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A Great Story from… Howard’s House Cleaning Referral Agency, Inc.

Our house cleaning and maid service referral agency in Orange County is blessed to have a great following.  We are all about happy clients.  Because happy clients equal more referrals.

Here’s a Great story I ran across, and thought you’d enjoy about wisdom.

Once in a while we run across a story that we want to share. Most readers probably remember Paul Harvey and his segments on radio where he gave us “The Rest of the Story.”

This is one of those stories. It’s called the Chicken Plucker. I hope you enjoy this, and as you read it, remember that we all have the ability to achieve our dreams and our personal independence:

“The Chicken Plucker”

Jesse had the worst job in the world. He was a chicken plucker. He stood in line in a chicken factory and spent his days pulling the feathers off dead chickens. It wasn’t much of a job, but Jesse didn’t think he was much of a person. His father was a brute of a man, and he treated Jesse rough his entire life.  Jesse’s older brother wasn’t much better.  He was always picking on Jesse and beating him up.  Yes, Jesse grew up in a very rough home in
West Virginia. Life was anything but easy.  He thought life didn’t hold much hope for him.
That’s why he was standing in this chicken line, doing a job that darn few people wanted.

In addition to all the rough treatment at home, it seems that Jesse was always sick. Sometimes it was real physical illness, but it often was just in his head.

He was a small child, skinny and meek, and that sure didn’t help the situation any.

When he started to school, he was the target for every bully on the playground. This made him nervous, but he did have dreams. He wanted to be a ventriloquist. He found books on ventriloquism. He practiced with sock puppets and saved his hard earned dollars until he could get a real ventriloquist dummy.

When he got old enough, he joined the military.  There, despite his nervousness and his hypochondriac ways, he was recognized for his talents and put into the entertainment corp. That was when his world changed and he gained confidence. He found that he had a talent for making people laugh, and he could make them laugh so hard they often had tears in their eyes.  Yes, little Jesse had found himself.

The history books are full of people who overcame a handicap to go on and make a success of themselves, but Jesse is one of the few I know of who didn’t overcome it. Instead he used his innate paranoia  to his advantage and made millions of dollars, by becoming one of the best-loved characters of all time.

Yes, that little paranoid hypochondriac, who transferred his nervousness into a successful career, still holds the Record for the most Emmy’s given in a single category.

The wonderful, gifted, talented, and nervous comedian was Jesse Don Knotts, the man who brought us Deputy Barney Fife of Mayberry RFD.

And now you know the rest of the story!

Enjoy your holiday! Dream your dreams and make them happen.

I hope you enjoyed this great story… AND I hope if you need Maid Service or House Cleaning in Orange County, you’ll give Howard’s a call.  (949) 215-9550.