Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Appeal Anamnesis #11

Appeal

I was having a hard time deciding what form of appeal to use. On one had I could list all of the things that appeal to me and write about one of those. I find chocolate, a clean house, intimacy with my husband, my red bike and trips to Waterton appealing. On the other hand I could write about times that I have had to appeal to higher authority. The latter has not occurred very often because I was a "good girl". I do however remember a time I made a supplication to a superior.

I was 19 and moving out on my own. I wanted to break free, to cut the apron strings, so to speak. In my zeal I forgot to plan. I knew everything would work out. IÂ’m an adult. I can make it on my own (with my roommate). One thing that is required when one moves out is money. I did not have a job, and no damage deposit. Neither did my roommate. Looking back now I wonder how the property manager approved us but he did.

To get enough money for the damage deposit I had to sell my clothes to my parents. I was a bit of a "clothes horse" and I think they thought that I would back down if I had to sell my clothes. I was determined and the transaction was complete. I am sure my mother cried that night. I was her oldest and I was leaving.

I began my job search I had two weeks to find a job before rent was due. I applied for a telemarketing job and was denied. I was told that if I called in a week there might be something for me. The job paid ten dollars an hour, to me that felt like millions. I continued my job search but I really wanted to be paid lots of money. I said a prayer and asked my maker to please help me get this job. I phoned and got an answering machine. I hung up and got some paper and prepared the massage that I would leave. I figured it was ok because telemarketers have scripts they have to follow.

I got the job. I went two days and only made one sale. I was not doing well by their standards. I was not having fun either; in fact I hated that job. I knew I wasn't going to quit but I needed too. I got up and went to the bathroom and made a second appeal to my Heavenly Father. I told him that he was right and that I did not belong in this job. I also said I was not going to quit because I had begged for this job. To put it plainly I asked God to fire me.

I returned to my desk and was about to sit down when I was summand to the bosses "office" and told I wasn't what they were looking for. What a sweet release.
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For some reason with these topics come songs in my head. With this one came "You CanÂ’t Always Get What You Want" and with Remedy came "Bad Medicine".

4 comments:

Proud Mum said...

I had never thought of a mercy-firing from God before. You wrote this truly, with a dash of humour and a lot of reality, a really fun read!

GoofyJ said...

A great lesson and a great read! :) I love the humour you used and it just shows me what I had always thought, God has a sense of humour. :) hee hee (it is probably one of the only cases where you would be glad to have God fire you) hee hee

Allrie said...

What a good lesson--actually lessons, plural. Thank you for sharing--it was fairly personal (I wonder who does make good telemarketers and how good is defined here?)

Karen said...

Hey Alyson, did you post a comment on Natalie's blog to let her know you participated?

I got a real kick out of this, just the whole offbeat approach to independence that you describe.