Thanks to a wonderful reader, I just bought a new pair of pants to wear to the job interview. Of course the clerk tried to sell me more stuff, but I told her I was unemployed, my checks ran out and someone had given me the money to buy an outfit for my job interview.
“You ran out?” she said, frowning. “I thought they just voted for an extension. Because I’m on partial unemployment and I don’t know what I would do if that ran out. Thank God I’m married and my husband hasn’t been laid off.”
I explained to her that no, there weren’t any additional benefits, just a filing deadline extension.
“That’s crazy. It’s not like there’s any good jobs you can get,” she said.
When she rang me up, she told me, “I just gave you a $25 coupon. Good luck on your job interview and God bless you.”
Wasn’t that nice?