11 December 2007

hang up the mistletoe

yowza! I have got to pick up the pace if I'm going to make it to 100 entries by 2008. I guess I've been caught up in the craziness of trying to get awesome, unique gifts for everyone I know, and the depression of working everyday at a job that I hate. Yes, it's official, I hate my job. I came to this realization after hours of fantasizing about walking out in dramatic ways, or being fired and getting to act like a martyr.

Little girls, if you are reading this, never, EVER think to yourself, "oh, I'll be perfectly happy going from an honors political science student to a retail worker, at the command of people who have never gone to college. It is, of course, only temporary." Trust me. (This is not an insult to non-college-goers, but I have put my whole life's energy into my education, and it kills me a little bit each day to be at a job that utterly wastes it).

I have been trying to come up with subtle ways to let my headmaster troll boss know that I loathe the ground they walk upon. Maybe I should wear the same outfit every single day?

day 1.

day 2. what, my smile doesn't look sincere?

day 3.

day 4.

day 5.

This is the best I can come up with so far. I know, I know, passive-aggressive is not the way to go. But until I find a new job that also has full health insurance, I don't want to completely burn my bridges by voicing my true feelings. (If anyone else has retail horror stories, we should totally commiserate and share the gory details).

Sorry for the grim posting, but I have some fun ones coming up! It's the end of the year, so everyone knows it's time for YEAR-END COUNTDOWN LISTS!

Also, I have finally given up my desperate attempt to find a semi-formal party to attend, the sole purpose of which was to find a reason to buy a pretty dress. Instead, I have focused on finding a family-appropriate outfit for our gathering-round-the-piano, presents-opening, and Apples-to-Apples-playing festivities. I am thinking this sweater with my new velvet pants:

Yes, I am so predictable. I absolutely adore anything holiday-kitschy, and I am notorious among my friends for having one too many shirts or accessories with animals on them in some shape or form.

I better decide quickly...only 2 weeks til the big day!


ambika said...

Ha! My fake smile is very similar to yours.

The Clothes Horse said...

How do annoying people always end up in positions of power? My current boss is a college student like myself, but a year younger, has never worked as a cashier, or at our store, is completely clueless, and yet a nice guy. I know I should talk to his superiors about the horrible job he is doing (I am not exaggerating, because I do like him as a person), but I can't make myself do it (yet).
I like the idea of wearing the same thing everyday, I mean how can they say something to you without being in the wrong?

Emma said...

Heh! FANTASTIC post.

Heather said...

If I get a retail job over the winter break I'm definitely wearing the same thing every day. For now, I express my anger at having to get up at 7 just to work in a library for 2 hours by wearing pajamas, no makeup, and not brushing my hair or teeth. Not that those things are okay in my book, but it's 7 in the morning, and sometimes I looks so bad my boss lets me go home.