Good morning to you all at the beginning of this new week. First of all, thank you to all the readers (new and old) who have tuned in to SP since Friday and (cue sarcastic voice)didn't comment!!!!! and a non-sarcastic thankyou to Greg.
In our last episode we left our heroine, Captain Chopsticks, on the verge of a career move. Let's see what happened at that meeting with Job A.....
Less than 24 hours after I wrote the previous post and less than 24 hours before the meeting on Saturday, the contact from the school of Job A, whom I have been in contact with for the last month, emailed me to tell me
Our two canadian teacher's going back to canada 21th of December. so we need New teachers as soon as possible.
I really want to work with you but It's impossible to work with you.
Thank you for your interest.
And I inform to cancel about Saterday meeting.
Have a great time during staying in korea.
Thanks and Take care.
Now, as I've said, I knew that they needed teachers from December, and we were supposed to be discussing my starting work there earlier than first planned during our meeting. I guess they decided it was too much trouble to work that out (and yes, it probably was. But still... They'd know for a month that I wouldn't likely start until Feb 10).
I did call them to confirm that the meeting was, in actual fact, cancelled (and yes, it was).
After I hung up the phone and it sunk in that this door had most definitely closed, I actually didn't feel that bad. Kind of dissapointed, yes. Anxious and at a loss of what to do? Not particularly.
I went back to my room, thanked God that my roommates were out, and watched "Robin Hood, Prince of Theives" on my laptop (it took about 3/4 of the movie before I stopped expecting lines from "Men in Tights", although I have to admit: I did fill them in myself on occasion).
Among many other interesting and 'coincidental' circumstances surrounding this fiasco, the topic of the sermon at church today was Phillippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Other passages it linked to: 1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 6:25-34.
Once again, thank you for tuning in, and come back again for the next episode of SP and Captain Chopsticks, whose dilema of "do I take this job, or do I wait for another to arise" has essentially been answered, to be replaced by another: "o.k. now what?"