Mar 25

My Impeccably-Timed Shopping Spree

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I almost never buy myself stuff, but when I checked my account last Friday and was gently reminded by my balance that I have income again, I decided to go ahead and buy myself this Mama’s Little Babies bracelet I had been salivating over on Etsy. And then I splurged on some lotion samples from Haus of Gloi.

“Oh, that’s great,” Henry patronized. “Don’t buy things you need, like clothes and new tennis shoes!” (Seriously, the soles on my current tennis shoes are so worn that I’d be better off doing jumping jacks barefoot.)

“I might soon be walking down the street naked,” I reasoned, “but at least I’ll smell good and have a pretty wrist.”

And of course, I lost my job on Monday. Which is why I almost never buy myself stuff! JINX FACTOR!

I mean, I knew it was only supposed to last a few weeks, but I guess I sort of expected more notice than basically being told not to ever come back as I was getting ready to leave after Monday night’s shift.

Monica and I knew it was coming because we’re not deaf to the anxious whispering that was going on around us.

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And I heard Evelyn say that she was going back to her regular daylight shift on Wednesday.

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So I thought, “Oh, well it sounds like we have one more night.”

Then, Evelyn came back from her break with a dozen frownies from King’s. Everyone else might have been using their frownie to mop up tears of unemployment, but mine was collecting tears for another Penguins loss.

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What? My priorities might be a little different from yours.


So I wasn’t too surprised when I learned my services would not be needed. Ever again. I was a little sad, because that was an easy job and a very mellow place to work. I didn’t hate it.

But! I had a backup plan at another staffing firm, which I called the next day and was pleased to learn the job was still available. I met with my agent at the firm yesterday, and she got me an interview for tomorrow.

Luckily, my bracelet arrived today so I can wear it to the interview.


Because good wrist ornamentation is what all employers look for. I’m sure there will be excited chitchat around the office about how that circus bracelet girl would make a fantastic addition to their staff.


At least I was home to watch last night’s Penguins/Capitals game. Which we lost.


4 Comments so far

  1. Jenn March 25th, 2010 3:12 pm

    Awesome bracelet > stupid temp job. :)

  2. Tuna Tar-Tart March 26th, 2010 8:50 am

    I know, right?!?

    I’m so tired of interviews. I wish they could just come to me and we can sit on my couch and drink the shitty coffee I make and I can ask THEM questions about the job. Then they’ll leave here asking themselves, “I hope that went well! She seemed to like me, didn’t she?”

  3. Misty March 26th, 2010 1:25 pm

    Good luck on the new job opportunity and I am loving that bracelet. I have a thing for cuff-type bracelets.I love them!

  4. Tuna Tar-Tart March 27th, 2010 6:50 pm

    Thanks! I’m trying not to get my hopes up!

    There are so many cool cuff bracelets in that girl’s shop. I highly recommend her! The one I got looks even cooler in person, and is very well made.

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