Apr 19, 2012

No, I Work Here.

When you live in a college town and don't have gray hair and wrinkles yet,  you are destined to have every person you encounter think that you are a student. Especially when you start working at the University.

Today there's some big dedication hulabalo where I work so I dressed extra nice.
Zomg not wearing my skirt!
I also just got new shoes that I wanted to wear but feared that my "commute" from where I have to park to the building I work in would not agree with them, so I chose to carry my shoes and wear flip flops.
I'm on the bus and at the first stop after I've gotten on, some dude gets on and ends up sitting next to me. So I am sitting there wearing black pants, an oxford shirt, computer bag on my lap and 3" heels (currently giving  me about 5,000 blisters btw) in my hands.
He "cleverly?" asks me if they are dance shoes.  And I was like  "um what? No, they're just hard to walk in...how do they look like dance shoes?"
Which is true. For some unknown reason they have felt on the ball of the shoe. Presumably to make them either less slippery, or so that it's easily apparent once they've been worn so they won't be in a returnable condition.

Then he started going on about his dance partner having to learn how to not only have to learn to walk in heels and at the same time to walk backwards in heels.

I started at him blankly and then realized he meant cause girls tend to move backwards when dancing.
And I thought the conversation was over and wondered what the chances were that a) he was not a student, and 2) he didn't think I was a student.

Then his last ditch effort in his hitting on me:
Yup. Even dressed as nice/grown-up looking as possible, it's not cause I work here, it's cause I'm a student with a presentation.
Then he got off the bus silently.


  1. Well, it makes for a good story :-)

    And at least people don't think you're old! (not that you are)

  2. Uh, WOW. Boys are dumb, yo ;)

    I have to admit, the idea of you wearing anything other than flip flops kind of does my head in. I mean, I'm sure you must because, WINTER, but in my head, you're always wearing flip flops.

    Also, what Kat said - at least people don't think you're old!! Someone at uni recently asked how old I was, and when I told them was all "WOW. That is NOT what I thought!". I still can't work out if they thought I was 25 or if they thought I was 35... O.o

  3. Yes it is preferable to people thinking I'm old. And Kirsti, I'd say your classmates think you're younger also and if I could, I would wear flip flops everyday!

  4. If it makes you feel any better, even though I work in a government office and wear a suit or business attire to work every day...one of my coworkers thought I was 19. *facepalm*

    So I feel your pain, girl. :)

  5. Ha! Maybe they thought you were an intern.

  6. I love your blogging style - how do you make those pictures? I'm very curious because you make it look so easy. I have zero artistic ability, so the entire process fascinates me. It's kind of like what would happen if a chimpanzee watches someone play guitar. Haha.

    I live in a college town as well, and sometimes it's really easy to confuse the staff and the students. I always get so thrown off when I see someone around the age of 30. Are they a new professor or a student? It's so hard to tell.



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