Today was one of those days at work. That day when I went to work thinking I was just going to another slightly boring safety meeting in the afternoon with half of my co-workers and found out differently after I got there.
I should really know better by now. I should know to ask questions. Mainly the question about what the meeting was going to be about today.
Instead, I think I lost one of my few remaining girl cards to use at work.
I learned how to drive a forklift today.
I had been avoiding this like a plague thinking if I learned how to do this, then what are the guys going to do?
I am joking! Because I am not getting my CDL. Firm line in the sand. The guys still have a lot to do.
Anyway, I got to the meeting and one of the people ask the safety consultant what the meeting was going to be about. He said, rather enthusiastically, forklift safety and certification. All I could think was what was I doing here?
The group got to talking and I looked at my boss, saying I have never driven forklift before. He laughed and said it was a good time to learn. I think I was tricked into being there.
After the meeting, we had to drive and use the forklift to be certified. I went last. I will give the safety consultant a lot of kudos. He took the time and showed me how to use the forklift and what to do. I didn’t hit anything and I successfully lifted and set down the pallet.
I got certified to drive forklift, y’all!
Crazy, I know.
The point of this is that sometimes we just have to suck it up, conquer our fears, and learn something new. Why I was afraid of the learning to drive the forklift is a mystery to me now. I drive tractors and lawn tractors. Not much of a difference.
We are never too old to learn new things and never have too much to do to learn new skills.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day!