Who Is This Guy?  

docdirk 49M
5418 posts
1/3/2006 5:18 pm

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Who Is This Guy?

OK, I've heard the clamoring. (I just love that word

I know that our profiles are supposed to provide enough of a synopsis of who we are to either intrigue or repel fellow AdultFriendFinder'ers. But as I look mine over, it occurs to me that you really can't get much of a feel for who I am - who any of us really are - by the Q&A therein. I know that it's not feasible to create a checklist that will encapsulate that type of info for the mass public. I guess that's OK. But for my fellow bloggers, I thought I'd detail who I am a bit more by telling you WHAT I do. (For a paycheck, that is.)

This could be hazardous to my "hook-up" options, such as they are. And the reason I say that... I'm not rich!!! LOL. Nope, not a doctor, lawyer or investment counselor be I.

A little background:

In the late 1980's - mid 1990's, I did as many adolescents do, I worked in food service. It paid the bills and allowed me to get some schoolin'. One of the places in which I worked was a small, family owned bakery/deli. They made their own (mostly) breads, cookies, and breakfast goodies, and they offered a small, unique, lunch menu. I worked for them full and/or part time for roughly 4 years.

One day, I decided that, as a "grown up," I needed to get a "real" job. I ended up landing as a salesperson in a software development firm. We sold networked computer systems, complete with sw bundles and all the necessary peripherals to retail stores nationwide. I wore a shirt and tie. I had my own desk, office, client list and commission package. It felt like a "real" job. Funny thing was, I hated it. While there was no quota system, there was certainly pressure to produce. There were uncomfortable phone calls, unanswerable questions, angry clients, and "hard sells" and cold calling, both of which I entirely despised.

Two years ago, that sw company closed. And after many interviews and restless months, I finally landed another job. Another sales job. I was in hell.

Along the way, I reconnected with the owner of that small bakery/deli. He informed me that within two years, he and his wife were going to retire and travel the country in their Airstreamer. He needed someone to take over the day-to-day operations of his business. Someone he trusted. He offered me the position. I accepted.

My day is spent making breads and doughs in the morning, sandwich wraps and salads in the afternoon. The lunch menu is now massive, but still very unique. Our clients are mostly other businesses. We are the lunch hour in my town.

I don't make a lot of money - not what I made selling computers. But now, I have NO stress. I take nothing home with me from work - other than dinner. Not only are my recommendations listened to, they are actually incorporated into the business. And, although I am hardly a chef, I have a lot of fun coming up with new menu ideas. And, one day soon, a piece of the business will be mine.

So, there you go. That's what I do when I leave the house each day. No glamor. No riches. Yet, somehow, I'm happier that I've been in a long, long time.

I guess the old adage is true - you can't have looks AND money! LOL (I'd like to have one, someday.)

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

saddletrampsk 55F

1/3/2006 6:41 pm

I like your attitude..

It's better to be happy doing what you love than to be miserable doing what other people want you to do..

NSAAddict 43F

1/3/2006 8:18 pm

Hey Doc, I saw this post earlier and it sent me off in search of a book I think you might enjoy... couldn't remember the name of it... arrrgh so had to go looking. It's Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz. Anyway, I remember reading it and being intrigued by the life of this baker, a pastry chef really, I don't know the way he described the "lifestyle" was really comforting and interesting and it stayed with me. So reading your post, I immediately thought of that book and thought I should share it with you. I agree with you, it doesn't matter how much money you make as long as you are truly happy with what you do and take pride in your work, that's all that matters. And it shouldn't be hazardous to your hook-ups, but make you even more of a find Cheers, NSA

kyplowboy22 63M

1/4/2006 8:32 am

I think it's cool as hell, beau! I chased the dreams of other people for a while, a good long while actually, and finally decided I wanted what I have now more than anything else there is. Not rich by any stretch-tough luck, not mud-flap ugly but get no calls from Hollyweird, either-oh well. But I'm pretty happy and content, and when you get down to it, what else is there? Later.


PS: Women that look at men for their money will keep you broke no matter how much you have. That said....give me a dozen of those chocolate-covered rump enhancers, can't never have too much fat in the winter. lol

SilkenKiera 39F  

1/4/2006 10:41 am

People who do something for a living that they enjoy doing are happier people, and they live longer. Ever heard the saying "the more money you have the more problems you have"? The cost of being rich or die trying is very expensive, and its not worth it!


SexyRycheBabe 46F
820 posts
1/4/2006 1:56 pm

My goodness... all these people boosting you up and kissing your butt. I guess you're expecting the same from me, right?! Well, you're not going to get it.

Because I already knew all of this about you and emailed you my two cents when you told me.

So having said that, you're probably wondering why I'm even bothering to post, right?!

Well... you ready?

It's only to say this: You have something more important than looks and/or money and/or both...


That's what I like most about you, my Man-Twin.

docdirk 49M

1/4/2006 5:09 pm

You people rock!

Saddletramp, mzhuny, kyp, kiera - I am so glad that see things the way you do. I'm amazed at how little bothers or upsets me anymore since scrubbing the job-stress from my life.

NSAAddict - Thanks for the recommendation. I love Koontz and have read anywhere from 15-20 of his books. I'm not familiar with the one you mentioned, so I guess I have new homework assignment.

Oh yeah, SRB... you're just crraaazzzyyyy girl - and I love it!!!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

pophotorn 45F

1/4/2006 8:38 pm

Best Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad EVER!!!

And, keep me posted on when potato salad is made, won't cha?

docdirk 49M

1/5/2006 5:39 pm

    Quoting pophotorn:
    Best Spicy Chicken Caesar Salad EVER!!!

    And, keep me posted on when potato salad is made, won't cha?
ALERT: Potato Salad will be available this Friday! LOL!

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

Luvwetcunt1000 50M
1258 posts
1/5/2006 7:52 pm

Thanks for sharing Doc. I'm happy to hear that you're doing something you enjoy. That is very important and I hope you keep at it.

Good luck with the potato salad!

champagnechaser 42F
1639 posts
1/6/2006 7:20 am

If only everyone had the courage to choose to live a genuine life as you have instead of conforming to society's pre-conceived notions of what represents success.

"You're not your job. You're not how much money you have in the bank. You're not the car you drive. You're not the contents of your wallet. You're not your fucking khakis." (T.D.)

docdirk 49M

1/6/2006 5:01 pm

champagnechaser - Gold Star!!!

Nicely done.

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...

duststormdiva 52F
6854 posts
1/7/2006 11:52 pm

Honey, you do indeed have the looks! I am glad that you enjoy your job!


rm_metalmama69 43F
3878 posts
1/21/2006 7:34 pm

True happiness comes from within, my friend! If you are happy, who needs money? Besides...it sounds like that will take care of itself for you one day

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