I've never seen happy expectation replaced with a look of utter defeat and resignation so quickly!
He genuinely expected me to just say "no Problem!" I really have no idea how he could make such a leap of faith!
Don't get me wrong. If I have it, they have it. BUT if it is something they want beyond basic needs I have always stuck to the "work for it" philosophy.
Needless to say, even though the offer was open ended and quite frankly he could have earned the cash he needed in less then a week of after school work, he let this opportunity slide. Never once making an attempt.
I wish when I was young I had someone willing to just hand me a job, I always had to hunt them down and through tenacious audacity procure them!
So, after absorbing the reality that my 16 year old was devoid of motivation to succeed (as his lackadaisical involvement with schooling and studies shows vivid proof) I thought it now fell upon me to (grunting and laboring all the way) to push him, physically from the nest. And as my 14 year old has not so much a problem with work ethic, but more so behavior, I made the official announcement last week that from now on the two would accompany me at the shop each day after school and all day Saturday, and work, preparing them for the inevitable stint of full time in summer.
I had no intention, when we opened this business of forcing them into the same trade that i choose. I'd rather they find their own way in life. BUT, until such a time as they show interest in SOMETHING, at least they will have a vocation, and I won't have to stomach them sleeping until the afternoon, eating everything in the fridge and taking a nap until dinner!
The tail end of last week was a blitzkrieg! Sold out of all the new goodies right quick and built another batch (what's left is pic'd below). Would like to thank all involved in the stock turn around! Whether it was your first time around, or were a return customer (yep! We get ALOT of those!) Thanks so much! Also, the bevy of re-pairs that come in, as well as all the glowing kind words of referrals! SO GREAT! And thanks to the young lady who brought her Schwinn in for a full once over, and expressed such shock as to how low the price was that she ended up having me do more! To top it off she called in a couple days later to tell us how much she loved the work we did and that she was telling all her friends! I LOVE calls like that!
I also LOVE to brag about it!
Please understand, we are neither egotistical nor snobbish, we just like to know what we do touches people and helps them! It's a GREAT feeling!
OK, Self aggrandizing over.
Today we got a bevy of new goodies we hope to be pumping out, so's I best get busy!
See ya soon!
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