Tuesday, September 6, 2016
One day, as I was working at Belk, an old friend of mine from Bankers Trust came into the store. He asked me to come to see him during my lunch hour. His office was only three blocks up Main Street. When I got to his office, he laid out a job proposal to me. Their operations office was out on Rivermont Rd. near the zoo. They wanted me to oversee the computer operations for the bank. In 1975, computers were very big and took up an entire floor. He told me that he knew I was very smart and could do the job easily. I asked him what floor housed the computer, and he said it was in the basement. Strange as it may seem, I wanted to have a job where there was a window, so that I could see outside. The basement had no windows. I turned down his offer. In looking back on this decision, I would have been on the ground floor (no pun intended) of computers, and I would probably be a millionaire now had I taken the job. One of those regrets in life that I really don't regret.