Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Gods Laugh

Monday morning I was flipping through the flyers while eating breakfast, and came across the Canadian Tire flyer. Before I even opened it, I thought to myself, "You know, I just bet, BET, that tool bench we want is on sale this week." And what was on the front page? The blue Mastercraft tool bench with light and two drawers. 55% off. Naturally.

Why, you ask, was I so sure? Because every time that tool bench goes on sale, we are somehow or another not in a financial position to buy it. And because Mike was laid off on Friday, naturally, the tool bench we want had to be on sale this week.

But I have thwarted you, Canadian Tire Gods! For while I was obsessively tidying this weekend, I rediscovered the cash that I made selling my fencing gear, and since that money is supposed to be used for fun things, things we want, we're going to get the tool bench! You haven't won this time! I laugh at you!

But quite seriously, Mike was laid off on Friday, which may be a blessing in disguise, considering some of the things he's told me about the atmosphere there and the... personnel management, for lack of a better term. So he's now looking for work up here, and if he hasn't found something by the end of February, will head down to Calgary, where he has enough contacts that he could get a job in a couple days. In the meantime, he's focussing on finding a job here, and we'll deal with what comes.

In other news, my sneaky ploy to get people to post didn't quite work. Maybe their keyboards were frozen. I suppose now that it's thawing, we might see something new!



I'll comment for you. :)

I know just how you guys feel about the job situation. That's what brought us back from Winnipeg 4.5 years ago. And now I'm in a job and career path that is much better than what I was doing before.

So, hopefully something good will come of this.

And congratulations on spiting the Canadian Tire gods. It's great when you can laugh in the face of fate.


p.s. for some reason the captcha on this comment was "ugays". Naughty.

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