Mystery Shop Assignment
I got up early this morning and saw that my mystery shop company was offering a larger than usual bonus to visit a particular restaurant today. I had toyed with the idea of applying for one today anyway. I applied right away and they assigned it to me.
Early Morning Run to UBC
I woke up early this morning. I haven’t run for a few days and I’ve been feeling really lazy. I need to do this run this morning. I’m feeling quite lethargic lately. I wonder if I will have difficulty running all the way to UBC this morning.
It was overcast but not raining when I set out this morning. I haven’t run in the rain for a while so I hope that it stays dry. I started out slowly and felt okay. After a while though, I started to get a pain in my calf! I wasn’t sure why because I don’t usually experience pain there.
Despite the pain, I decided to run it out anyway. I stopped briefly for a light and did a quick stretch. That didn’t seem to help that much. But I didn’t want to stop so I kept running. As soon as I got on level ground, I felt better. I made to UBC in the usual time.
Dressing Up Again
I felt good dressing up in a suit yesterday when I went to my seminar so I decided to dress up today to do my mystery shop. I was pretending to be a business person doing some work at lunch. I couldn’t get anybody to go with me at the last-minute.
I took the skytrain to the restaurant. Again, I felt good doing the fake commute in my suit and carrying my briefcase. I even took some fake ‘work’ so I could be doing something while I was eating lunch. I think that I looked totally authentic.
I was surprised again that this suburban location was so busy at 1 PM on a weekday. I had to wait a few minutes. I was actually looking forward to this because when I dine solo I can order the most expensive things on the menu.
The shop was uneventful. I knew that I’d have to start writing the report as soon as I got home. It should not have taken too long to write but for some odd reason, it took me longer than usual. It was probably because I was distracted watching videos while writing it.
New Job Position to Consider
I got an email from my friend about a job position. I hadn’t even noticed the posting so I’m glad that my friend thought of me. It’s a six month contract position but it seems like it would be a good stable gig. The pay seems pretty good, too.
I do have some experience in it and I even have the right educational background for it, too. But even as I read the listing and can totally see myself doing the job, I can’t help but have some creeping doubt in myself. I know that it’s no big deal if I apply and don’t get it. It’ll be good practice, blah, blah, blah. But how many more rejections can I take before I just give up applying all together? I have to think.