Sigh. You know, for all my promises of regularity, I really am being pathetic at it.
Time really flies when you're doing... nothing.
I'm serious. The whole time, I considered getting my butt moving, but by the time it came to serious consideration, it was night.
The one thing worth mentioning is the job interview.
It went well.
They offered me the job.
But I was laughing so hard at the salary they offered me that I didn't get round to posting about it.
I mean. An eight hour (or more) shift. At night. Managing a restaurant that for all intents and purposes were blown out of the water by the previous manager. All the stresses associated with turning the place around...
For R2000 per month. That's roughly $285. In South Africa, it's below the minimum wage for waitrons. For a managerial post, I'd have been insane to take it. In fact I think the restaurant owners were either nuts or desperate when they made an offer - given that I made it abundantly clear that I wanted to pay at least a portion of my tuition next year. Plus rent.
Goes to show you. Humans, for all of their eccentricities and quirks, might in reality just be fundamentally stupid. I hope that that's the case. Otherwise my mind would go to more sinister conclusions. After all. I'm young. They might have had exploitation in mind. And I really (for all my cynicism) really want to believe in people.
But exploitation or no. With or without the idiocy/insanity that arguably makes us all human. Offering the one person who had been willing to come to their rescue next to nothing a few hours before they really needed that person.... Not even remotely smart.
Anyway... I have a thought skittering through my brain about the restaurant. But I'm still deciding whether I'm insane enough to give it any attention.
But I know that something good is waiting just around the corner from me. I just need to be patient...
What's going on in your life?