Bring Home Work

United States
August 8, 2007 6:18pm CST
The work I brought home was not one that I really consider work at all. One of my clients has a favorite shift that she frequently wears. When she put it on and zipped the front up, the zipper wouldn't say closed. As I entered her home today she was sitting in her recliner trying to fix the zipper. I told her that it was beyond repair and needed to be replaced. She said she didn't want to replace the zipper. I asked her if she thought that she would be able to pull the shift over her head without the zipper. She said that she could because it was a very roomy shift. I brought the shift home and removed the zipper and sewed the seam together. I know that she will be delighted to get this dress back so she can once again enjoy wearing it. This is the kind of work I don't mind bringing home.
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12 responses
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
9 Aug 07
You know, we work in a somewhat similar situation, but my clients (my guys) are developmentally disabled. I would love to bring home some of their clothing and alter or fix it so it is again wearable, but I have a manager who is a nasty person, who would not only expect me to fix more but I am sure would expand what I was doing. I brought in my steamer to clean the kitchen wainscot one time, then he expected me to bring it in all of the time and to do the bathrooms as well. I brought in a fan so that when I cook I don't die from the heat (I work with people who set the heat up to the 80's and 90's in the winter, wear sweatshirts in the summer) and I am having power surges. Well the AC did not work one day, and he was upset, he could not find my fan. It was at home in the fans real home--my bedroom window. He told me I was selfish for not leaving it at work if someone else should need it. I hope your client appreciates you.
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@melanie652 (2525)
• United States
9 Aug 07
What a nice, thoughtful thing for you to do! I think that says alot about what a giving person you are. :)
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
9 Aug 07
That was so very thoughtful of you, Elusive. It's the little things we do that bring us our blessings. I am sure that she will be one happy lady when she gets her shift back.
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
9 Aug 07
That is very kind of you. I am sure this elderly woman,who obviously loves the dress, will be very grateful to you.Not too many people employed in this capacity would do extra.
@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
8 Aug 07
You are just too much..How very sweet of you. This way she didn't have to give it up..One time my consumer didn't have an iron, so I took her dresser scarf home with me and ironed it for her..She was so excited.."It is the little things that mean the most." Thank you for sharing..
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
8 Aug 07
With a job like yours, your clients will become friends and like family to you. I hope things continue to go well for you and with your job.
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@sunshinecup (7880)
8 Aug 07
Oh that is so sweet and you know she will be just tickled with it. I think you are a pretty cool person to have been so considerate.
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@MsTickle (25064)
• Australia
16 Aug 07
That was very thoughtful of you. These folk are lucky to have someone as nice as you, thoughtful too, looking after them. :)
@GardenGerty (109909)
• United States
10 Aug 07
I find myself with work at home the last two nights, but it is just paperwork. I like the way you think about fixing that garment. It is a shame when we throw out favorites, for lack of mending.
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• India
9 Aug 07
wonderful man,hope there are more like you.keep it up.
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@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Aug 07
It must be nice to have people like you who can help those who can no longer do anything for themselves. She sure will appreciate it. I mean she probably wanted to look nice and with the zipper broken and that. I am glad that you fixed her shift.
@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
9 Aug 07
That is really nice of you- I would not mind taking that kind of work home either- It’s nice to help out people- I bet she will be thrilled- and I’m glad that you can sew to make her happy- It’s amazing what little things really make people smile! Isn’t it?