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This was a tough day, this day, but I survived. I had a job interview this morning, and it seemed to go well, but it became clear not far into the interview that I am super not suited to this job at all, and while the staff there were really sweet and nice people, there’s no way I could do that job. As evidenced by the hour of shop-floor trial run they had me do, wherein I was very politely told off for attempting to help a customer slightly further than I was technically qualified to do. A valid point, to be sure, but asking me to interact with the customers while not actually allowing me to do anything other than say hello and ask if they need help – when I can’t actually help them myself – seems a bit pointless. Just means an hour’s worth of customers had to repeat their questions to two different shop assistants. I think they could tell I was feeling a bit not okay with it. As evidenced by the fact that I was meant to get a call by the end of the day to schedule a second interview, and I haven’t heard back from them. I don’t think I will. It’s a relief, to be honest. Gosh knows I need the money, but still. It would have been a BAD job for me.

To that end, major comfort tea is needed tonight.

This is one of those comfort teas I could drink forever and ever and never tire of. The sprinkles in the mix poke out here and there, providing little moments of colourful joy. The tea leaves themselves smell just like a chocolate orange. It tastes like a chocolate orange too, but so much more than that: the rich flavours are softened in brewing, flanked by complex, earthy background notes, soft tannins, and a subtly creamy texture that is brought out further with a little sugar and milk. A highly agreeable, comforting full-bodied tea, where all flavours sit in perfect balance. I’d rate it as a good choice as well for folks who want a Doctor Who fandom blend, but aren’t fond of Adagio’s black base, as the Mambo tea that forms the backbone of this blend is a VERY different beast to the standard Ceylon, and itself has prominent smooth cocoa and slightly peachy notes that are brought out and heightened here. A fitting tribute to an underrated, yet decidedly awesome Doctor.

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keychange

Ugh. Sorry about the bad experience that didn’t have to be bad if they didn’t put you in that awkward position. Better to learn that you and the job aren’t a good fit early on, though. And always glad you have tea!

carol who

At least the tea was good. :)

Sami Kelsh

The tea was glorious.

The interview was a shambles. Really nice people, but it was really clear that I don’t belong there. I don’t expect to hear back from them, but if I do, I can only agree that I’m not the right person for that job!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, sorry to hear about that :-(
Yay for good tea!

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m so sorry that you had to endure that ordeal today. :(
So glad you had The Doctor to cheer you up (and this one sure sounds delicious! mmmm.. chocolate orange….)

Sami Kelsh

Thanks guys! Turns out I’m not cut out for attempting to sell raspberry ketone pills to women who clearly don’t need to lose weight, but at least Dr. Who makes me so happy. Damn, it’s good tea.

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keychange

Ugh. Sorry about the bad experience that didn’t have to be bad if they didn’t put you in that awkward position. Better to learn that you and the job aren’t a good fit early on, though. And always glad you have tea!

carol who

At least the tea was good. :)

Sami Kelsh

The tea was glorious.

The interview was a shambles. Really nice people, but it was really clear that I don’t belong there. I don’t expect to hear back from them, but if I do, I can only agree that I’m not the right person for that job!

TheTeaFairy

Oh, sorry to hear about that :-(
Yay for good tea!

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m so sorry that you had to endure that ordeal today. :(
So glad you had The Doctor to cheer you up (and this one sure sounds delicious! mmmm.. chocolate orange….)

Sami Kelsh

Thanks guys! Turns out I’m not cut out for attempting to sell raspberry ketone pills to women who clearly don’t need to lose weight, but at least Dr. Who makes me so happy. Damn, it’s good tea.

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