Two things you should know about me: 1) I don't wear red and 2) I don't wear khakis.
My longstanding animosity towards khakis dates back to my days with a traveling ministry where I couldn't wear denim during working hours. Oh the agony. The red shirt thing started in the past few years when I was obligated to wear red shirts every Friday to work because there was one person in the office who took patriotism to the next level. Please note that I am patriotic, but I'd rather display my love of country from the safety of a blue or white shirt.
Combine those two and you would find nary an item of red or khaki inside my wardrobe. My Gryffindor t-shirt with the red sleeves doesn't count. I just don't do red and I certainly don't do khaki.
So, you want to know why this is so funny? Because I'm now a Target employee. And pray tell, what is the obvious wardrobe of the Target employee? Yes, you got it - red and khaki. The irony of it all. And so I had to go spend the last of my life savings on two kinds of clothes that I abhor with a blazing passion of a thousand super nova's.
But take comfort in this, my friends, that even though I'm now doomed to a stint in the Dreadful Color Duo, I am quite prepared to do it with class, style and some seriously cute outfits. Where there's a will, there's a way. :)
So, yes, I got a job at Target and I'm scheduled to start tomorrow. Nope, in case you were wondering, Target was NOT my first choice but sometimes you just can't be picky. Although I'd have had to be out of a job for at least another 6 months before I'd have even considered any form of fast food. Shudder.
Anyways, so I'm actually the assistant to the manager of the food department, or as my official title is, "PA Assistant." Whatever that means. So I'll not be running the cashier or hanging up clothes, but running inspections, overseeing the food (ie. looking at food all day, what more could I ask?) and general "assisting" the foods manager. Kinda cool, huh? I'm excited about the opportunity to learn something new, but I'm growing increasingly more depressed at jumping on board a job that requires working crazy shift hours (ie. nights and weekends).
It's only temporary until I can find a job more along the lines of what I'm looking for and enjoy, but as far as retail work goes, it could be worse. Well, I'm not sure if my required work attire could be worse, but I can get over that. I never thought I'd say this but I'll give credit to Walmart for at least having blue (also known as my favorite color) as their slogan color.
So wish me luck, everyone! Thank you for all your prayers and kind thoughts as I've been job hunting the past month and a half! God has seen me through in so many ways and I'm so grateful.