Our new life
21.05.2009 15 °C
After the sheer desperation of our final days in NYC, we were happy to have made it to London and some level of familiarity... We had organised a night out with friends on the first day we arrived, foolishly thinking we would sleep on the overnight flight and be ready and raring to go once we got here.... but no. We landed to brilliant sunshine and spent our whole day in bed, thinking “oh its alright that we are missing a sunny day, there’ll be plenty more.’ How wrong we were.
After a good days sleep, we hit the town and wound up deep in Kensington downing shots at 4am. Good start.
After sleeping off the hangover and the jetlag, we set about sorting out some work.. The past 4 months have seen us drastically blow our budget, as South America turned out to be severely more expensive than anticipated. So it all hung on being able to find some work in our 8 weeks in London. With nearly a decade in post graduate study between us, we were confident in landing the corner office within the week, but as it happens the job we got gave us a office much bigger and with much better views than we ever anticipated. Thats right, we are hawking stuff to strangers on the street. Paintball packages to be exact.
Okay okay, there might not be a dental plan or free childcare, but its not all bad. Its quite lucrative on a good day, but being totally commission based a bad day could see you return home in the red... Also being told to rack off 500 times a day can be damaging to the self esteem...
So after ten days in the high flying corporate world of street sales, we have fine tuned the art of sales, and could quite easily offload a crate of ice to any passing eskimos. (PS If anyone is in the area and wants a great day out, ill do you a good deal. I swear.)
So here we are, living in the trendy suburb of Tooting Bec ( i know, i hadnt heard of it either), selling fun for a living, and generally living it up. Some weeks we even make a few quid profit. Having crashed back to earth after 3 months in South and North America, we are counting the days till we can venture off around Europe. 43.