This has been the strangest, most up-and-down day I’ve had in a very long time.
I woke up in a daze, as I usually do. Don’t let anyone try and convince you that I’m good at mornings – I’m not. Once I was dressed, I put my hands into the pockets of my Gap vest and pulled out the chapstick I’ve been trying to find for the past few weeks. Adam looked at it and said, “hey, there’s a good omen for the day,” and I laughed.
At work, it was quiet. Very quiet. So quiet that I had nothing to do for most of the day. At lunch I read The Mists of Avalon for a while, and tried to come up with ways to entertain myself. It was probably the most quiet day I’ve ever had there. I was bored stupid.
One of the few times that a customer called and I was on the phone with him, my cellphone rang. I couldn’t pick it up, so I let it go through to voicemail. When I checked the message, it was from a guy who I sent my resume to a few months ago for future opportunities and such. I called him back, and he wanted me to come in for an interview… tomorrow. So I said ‘hell yes I’m interested’ and went back in to work.
Somewhere between all of this I went through the range of feelings from wanting to cry, scream, and dance. My brain was fucked.
Meanwhile, back at work, there’s still nothing to do. Joy oh bliss. The rest of the day was spent in apathetic nothingness, until I packed up and prepared to head home.
I was heading for the door as the boss’s dad (not the boss… he doesn’t seem to have the ability to fire people on his own,) pulls me into the boardroom for a ‘chat.’ He tells me how sad he is because he really likes me yadda yadda yadda and here’s the full week’s pay but you’re fired because shipping is going to be moving to the Caymans.
Thanks for coming out.
So anyhow. I have no job. But I have an interview.
Adam has no job. But today, he got a call to set up an interview.
We’re both sincerely confused about how we feel right now. So we’re going to open a bottle of wine from our housewarming party and have perogies with chicken and pineapple sauce.