Late last year I was bored at work and decided to start sticking all the stickers from my pieces of fruit on an old Expense sheet in my company diary. Since I do no work of real consequence for said company and never have any expenses, I could think of no better use for a beautiful blank page.
Soon I became rather obsessive about it, and decided to set myself the Great Apple Challenge. I was determined that by the time the page was full o’ fruit, I would have a new job. Each time I was cruelly rejected for a position, I’d say to myself, “Oh! Well! That’s because I haven’t eaten enough fruit yet! Ahem.”
Last Thursday I ate a mandarin and attached the sticker to the last little bitty of space left. If you click on the pic below you can see this glorious work of art in full:
Then I counted the stickers: 72. Then I did a tally to determine how many of each different fruit I had eaten, including the various varieties of apple:
Then I made a pie chart to show off my stellar secretarial skillz:
Then out the blue, just as I saved the file, I got a call about a job.
Then on Monday I had an interview.
Then an hour after that they offered it to me.
Then today after almost three years with the same employer, I handed in my notice with a “woohoo!” and I finish next Wednesday.
The new job is only a shortish contract but I’ve decided what the hell, it’s time to take a risk. After all these bloody entries about needing to find a new job, won’t it be a refreshing change for you lot?
Plus I am really sick of apples. HUZZAH!