Overheard at the Gas Station

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Real Estate Agent with Real Living Real Estate Solutions

There I was, pumping gas and minding my own business. The lady at the next pump was talking to the gas station attendant and when they finished their conversation, she said, "Don't work too hard"

What a concept! Don't work too hard. How hard is too hard? Is this becoming a way of life for some? Not to work too hard? I have always prided myself on being a hard worker. Having tasks and goals that, upon completion, give me a sense of satisfaction. If we tell someone not to work too hard, does it become a self fulfilling prophecy?

What if someone said, Work as hard as you can until you drop? Both are extremes and a work ethic is something, I believe cannot be taught. You either have it or you don't. I love it when blog ideas come from everyday life. When i heard this today, I kept playing over and over in my head.

Does the worker who was told not to work too hard finish her day and say, mission accomplished?

Does the lady who said this to her feel that she has done her duty?

When reading this blog, don't think too hard!

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Lisa Spalding
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He he he!  If I thought of all the times I myself said, "Don't work too hard," I think I'd be embarrassed.  This actually DOES give me some fuel for thought.  :) 

May 15, 2008 11:37 AM #1
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Jim Hirschhorn
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Lisa? I am surprised at your confession. Was that you at the gas station?

May 15, 2008 11:46 AM #2
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That's why I like to hear, "Have a great day!" that makes me really want to try it!  Don't blog too hard Jim!  haha!  :-))

May 15, 2008 01:39 PM #3
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Jim Hirschhorn
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Brad, Blogs are like an ongoing Seinfeld episode. Have a Great Day...do they mean have a day that is great or make this day greater than yesterday? And why we are on it, why do Cars carry shipments and ships carry cargo...

May 15, 2008 02:33 PM #4
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Andy Laughlin
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Thats some good points. I likes Jim's comment about the Blogs being like an ongoing seinfeld episode...HAHA.

May 15, 2008 03:46 PM #5
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Tori Lynn Wallitsch
Prudential Ambassador / Ross Designs, LLC - Omaha, NE

Usually when I tell someone not to work too hard (like a seller who has just received my three page list of to-do's) it's because I feel overwhelmed by the amount of work and am thankful that I am not the one that has to "work too hard"!

May 15, 2008 04:18 PM #6
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Scott Hoyt
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Sorry, what was that? I checked out on line two.

 

 

May 15, 2008 05:05 PM #7
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Widespread lethargy - good point.

At $4.49 a gallon for gas, I don't think about working less when I'm filling up my tank....

 

May 15, 2008 05:18 PM #8
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Sandra Carlisle
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I see how that could be self-fulfilling.

May 15, 2008 08:45 PM #9
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Jim Hirschhorn
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Andy - Yada yada yada

Tori - Just say no

Scott - Are you saying I bore you?

Andrew - $4.49? wow. I paid 3.61 at Sams

Sandra - and you didn't even see the worker!

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