Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Apparently Sunday is the new Friday

Which means that yesterday was Saturday, today is Sunday, and tomorrow is Monday.  In my life anyway. And it will be that way next week also. The week after that and continuing for the entire month of July, Sunday will still be Friday but the following day will just be Saturday, or just Sunday, or perhaps some single day combination of the two that allows for a Monday to follow immediately after.  Confused yet?

I certainly wouldn't blame you. All this is because....(insert drumroll here)...I finally landed a job. And when you live in a tourism economy, what little weekend you get, (if any), doesn't usually line up with the weekend the rest of the world sees on a calender. I am not complaining though. I'm taking all the hours I can get, because it is just a seasonal job and will probably start winding down in September, or October if I'm lucky.  It isn't much money, but it's more than I make just sitting on my couch! (And if you can figure out how to make money doing that, please let me know.)

Even if it isn't the highest paying summer job in town, it certainly isn't the hardest either, and when all is said and done, would you mind spending a few months in a bookstore? Yep - that's right - a bookstore! The only one in town actually. Besides books, the shop also sells magazines, candy, maps, cards, and assorted gift items, rents movies, and has a decent sideline business in selling original and reproduction Catalina Pottery. I know what you are thinking, and sadly, no I don't get to sit there and read all day.  They have this wacky idea that you should be helping customers and ringing up sales, and even when the store is empty there's always something that needs to be tidied or some sort of busy work.  But I am surrounded by the lovely books all day and my planned reading list is growing quickly!

8 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Ooooooo...Catalina pottery....my fave! Congrats on the job!

Hopefully, with this "staycation" economy, you'll be busy for months!

Anonymous said...

Oh! YAY for you! And the store sounds pretty cool too :)

And yes, I WAS very confused there for a minute :)

Mia

Pat said...

Yay! Employment is good. The upside of having mid- week be your weekend is that you can do things you can't do on weekends- like go to the bank and the post office when there's no line.

beentsy said...

Congratulations! A book store is fabulous. Do you get an employee discount? Also, your new way of calculating the day of the week, giving me a huge headache! ;)

Cristina said...

Nice! I worked in a bookstore for one summer, and loved it! The customers tended to be much nicer than in other areas of retail and I was surrounded by books! I especially liked till duty, because then I couldn't move from there, and was allowed to read if there weren't any customers!

Sheepish Annie said...

Yay! A job is good, but a job in a bookstore is even better!!! Do you get a discount? I'm all giddy, here!!!

I'm coming up on summer vacation and I live in a resort town. I never know what day it is between June and September...

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

So happy to hear about the summer job. It'll look good on a resume, n'est-ce pas? And a bookstore is the best place to work as you get a first look at what's available. Hope it's nice and cool in there for you too ... always a plus in my book. xxoo

Logan said...

Congratulations! Money is good.