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Monday, June 27, 2011

Please not the giraffe again

NO. That was the answer that came to Mike this afternoon via e-mail.

Oh, it was much nicer than a flat-out "no." There were admissions of the decision being difficult and best wishes for the future and blah, blah, blah.

Best wishes don't pay the power bill, sweetheart.


This whole process of looking for a job just really sucks.

It's like riding a carousel. You stand in line, watching the animals go round and round. You pick out the one that would be just perfect for you, noting a few others that you wouldn't mind riding either. The ticket taker moves the velvet rope and you race forward, trying to be polite and not seem too eager, but moving with enough determination that its clear that you really want the black horse with the green diamond studded headdress.

And then some kid gets there before you. And you have to scramble around, tying your hopes to some other horse, or God-forbid the stupid giraffe that doesn't even move up and down. You tell yourself that the black horse with the green diamonds wasn't as great as it seemed anyway. That a much cooler animal -- maybe the tiger with the menacing teeth -- is just waiting for you to find your way to it.

Every day, you park yourself atop some animal, going round and round and round. You begin to feel sick to your stomach and you're not sure if it's that you've been going around for so long or if it's that you've heard that damn syrupy music-box music one too many times. All you know is that you're ready to get off the ride. 


Ellen aka Ellie said...

I really, really do feel your pain. I am not at all being flippant or phony.

May your ride stop.

Eternal Lizdom said...

I'm so sorry.

Stacy said...

Wow. That is an amazingly accurate and painful analogy. I hope things change soon. :)

Michelle@gotchababy said...

Oh Amy. What an analogy. I hope the ride stops soon, and that when you do get off, and that dizzy feeling stops, you find yourselves out of the confusion and in the exact place you are supposed to be.

Anonymous said...

Amy, I so completely agree with this post, especially since I've been through my own job search within the last two months. A wise friend told me to keep the faith even during the darkest time. Keeping you all in my prayers. Beth

Anonymous said...

Sorry he still has to look. :( Hope he at least gets the tiger soon!

Joanie said...

I hope Mike lands a really good job soon!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I'm so sorry! Hoping with you that he finds the perfect job soon!

CWMartin said...

Psalm 81:10-
I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Have faith, it'll come.

Momza said...

If you don't get the one you hoped for, then that just means there's a better one coming!! True Story!
"Faith in God means Faith in His Timing too."~Neal A. Maxwell.

Liz Mays said...

What an accurate way to describe it. Sometimes you do just need to get off.