What’s that song?
Make new friends, but keep the old? One is silver and the other gold.
So tonight, I am saying goodbye to 2 unlikely friends.
One is a kid, the other works for him….. not a kid.
From what I understand, they had a hell of a time getting to understand one another, work together and eventually become buddies.
And now, those 2 rock.
They work on construction projects across the nation, away from home for weeks at a time.
Eventually, they wind up in Chicken Butt territory, and are part of the “family.”
The young boss had a very difficult time clicking with Mr. Doug, who is probably 20 years his senior, and most likely, doesn’t like to take direction from a kid.
However, I have seen them for the past month or so, on several Monday nights, together, enjoying one another’s company.
How did that happen?
I wonder which one should have the kudos:
The young boss?
Or the seasoned older worker.
One was defiant.
The other insistent.
They work together.
The job is done.
A quote from the two:
“If and when we finally get to tolerate one another, we go out, have a few beers and enjoy.”
And they do.
They are moving on, to Maryland.
I don’t know.
I just know that I will miss them and the way their chemistry makes them a heck of a lot of fun.
They say they will be back, to visit.
I doubt it.
I hope they find a new “home” away from home, with good people who appreciate meeting new hard working friends.
You can’t tell a book by its cover?
Oh yes you can.
These 2 were always outgoing, fun, and positive, and made me laugh.
Best wishes to you two.
Pennsylvania (and I ) will miss you.