady, and the man's grandmother is one of my long time clients so she recommended me to them.
I started working for them in August of 2010, and about December, I asked the wife if she was pregnant yet. She said, no she wasn't, and asked me why I was asking such an odd question. I told her about my history of people getting pregnant when I start working for them. She laughed and that was the end of that.
In May of 2011, she informed me that she was indeed pregnant, and that she had become pregnant in March. I spoke to my elderly client about it and she said that they had been trying to get pregnant for two years, and had no luck. They had already decided that they were going to look into fertility treatments before I asked Nicole if she was pregnant. They never did have to make the appointment, for the fertility clinic, because she got pregnant in March. They now have a beautiful baby boy.
See, I truly am a fertility goddess. And they are so thankful.
That is the letter in its entirety. So, who do you think I should get to play me, in the movie version?