I took the day off yesterday, to use up one of my two remaining paid holidays before I quit for good. Kind of like a test-drive for the non-working days to come.
I started my day with a hot bowl of oatmeal and some tea, and got dressed leisurely. After running a brief errand, I had lunch with Jason at a little Thai place near his office. When he went back to the office, I decided to take a walk along the street in front of the subway station to check out some of the stores. Just as I was about to enter Food Express, I was stopped by a well-dressed middle-aged Japanese woman. She said a new interior design company was just set up around here and asked me if I was interested in working for them. Taken back by surprise and entirely unprepared for this, I hastily shook my head and said I wasn’t interested. She thanked me and walked away. Going into Food Express, I thought to myself, hmm, ask me in a month or two, maybe I would’ve given it more thoughts.
I promptly forgot about this little incident and went on browsing at Yamaya, the discount wine store that also carries a lot of western food stuff. Coming out of Yamaya, I was again stopped by someone. This time, it was a man, foreign and handsome, looked a little like the French actor who played Zoro, Alan de Lone?? He spoke to me in Japanese and said a foreign company had just set up a interior design firm, would I be interested in working for them.
Huh! Are there words written on my face? Does it say, “ Soon to be out of work?” Was it my blue jeans in a sea of office garbs that gave me away (they are dressy jeans, damn it)? Or could it be that I am just oozing so much style that cries out “perfect candidate to work for interior design firm.” (I can hear Jason snickering in his office from here) I will never know now, will I?