Looking Back Over My Shoulder Pt9

Good Morning world and thanks for tuning in to another day here on Planet Magnet. I hope today finds you suitably relaxed or at least relaxing a little, after all, it is Sunday and we must all be aware that Sunday is the time when we take stock of the week and sit back and congratulate ourselves on jobs well done.

Unless you are me.

No, if you are me, you continue on at breakneck speed and attempt to complete all the things you want to achieve. Because let’s face it, I have had the past several years sitting around doing as little as possible and now that I don’t have to, I really don’t want to….

So anyway, where were we?

Oh yes, I had just got back from America and had already tucked into a Bacon Sandwich, a pint of milk and a bar of Cadburys Chocolate…


So now I needed to find myself a job.

Where to start….

I think it was only a matter of a few days and I had gotten work as a food delivery driver around the south coast of England. If I recall correctly the firm was called Glendower Foods and the only good thing about them wast that they were based in a village about 2 miles up the road so I was able to cycle there each day….!

Still, work was work and it gave me time to contemplate my naval as I drove around the streets, delivering posh food whilst thinking about where life would take me next after my long break off of work, travelling the globe…

Eventually I saw an opportunity to get back into sales and became a Sales Rep for a motor parts company, it was terrible pay and a terrible car but it was fun and I was learning a trade. Eventually I was asked to move a little further away from home and run a branch in the city of Reading. Not the most inspiring of places but it was again good experience whilst I searched for something a little more in my line of work.
Eventually that day came and I joined a Plastic Vacuum Forming company and became the most bored I had been in years.

I hated it!

No surprise I was only there a year before I moved on and got myself back into selling cars working for a Saab Dealership in Swindon, again a less than inspiring place but still, it was something that I wanted to do and my enthusiasm must have shone through because pretty soon I was asked to join a bigger and better dealership and so began my real career in the Motor Trade.

After working for Saab for several years I took the opportunity to move to Jaguar but after a falling out with my manager, there was only going to be one casualty… me!! So I moved on again and over the next many years I worked for Saab once again, then Volvo, then Lexus and finally at Land Rover where the bulk of my issues started with food and mental health problems.

So an eventful life interspersed with highs and lows, ladies and evenings out. I have to say that during this time I absolutely did live life to the fullest, being a single man and living in Oxford, not much else would do really….!

Come back next time and I shall catch you up after the breakdown at Land Rover….

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

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14 thoughts on “Looking Back Over My Shoulder Pt9

  1. Meritings says:

    Hope you manage, at least, a little rest at today. If you have the same sunshine as we have here in Nottingham then a little stroll is definitely in order to marvel at the birdsong and flowers.

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    • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

      No rest yesterday Peter BUT the outcome was great because we finished the patio and made such a difference to my friends life that it made up for feeling tired but content at the end of the day.
      Today however is different. I am relaxing this week, taking some gentle walks to keep the legs moving and also any work will be of the “gentle” variety.
      Taking time to smell the coffee and listen to the birds.
      Life is good….!

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      • New Journey says:

        Believe it or not I have a Kia Soul….never thought I would like them, but I love it…its the perfect size for where I am in my life.. great gas mileage …glad we got a pick up, I always had an SUV before, big enough to put what ever I wanted in it…but it was time to down size…LOL I am guessing you had a BMW, that’s all my niece will drive…and they are pretty sweet….danced under the new moon for your good success on your walk…..can’t hurt to ask the universe to watch your back!!! have a great week my friend….are you going to get t shirts the same color as your cards with the logo on it…??? Just a thought….and they maybe sell them???? I am up for getting a couple…haven’t told you but my maiden name is Gent….LOL happy evening….kat

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      • Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

        I am going to get T Shirts in the same colour as the van, it’s just arranging them is the issue as I want a specific thing I have found and need the company to offer the colour of shirt I need so watch this space 🙂
        And as for your maiden name being Gent…. Well……. that is just meant to be and you shall have the first T Shirt off of the press!!


  2. Osyth says:

    And that is where I come in (with the fastforward button pressed) – I think I am right in saying that the lovely lady who introduced us, the mother of my eldest daughers now husband, met you when you flogged her a car. Kismet, mate. Pure kismet 🙂

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