Location: Brad's Couch
Listening to: Serendipity (the best movie in the world)
Currently Reading: The Sonnet Lover by Carol Goodman
To repay him for letting me lurk around his apartment, I cleaned just about everything I could find. And folded his laundry. And made his bed. :)
Anyway, I recently was home for spring break and spent a good deal of time looking for a job for the summer. I'm definitely going to need money this summer if I want to be able to visit Brad since I'm going home instead of staying in the town our college is in. I knew of a few places that were hiring, so I applied to them, and then started racking my brain for places that might have online applications. I had just been to Applebees with my friends a few days before (actually, when Brad came to visit), so I thought I might as well try it. I filled out the online application on a whim and sent it off, not even knowing if they were hiring. Then I went on to fill out about a billion more applications.
The next day, I was sitting around being lazy and talking to my mom about things when my phone started ringing. I didn't recognize the number, but I answered it anyway. It was someone from Applebees wondering if I'd be able to schedule an interview. I told them I was only going to be home for one more day, but, miraculously, they were able to fit me in half an hour before I was planning on leaving.
So yesterday, I packed up my car to head back to school and went into Applebees for my interview. I was there for literally ten minutes, and probably only half of that was spent in my interview. The manager came up to me, introduced himself, and went, "Alright, give me the two minute spiel on what makes Abbie 'Abbie'." So I rattled off some nonsense about how I'm at school to be a journalism major and I want to write for a magazine and I hang out with my friends and used to be really involved with theater. We chatted about a local theater venue for a bit, then he asked me what I'd want to do if I were hired. I told him I'd be willing to do anything. And then he went, "Sounds great. I think we definitely have a spot for you. Just give us a call a week or two before you can start and we'll set up your orientation."
And that is how I went from job-less to having a summer job in less than three days. I'm still kind of shocked that it only took that long. I was not expecting to get hired on the spot. I only applied there on a whim to begin with, but, looking back, that's how I got pretty much all of my jobs. Actually, I think that's how I got all of them.
I hope you are all having as lovely of a day as I am. :)
Allyson - I had a lot of fun showing him around my town. I think it'll be more fun if he can come up to visit in the summer when the parks are pretty and there are more things to do! I totally know what you mean, though, about wanting them to love it as much as you. I was trying really hard to show him all of my favorite places, but I couldn't fit them all in and it was frustrating.
Kal - Thanks for your support! It always puts a smile on my face.