So while I've been loving my time at the boarding place, they just didn't have enough hours and my hourly wage wasn't enough to do much of anything. Last week, pretty much on a wish and a whim, I grabbed a handful of resumÃ©s and went to go hit up Dealership Row. Acura, Honda, Lexus, Mazda and Toyota all had some variation on "Fill this out/go online and apply/we'll keep your resumÃ© on file." Who would have ever thought I'd have a reason to have my high school address memorized again? Subaru was the last dealership in the strip and I was getting hungrier by the minute. It all started off the same, until I finished filling out the application and went to hand it over. The general manager was the one I happened to hand the paperwork to and he took a quick glance and asked if I had a few minutes to chat. So we chatted. Then I talked to the sales manager (I got lucky and went out of order, LOL) and we chatted some more--he and his wife foster for Basset rescue and his wife does work with a few other local dog rescues, so we had a few things to talk about besides car sales. At this point, I was just happy I had gotten some face time and a chance to make a personal impression, since on paper I don't come across as strongly as I'd like. The most I was hoping for was "we'll be in touch." So imagine my intense surprise and overwhelming joy when the words "I'd like to offer you a job" came out of the sales manager's mouth. He explained there was a background check and the results would take up to a week, then the requisite drug test. They called me this morning to say the results were back of the background check were in and clear, so I just got back from doing the drug test. I HAVE A REAL JOB! I START TUESDAY!