Saturday, February 21, 2009

One Is The Loneliest Number

For a lot of my working life, I worked retail - different people everyday, and loads of them - and then, when I moved into an office job, I was still dealing with people, freelancers and contractors and staff and clients. So, waking up every day and seeing ... no one ... is a big change.

For me, it's probably the worst part of unemployment (yes, besides the money, or lack thereof) is the lack of human interaction. I feel like I need to get out more, to chat with the Polish girls at the grocery, or to order a cup of coffee or, jeez, maybe I should just go and wait in line at the post office just to complain with others about how there is always a crazy line at the Greenpoint post office. I spend a lot of the day on the internet - job hunting, man hunting, iming with friends, but it's just not the same as talking to people. I feel starved for human contact.

That's been the hardest part of it these past few months. I'm a social person and having this complete lack of socialization on a daily basis is beyond tough on me.

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