The Job

The Coffee Shop

Copyright Jean L. Hays

The Job

The sign read —- Help Wanted: Waitress for coffee shop.

Samantha surveyed the area. She needed a job. She entered the small shop.

“Just a minute dearie, I will be right with you,” a sweet old voice came from the back of the shop.

Samantha headed that way.

“How can I help you?”

“I am interested in the job.”

“I’m closing up now, give me a hand while we talk.” She handed Samantha a broom.

The broom vibrated in her hands. Samantha fainted.

“You will do just fine at this job, dearie,” Hilda cackled wildly.

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This week’s photo is from my longtime friend Jean Hays, a gifted artist. The stained glass is an example of her work.

Tessa

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About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh is now in her 60's and still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for www.IBPF.org (volunteer for non-profit) and has 5 blog posts already published by them. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She has 3 blogs so far http://www.tessacandoit.com and http://www.finallyawriter.com and http://www.sunnythoughtsandprayers.wordpress.com She is from Deptford, NJ. Her family and blogs keep her busy.
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18 Responses to The Job

  1. Think I’d drop the broom and run.

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  2. jannatwrites says:

    Ha! I just knew sweeping the floor was dangerous…that’s why I avoid it 🙂 Hope she gets out of there…

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  3. Joy Pixley says:

    With a name like Samantha, maybe she’ll get a good handle (ha ha) on that broom faster than she thinks!

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  4. rogershipp says:

    Another reason that I don’t like to clean. It’s so dangerous!

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  5. Will she escape the witches clutches? Just goes to show cleaning can be dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.

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  6. Dale says:

    Oh dear! Now I know it’s a good idea to not touch a broom! Apparently all your readers are not fans of housework, Tessa!!

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  7. Tessa says:

    Apparently Dale! Can’t say I blame them. I am not either. That is why one of my daily posts is actually working on my hoard and listing the items. Maybe WP can help me clean this up. 2 bedrooms, A hall closet or 2 and the bathroom upstairs where I live. Get rid of it now if I can and then less to move. No brooms involved except the bathroom.

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    She just needs to learn how to handle the broom! Sounds like she will get a 2nd try at it!

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