I was very hesitant to do this, because I know how hard it is to toil away under the blazing hot sun doing roof replacements and repairs.
My brother Jake and I are total opposites. Jake is strong and athletic, where I am small, skinny, and have asthma. Jake is confident and never has a hard time making friends or getting dates. I am nervous, shy, and awkward, and the last time I got a date she was the one who asked me out! I am a bookworm, with a college degree that can’t get me a job anywhere. Jake is a blue collar kind of guy, who has been working for a local roofing contractor since he was 16 years old. At the time I made fun of Jake, saying that he was settling for a working-class job instead of aiming a little higher. The joke is on me, because Jake is the one with the successful career in roofing, and I am saddled with student debt and no way to pay it off! After I lost my house I moved in with Jake, who offered to get me a job with the roofing contractor. I was very hesitant to do this, because I know how hard it is to toil away under the blazing hot sun doing roof replacements and repairs. Jake laughed at me, and said he would never allow me to attempt a roof repair. He knew I was too soft for real roofing jobs, so he wanted to put me in the office to do paperwork. I said “do you mean I’ll be a secretary?” He laughed and told me that I was better suited to be a secretary than a roofing repair tech, and I had to admit he was right.