I'm sorry for not writing sooner! Rose, running away to Bali sounds so appealing at the moment! Flora, how is unemployment treating you? I also have some news on the employment front. Last week, I marched into my boss' office and told him I couldn't work in this crazy environment and that things needed to change. After a civilized chat (our first in ages) he agreed to let me work from home two days a week! So starting in May I will be working from rue Monsieur le Prince (or Relais Odeon!) on Thursdays and Fridays! I believe this will also alleviate some of the stress in my personal life as I work with the mystery man! Yes, another office romance! Oh la la, why must I complicate everything?
And speaking of uncomfortable work situations, last night I had dinner with my dear friend S and her lovely boyfriend R and she told me about her first encounter with her new art dealer boss. S is working at a very famous London gallery and on her first day she noticed the owner sitting at a table reading the newspaper. She decided to go over and introduce herself (normal on one's first day!). Well, her very polite "Hello Mr. X, I am the new assistant, it is a pleasure to meet you." was met with "I don't care who you are"! He didn't even look up from his newspaper! Can you believe it? And what's worse, all her new coworkers overheard! Poor thing, what was supposed to be a fabulous opportunity is already sounding like a bit of a nightmare!
So, les filles, I guess the three of us aren't alone. Our contemporaries are experiencing the same soul- crushing, "why me?"-inducing frustrations we face in NYC, LA/London and Paris! haha!
Missing you both to pieces!