Friday, June 12, 2009

Letters To Entities Unlikely To Respond...

Dear Library,

I am not upset that you called my boyfriend to offer him a job. Seeing as how he worked there faithfully for years before finding a real job, I can see how the prospect of having him back might have been alluring. What I am upset about is how, when he asked you not to call him because he wasn't serious about applying and told you to call me first, since I needed the job and would be better for it, you called him without calling me.

I realize it's been over six months since we applied, since you called him, but obviously I'm not over it. I feel rejected by the one thing I'd really love to do right now. Why did you not even think I was worth a call? What was wrong with my application? With me?

Last night I had trouble falling asleep, lying awake thinking about this. It's the first time in a little while it's crossed my mind. And I know there is nothing that can be done, really. I shouldn't feel slighted, I know. But I do.

At first I thought, "Oh, maybe we applied too late." The woman at the desk said it was really close to when they were going to hire someone. And for a while they didn't call either of us. And then Robb's phone rang.

I wonder where we went wrong.

Out

8 comments:

A human kind of human said...

Don't beat yourself up about this. It is their loss!

Stan said...

I know how you feel. I would even appreciate a letter telling me to fuck off than hearing nothing back.

Argent said...

It's funny how something that happened a while ago can suddenly pop into your head and mess you up. Out of the blue a while ago, I suddenly remembered that my mum and dad went on holiday - and left my sis an I at my gran's house. What was wrong with taking us on holiday too? Grrr!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

@ Human - I know it is. Damn stupid library folks.

@ Stan - Yeah. I'd just appreciate the opportunity to find out what was wrong with me.

@ Argent - The brain is an infuriating organ.

Melissa said...

What library was it? I'm a journalist, remember? I can expose people! ;)

distracted by shiny objects said...

If only there was some way to find out what's going on while you're at your house and they are not...

Call them, silly goose..."Hello, Library. I applied to be a librarian/book finder a while ago and wondered how your search was coming along. Please keep me in mind as I'm very interested in the job opportunity and qualified. Lovely talking with you and best of luck. Thanks again."

Good luck. Crossing my fingers so don't tarry. It's hard to type like this.

Adorably Dead said...

I agree with distracted, call them. Also maybe the person that called him was having an off day and forgot.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Perhaps that's true. Hm. I suppose I should call just to see if maybe they need help again...to let them know I'm still WAY interested.

Thanks all.

And Mel, it was here in town.