The title is not a word I would use on a day-to-day basis. In fact, before today, I don’t think I’ve ever had cause to use it.

“Don’t use a five dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”

M. Twain

Apologies to Mr. Twain, but this word is right on the money.

The new hire, we’ll call her M, showed up on time, dressed appropriately, and she’s extremely sharp. Very quick on the uptake.

She’s so well mannered and raised to use sir and ma’am when addressing people.

I was pleasantly surprised.

You don’t see or hear this much anymore. People don’t take pride in things or in themselves at a certain age. I believe it’s because they think it old fashioned. I also think they are wrong.

You don’t demand respect; you command it. One way to command respect is having it for yourself.

I wrote yesterday that I judge within five minutes. My gut will tell me what I need to know about someone. It has been wrong once.

Today I only needed two minutes.

Three words.

She will do.

If she should decide to stay. I’m not the only one making the decision.

She’s a college student as well and this particular part-time job is perfect for someone pursuing an education and needing a flexible schedule.

I’m hoping she’ll work out and stay for the two years she needs until she’s finished with her local education before moving on to her next school.


That’s it. That’s the post.


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