Monday, February 20, 2012

I'm glad I'm Not A Teenager Anymore

     Growing up is hard. We were reminded of this this weekend when my daughter and two of her friends went for job interviews at Lagoon. They were interviewed by three eighteen year olds. What's up with that?
     The hardest part was that two of them got hired and one did not. My husband, who is a total softy had to listen to the girl sob all the way home. It was really hard for him.
     They asked the girls three or four questions and then either hired them or not. The girl who was not hired said the guy told her she wasn't friendly enough and she didn't really dress properly for the interview. What? These are fourteen year olds, applying to sell hot dogs, not work in a law office.
     The saddest part is this girl's parents are divorced and there's not a lot of money for extras. She really could have used that job to buy some things for herself without burdening her mom. 
     This wasn't even my daughter, but I feel like chewing someone out. The devastation to her self-esteem was visible and heartbreaking. It's the Libra in me that cries, this isn't fair and it should be, but life isn't fair. And life goes on. And I have to say, that I have learned more from the disappointments in my life than I have from the successes. 
     Hang in there kiddo, life isn't fair and soon you will see that just because you didn't get a job hocking hot dogs and selling soda, doesn't mean you're not able to do something better.


  1. I don't like this post! It made me sooo sad for this girl :( makes me want to cuss someone out, for realz. Friggin people.