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I am, at last, one of the cool kids

I cruised into the store, listening to my iPod, with a smile on my face.

"Nice to see you again," the man behind the counter said. "Do you have your resume?"

"I certainly do," I replied, fishing it from my bag with a flourish.

"Great," he answered, handing me a sheaf of papers in return. "You'll need to fill out these forms, and bring them in on friday. You'll be staring at four, working the evening shifts with Rob. Say hi, Rob."

"Hi!"

"Please to meet you, Rob."

"So, we'll see you on friday then?"

"Sure thing." So I took my forms, stuffed them back into my bag, and walked out into the rain, the wind bellowing my skirt. I grinned broadly as I began listening to my iPod once more, for at last I had achieved the dream of all geeks everywhere - I was going to be working in a computer game store.

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By the way, this is a true story. I'm now on probation working at Game Rush, formerly known as Pulsar, selling console games. I rock. Easiest interview EVAH.

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matcha_pocky
May. 3rd, 2004 09:54 pm (UTC)
yaaaaay!
Now you get to stand behind the counter and watch incoherent, tongue-tied young lads as they spend hours in the store trying to work up the nerve to ask you for a date, or even enough just to give you their money and run.

p.s. how is Miss Bunyip? Concerned minds need to know...
miss_rynn
May. 3rd, 2004 10:31 pm (UTC)
Re: yaaaaay!
Mwahaha. My geek powers are strong.

And Miss Bunyip is okay, for the moment. Her bloods came back yesterday, and they are all fine (no kidney or liver problems! Yay!). But she'll have to go in for surgery on the night of the 18th, and she probably won't be able to come home until the morning of the 20th. This is mostly due to the fact she is getting old, and it's fairly nasty surgery, and so they will want to keep an eye on her while she recovers. Extra fluids and all that.

So, yeah - do you want to get together on the 18th and eat icecream and watch movies to get my mind off a very sad kitten?
matcha_pocky
May. 3rd, 2004 10:46 pm (UTC)
Re: yaaaaay!
Absolutely. We can go hire horrible teen dramas and romantic comedies and play scrabble and give eachother makeovers.
miss_rynn
May. 4th, 2004 12:34 am (UTC)
Re: yaaaaay!
How very girlie. We should give eachother face masks and bake cookies as well.
delwyn
May. 4th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
woohoo! congratulations. looks like I've got a reason to drop into Pulsar again - stopped bothering when they put their prices up a while back :(
fraerie
May. 4th, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
what platforms do the supply and whence are they located?
miss_rynn
May. 4th, 2004 03:26 pm (UTC)
Most platforms, though their Mac games are a little light-on. They are on the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke, up the escalator and across from the Blood Bank.
real_bad_karma
May. 4th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC)
never been there maybe i will pop in :D
parakleta
May. 4th, 2004 05:27 am (UTC)
So are sales going to go up because gamer boys will buy things to have an excuse to talk to the cute girl behind the counter, or down because the gamer boys will be terrified of there being a girl in a gaming store..?

Sounds like a very cool job though... congrats.
ex_delve955
May. 5th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
Congrats! You'll see me and DJ at least once a week as a result, sad geek nerds that we are. So maybe you don't want the job...
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