Last Thursday was a great day. One of those for the history books. Or, like, my diary. I had interviews with three different temp agencies, which, let me tell you, is really good for the soul. It's like an ego-lift. A real...kick in the pants.
Anyway. Here's a summary, by means of conversation-snippets.
Scene 1 - On the metro platform, waiting for the red line, I'm leaning against the low wall and a well-dressed young woman you might double-take for Jackie O, head-scarf and all, sees me and walks over:
Jackie O, handing me a business card: Have you ever tried Mary Kay?
Me: (inwardly groaning) Um, no. I mean, no thanks, I'm not interested.
J.O.: Are you sure, I can make some great recommendations.
Me: (let's get straight to the point) Ha, uh, I don't have any money.
J.O.: (looking down at my suit, power heels, and brand new winter jacket) Oh. Do you have a job?
Me: (cough) No.
J.O.: Why don't you work with Mary Kay? Go to the website, it's a great business.
Me: No, thanks, I'm really not interested.
-The train comes, she politely goes in a different door, though it's the same car. We stop at Metro Center and Jackie O walks over to me again with another business card.
J.O.: I talked to this woman yesterday and she was very nice. Maybe she could help you out?
-It was the business card of a recruiter from a temp agency.
Scene 2 - Since I was downtown, I took the opportunity in between interviews to cancel my gym membership at Gold's, since they force you to do it in person.
Me: I need to cancel my membership.
Tranny named John: Oh, is there something wrong?
Me: No, I just never come.
T.J.: Well, what if I could offer you a few months on us?
Me: Thanks, but really, I just never make it in.
T.J.: Free trainer?
Me: No, thanks.
T.J.: What if I made you my special customer and made sure every time you walked in I said, "Girl, you're SO SKINNY today! Woman you need to eat something!"
Scene 3 - I made it to my last interview and ran into a bit of a...confusion.
Recruiter: (handing me the recquisite sheaf of papers to fill out) Okay, and you won't need to fill out the tax forms since you won't be on a temp project...
Me: (um, did I hear that right?) ...Okay.
-I filled out the papers and she called me into her office for the interview part.
Recruiter: Alright, so as you know, this job is for a pro-gun firm. You'll be doing work on behalf of the NRA, hunting groups, et cetera.
Me: (mouth agape) Um, what?