May 21, 2007 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Employment, fish | 4 Comments

I am waiting for an important call.

Thanks to the 21st century and the luxury of having a cell phone, this waiting allows me to go about my usual day rather than sitting at home contemplating whether or not the landline will ring. However, I find myself sitting at home anyway just in case my trusty Verizon Wireless phone happens to ring while I’m waiting in line at a department store.

I picture the scenario of the phone ringing in the middle of a transaction, forcing me to throw my credit card at the clerk and telling her to Keep it. This call is important.

This call is a phone interview for a new job. A new prospective. A job that pays way more money than the post office, and offers benefits. Benefits. I don’t even know how it feels to have my own insurance. This would mean that I could actually go to the dentist regularly, or see a doctor without worrying that I’ll be dishing out hundreds of dollars.

Hold on, the phone is ringing.


Well, that went well. I guess. I now have a ‘real-life’ interview for next Tuesday.

<stress level decreases>

I was so nervous when the woman called me. I had swarms of butterflies. I paced around the living room. I wondered if the woman on the other end of the phone could feel my sweaty palms.


Now that I no longer have to wait for the phone to ring, I have a confession to make.

I am a fish addict.

I went to the pet store this morning to buy some driftwood for my sucker fish. And to my amazement, all of the aquariums were on sale. You have no idea how hard it was for me to buy that small piece of aquatic wood for $3.99 and walk out without a new tank. You might as well lock an alcoholic in a store that is giving away free beer.

The real test comes later when I tell Sean that they are offering 5-gallon tanks for $30. Let’s see if he can convince me that that hypothetical free beer they are selling is really liquid draino and honestly?  we don’t need another fish tank.


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  1. If you get the new job with health insurance, I think you should treat yourself to a new aquarium. The store probably knows that if they sell you an aquarium, you’ll buy like 10 fish to put in it. That’s where they make their money!
    Good luck with the i-view.

  2. Good luck on your interview!!!

    I have a little procedure I use for things I “have to have”…I put it on a list. I wait a week to see if I still “have to have it” and if I do, I rethink it.

    Most of the time, I don’t have to have it as much as I thought I did, but sometimes, well, I get it. 😉

  3. OOOh, best of luck with the interview! Fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes, all crossed!

  4. Good luck with the interview. Even though I don’t know you “really” (as in real world), I feel I kind of know you a bit, and know that you’re one of the hardest working people I know…

    You seem to find the positives all the time. This is a good thing 🙂

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