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I don't like Mondays

I went into town for two reasons today: firstly, to try and find a new trouser suit with a slightly longer jacket, a search that did not bear fruit as the ones I found were all similar to my current suits, with the exception of two that did have longer jackets...but these were unsuitable for other reasons. One was white and double-breasted; the other, linen. I hate linen because it creases. And itches.

I did spot some fabulous shoes, though. However, after having received the shock of my final energy bill this weekend, I'm trying to be a good girl and haven't bought them (yet).

My other reason was to check out the various temp agencies and see what -if anything- they had to offer. Seems there's an abundance of work if you're about to leave, or have just left, school. Still, I left my cv at one, and may visit a few more tomorrow.

Now I'm at home, feeling slightly bored. I'm not cut out for this. How do people who are unemployed usually fill their days?


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May. 17th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
How do people who are unemployed usually fill their days?

Technically, I'm retired, but it's the same diff for the purposes of your question.

I have NO problem. TV, books, computer, dog, puzzles, volunteering. Occasional lunch with friends. Occasional trips to galleries.

Perhaps having been an only child helps.

May. 17th, 2010 05:22 pm (UTC)
Well, I've got my computer and a few books I haven't read yet, so I should be alright in the short term...I just wish the weather would improve to anything like what is usual for May, and then I can venture out more. Daytime TV sucks, and galleries cost money which at present I'm not earning...but if I can't get a job within the next month or so, I will definitely look into volunteering! Thanks.
May. 17th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
I love linen clothing, but for me it's a matter of climate and laziness. The summer here is so hot that almost any other clothing material feels sticky. And I never iron clothes, so I stick to clothes that don't need ironing and clothes that everyone expects to look crushed , I.e. Linen.
May. 19th, 2010 06:41 am (UTC)
Ironing isn't one of my favourite pastimes, either; I usually leave it until there's nothing decent left in the wardrobe, and when I do iron, I want to see some results...and with linen, that's just impossible. Which is why I prefer a light cotton in our temperate, occasionally muggy summers.
May. 18th, 2010 09:32 am (UTC)
I'm also a linen lover - it's cool in our blistering summers and it gives a lot, so if you gain weight, it still fits. However, I don't think it's suitable for business wear because of the permacreases you get when sitting for long periods of time.

As for filling in time: I once took ten months off and don't remember being bored even once. There's the internet, for a start - I could spend my entire life on the intertubes - LJ, chat, message boards, Usenet even! Books, magazines, and I was boozing so much at the time I had to walk at least 30km per week just to keep the weight off. Also, have you tried being a tourist in your own city? Going to see attractions that you've never gone to because they are always there for you. If the TV you are watching is crap, you can rewatch your DVDs, or videos if that's what you have. Or tape stuff that's on in the evenings to watch the next day. And then there's crafts like knitting, needlework, sewing, painting OMG there's so much to do I don't know how to fit in work most of the time!
May. 19th, 2010 06:46 am (UTC)
I'm just going to have to get my head round to all this leisure time I've suddenly acquired, haven't I? There's plenty of things to do, I'm just having to get over the slightly guilty feeling of having all this time and pleasing myself rather than spend my time productively to please the bossman.
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