Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pounding The Pavement

I've seen a recent uptick in my spam box of get-rich-quick schemes. Work from home! 300 hundred dollars a day! Use your computer to make money!

Does my e-mail address scream "I'm stupid!" to scam artists, or what? I think the only way I could use my computer to make money is to sell it.

I interviewed this past weekend for a part-time job at a nearby bookstore. Apparently, I have forgotten how to talk like a normal grown-up. Totally. The manager asked me what sort of situations stress me out. She had to ask me twice, because I was too overwhelmed at first with possible scenarios to even try to be articulate.

I mean, should I have mentioned that a 4-year-old stuffing household items down the toilet almost sent me over the edge? Should I have told her about the decapitation episodes? This was all going through my mind as she patiently asked me the question again. I stammered, "I have 6 kids. Nothing can stress me out anymore." And then I added (because I can't shut up once I do get started talking), "My friends and I call it kid-induced lobotomy syndrome."

All those pimply 17-year-old applicants I was up against should thank me for making them look good.

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18 comments:

  1. I would so hire you with those qualifications!

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  2. You are TOTALLY gonna get the job. They'll probably make you supervise the pimply 17 year olds.

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  3. I would possibly hire you if I would be the manager or something.

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  4. A book store is my dream job--though somehow I think the pesky customers might get in the way of my enjoyment of all the books.

    Having had a part-time job for over 20 years, I can say with authority it really makes life better.

    Of course you'll get it.

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  5. I love that you had to add that last disclaimer! Still, I think you are a front-runner for the job. Good luck!

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  6. The manager should have hired you on the spot.

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  7. Snicker! I hate it when that happens. Hopefully they realize how awesome you are and hire you.

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  8. I would have done the same thing--frozen up completely while too many thoughts clogged my brain. And then probably have said, "Are you serious?" which wouldn't have gotten me hired, either.

    Good luck! You could get all your holiday gifts with a discount. If I were you, though, I'd try a yarn store next. :-)

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  9. That was the perfect answer. It just screams 'I'm a multi-tasking queen.'And honestly who wouldn't want that.

    I ditto Amy. If for some unfathomable reason they don't hire you find a craft or yarn store.

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  10. I hope you get it--I can't imagine anything happening in a bookstore that a mom with 6 kids couldn't handle.

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  11. I can totally picture you in a bookstore extolling the virtues of so many things. I tried that job myself, however the manager was a raging bitch and I had to quit--or kill her and hide her body in the dumpster out back.

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  12. I don't know - I think you're a shoe-in.

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  13. Are you kidding? You could sell fine knitted products over the internet. Five dollars and hour. That should be a lot of moneey

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  14. Also remember bring your kid(s!) to work day:)

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  15. Maybe having teenagers ask you vague questions stresses you out? Have you considered working at the knitting store? Oh, maybe not -- you'd never come out ahead after using the "employee discount". ;)

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  16. I do hope you get the job. If you can manage a home with six children, a bookstore will be a piece of cake!

    On a side note, I thought of you as my prepared my menu this week. I checked the pantry and the freezer and tried to plan meals using what we already have on hand. I did not limit myself to only what was in the house, though. I did buy some groceries.

    I decided that I am not an iron mom like you. Maybe I'm a bronze mom. :-)

    Of course, if the whole Car Talk thing had happened to me, the Click and Clack fans in my home would have appointed me Coolest Mom Ever.

    Bev

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  17. They are going to hire you to work in the Children's Book section...mark my words!

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