About Johnny Safkow

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Living with ADHD can be difficult and frustrating, especially if you have no idea you’re living with it. Over the years I’ve discovered there are advantages, like the non-stop adrenaline rushes. You’re constantly re-inventing yourself, changing relationships, jobs, cars, and housing, all at a mind-blowing rate. The downside of ADHD is that you are constantly in motion re-inventing yourself, changing relationships, jobs, cars, and housing at a mind-blowing rate. Keeping up is not for the faint of heart.

My resume is long, really long. I’ve never not worked. My prior work experience includes a variety of positions. Here is a partial list; pancake flipper, steel mill laborer, pool boy, insurance underwriting, travel agent, press operator at a box factory, ferry boat worker, Ball bearing factory worker (i.e. worked in a ball bearing factory), Speedo wearing cocktail waiter at Key West gay resort, mystery shopper, retail, manager for charter airline, model, flight attendant for United Airlines, and even a gig working as Gorilla Caregiver for “show me your nipples” Koko and her non-companion Ndume. Surprisingly this was not a difficult transition, going from cranky airline passengers to cranky gorillas I mean. The similarities will boggle the mind, we really haven’t evolved all that much.

I didn’t choose ADHD , circumcision, or being gay. This is my life, my journey, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Well maybe one thing, I’d have a “smooth swimmers build”.

2 thoughts on “About Johnny Safkow

  1. no child chooses circumcision – all we can do is educate parents on the effects it can have on their sons throughout their lives.

  2. Thanks Julia, same goes for being gay and having ADHD (wink).

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