Redwood Summer Chapter 15

Robert Kirkendall

Jason looked over the newspaper classified want ads while sitting at the kitchen table. David was across the table doing his homework.

“Anything promising?” father asked from the living room.

“Not much,” Jason answered. “A lot of the same old stuff.”

Budget cuts because of the Cold War ending would be my guess.”

“Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking,” Jason agreed. “We need another war to get things going again,” he added half seriously.

Doesn’t the county building have a job center?” David asked.

I checked it out, most of it’s part time work,” Jason said, “and nothing that pays enough.”

What about a temp agency?” David suggested.

I need a permanent job,” Jason replied. “Those temp jobs don’t pay dick anyhow.”

I should look for a new job myself,” David said. “I’m getting tired of the fast food scene.”

Then get a job…

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