Klankymen explained what I'm trying to say. It's actually NOT a modern concept in any way but rather traditional and old fashioned. Ask your parents how they dated. This business of "we've had coffee and now we're only seeing each other" is completely new and total BS. Once you "hook up" with someone (however you want to define that), everyone else is OUT. But seriously, going out to dinner does not make someone your significant other.
I just sent an open job application to Porsche Finland....at the very least they will get a huge laugh in the morning...
So it's been a bit over a week in my new job.
Aaaaaaand it sucks. Selling furniture sucks. It's not the selling part, that's actually quite alright, but the furniture....I am just soooo uninterested in furniture. Yes I like nice furniture in the sense that what I personally would like to have. But in general if a customer is seeking a dinner table, I find the most expensive on in his/her price range and then sell that....the customer sees the final piece in their decorating puzzle and all I see is a few pieces of lumber. That's it. It's extremely difficult to sell anything if you are not interested in the product.
And I am one of those people who need to be interested in something in order to be good at it....writing for example: I have never ever been able to just write a load of BS about a random subject....I need to have an opinion, provocation, edge...anything. I need to have my heart in it. Otherwise it all comes out boring. I can't "just do it". Hence why I am rather good at ranting about various subjects; I tell it like I see it.
Gaah...and then there are the customers, which most are okay, but every now and then you get the occasional dumbass. Like this twat who bought a sofa from me last week and when he got it he decided he after all doesn't like it, but refuses to pay the shipping cost to get rid of it. Thank god I have a day off tomorrow.
The only reason I took this job is because I am desperate for moeny right now. As soon as I find something even remotely interesting, I am out of there. Yes the pay can be quite good, but I would much rather do something I really love for a decent amount of money, than something which I hate for a bucketload of cash.
The Porsche thing was just...I don't know what it was...I happened to be in the neighbourhood where the dealership is, decided to go in and ask how I can apply for a job...any job. And they politely, if a bit shocked/amused, directed me to an email address where I should send my resume.
Somebody please hire me !!!
I dunno about getting into Porsche straight off the bat, they'd probably require someone with a fair bit of experience in the car sales industry. You might get an interview, and you can then push your love of cars and excellence in sales (and you'd have to sell yourself pretty convincingly). Worth a shot though!
My issue is the lack of honesty. If you're just having coffee, that's fine, but if you're leading someone on so they think you're dating, yeeeeah. Something's off. You don't make it quasi-almost-official and then go, "BTW, I'm seeing other girls..." The quasi-official-relationshipness makes it seem exclusive, and if you're not up-front about that from the start...what do you expect him to think? "Oh, we're just having dinnerandamovieandmorethancoffee for...?"
I have no issue with that setup--it's the sneaking around about it that (if true) could be about 87 kinds of wrong.
Speaking of being a nerd, I watch Star Trek every day. First the original series, then TNG, then DS9 (which is totally the