I had a lot of thoughts about my first week at work in a long time but they all sort of dissipated because I was too tired at the end of each day to write anything down. The one thing that I can say is that only one person asked me, “how is your new job?” I wonder what that means. That no one cares? That starting a new job is no longer a big deal in our age of constant moving around? That part-time jobs are not thought of as “real” jobs? That I wasn’t clear to the people in my life that I was starting this week, since I actually got the job in mid-July? I don’t know, but I think that also put a small damper on my thoughts of writing about said new job. And now it’s mostly gone.
I did have a day off on Thursday during which I spent some time at the qualifying round of the US Open. I love the quallies because it’s the US Open without all the irritating parts: the lines, the crowds, the having to wait for the break to enter a match. On the other hand, the stores are mostly closed and there’s a guy wading in the fountain. I kind of want to do this myself on really hot days, but without the boots.
Monday, the real US Open starts but so does my semester so it’s going to be hard to focus on either thing. But no matter what, there will be no wading in the fountain for me.
Have a good weekend, all!
Title comes from:
Depeche Mode – If You Want