Homage to Frank’s model shop on Clark Avenue in Cleveland Ohio USA!

On February 9th 1967.

On my way to my first day at Clark Elementary School with just a few building down from Frank’s model shop.

I happened to walk cash Frank’s model shop. And I seen some of Buck’s remodel cars in window. Decorated as they were at that time. And I went inside he has Ivory call had comic books boxes of model cars keep in mind in the sixties model cars were great hobbies because we were able to dress it up if you will! With various stickers that came with each model car.

Somebody had a couple machine which was very different for it’s day!

You put your coin in. And a gumball would come out and you had a gun type of trigger. And you have this dream like trigger which when the gumball came out you had to hit the Gumball in the middle of the target. You never did look more like a baseball field we’re with each Gumball and each time you pull the trigger you would there would be a bat. And you had to hit the gumball aiming for the middle the bullseye of the target.

If you hit the target AKA bullseye! He won all the gumballs that were in this pinball type of gumball machine.

It was an early day pinball type of machine where you kept feeding your coins and hope to get all the gumballs that you seen that we’re right up against the plate glass this Gumball type of machine.

I know for a fact! I hit the bullseye! But the owner Frank said “I did not see it!”

The majority of guys that I knew in the neighborhood. To sniffing glue we were into our local Hometown sports teams. We were also into making our model car the biggest, the baddest model car with all the decorations! No one has ever seen!

I think in a way! The owner Frank. Was kind of like the dad that we kids really truly did not have!

He was not open during school hours! As Rowan’s Delicatessen was.

Whirlwind Delicatessen with open before school started which gave a lot of the fifth and sixth graders the opportunity to play Pinball might as well say 5 days a week. And even some of the kids would spend some of their money before school and during lunch time to play Pinball at Roann’s Delicatessen.

Every car that Frank put in his window. He would leave a little note in front of it saying who built it. 

Nowadays! If it’s not electronic if it’s not mobile if it’s not the hottest thing going on all around town!

It’s old school!

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I’m so glad it’s over!

I guess I must have been a modern-day Maynard G Krebs!

I think what it’s all of us young people. Is we have this thought, mentality, attitude. Of what and how the workplace is going to be once we enter it.

Only to have our thoughts dreams imagination shattered! We the new school. Encountering the old school.

This is what I encountered at age 17 and my first job was at a printing company. I happen to have met an old world boss.

His philosophy was simple. “Less bullshit! More work!” How’s that for a workplace philosophy?

When it came to our lifeblood client. We did a lot of printing of calendars for one major company. And that one major company! Was the one time of year that I really screwed up! Mixing the wrong customer calendar. With someone else’s order. But! I survived.

  • In the end! The Founders and owners of the printing company. Sold their printing company. To the family lawyer.
  • Even back then. There was a lesson that we all could have learned today.

And that was? Don’t ever sell a business to somebody who is only done one thing and one thing only a great majority of their life! And goes into something else that they don’t know anything about!

And that is exactly what they did.

Little does my boss know. That when the new owner slowly but surely ran the printing company into the ground!

He did both him and I a humongous favor! He laid me off!

Skipping ahead!

One of my jobs I had was a security guard. That is one job where I can honestly say. It’s a nice Pit Stop while you’re in transition between jobs. Just don’t make it your life’s work!

In general. Is safe to say that all security companies to be specific. On arm outside Contracting security companies companies. They hire nothing more nothing less than warm bodies. You can get all kinds of them.

Some who always want to be in charge of something but they just don’t know how to go about it. They will try to rule that guard post you know these are just plain everyday Warm Bodies of armed security guards. They will try to come off to be in charge. You will also find a narcissist. And there are some people who are in charge of an account or of a post. They take their title and run wild in their so-called brains.

I once worked at a clothing warehouse. That! Was another mind blower!

Most of the guys that were hired as well as me. They wanted to be in charge but they just to know how to go about it. Sound familiar?

There was one kid! I dare not call him guy or man because of his mentality and attitude. He bought into one of the women that were recently hired and she to ran just short of the whole company herself by threatening her female co-workers to kick their ass. She told him that I’m lazy I am last one to come to sealing up the boxes after the women package them an hour job of the shipping and receiving guys or to seal up the boxes and get them ready for shipment.

Heap on into This Woman’s crap! And believed it!

I took as much of his crap as I could. Finally I had to go to the supervisor. And tell him of the situation. He told this kid. If I wasn’t doing my job! I would have been out of here long ago!

But he was not satisfied. And the first two hours of work. He started complaining that he had a backache and added could sure use the help. I said sure just let me know when you need to help. He repeated his complaint I repeated my response

Finally the supervisor heard him complain. Long story short the kid got laid off!

There was a woman who was the foreperson. When I was in the process of getting hired over there. One of the requirements was to take a psychological test. And the supervisor at that time. Evaluated me and claimed that I had excellent math skills. And they gave me a sampling of what they had in stock. iWin data many inventory. Came back! Both of supervisor and the woman in charge. Look at each other the woman went to confirm. Came back and said that I was right. From that time on! I I was Prime objective, axe to grind, the male version of a Witch Hunt.

She would always be looking for ways to get rid of me in more ways than one. She couldn’t! But when I had to leave with my family for Connecticut. Before I even set one foot on the stairwell. She was clapping cheering! As I Departed. Can’t see that I was happy myself either!

From all the jobs they held down. I’m just glad it’s all over!

Should I? Or shouldn’t I?

I have been thinking. Should I go looking for a woman? Or not? 

With a woman! I’d have to share. W/o! I can have it all to myself.

The joys of being single again!

Granited! No sex! But! You cannot have 1! W/o the other.

I would love to establish a friendship with a woman. And see where it develops!

I can remember when I was a teenager. Sex with the last thing on my mind. I just wanted a girl that I can do what we used to call rapping in the backseat of a car. The stuff that the rock group Journey things about. Hugging, touching, squeezing, kissing each other. No sex either! In my day was not the point at least with me. Other guys Numero Uno! 

As far as shacking up goes? I’m still not sure about that one. 🤔

When you spent close to 40 years! Being married to a wife who just happens to be? An abusive narcissist! In Drag!

I keep thinking of to Elton John songs. 1. Someone Saved My Life Tonight. 2. No sacrifice. 

I have found that a narcissist always trying to maintain a certain self image of themselves. They try to be the most absolute perfection to a fault. Blameless! people (if you can call them that!) I unfortunately! Have gotten to know.

Why does it always seem like? I find myself encountering! Or being surrounded by narcissists of every type in time and amount of. 

That’s one thing that sort of stopped me in my tracks. The other? What if this one doesn’t work out?

I really don’t have enough standards to really maintain. Type and kind of woman?

I would prefer a younger woman. Someone who does take excellent care of herself. Someone who knows about love!

The ex! Clearly did not!

Although! I have met some mature women. They have been very delightful very Charming. But unfortunately! Some of those women have tattoos as well as these young people!

I’ve always said! That have God wanted me to wear body pains and piercings if you wanted me to wear body pains he would have turn me into a billboard. If he wanted me to wear body piercings will turn me into a kiosk at some department store!

If you the right woman? Is that there? Write to me here and we’ll see what develops? 😀😎🤔