Ruminations II

Just once I would like something lemon-lime flavored to taste like lemon and lime and not like Sprite.

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Few things are as depressing as being rejected from volunteer positions. You’re being told that your contribution would be literally worse than nothing.

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Jordan and I purchased a total of 14 jars in the following sizes:

4 – 25 oz, used for beans, lentils, barley, oats.

2 – 1 qt, used for brown sugar and cornmeal

2 – 2 qt, used for powdered sugar and pancake mix

3 – 4 qt, used for white flour, whole wheat flour, and white sugar

Next up, on Storage Jars

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  1. “Few things are as depressing as being rejected from volunteer positions. You’re being told that your contribution would be literally worse than nothing.”

    I’m so sorry you had this experience.

    As a person on the other side of this equation, I might be able to give some input. Planning this volunteer program for the Bike Alliance, I’ve come to understand that matching the right volunteer with the right position is incredibly important for volunteer satisfaction and retention. It’s not necessarily you personally that they were rejecting. They were probably looking at you and your skills, and making the decision based on how those matched up with the requirements of the position. They would want to do what would be best for you — not out of altruism (alas), but because it’s more beneficial for organizations to have volunteers in positions that suit them best. Those volunteers stay longest, spread the word, and can be as valuable as another staff person. So by rejecting you, they could very well have spared you from a huge amount of pain and misery.

    All that said, I’m sorry it didn’t work out. : ( It’s still really depressing.

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