Neil (nt) wrote,
Neil
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I went with L to look at the newly-renovated Chinook Centre shopping mall today. When I first moved to Calgary, more than 30 years ago, I worked there for a very short time doing custodial work. The place certainly has changed since then, and so have I.

My first job, at age 13, was a paper route. I delivered a daily newspaper to about 80 homes and collected payment every 2 weeks. It was good experience in business, handling money and dealing with people, though at the time it just seemed like hard work. I think I made about $10/week, which was a lot for me at the time. For the most part I enjoyed it, except in the winter. I can remember coming home with my fingers frozen, and trying not to cry as I thawed them in front of an electric heater.
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