On a scale from one to awesome. Where do you rate at what you do? Whether you're a cashier, software developer, or high priced corporate lawyer, how good are you at what you do?
I was at the grocery store today with my fiance and our grocery tab rang up to $60 and change. We handed the cashier a twenty dollar bill, $40 in fives, and the change.
Can you believe it took the cashier 3 tries to count it? After the final count she paused, stared at the money for a second, looked up and said "sixty?". We confirmed it was $60 and the transaction was completed.
I know that's a lot of fives, but you would think a cashier would know how to count money. That is after all, a pretty integral part of the job. I'm no linguist, but I'm pretty sure the word 'cashier' is somehow derived from the word 'cash'.
If you're going to do a job, you have to be simply amazing at it. I don't think it matters what the job is. If you're bored, find something to challenge you. Do the job faster, neater, with one arm behind your back. Just make sure you do it well.
Be Tom Cruise in Cocktail, Jack Bauer, or House. There's no point in being mediocre. Be awesome.
"On a scale from one to awesome, I'm super-great."-Strong Bad
Where are you?