Early in our marriage, my husband decided to begin a new career and it required me to go back to work while he learned his new trade.
My parents had promised to care for our children while I worked, and it was entertaining for them to be with Grandma and Grandpa during the day.
My job search began first by using the newspaper Want Ads. I found an interesting ad at an automobile dealership. They needed someone in their office to do bookkeeping.
I was always very good at math, and when I promptly gave him the correct answer - - he sluffed it off by saying, “You probably already knew the answer.”
He ended the interview by telling me to go home and take care of my small children as I might be too over qualified for this job.
I was disappointed, but kept looking for work. Soon, I was hired at a small business that needed an accounts receivable person. It was a two girl office, and we got along well and I enjoyed working there.
Counting to ten is an old fashioned method used to learn to control your temper. By the time you get to ten, supposedly you have cooled off and can remain calm again.
She suggested that first I threaten them with a punishment if I ever get to ten. Provided they changed their behavior early enough they were home scot-free.
Proverbs 14:17 He that is soon angry deals foolishly: