Thursday, May 24, 2012

My Best Shot

Sometimes is not good enough.
Oh you try and try and then try some more but just trying doesn't always mean doing.
Or getting.
Today, I went on yet another job interview.
For my real job I mean, the one I went and spent like ten thousand dollars to do.
Not the one I'm doing now.
I didn't spend any money to do what I'm doing now.
Which sort of means I'm doing that for free.
I do get paid though, even if it's not the big bucks.
The job I trained for, that's kinda big bucks, but I'm not doing that.
Anyways, I updated the ole resume, begged all the teachers I worked with this year for letters of recommendation, you know, to sort of stack the deck, then I sat and waited.
I don't like much waiting for job interviews, it's sort of like asking for money; I feel like I'm begging.
Which what usually happens.
I end up begging I mean.
Sort of a: please, please, please hire me cause I need this freakin job cause my freakin certification test scores are going to like expire soon and I don't wanna have to go back and take them tests again and I promise you're not making a mistake cause I just can't live on my current pay no more.
Or something like that.
Okay, not really.
I mean it/I wasn't that bad.
I don't think.
I tried not to grovel and claw at the desk and I even wore my non-Goodwill shirt with matching dress socks.
Actually I thought it went pretty well, until the end that is when all I got was a handshake and a we'll call you.
So now comes the torturous part, the waiting for the phone call or if you've been following along at home, the dreaded rejection letter.
Why am I getting so down?
I've got more important things to do!
Getting a job is pretty darn important!
Still, I'm working everyday doing something related to Something Wonderful/Hele On Kailua and today was no different.
We've begun to start putting together a budget and lemme tell you, stuff is adding up pretty fast.
Believe it or not, the most expensive thing so far is the portable toilets!
Portable ones!
I never thought having to go was so expensive!
Still, we've got a long way to go and everyday we get closer to our goal.
I guess the main thing is to stay focused and not let something trivial like gainful employment get in the way.
If you know what I mean.
The main thing is to know that I gave it my best shot and that's all I can do.
Or  I can sit back, eat potato chips, and peruse my latest copy of Paved magazine:

Which is what I think I'll do.


John Romeo Alpha said...

Good luck!

limom said...

You know I've been thinking that I shouldn't have written about it.
Bachi don't you know.