Monday, August 16, 2010

GIG: Interesting Stories!

One article I found interesting from GIG was the "Pretzel Vendor." The pulled quote  from the article about stealing money was the first thing that caught my attention. Isabella was in college when she started working at the Pretzel vendor. She liked the job because it paid well in cash and since it was cash, it was easier for her to steal. This is what I found appalling; the thought that someone would actually steal more money at a job instead of getting a better higher paying job. Considering it might have been difficult for her to get a better job, I could understand that, but she actually thought it was OK to steal, "I mean, it wasn't evil." is what she says in the article. She goes on saying how the job got mixed into her personal life because she started having an affair with a co-worker. She was constantly around this person and it was easy for her to have that affair until she split with her husband. After that, the affair got complicated because she didn't want to seem like she was jumping right into a next relationship, or make it obvious that the affair was going on, so she decided to quit one day.

I think the most interesting part of this article was the end where she said how much she misses and loves the job. When I think of pretzel vendors, i think of college kids just trying to pay for tuition by making pretzel and how bored or menile they think the work is. Here, this girl is in love with it because it was such a simple job that paid well, she gets to meet new customers everyday who interacted with her and how at 25 years old, working at this pretzel vendor changed her life and made her grow up. It's funny how a job that not many people think is significant can change a person and in return that person loves a small job like that, which might not be so small after all.

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