Work (a) fortune
“You should be as lucky to work at the docks”.
It was something he heard his uncle constantly say, whenever he saw him once or twice annually. As a young boy he looked up to his favourite relative because he would always have an interesting story to say. Rather a bunch of them. He made life seem so spectacular, so adventurous, so….worth living.
But it was only when he grew up and actually got a job supervising the deliveries of a container ship that he finally understood what his uncle meant.
Life at the docks was different. It was simply…more.
Also part of Friday Fictioneers.
Also part of Daily Prompt: Fortune