It's 2am and I am still wired. Thank you, Starbucks, for bottling your Frappuccinos and making them available for me to drink long after the doors to your cafes have closed.
So I'm in the middle of job hunting and let me tell you it has been an interesting journey. I know that my resume is one of hundreds being submitted for various jobs. I have applied for everything I can find that I'm qualified for. My medical bills are screaming to be paid and my wardrobe is in desperate need of an update.
A week or so ago, I stumbled across an ad looking for hair models. I have extremely versatile hair that has been every color on the spectrum at some point in time. When I get restless, I dye my hair...truth be told, I don't know what my natural color is anymore. Anywho, I sent in a picture and my hair info as requested. Here is a snippet of the e-mail I received that led me to block any future communication with this particular "company":
How very nice- not your typical Dallas look and that is refreshing. Who in your family is a stylist? (just general curosity). I think we would want to make use of you. Please take some photos in natural light (you do not need to stand in the middle of the street in the sun). These obviously do not need to be professional. This will help speed up the process as we would have to do all of this anyway, so time is always of the essence with deadlines. Give me several closeup photos of your head hair from the side or rear that will more closely show color and texture. Give me a closeup of your upper face that shows eyes, eyebrows, forehead and some of your hair. Give me a shot of whatever that shows your true skin color and give me a shot of you true natural hair color (pubic).
I had to re-read that last line about three times to get over the initial shock. This guy actually asked for a picture of no man's land! I took this experience as my initiation into the world of job hunting.
My initiation was furthered yesterday when I went to an interview that had been set up on Monday. The woman I spoke with was very vague on the job details which probably should have tipped me off. Anyway, I walked in to the office and was directed to a room with about 50 other people in it. Turned out to be one of those cattle call interviews for some BS sales job. The guy who did the presentation kept saying that it wasn't a sales job and that it wasn't a pyramid scheme. In my experience, when they feel the need to state that over and over again, it's not anything I want to get involved with. What a waste of my interview outfit!
I will be more selective about where I send my resume from now on. And no more attempts to break into the hair modeling industry. Goodness!
I'll end my 2am ramble here. I may have to go run laps outside to tire myself out. Damn you, Starbucks!