On a Scale From One to Awesome

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.

 Be Tom Cruise in Cocktail.

Be Tom Cruise in Cocktail.

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?

Help or be Helped?

I'm in the middle of watching season 1 of Jericho. In short, its about a small town trying to survive after a nuclear attack on the US. They have no outside resources or help.So far, I see four or five heroes in this show that are called upon to deal with everything that happens to this town with a population of 5000.

I imagine(and hope) in real life, the ratio of helpers to those needing help would be much better.

In an event as extreme as this or a natural disaster, would you be helping or being helped?