Thursday, December 01, 2005

Selling out for free food

I say, if you were a literate homeless person who happens to have $100, spend it on a shirt, a tie, decent slacks and shoes. Then you can find out where companies are holding presentations in the Upenn campus, crash it and get free food. And hey, you might even get a job.

I've perfected the art of acting like a wharton business school kid. Ralph Lauren sweater over white shirt, black pants and pointy shoes. Throw in silver/leather strap watch and the head nod. You know...the "I- totally -know- what- you- are- talking- will- you- please- hire- me- cuz-I'm- sucking -your- ass" head nod.

And as a reward, I didn't have to pay for food in the last two days. And I'm not talking pizza kind of food. I'm talking shrimp roll, crab cake, cheese platter kind of food. And oh yes, those mini bottles of coke that fit very well in my handbag.

And all you have to do is sit through some company presentation and schmooze with people who are actually interested in getting a job at one of these companies.

Yeah you are right, I am cheap. But hey, i just spent my last fifty bucks on that abercombie sweater. I got no money left ok.

9 comments:

Ash said...

that is called slimy charissa just slimy.

streetwise maybe. but slimy all the same

cherry said...

haha...il calculate the moral consequences of that later....after i get two more free meals next week...

Anonymous said...

Cheapskate. :-)

cherry said...

So are you anonymous!! I know who you are!!!! I'm gonna expose you!!

Anonymous said...

haha... she knows who u are anonymous. dont think she knows who i am though... cant leave anymore comments on regine's blog. sigh... guess this will do.


anonymous imposter

Cleverkiwibird said...

tell me ab out it im more interested in wat the sweater looks like

cherry said...

haha.....ehhh...okie....its grey with sparkly beads on it!!! Abercombie should set up shop in australia...

pat said...

Hey Charissa...
Love your blog!
KW's interested in the sweater, eh?
I'm interested in the "I-totally-know-what-you're-talking-will-you-please-hire-me-cause-I'm-sucking-your-ass" head nod.
Gosh... that's a mouthful.
You'll really have to show me next time. =)

-Patricia

cherry said...

Hey patricia and Kee Win, how are you both? i will show you patricia....i practise that head nod everyday in class...