June 17, 2004


We four families in our townhouse paid a neighborhood kid to mow our yard last night. I realized later that he makes more money than I do. One of my students told me that the baggers at the commissary make more as well. Dang.

Posted by Sarah at June 17, 2004 07:52 AM

Sarah - when I was in Kaiserslautern as a 2LT Platoon Leader long time ago I had a buddy whose girlfriend was the "head bagger" at the commissary. Over beers we compared notes. Financially, she was kicking my butt! However, I'm certain that my retirement plan is better.

Of course, now that you know, you could try stiffing the baggers. Or you could try a tip jar in your classroom.

Posted by: Tim at June 17, 2004 09:43 AM

I did the bagger thing in high school. If you hustled, you made some very good money. The kids I see in the commisary today don't put a lot of effort into it.

Posted by: Mike at June 17, 2004 12:51 PM

If only we could find a political party that supported benefits for our soldiers and their familys, instead of cutting pay, housing, VA, funding for schools on bases...

Oh, I found one!

Posted by: syrup at June 19, 2004 03:43 AM

Syrup -- I'm not employed by the government; I'm in a contracted job.

Posted by: Sarah at June 19, 2004 11:48 AM