19 August 2009 – trying not to burn bridges

A coffee in the sun and a question I don't want to answer

A coffee in the sun and a question I don’t want to answer

Jolie asked me to work in the Gosport office again today. I suppose I should be glad of the extra money, especially as I’m not sure where it’s going to come from after the end of September. That office is so bitchy though, I have to spend the whole time with my head down trying to pretend I’m somewhere else. Today there was the added awkwardness of the job offer hanging in the air too.
“Have you thought any more about my offer?” Jolie asked when we had our coffee break.
We were sitting in the little triangular yard at the back of the office getting a little sun, just Jolie and I. There were only four of us in the office and the other two had gone out the front to smoke. She probably didn’t want to mention it in front of them. I’m not sure they even knew about it.
“To be honest, I’m not sure about the travelling,” I said. I know I should just have said no and had done with it but I was afraid to completely burn my bridges in case I couldn’t get anything else.
“You’re still taking your driving lessons though, aren’t you?”
“Yes, but I think it’s going to be a while before I’m ready for my test.”
“It’s no trouble for me to pick you up and drop you back anyway. No pressure, just let me know when you’ve decided.”

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