Monday, December 18, 2006

Every Time I go to the Grocery Store

First things first, I tend to go to the grocery store late at night. This helps cut down on the number of people there but it must also mean I run into annoying, stupid people. At least it always means I'll get a blog post out of it.

Last night while at the grocery store I stood in line behind a woman who was having trouble remembering how much her kielbasa cost. Then she was paranoid about the bonus card that the clerk gave her, worried about giving up her personal information. Now lets stop for a second and think about that. The clerk handed her the card, he didn't ask for any personal information, no phone number, address, etc. etc. So the only thing she must have been nervous about is the store remembering that she likes to buy kielbasa.

Behind me was a woman with headphones on and was waiting in line to buy two boxes of chicken broth and two packs of gum. About 2/3's of the way through the pricing of the kielbasa the woman behind me let out an exasperated sigh and then shouted: "OH COME ON! JESUS!"

Either she wanted Jesus to hurry up or she wanted the kielbasa woman to hurry up. I felt the need to turn around and ask: "Where exactly do you need to be at 11:45pm with two boxes of chicken broth and gum?" But I didn't.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

I'm Back

For now,

I'm done with my old job which do partly to time constraints, as well as an official policy, I wasn't blogging much at all.

Since my job is done I can now do two things, first I can blog again but I also get go job searching again. As some of you know this is my absolute favorite thing in the world. I love searching for jobs. First, where else do you get to put yourself out there on a daily basis hoping for rejection? I don't say hoping because I want to be on welfare or anything, but because about 99 times out of 10 (yes I meant ten) you receive no feedback at all. Take for instance this ratio: 73:1. Those aren't random numbers, 73 is the number of resumes I have sent out, 1 is the number of times I've gotten responses. 1 also happens to be the number of rejections I've received.

Secondly, I get to spend money hand over fist, money that I don't have, just to subject myself to this. I also get to sleep on a couch in my friends apartment and live out of a couple of suitcases.

Thirdly, I have regained this psychotic attachment to my laptop, hoping that at any moment I will receive that email that would be offering me an interview. Which brings me to my next reason for loving job searches...

Fourthly, I get to go to interviews again, where I'm put on display. In the past I have often freaked out in front of people who were putting me on the spot. Thanks to my last job and the number of meetings I had to take with self-important people I have lost most of this nervousness.

I could have a fifth reason coming soon, so keep reading.

It's nice to be back!