And Now, Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Posted on Wednesday 29 November 2006

Whew!

Who knew writing and posting satire could be so–interesting?

Let’s just say that Miss Betty and Miss Nancy and Big Al’s Pizza Palace II are my imaginary friends and workplace who helped to make my unexpected landing out there in the real world a bit softer. After the stupid crap I’ve dealt with recently–online and in my own house–poking fun at myself and the situation felt cathartic.

And if I were lucky enough to take a job from and work for a Miss Betty and a Miss Nancy, I’d be in nirvana.

The real story is that I am out there in the real world every day, looking for the one job I can go to every day for many days to come. I am interviewing for all kinds of jobs–manager, maitre d’, assistant manager, special events manager, all-around everything.

On the one hand, I feel like the burned-out playwright who’s auditioned too many people for the coveted lead in her play–all the actors seem INSANE. On the other hand, I have never had to interview this much in this biz–my last two jobs were mine pretty quickly.

–Could I work for the revved up, young, intense guy who won’t let me finish a sentence, but who senses I can make his FOH rock?

–Or, do I see myself working for the more mature manager who has a similar background to mine–except 20 years’ more restaurant experience (minor detail)?

Maybe the funky, casual place is calling my name (can I just say, wearing jeans and a T-Shirt to work might tip the odds on that one).

Or, do I answer the call to help out some old friends who just told me they plan to launch a place of their own in a few months (poor, crazy bastards)?

Here’s the other part of the “real” scoop. As unknown as my next manager is right now, I’ll make sure I have a boss who is pretty close to the down-to-earth people Miss Nancy and Miss Betty are. They may have been conjured up for story-telling purposes, but they are the real deal in my mind, as I search for a place to land and finally build a professional nest.

As for my writing? Well, I will always write about the people I meet and the tiny snapshots in time I witness–everywhere. I’ve been doing that since I learned to put pen to paper as a kid in elementary school. It’s what I do.

To quote a favorite writer:

We do not write because we want to; we write because we have to.

W. Somerset Maugham, English dramatist & novelist (1874 – 1965)

More to come, very, very soon.

6 Comments for 'And Now, Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming'

  1.  
    Make Friends with Sushi
    November 29, 2006 | 2:31 am
     

    I’ve yet to see a blog of this type end well. When you expose the weaknesses of others, they tend to resent it. The truly weak will retaliate–in the most childish way possible. When you expose the inside dirt of a business, management tends to resent it. Management always seems to win, don’t they? I just recently started reading this blog and enjoy it, but I think you may want to consider hitting the reset.

  2.  
    November 29, 2006 | 3:52 am
     

    Keep on writin’ in the free world

  3.  
    Julie
    November 29, 2006 | 10:08 am
     

    Your last post was too fun. I was hoping you it was real and you had found someone wonderful to work with. There’s still time for that to happen, though.

  4.  
    Jaz
    November 29, 2006 | 1:15 pm
     

    Yep I fell for the last post. But it looks like it did what you intended: made you feel better? It sure made me feel better and made me laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5.  
    healthnut
    December 1, 2006 | 10:52 pm
     

    Definitely become the manager of your friends new place! It’s an opportunity, darling! Take it!

  6.  
    j
    December 7, 2006 | 12:48 pm
     

    haha good ploy. Definately made the trolls expose their immaturity. Hello, high school anyone?

    You will be excellent anywhere you go RG ๐Ÿ™‚

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