Friday, January 15, 2010

You stay classy Mr. Pimp

My former Temp Pimp called me yesterday. Turns out I did such a good job with data entry at the concrete dungeon that they wanted me back. Given my new employment status, obviously I was unable to accept the position. Here's how that conversation went.

"[Studio name and division redacted] wants you back. Are you available?" he said with an expectant voice.

"I got a job," I said, stumbling to speak the phrase I'd long rehearsed but never used.

Perplexed, my ex-Pimp wondered when that assignment would end.

"No I mean a full-time job," I explained. Hopefully this would clear up any miscommunication.

My ex-Pimp expressed congratulations mixed with a tinge of selfishness.

"Good for you. Bad for us," he said.

I was willing to let that comment go. I mean I was the best Temp in the history of Temps. So I suppose that's a compliment when he says "Bad for us." But then he closed with a line that's somewhere between insulting, fatalistic and embarrassing.

"Call me if anything changes," he concluded.

I won't.

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