Monday, November 17, 2008

4 more days of purple cubicles



I add things to my Christmas list a lot.
So for the past week or so I've been fulfilling a 2 week temp job at a real estate office. Full time. Those words put dread into my heart. So did the 8 a.m. start time. I do boring office stuff like stuff billions of envelopes, copy billions of copies, and answer the phone in a very gravelly voice (lost my normal voice when I got a cold). However, the people are very nice and they don't make fun of the "temp." (In their place, I totally would.) I have an hour for lunch, and since the office is downtown I get time to explore the very NW corner of our wonderful city. Even though I am in the industrial section, a small walk leads me to small independent stores carrying vintage and handmade things, as well as a store with beautiful wallpaper and seemingly everything I covet that I see in blogs. (Tiny ceramics made to look like disposable things! I die!) After about 2600 steps, I am back in my cubicle, surrounded by garish orange and purple furnishings and copy projects. The designer of this place really took "It's a Chico's kind of day..." to a whole new literal level.

By the way, what do you do when you are in a store alone? Almost always I am the only customer, and I know I have no intention of buying. I say hello to whoever is working there, and proceed to browse while pretending no one is looking at me. I always feel a little awkward. And once a dachshund tried to attack me.

4 comments:

Ana Lee said...

haha It is totally awkward when you are in a store alone! I can totally picture you in that store. Have fun with the temp!

Lorrie said...

I smile and say "thanks," as I walk out without buying. I'm sure whoever is working is dissappointed. Sometimes, depending on the store, I'll throw in a "your store is beautiful..." but I wonder if that's worse, the worker then thinking, "then why didn't you buy anything?"

Mat, Liss and Zach said...

How are you doing Malorie!? Its been awhile. I think I found your blog through Deena. You look happy other than the temping. Check out out blog at mathewandallissa.blogspot.com

Mat, Liss and Zach said...

Montana's good. Glad to hear from you! I'll add you to my Blog