I am very experienced in creative writing. Being creative when I write is soothing. It is therapy. I write about anything I put my mind to.
The supermarket was called Piggly Wiggly. He loved servicing others and it showed early. George was more passionate about that than school. His grades were constantly slipping. Things got so had, he dropped out of college. Sadly, he never returned. Instead, he built his skill set. He worked as a cab driver and was good at it. He loved everyone that entered his vehicle. They were all treated like he would want to. One of the riders told him "You are in the wrong business. " Jr did not understand the meaning but he took heed. He walked away from that job after a day. He became a salesman and sold shoes and candy. He started delivering groceries for his father’s store. Since he and his father did not see eye to eye, he never worked there. He helped the best way he could. He got a call from Piggly Wiggly store. They reviewed his application and hired him as a store clerk. Once he started they weren't disappointed. From the start he was very impressive. He built relationships with the customers and much more. Piggy Wiggly loved him.
One of the managers noticed it as well. His performance at work was beyond expectations. It's highly unusual you see managerial skills in a clerk. Especially within a short period. So he told others about him daily. By week eight on the job, things changed. It was unfortunate for the manager. He fell ill and had to take time off from the job. In the midst, he gave a recommendation. He wanted George to replace him. The next day, he was promoted to temporary manager in all of the stores. The constant chatter from the manager got around. It reached the head office. The guy who owns the chain, John Peabody, took notice. As he worked as the temporary manager, he was under microscope. Peabody was impressed. Store sales were great. Sadly, after four months more changed. He walked away from the job.
As he worked one day, he started talking to a customer. His name was Mike Johnson. Mike was in the real estate business. He saw George work and knew he'd fit in it. Often, he came to the store. For a long time he has come there just for him. Peabody was watching him and Mike was. One day, George was working and saw him shopping. Like he does most in the store, he walked up. He said to him "Hello sir, may I help you find something?" Mike said no thank you but that he also loved his work. As the two were close, more qualities were exposed and his agency needed it. The two separated but Mike could not forget the encounter. While checking out, the clerk said “Hello Mr. Johnson. Did you get everything you needed?” After replying yes, it Is visible that Johnson Is in deep thought. He has his own real estate agency. All he Is waiting on Is the opportunity to invite him aboard. He knew it was coming soon.
The next day George did his normal procedure before work. He stopped by a local coffee shop around from the job. He walked to the counter, took his order and took a seat. While sitting, he saw a shadow above the table. He heard a voice say “I have been watching you.” As he turned around, he saw who it Is. It was Mike Johnson. He had no clue what will happen next. The two sat down and had a great conversation. After a brief conversation, Mike got to the point. He offered a position as a real estate agent. Ironically, George was studying real estate. No one knew about it. This is what made the opportunity much more desirable. To him, it Is perfect timing. He gladly took the offer and Mike showed him the ropes. The test to become an agent he passed with flying colors. Like Mike knew, George thrived in his agency. After one selling of a house, he earned a generous commission. His boss Is ecstatic but he knew that more was in store. The market in South Florida presented an opportunity the agency couldn’t refuse. They all made plans for the trip to sunny South Florida. Surprisingly, Mike’s wife changed her husband's schedule. As a result, he stayed behind. George decided to go alone. A new career was on the was on the horizon.
Meanwhile, an old friend was setting up a meeting. The meetings was with the head of the Piggly Wiggly chain. John Hussleis the old friend. Along the way, he made rest stops. Sometimes it's for fuel, food or just rest. He stopped at one in Tampa, FA. There he ran into John Hussle. John told him he was on his way to an event at the Peabody building. It is an event for real estate agents. George was invited to join him. Despite him being on a time frame he said “I'll be there.” Both got into their cars and headed to the event. George saw much opportunities in the area. The two arrived to the building at the same time. They both parked and walked inside. On their way in, a well-groomed male was walking out. Mike said “Hello Mr. Peabody. Are you leaving?" George was shocked he stood in front of the icon. When Hussle attempted to introduce him, Peabody said “I know who he is. I was leaving but I think I will stick around. I want to talk yo George. Thank you John." Geo had no clue what it was for. He was too excited to figure it out.
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