Two main themes of my blog are: Day to day life in poverty
The system is down/ everyting is broken
Back in May I found a sheet of paper on the ground with scotch tape on it, so apparently it blew off of someone's office door. I smiled and thought "Oh my god" I have to pick that up and save it. It said:
"THE SYSTEM IS DOWN"
I'd love to hear from you if you've also experienced every level of society as broken and chaotic. (I seem to remember something from a grade school science class where they describe the universe as chaos)
I wake up and check my voice mail messages. The first one said:
a. this is sally, i need to speak to jane. jane, I'm here at the pediatric clinic in fort worth, texas. call me back. i hesitate to fax the paperwork to this number, so call me back. (sally did not leave a phone number)
b. is a taped message. "so your warranty will expire in 90 days if you don't call us back, so get back to us" (no phone # or company name mentioned)
I ask myself if I should even bother going to the job fair at towson university. After all, most employers won't look at me since I don't have a car. I dress, get my resumes together and head out the door because it's important to me that I always feel like I've tried my best at making a better life for myself. I go to Brick Wall's Pharmacy for a cold coffee. I have to purchase it at the pharmacy rather then up front because their credit card swiper is broken.
I leave there and head to the bank.
I ask the teller for a check card register.
"This?" she asked me.
"No" I replied.
"This?" she asked holding up a large check cover.
"No" i said. "This?"
"Yes" I replied.
"How should I have phrased my question so you would have known what I needed?" I asked.
transaction thingy!? "I have no idea how you should have phrased it!" the teller said.
"Well, thank you" I said.
I head for the bus stop and take the bus to the university. I head for the union. I start asking students.
"Where is the job fair, do you know?"
"no" the first student said.
e (elana)-"Where is the job fair , do you know?"
"no" the second student said.
e "where is the job fair , do you know?"
"No, they are giving blood in that room there." the third student told me!
e-"I'm not here to give blood! but thank you anyway." (funny, my friend casey goes to goucher and said they are constantly trying to get blood out of her!)
I head to the info. desk.
"Where is the job fair" I ask.
"I have no idea the clerk said."
A student overheard me. She said: "Oh, they really blew it when they advertised the job fair in the towson university paper, they said "Tuesday" but they meant next Tuesday!"
e-"That's pitiful when the job fair people can't even put out a correct ad, that's ridiculous!"
"It sure is." she said.
Now, I am over here at the Towson U. library. It's shockingly quiet. The kids came back to school yesterday. Normally, after the kids come back the library sounds like a zoo. Perhaps it's because I'm here early in the day. Oh well. I'm going to go check my email now.