Before the Recession, I only had one job. Now, I have five. If job creation continues at the current rate, and I am able to total nine jobs, I’ll be earning what I did with one. That said, the next story may be related with anonymity.

I was sorting through the mail for one of my bosses, and I asked what he wanted to do with the AARP food drive bag. This particular boss is very generous with charitable contributions, but he told me it would be a cold day somewhere before he supported the AARP. My first impulse was to tell him the place had already frozen over, but for the sake of argument, I complied with his wish to send the bag straight to the recycle bin – too soon to notice the AFL-CIO was a co-sponsor.