Monday, May 3, 2010
Since I haven't found a job yet--this week marks the first week that I will be helping out a friend at a resort. My friend is the head of housekeeping so I will be in the laundry room. Not much different than what I do at home on a daily basis. Honestly, I don't mind because I will be out of the house for a few hours. I have never been in an industrial laundry room so this will be a new endeavor. Also, the perk to helping my friend is maybe I can finally learn how to fold fitted sheets really well. I've got towels and flat sheets down pat but fitted sheets always look a tad rounded and funky when they are stashed on a shelf next to their neatly squared-cornered sheet mate.
The sad part is that I am helping a friend in the laundry room because I don't have a job anymore. All those stupid diplomas and certifications don't mean anything right now. Who am I going to impress with them? "Look towels, I am going to fold you and you are going to like it. You are going to listen to me and be folded nicely. Sheets, you too!! You will respect my authority! You will obey as I try to fold you into squares. None of this balling up as I fold you, dammit! I graduated high school early. I went to college. I am a certified floodplain manager; certified planner; have my cpr certification and in the 8th grade I took boaters safety and got a certificate for that too. You, laundry, shall do as I say because I know what I am talking about!" For some reason I don't think it will matter what I have behind me or on the walls in the office (or in a box right now since I am in the process of moving). Laundry probably won't care and neither will the people who use that laundry. Do you think the tourists that stay at the resort will have remarks like "Look Honey!!! This towel was folded neatly into and "E" shape. The folder is obviously an AICP." "Oh my, these sheets have been arranged so nicely. Obviously this was prepared by a college graduate." Um....No. Not going to happen. In the meantime, I will have to forget my pity party as I am moving and will be busy folding laundry.
Here is a picture of me folding towels. I am not much of an artist so you will have to pretend those are towels. Also, I will not be folding towels and sheets in the office as it will be at the resort my friend works at and I will not post all my certificates on the wall. My picture is not an accurate portrayal of what it will really look like. I assume my hair will be messier and their will be lots of washers and dryers.