Wednesday, October 10, 2007

June spends $84

Yesterday morning, I was sitting here minding my own business -- actually I wasn't. One of my freelance jobs is to read legal documents, so I was minding everyone else's business -- when the phone rang. It was a fancy ad agency in Winston-Salem, wondering if I'd like to come in for an interview.

All I know is I had nothing to wear to this interview. I was a freelancer for years, and at my last job, you could wear whatever you wanted. I pictured myself going into the interview in my one pair of (pink) sweatpants and my Saginaw Valley Tshirt.

In the closet, hanging mournfully, were an old pair of black pants that were from a suit I wore to an interview in 2002, a place where they hired me and I worked for a day and three hours because it was Hades in a high rise. The pants would. not. button. I think they shrunk at the dry cleaner's. That's my theory.

So I had decided to wear the really brown, wintery outfit I had worn to a fancy interview I had had back in January, even though it is 90 degrees here. I would look like I was a meth addict throughout the interview, or maybe they would think I was just really excited about the job and perspiring with drive.

Then yesterday, on my way to read to Miss Lilly, I popped in to this ridiculous clothing store in town. Fred Segal it is not. And do you know I found the cutest suit? Either I am forgetting what fashion is, or I got a deal. It is a gray/blue color, which looks good with my eyes, and the jacket ties rather than buttons. It was $84. Folks, I bought it.

Today I got up at like 2 a.m. to drive Marvin to work, so I could have our one car. Seriously, you guys, I had no idea how early that man had to get to work. It was pitch black outside. I felt more like I was taking him to the ER than work. I actually saw an older woman, in curlers, out power walking. In the total darkness. You have to hand it to her.

Other than my new $84 suit, I look insane. I have not had a manicure, facial or a wax of anything in 10 months. I look like the caveman on the Geico commercial.

The other thing is, thank God I have McDonald's gift certificates left over from my pal Rosie Papaya. Because if you think I want to also worry about what to pack in the car that is nonperishable, you are not thinking right.

Okay, here I go.

11 comments:

Tee said...

Oh my, two hours to WS from home. What are you going to do if you get the job? Would you consider moving an hour away from MG's job, then the two of you would have an hour to drive. In the metro Atlanta area that's nothing, it could be a 20 mile commute, but it takes an hour with all the horrible traffic. If you get the job I suspect you will be purchasing another vehicle, unless you can take the bus to WS. LOL Good luck on the interview and making the right decision if you get the job.

The Hotfessional said...

Ooooooh. Good Luck. Now, are you going to be able to hire a helicopter to ferry you back and forth if they give you the job? Or will you have to drive? Can you work from home?

I know you're thinking all of those things yourself. ;-) So, feel free to tell me to shut up.

Bronwyn said...

Wow! So much going on with you.This is exciting!! And you are handling it great! I am a big proponent of submitting the resume, going to the interview. THEN you have time to either think whether you like the job, or not, and can decide what to do from there. So, do you have a long lease on your house? I have a feeling you are going to get this job. :-) And I'm feeling like I could use a Big Mac right now...

Anonymous said...

Two hours is an awfully long commute, but maybe they'll let you work from home. You are very brave to just set out in a strange state and apply for jobs. Maybe I'm just very scared to do new things. Let's me honest, I'm even scared to do OLD things. I need a life. Aunt Kathy

Megan said...

Wow--I don't know whether to wish you luck in getting this job or not! 2 hour drive?! But I'm glad you got a cute outfit out of it either way. Can't wait to hear how it went.

Anonymous said...

Good luck in the interview, June. How could they not hire you? Can't wait to hear what happens.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

Go get 'em!

fully operational battle station said...

Woohoo! Go June! I hope the interview goes well, I'm sure you'll be amazing.

Jamie

dcrmom said...

Oh good luck! Let us know how it goes!!

Kellie said...

How'd it go?

Burbanmom said...

Can't wait to hear how it went, June!