Meditation Before Going to Work

Application for Employment
Trader Joe’s Corporation
Livingston, California

Dear Prospective Employee:
Please answer in 100 words or less why you want to work at Trader Joe’s.

Dear Trader Joe’s Corporation,
I love food and I love food
I love the packaging of food —

Love to taste the difference between the medium hot
And the hot

I know everything about salsa
Dancing and eating.

I love to dash off during working hours
And taste a little coffee now and again.

I know everything about coffee.

I love a decent tea around 4:00 PM
And a nice cookie

I know everything about tea.

I love to compare the fruits
When they are excellently ripened
When in season
When out of season —

I am an authority on fruits.

I love to share with others
All the details about the foods
That I know.

I know everything about food,
Except pesto.

I don’t like pesto
And I think people who do
Are snobs.

And I don’t drink so
Do not put me in the beer and wine

But I will make it up to you
I swear.


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