So I am still having computer issues as well as car issues so my means of escape are quickly disappearing. Over the last couple of days I have been applying for jobs in the area and I am finding it difficult because my parents feel I should be looking for permanent work instead of trying to find something to make quick cash so i can move back to Buffalo. I thought this might be an issue but I didn't think it would come up as soon as it has. My sister has settled for living at home and my parents don't really understand why it is not appealing to me to live with them. While not paying rent is something I could get used to having to use the pick up line "Hey baby lets go back to my place. Just make sure not to be too loud my sister and the foster children live in the room next to mine." is not something I want to be using a couple years from now.
Something else that has come up in the last couple days is that I am being asked for I.D. everywhere I go now. Yesterday I was asked by two separate people at the job counseling center whether I was over the age of 18. When I told them I was 23 they apologized and said I looked really young. I also got asked for I.D. at the liquor store and when the women saw how old I was she told me that I looked like I was 17 years old. She still sold me alcohol which may say something about how well she does her job but I digress. If anyone has any suggestions as to how to make myself look older without growing a obscene beard or chain smoking I would appreciate it. (And no Luke I am not eating fetuses to make myself look younger)
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
So today I decided I was going to start the old job hunt. My dad informed me that there was a place next to the DMV that will help you apply for all sort of jobs in the area so I decided to stop by and see if they would be able to help me. When I stopped in I was wearing my best interview suit to try and make a good first impression. When I got into the building I noticed that there were six other men in front of me in line. None of the guys had appeared to have showered in the last couple of days and they were all wearing jeans and sweatshirts. One guy in line was talking about the DUI he had received last week coming home from the casino on the Indian Reservation when they all noticed I had walked in. They all stopped talking at once and starred at me when I realized the only time most of these guys have seen someone in a suit and tie was either on TV or when their defense attorney showed up in court. It was at this point I decided I was not exactly that desperate for work yet so I pretended the only reason I had walked in to the lobby was to quickly grab a newspaper. The positive part of this whole experience is that I now know the competition I am facing for work.
Monday, December 28, 2009
So I have basically started this blog so I can share what promises to be interesting 185 days living with my family. I have been home a little over a week and so far things have going about as smoothly as can be expected under the circumstances. My parents are currently living in a three bedroom log cabin with my younger sister who is taking a break from college and they are expecting to get a couple of foster children within a week so space is at a premium. I have finally worn my mother down enough where she has allowed me to bring my big screen in from the garage and set it up in the living room so I can watch the Bills lose in epic fashion. The only real issue I have had so far was on Christmas when I awoke to hear my parents screaming at one another about how best to arrange the house for Christmas dinner. They spent the better part of the morning yelling at one another until right around noon when they made up and then proceeded to make out on the living room counch for about 10 minutes. I feel that this is going to be an interesting couple of months.