While in high school, I was fired from a job selling magazine subscription renewals by phone.

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I was, admittedly, terrible at it. It didn’t help that I was employee #666. As a child of the 70s and a fan of the Omen movie franchise, I took that as a bad sign. One day, I called a clearly old woman. I read my script and asked her to renew. She said, her voice shaking like a leaf, “Oh, no. That was my husband’s magazine subscription. He passed away recently. Every time one arrives, it…

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Chris L. Robinson

Chris L. Robinson

Top Writer in Parenting, and Food. I write about masculinity, fatherhood, family, and relationships.

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