A couple days ago my mother wrote this post about her deep knowledge of fast food french fries, and the run in she had with a disgruntled french fry technician at McDonalds. After leaving my comment on the matter, I began to look back at not only my fast food career, but the myriad of jobs that I have had in general.
I delivered that route for four years. During that time I became very skilled in the art of folding papers. Even today when I get my paper in the morning, I critique the job that the carrier does. In fact, there has been times when I go out to get the paper, and upon discovering the job that he/she has done folding it, I have wanted to wake up early the next morning, and show them the better way to do it. But of course that would be treading on "grumpy old man" status, and I am not ready for that title.