小北的不老歌

Monthly Archive: November 2014

Greenshoe

So here comes the bonus season. A nice surprise. I think it may have something to do with the green shoes I ordered a while ago.

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A few years ago I found out about this guy in Beijing who had allegedly retired from the Beijing Shoe Factory and started making custom shoes out of a small storefront in Gulou. I became a loyal customer since, in part out of my affection for fine handmade leather goods, in part, admittedly, because of my fat feet that don’t fit well into standard sizes.

Lawyers and bankers will instantly get the pun behind the green shoe. Yes I had these made for that reason. These are my 8th pair made by that guy.

My 9th and 10th pairs are on order now. With the bonus the 11th and 12th won’t be far behind.

And no, no white shoe.

离职

坐上下楼的电梯,里面一个五十来岁的男人,眼睛红肿着看着天花板。出了高层电梯,需要刷卡才能出安检门换乘到一层的电梯,他有意跟在我后面,等我刷了卡,趁闸门还没有关的时候一并出去。

出了闸门,他主动说,“今天我被炒了,员工卡被收回去了,所以要跟上你才能出来。”

我看看他,两手空空,只挎了一个小包,估计是突然接到通知,按一些公司的做法,周五下午给通知然后立刻收门卡锁帐户马上走人,个人物品日后再邮寄上门的安排。

他接着说,“原来还好好的,我一被炒,那些人一个个都不搭理我了。”

我不知道该说什么,目送他进了到一层的电梯,说,“多保重。”

他回头看了一眼,眼睛好像更红了,小声说了一句,“谢谢你。”

愿他一切顺利,愿大家都工作顺利。

吃饭穿衣

傍晚在附近有点杂事,想办事的同时顺便带小南出去转转。九岁半的小女生已然开始有架子了,爱搭不理地说爸爸你去办你的事我才不爱去呢。

那你要是陪我去我就给你买好吃的。

果然管用,小南很快就穿好外套满心欢喜地跟在身后出门了。

出门以后问,是先去办爸爸的事情还是先给你买吃的?

当然是买吃的啊。

为什么?

因为,因为,都说”民以食为天”,所以吃的东西第一重要。

那爸爸本来还想带你去买几件你冬天穿的新衣服的,就往后排了?

啊啊那不吃了,我们去买新衣服!

咦不是民以食为天么?我们先去吃东西吧。

那个,那个,都说”丰衣足食”,所以衣服在前,吃的在后!

于是买了一包衣服吃了一杯甜点之后,心里暗想不好,怕是又一个做律师的命。