Sellotape

Jul. 29th, 2012 08:42 pm
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Here I am, at work in the reception at the student home for the last time this summer. The weekend shifts are long and dull, broken up by the one-an-hour on average student that stops by to borrow a hair dryer, or ask the way to the subway station (which is just down the road). The weekdays are made up of laughing at students we've turned into super heroes – my favourite is JAG, the English class warrior who has a tuxedo problem – drinking coffee, doing badly at newspaper quizzes and pretending to work. We have 'office parties' each Friday, and the occasional Wednesday. We made fun of a poor lecturer for saying 'sellotape' (our graphic designer made a poster for him), we had a formal staff party that deteriorated into shots.

It's been quite a fun summer at work, but working endless hours at the student home is not my favourite way to while away a weekend. At least I get to read a lot. And because I was immeasurably stupid, I get to edit a master's thesis for a friend of a friend; The thesis writer is the worst Norwegian speller I have ever encountered.
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I've turned into one of those bothersome clercks that harass you when you enter, and yell at you to ask about the fit when you're trying something on. The joys of working in retail.

I haven't finished the Naipaul book i started weeks ago and haven't braved a look at the required reading for my courses. I have spent hours with Fallout and Prince of Persia. And got Devil May Cry 4 today, for next to nothing. Writing on my iPod turned out to be surprisingly easy. Largely due to my scary familiarity with the qwerty-keyboard, I think. Iphone next <3.

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nirinia: (Default)

I've turned into one of those bothersome clercks that harass you when you enter, and yell at you to ask about the fit when you're trying something on. The joys of working in retail.

I haven't finished the Naipaul book i started weeks ago and haven't braved a look at the required reading for my courses. I have spent hours with Fallout and Prince of Persia. And got Devil May Cry 4 today, for next to nothing. Writing on my iPod turned out to be surprisingly easy. Largely due to my scary familiarity with the qwerty-keyboard, I think. Iphone next <3.

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I have survived another day in retail, with a few scabs and sore feet to prove it. I also acquired a job, and the best motivation I have yet discovered for continuing my education, and doing disgustingly well: plastered smiles, sore feet, low-quality, over-priced merchandise, uninspiring and unchallenging tasks. Not to speak of the customers. If there is a single piece of quality fabric, or material otherwise, in that shop, I will eat my ear. Selling your soul to retail, has never sounded so meaningful. But it is something to paste onto the resume, and might get me into something more interesting.

I'm still reading Nygårdshaug, and I'm beginning to suspect Afrodites Basseng is a mix of his favourite utopia, and classic postmodern this will happen if we continue. Revision isn't getting me anywhere.
nirinia: (Default)
I have survived another day in retail, with a few scabs and sore feet to prove it. I also acquired a job, and the best motivation I have yet discovered for continuing my education, and doing disgustingly well: plastered smiles, sore feet, low-quality, over-priced merchandise, uninspiring and unchallenging tasks. Not to speak of the customers. If there is a single piece of quality fabric, or material otherwise, in that shop, I will eat my ear. Selling your soul to retail, has never sounded so meaningful. But it is something to paste onto the resume, and might get me into something more interesting.

I'm still reading Nygårdshaug, and I'm beginning to suspect Afrodites Basseng is a mix of his favourite utopia, and classic postmodern this will happen if we continue. Revision isn't getting me anywhere.

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