He boots up his laptop and peruses his email. Just like the day before, nothing new except ads. He really was hoping to hear back from one of the four jobs he had applied for this week. He knew he was probably grasping at straws to think he could make close to his former wage, but he was starting off aiming a little high and then will move his expectations down. But it was really discouraging that he didn’t even get a “We’re sorry, but the position has been filled.” So, it was back to the online job search again.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – peruse
The TV droned on about affordable healthcare. I sat in my chair waving off a fly. The air was fueled by a sticky hot August day and I was waiting for the repairman to come fix my air conditioner. The phone rang and I answered, “Hello?”
“Hello, is this Mrs. Johnson?”
“This is Nate from Keltner Heating and Cooling. I am going to have to reschedule for tomorrow. Unfortunately, my van was involved in an accident so all my afternoon appointments will be rescheduled to tomorrow afternoon if that works for you?”
“On my, are you alright?”
“Yes, I am fine. The other driver had a pretty bad cut from broken glass, but nothing more serious. Thanks for asking.”
“Yes, tomorrow afternoon will work fine. Will it be at the same time?”
“Yes ma’am, it will be. Thank you for understanding.”
“You’re welcome. I will see you tomorrow then.”
I hung up the phone and breathed a heavy sigh. It was going to be hard to sleep tonight, but the weatherman promised rain. I wanted it to be a rain that cooled it down a little or at least knocked some of the humidity out of the air. I could only hope.
Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – affordable