Your web-browser is very outdated, and as such, this website may not display properly. Please consider upgrading to a modern, faster and more secure browser. Click here to do so.

Unironically Enthusiastic

Crushing Monotony and Paralyzing Terror
Larper, Nerdfighter, Sherlockian, fan of the Doctor Who fandom, New Whovian, Homestuck.
Reblogger of cute animals, feminist fury, fantasy art, and things I find funny/cute/interesting.
Panromantic, Demisexual, Demi-girl
Feminist Killjoy, Misandrist Harpy

Posts tagged half lies

Jul 15 '12

I go camping. Uh, yeah, “camping.”

I was walking around town yesterday handing out resumes because I really, really need a job.

Most places won’t be hiring until the end of August, which really doesn’t surprise me, but they want to know your availability.

I don’t want to say “Oh, any time except LARP weekends,” so I was saying that there’s one weekend a month that I would be asking to have off, because I’m in a group that goes camping one weekend a month, from March or April through to November, and I would know exactly which dates by February.

This worked pretty well, the only problem anyone could see with that was that camping in November SUCKS. So I said yeah, but it’s a group of really awesome people, so I go and ignore the cold and enjoy the activities and such.

So this was great, I had a pretty good little half-lie going, I didn’t make people feel weird about me being a LARPer, because apparently it makes some people nervous?

So I handed out 18 resumes before going into a tech store, I told the manager the same thing, one weekend a month, camping, I know the exact dates in February. He put his clipboard down, looked me in the eye, and asked “LARP?”

I had no idea how to respond, I never said LARP. “Um…Yeah. What gave it away?”

"One weekend a month, "camping", and you know the dates in February. That’s a LARP calendar."

Turns out he does LARP too, but with a different club. So we talked about LARP for a while in the middle of out semi interview, and agreed to try each other’s clubs at some point, and continued the interview.

I want to work there. Fuck all those other places I applied, I want to work there.