Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Norma at Liberty

Today is Norma's last day at Liberty Tax Service on Colorado Blvd. at Sierra Madre Villa/Madre St. Liberty's a franchise business, with 288 offices in California alone.

Norma's wearing her company's uniform, as are hundreds of people like her around the country. Norma, however, is no office drone. With her hip-hop moves and her big smile, she literally stopped traffic (she stopped me, that's for sure).

Her job ends today. Need help bringing in business at your place? I know someone with experience.

19 comments:

Cafe Observer said...

That's on along my route to Whole Foods.

The tax bizness is a BIG bizness, to say the least. Guess what's feeding it.

Vanda said...

Talk about seasonal job.

maria said...

i hope she is done with her taxes - unlike me... will finish tomorrow a.m.

Laurie said...

I saw her the other day!

Petrea said...

Cafe, you're asking me? You're the pro. How come you have time to blog these days?

Vanda: I didn't ask her but I was thinking this morning that maybe she got it through a temp service.

Hi Maria, cutie new pic! I wonder why people put off taxes? I always want to get it out of the way. But don't answer me, just get it done.

Laurie: was she bustin' a move?

Shell Sherree said...

How spectacular! Beats wearing a chicken suit with Cafe Observer in hot pursuit. A very fun shot, Petrea.

Virginia said...

We need more Normas in our lives but less taxes.
V

Margaret said...

Give me liberty or give me someone dressed like lady liberty.

altadenahiker said...

Your title's too good. I'm going away now.

-K- said...

There's something kind of touching about her openness and enthusiasm. A lot of people (such as myself) would be sullen and resentful at having to do that job.

Jean Spitzer said...

Norma manages to look like she's having fun. Love this post.

Are you still engaged in the coffee place search? I would suggest a short trip to Eagle Rock. The Coffee Table on Colorado Bl. has a back room that seems like it might fit your specs.

Petrea said...

Ha! Shell, good one.

Yes, V, more Normas. It's because of that openness K mentioned, I think. I'm lucky it showed in the photo. I wouldn't have enjoyed her job, but she was loving it. As an actor I've had many jobs I didn't feel good about; one learns to be grateful for honest work.

Karin, thanks for noticing.

Hi Jean! I've been working a lot lately, but the Quest is still on my back burner. I've driven by the
Coffee Table and it's on my list, but I didn't know about the back room. Thanks for the tip!

Cafe Observer said...

Break Time.
Try the Coffee Table, yes, but also try Oinkster across the st. It's not a coffeehouse/cafe but it's still very good!

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Darn! I love her.

J+P said...

I'm with -K- (or is it just "K"—?) … Norma's got grit.

Petrea said...

I coulda used some of Norma's grit today. I hope she gets a new job asap. She's a doll.

Ms M said...

Great photo. We all need a little "liberty" every now and then...

Norma said...

Hello out there in pasadena, this is Norma a.k.a Lady Liberty, i'm relaxed at school now. I wanted to thank Petrea for giving me the spotlight, I had so much fun entertaining all of you in Pasadena, You we're the inspiration of every move I made and every smile I gave. Thank you once again, see you all again next year.

Petrea said...

Hi Norma,
Thanks for checking in! Back at school, is it? An excellent place to be. Maybe next year you'll be the accountant and not have to wear the costume!