This piece was written specifically for De-Bug magazine’s forth coming book compiling a combination of best articles, poetry and content appearing in the magainze as well as unpublished original content (though the publishing project seems to be on permanent hiatus for some reason). In oder to bring together my writings for different project I’ve compiled my three pieces written for De-Bug into a “Page” in the right hand bar. Here you’ll also find a page of some of the writings from the Furious Five Revolutionary Collective that I was part of from 2003 until our dissolussion in 2006.
A Super Market Story:
Get Out As Fast As You Can
By Adam W.
Working at a grocery store is a world to its own. Although the customers strolling through the aisles may not see it, the workers at a store can be like a family brothers and sisters, older parent figures, crazy Uncles. And just like a family, there can be generation gaps. At my store, we had mainly two kind of folks, the 20-something-workers, many who were slowly working their way through community college, and the older workers we called the “lifers.” It wasn’t just how the young folks saw them, but how they saw themselves — stuck.
In the break room was where I would chop it up with the lifers. When the managers would do their paperwork in the early mornings, Gary, a lifer with words of wisdom, would sit across the break room table from me.
“You gotta get out of that credit card debt, start saving money right away. Are you going to school?” he would lecture. With a stern look and a pointing finger covered by a rubber glove, he would talk straight to me like an older uncle. He would tell the story about back in his day, working at was like being a teacher, nurse, or a firefighter. It was a respected job that you could buy a house and send your kids to college with. Continue reading