Thursday, May 1, 2008

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I am incapable of doing anything at all while the TV is on in front of me, and that includes writing. You already knew that, though, because writing falls under “anything.” See what I mean? That’s the kind of opening I come up with under the bright electronic distraction of NBC.

Anyway, I started today as a temp in the IT department of a large movie theater chain. Just me and a bunch of IT guys surrounded by shelves piled high with outdated point-of-sale hardware coated in decades of accumulated movie theater concession stand stickiness. It’s awesome and they pay me tons. That last sentence may not be entirely truthful. First impressions:

Round guy who seems to be in charge: Has a ponytail.

Balding guy with oblong head: Has never been cool. Not once. Not ever.

Guy who’s on the small side, has two earrings and likes to cuss: Probably really likes Vin Diesel and likely drives a lime-green Honda that sounds like a weed-whacker. Pure guesswork here.

Backwards fitted cap guy: It wasn’t cool when Fred Durst did it, either. Or me, when I was 14. Grow up and take your hat off. At work.

Hipster doofus guy: Nice bed-head, man.

Guy who gave me stuff to do all day: Used to manage a grocery store. Now managing me. Yeah.

Really, though, they all seem cool enough. I’ll be okay there for a few weeks. Just remind me if it goes on too much longer than that. In the meantime I’ll try to scrape together enough petrified soda fountain splatter to reconstitute a Mr. Pibb.

16 comments:

surviving myself said...

I feel bad for oblong head dude. Poor guy.

em said...

Do you get free movie tickets?

Alexa said...

lime green hondas and weedwacker sounds!!?!??! ugh. poor dude probably watched tokoyo drift over and over again.

Allie said...

Does it smell like popcorn?

Aaron said...

Dude, congratulations: Sounds like you've got a paycheck and ample blog posts all worked out for the next few weeks.

Julie said...

Now that your coworkers are presumably more internet saavy than your former ICW, will you still blog about their misfortunes? Or will you chicken out and assume they will find your blog?

Also, at least they put you in a place where your internet access will not be restricted. There's no way geeks will work in an environment where they are not free to roam the series of tubes and wires.

Meaghan said...

I wonder how accurate your first impressions will end up being. Glad you're getting a paycheck.

Chris said...

The IT department? Awesome. A blogger's goldmine.

Noelle said...

There are so many questions I want to know about running a huge movie theatre chain. I hope to have the answers and much more in the subsequent days.

I can't comment creatively today, either.

nancypearlwannabe said...

I bet backwards-fitted cap guy is going to give you at least three posts.

kate said...

I've been in groups like that before where somehow everyone is weirdly misshapen. It happens in church youth groups a lot. I'm glad they have God.

Beej said...

Now that you work in the business, can you read my screenplay? I should have it finished by 2025.

The Modern Gal said...

Surely there's another ICW in that bunch.

JustinS said...

Balding guy with oblong head: Has never been cool. Not once. Not ever.

My long lost evil twin?

Jacob said...

What exactly is your job description? I wasn't aware that you had any special computer geek skillz.

J-Money said...

Would you please try to find me a Judge Dredd poster?

Seriously, glad you found something else so quickly. Unemployment can be teh suck.