I push my guys pretty hard, there’s no doubt about it. There are a few who really take it and run with it though and I take care of them…
Today one of my best guys asked if his wife could pick up his check for him because he’s working late. Obviously I said that was fine.
So she walks up to the door to grab his check and, with tears in her, “Thank you Jim, God Bless you from the bottom of my heart, for all you do for us”.
I didn’t know what to say.
I finally stammered out, starting to choke up myself, that Vince was one of my very best guys and I don’t know what I’d do without him, that he makes my life easier so it is my pleasure to reciprocate…
She stuck out her hand and I shook it.
She said, “Well I don’t know but you are the man. Thank you for taking care of us”.
The thing that saddens me is that we conservative people get a bad wrap when it comes to things like this, especially if you listen to our hack of a President (or virtually anyone from the Democrat side of the aisle). The truth is, I go out of my way to spread what wealth I do have, around – and I don’t need a frickin’ government bureaucrat or some ass-hat liberal politician to prod me into it. We take care of the people who take care of us because they make our lives better, and this is exactly as it should be. This was an example of why I do what I do.
Anyway, enough politics for one week… and I apologize for writing this post to make that point. It’s one of those fine lines between tooting one’s horn (which I despise) and getting out something that needs to be said.