Well, I didn’t get the full-time job, so that is off the table. And, that’s a good thing. The more I think about it, the more I realize I need to make decent money while having more control of my schedule. Which brings me to the part-time job. It’s not a bad little gig–3 days a week during school hours. However, there are some issues. First, the person I am replacing was fired for embezzling. I think that makes the scrutiny over me a little more intense than I prefer. Second, there’s no one there to tell me exactly how they want things done. It is sort of guess work on the part of one of the managers. Third, the manager who has the most contact with me and tells me how he thinks they want things made the most appalling statement I have ever heard in workplace chit chat.
He to me, “What did you think of the McCain speech last night?”
Me to him, “Well, I’m not sure I want to say. I think we’re on opposite sides of the aisle.”
Him again, “Oh, so you’re a Republican. What do think of Palin?”
Me, “I like her. I don’t think I could vote for Obama. I’m pro-life, and he is just too far opposite of me.”
Him, “Well, I’ll never be pro-life. My wife has worked for special school district for thirty years, and she says she could never be pro-life after all the things she has seen with these kids.”
Me, in my head, silently sitting there, in shock with no expression on my face, “Wow. I can’t believe you said that. Who are you? God? Are you perfect? Is your wife perfect?”