To the Cashier Today Who Promised My Son a Nightmare

The cashier asked me how I was.
I told him I was, livin’ the dream.
He said it’s more like living a nightmare.
(More people respond with that little comment than you could possible imagine.)
I asked my son if he thought life was a nightmare.
He said no.
The cashier interrupted, ‘Just wait til’ you have to work for a living, son!’


Dear Mr. Cashier,
My heart breaks for you. Honestly, it does. I want you to know that you don’t HAVE to work at a job you hate. Who signed you up for that way of thinking, anyway?
What are you passionate about? Then I urge you to run towards that dream ASAP whether that pursuit be 40 hrs a week or 40 minutes.

Pursuing THAT dream will inject life into every aspect of what makes you YOU!

Here’s what I know: Without vision the people perish; and people who’ve quit dreaming perish at a much faster rate.

As our random meeting this afternoon came to an end you asked me a poignant question: “Paper or Plastic, sir?” You said that because you’ve been trained to offer a customer options.

My profession compels me to offer options to people who may have never even realized they had a choice.

And so, I ask you now because it is my responsibility: “Your dreams or your bosses dreams, sir?”

You DO have a choice.


About challengeyourfamily

I'm just a family guy with an amazing wife & 6 kids. I love to observe, think & ask questions. I love writing, enjoy the process, crave the finished product but ALWAYS put it off. My wife & I work our business full-time with one another from home and help people experience physical & financial transformations. This Blog is designed to help me sort through life. I hope it's helpful to you, as well.

Posted on June 10, 2013, in Business, Family, Fatherhood, Life, MLM | Network Marketing, Parenting and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. As a former English- creative writing student with a few screen plays under my belt, I hate writing. Not really, but getting something started, is the worse than root canal, like having an appendectomy without drugs. Breaking bones is more fun. That being said, once I’m in the meat of it, I will kill someone who interrupts me. And completion is down right euphoric.

  2. dillon daniels

    If your thinking is in a Rut, your Life is likely to be joyless and unfulfilling. “Keeping it Positive” is part of my daily preparation. It’s also a reason that I’m attending Monday night’s Motivational Seminar CLAIM YOUR LIFE !!

  3. Wow, that’s an inspirational perspective. I like your style. We have similar views but you present them far less bitterly than I am capable, lol. I’m perusing thanks to your START link and I look forward to reading more! This particular post just really resonated with me and I know how much people (especially bloggers) love feedback! 😉

  4. Great post – consider it shared!

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