Monday, March 15, 2010

Odd World

I get fuel at Costco. Its the cheapest by far, plus I get a three per-cent rebate if I pay with my Amex card. As it is close to "The Healing Place", most of the guys at work get fuel there too.

The guy that works at the Costco gas facility is a guy named Ralph. Ralph has figured out who most of us are and always asks us how our gigs are. How busy we are, any good calls etc. Ralph has mentioned how he took Criminal Justice classes back in the day, but never followed through. He makes no bones about how cool he thinks our jobs are and how much he would like to do our gig. Ralph is a good dude and maybe if he wanted it bad enough, he could make it happen.

I will be eligible to retire at the end of the year. It is unlikely that I will do so as it will be better for me financially if I stick around until December of 2012. So as of now, 2012 it is.

It is very likely that I will get another job when I retire from the K.B.F.P.D. Money won't be that big of a deal. I don't want a lot of responsibility or stress. I want to work outside, I want to meet people, but not get too close to them. My back will appreciate it if I avoid manual labor and I am pretty sick of paperwork. So right now, I think the ideal job for me might be the Fuel Island Operator at Costco.

Ralph wants my gig, I want his. It truly is an odd world.

Thanks for reading,


  1. I'm wondering how the Mayan Calendar knows when you're retiring...that's the Odd World part.

  2. Dear Captain Schmoe,
    It is an odd world indeed.

    Actually retail can be fun. You make short contacts, fulfill quick needs, and send them on. Sort of like prostitution, only w/o sex.

    Ann T.
    P.S. This is not exactly what I thought I would write. I may comment again, but for now I like this better.

  3. I used to wonder why firemen came along when an ambulance was called. After a recent experience with my daughter who was having "problems" (to put it mildly,) I realized they need all of you guys to help out. Thanks!!!!

    Lindsey Petersen

  4. Capt. Schmoe:

    Now Happy's got me all scared!

    The Observer