Friday, July 7, 2017

Culture - Conversation at the checkout in the hardware store

There were two self-checkout stations, but one was rebooting itself and unusable. The guy ahead of me was buying two small dollies with caster wheels, I was buying sheetrock supplies. He said he wanted to get a job in cyber security, I said, that is a growing field with the increase in hacking and ransomwear.

I had to explain to him what ransomwear was, he had not heard about it. He has had a few jobs, his last job was as a truck driver. He had had back problems and a pacemaker. I volunteered I was 64 and hoping to stay in my job another two years. He said he was 60, and still changing careers.

We shook hands and I wished him luck.


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