Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 09:07 AM.

It’s now been a few days since I have been out of work due to the government shutdown.  I miss my job and hope that everything works out soon.  Otherwise, I have no comment on the why’s and the how’s about things like this happening.

I’ve given my life to science – not like the fellow who kept me from going to dental school, but to work on future cool things in space.  It really wasn’t that fellow’s fault.  He was just there when I visited the dental school in college with other students who were interested in becoming dentists.  They pulled back the sheet, there he was… and I no longer had the desire to be a dentist.  I guess it would be more appropriate to say this fellow had given his body to science.

At work, I get to do math.  I enjoy it.  I miss it.  I also miss my medical practice.

My medical practice?

Yes, my medical practice.  It’s been doing very well.

About a year ago, I had to change phone numbers at work.  I kept getting these calls from people telling me not to call them anymore.  They never believed me when I said I hadn’t called them.  They were yelling and screaming at me and saying some pretty rough things.

The best I could figure was that a collection company had either purposely or by mistake used my work phone number for what folks could see on their caller identification.  They would call and leave folks who owed money threatening messages, and then the folks saw my number and called me back.

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