July 13, 2008

I Claim the Lamest Job

The Siren could not satisfy
My appetites latest throb;
I take another mistress,
I claim the lamest job.

Starbucks does not employ full time, but I've found myself a way to fill the hours. I work in the mall. At a kiosk. A quilting kiosk. A kiosk that sells a service in which the customer receives a packet on how to organize their old tshirts in order that they may be made into horrible ugly quilts and pillows which are commonly used as presents for college students who would much rather curl up against a strange-looking inflatible hedgehog.
This is my second job. I'm not ashamed. It's low sell. I work for two hours and maybe interact with no more than three customers. I get oggled by the ProActive gal. I read Hemingway. I get paid nine dollars an hour.
I'm also going to be giving house-sitting a try later this month.
(For any who missed the reference, Starbuck's logo is a siren. And by the way, check out the new "back to basics" cups. That's a more naked siren right there.)

Congradulations Jonathan and Naomi Dunn!
In honor of this union, proof that Bruce Springsteen does make mistakes, but then again, sometimes I wish things like this happened at a mall kiosk: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wo1npZWR5qk



4 Comments:

Blogger Erin said...

You crack me up.

July 14, 2008 at 12:30 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

Yeah, you definitely win...my job is sweet because I can sit around and bullshit and, once in a while, pour somebody a fucking iced coffee at a non-corporate coffehouse.

I think what we all really want to know, however, is about your so-called "wedding date." Is this mythical thing actually moved or not? I'd like to be able to go to at least one wedding between friends if at all possible, so I'd like to purchase what they call "airfare" to "Detroit" before both of these things bite the dust.

Any wish to satisfy my desire?

July 14, 2008 at 12:38 AM 
Blogger Chase Purdy said...

January 3rd is their wedding...I think.

July 14, 2008 at 1:04 AM 
Blogger K. Jan Harvey said...

Yes, Vanessa keeps telling me January 3rd, and I tend to take her word on these things.

July 18, 2008 at 9:55 AM 

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