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Monday, July 10, 2006

Long hours and high heels

This whole working life sucks! There is no eloquent way for me to put it. I'm quite bleak that this is how I'm going to spend the rest of my life.

Last night (sunday) when I got home from work at 10pm, I called my boyfriend looking for some much needed sympathy and love. I really needed an "ag, shame, my possum" conversation, but instead he answered with a drunken yell. Jono was trashed and out on the town in Stellenbosch with all my university debating mates.

I'm not bleak that he was out having drunken fun, but that I wasnt!

Oh, to be a student again...

This is all compounded by the fact that I've been working the most ridiculous hours. For two weeks now, I've been working at least 9 to 9, sometimes later. I'm also working weekends, and there is some overtime pay, but its truly insignificant in relation to the hours. Anyway, I just have to keep saying to myself "three weeks, just three weeks of madness".

Unrelated: I have decided the true measure of a successful girly-girl playing at being a responsible adult is what you can do in your high heels. Not wedges or platforms, but proper (at least four inches) spindly tight rope/cat walk heels. When what you can do in your high heels outnumbers what you cant do, then you are a true girly-girl. Not that I am suggesting this is something to aspire to - merely providing a diagnostic tool.

When you can ride a bike through traffic wearing high heels and a pencil skirt,like I did today, you can no longer pretend otherwise. Dammit!


Peas on Toast said...

Ah pencil skirts and heels. It's fun for the first week, then the novelty kind of wears off.

For the first year of work I missed UCT like I missed my fanily. It sucked. But soon, Kate my dear, you'll start to love the paychecks, the fact that you can still party like a student on weekends with a bigger budget, and the fact that you don't have to write mid-year exams, and that your year-end holidays are that much more special.

Good luck m'dear. xx

Kate said...

Thanks Peas! I'm hoping this working life picks up soon. Although, you're spot on with the paycheck-appreciation!

BUDDESS said...

And after all the long hours, you still have an awesome sense of humour!! You go girl. It only gets better, I promise.

Marika said...

Hey kate, *sigh*, I know what you mean. I took a week off as part of my leave last week and went to gtown to visit my boyfriend and damn i miss that lifestyle! There are pro's and con's to both sides though and i'm hoping the pro's outweigh the con's pretty soon :-)