Share Your World – Week of July 11, 2022


How did you spend the money from your very first job?

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Though my first real job as an adult was a tutor for a private school making a measly $9/hour, my first job ever was actually a decade before, not long after I came to the U.S. around the age of 11, and I think it’s more of a gig than a job. Still, a job is a job, no matter how long it was.

One of my mom’s co-worker’s friends had a business running ads for other businesses and one weekend, they were desperate enough to hire child labor for minimum wage, which then was $6.25 in California. I worked that one weekend folding advertisement brochures. My fingers blistered from sticking the rough side of the Velcro onto the laminated pages but I came out about $100 richer.

I spent the money on what every 11-year-old kid spent it on at the time – music CDs, movie DVDs, and chocolate.

Would You Rather Look Like A Potato, Or Feel Like A Potato?  (Note.  I have no idea why they used the word “potato”, but just went with it.  Answer any way you like, this question is purely for fun)

Can I look like a potato but not feel like a potato? Like a grandma who can move like a teenager?

What were the best pair of shoes you have owned?

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My best pair of shoes happen to be the least comfortable. It’s a pair of purple sneakers. Back when I was in middle school, everyone had a Converse sneaker. I wanted one but couldn’t afford it. Who would had thought those things were so expensive back then. I remember getting sticker shock when I went shoe shopping, while, in my mind, I imagined how cool those sneakers would look on me.

A few years ago, after getting my current job and finally getting a stable income, I saw those shoes again (not the same ones I saw when I was little but pretty close). This time, I didn’t get a sticker shock. I could afford it this time and it’s in my favorite color, too. Awesome.

Unfortunately, those shoes are better for looking than for wearing. The bottoms are so heavy that I feel like I’m wearing bricks around my ankles.

Besides war and diplomacy, what would be the best way for countries to settle disputes?

To talk it out like civilized people and if it’s a dispute over land, duke it out with rock, paper, scissors.

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3 thoughts on “Share Your World – Week of July 11, 2022

  1. I still remember the first pair of sneakers I bought, when I was in college, out of my own pocket money. Me and friends all bought the same pair, in same color.
    Yeah, I was once a same sneakers gang member 😁

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  2. Thank you for Sharing Your World Yinglan! I worked at a job when I was 12 or 13, paid under the table. Mine was working in a ‘closed workshop’ (i.e. where the cognitively challenged get employment) folding boxes to ship stuff in. I forget what I was paid, but it was definitely not much. My younger siblings, one 9 or 10 and the other 11, worked in the greenhouse for the same employer. I remember them saying how freakin’ hot it got in there, especially on a hot sunny day.

    I always liked sneakers, but I don’t think I owned any that had a brand name on them. I’m glad you could afford those sneakers and am sorry they are so heavy. But I understand they are really really durable and last a long time (maybe because nobody wears them much due to them being so heavy) 😄

    Rock, paper, scissors is a fine way to settle disputes of that nature, because it seems that most politicians are like little kids, all whiny and irrational. But that could just be my perception too.

    Have a great week!

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