What if people looked for jobs like they look for dates on dating apps?

Prospect: Expresses interest in working at organization via direct message Organization: Hi, good morning Prospect: No response (disappears forever) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxoxooxoxoxoxoxo Prospect: Hi, you have a really nice building Organization: Thanks. Would you like to work here? Prospect: Your building is so gorgeous. Nice front door! I’d like to explore it with my tongue. Organization: Eyeroll…

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You have been rejected

You get rejected You don’t get it You get rejected again You repeat steps 1-3 until you suspect the truth – YOU HAVE BEEN REJECTED You allow the knowledge that YOU HAVE BEEN REJECTED to sink in You see stars, go numb, an internal dissonance drowns out the outside world, you become confused and can’t…

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Will I Ever Have Chicken Kababs This Good Again?

My mom made the best chicken kababs I’ve ever tasted and it makes me sad. Her dementia is such that it prevents her from giving out recipes reliably anymore. It’s not like she has a set recipe anyway, she’s always trying new things. It looks like she went all out with the chicken kababs as…

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Saturdays are tough when you’re single

Saturdays are MINE. But Saturdays can be tough when you’re single. You have some free time and free time means uncertainty and uncertainty means unmet expectations, like oh most people are doing this or that with their Saturdays, but I’m doing this, which doesn’t measure up to what Saturdays are supposed to look like. I’ve…

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The Day I Found Out Cooking for Yourself is a Subversive Act

  This is a conversation I had with one of my mother’s caregivers, who, apparently, is very traditional: Caregiver: I didn’t know you knew how to cook. (This is the third time she has said this to me over the time I’ve known her and every time I have answered that I do.) Me: Why…

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