…write a post inspired by a real-life conversation…reminisce about an important conversation that will always stick with you…
—Writing 101, Day 12
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I was in my last year of apprenticeship in the IBEW and I was working with a guy named Frank, a pleasant man in his late 50s. Frank came to work one day wearing an unusual-looking new watch. This watch had a shiny blue face with a buckle strap made from a black synthetic fabric, a very unique combination in 1971.
10 o’clock came and everyone on the job sat down on some benches to have our morning coffee break. There were 10 electricians and, as custom dictated, the ritual breaking-of-balls began when someone noticed Frank’s new watch.