In the category of news that could be good or bad, we’ve got the following entry: Sarcasmo is out of the house and into gainful employment.
Good because, hey, he’s out of the house and actually out there earning a salary, interacting with people and gaining valuable experience with being responsible. Bad because he’s doing that instead of being off at school learning to be irresponsible, but still earn good enough grades to look like he’s responsible.
Sarcasmo is back at home for a while so he can figure out what he wants to do with his future. Let’s just say that life at a university off on his own didn’t agree with him.
After all the emotion and stress I had with letting him go, I’m finding it’s even harder to have him come back home. In the short time he was gone, I found that I’d grown to like having only two young dudes to be responsible for on a daily basis. Now I’m back up to cooking for five every night.
Since we’re no longer legally obligated to have Sarcasmo under our roof (he’s over 18, you see), we’re having a hard time letting him just loaf around the house. So he got the message that he had to take some courses at the local community college and go out and get a job. We’re going to start collecting rent. Of course we are.
Make it too comfortable living here and I have the feeling we’ll see a permanent presence start grafting itself to Sarcasmo’s room.
With the economy as bad as it is, there’s people actually qualified for work who are having a hard time getting employed. Which makes Sarcasmo’s getting a job seem even better.
He’s off to grace the fresh-food section at a local Harris Teeter with his joyous presence. He went in on Monday to fill out the paperwork necessary to work. We’re still not sure if he’s going to be working with fruits and vegetables or deli or something along those lines, but that’s the section where he’ll be working.
I’m really looking forward to seeing how this works out. Sarcasmo’s not the most social person in the world, but this will necessitate him actually interacting with new and different people. Should actually be good for him. At least I hope so.