Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mole (Mexican Enchillada Sauce)

These past few months had been going fairly smoothly. Scott was interning (working for free) at the Attorney Generals Office. Multiple times his supervisor told him how good his writing skills were and even took him out to lunch to go over his resume. Things got even more exciting when there were TWO job openings in his very department, exactly where he wanted to work. He applied for the job, got an interview.  His supervisor even went another step forward and gave him interviewing tips. We were pretty hopeful. Until yesterday. The panel all met one more time at around 11:00 and by 2:30 Scott still hadn't heard anything (he had a second interview). That wasn't a good sign. At 3:30, the decision maker (A.K.A. JerkFace) called him his office and in as little words as possible told him he didn't get the job, the two they selected were better than him and he can no longer volunteer. Sorry.

I can't tell you how crushed I was when Scott came home yesterday and broke the news to me. I was an anxious mess all day yesterday waiting to hear any news. What was the hardest thing for me in this whole situation was knowing how hard Scott had worked, how deserving he was of this job and it didn't happen. I know many are thinking, "Yeah, it's a job, get over it." I agree, it is a job. But this is the job he wanted, that he worked his butt off to try and get. So yesterday there were a lot of tears, from me. Scott was a lot stronger than me. I want any readers to know that I am only venting and I know things will eventually be okay.

Rewind to about three years ago. A good friend from the ward invited two of us couples from the ward to her house for dinner. She was from Mexico and was so excited to make us some enchiladas made with Mole Sauce. As soon as she mentioned that chocolate was the base of this goo, all of our eyes popped out just a little. I am always open to trying new things. I was newly pregnant with Ada and realized a couple of bites in that it wasn't going to happen. The slimy, thick mess was not going down very well. Scott and Steven who are usually big eaters, were eating slowly, mixing big spoonfuls of rice with small portions of the enchiladas, and spreading the meal around on their plate to make it look like they were eating more than they were. Scott who rarely passes up seconds, when asked if he wanted more, told our sweet host that he was trying to limit his food intake and Steven, who likes food too, told her he was so full. As soon as we left, I called my friend and asked her what they thought of the meal. Before I even could finish the question, they both started laughing so hard saying how gross it was. We had a good chuckle about it, and pretty much every time we saw them after. When Scott graduated, our friend (who is also a lawyer), gave Scott a little congrats/going away gift. We laughed so hard when we opened the present and found a bottle of Mole Sauce. The card wrote something like this: Scott, Congrats on graduating. Just remember these next months, when you are studying for the Bar and looking for a job that nothing is worse than Mole!"

Well, that Mole Sauce has been sitting on our dresser since May and will continue to sit on our dresser until Scott gets a job and then it will move to his desk at work. Believe it or not, that jar of Mole, nasty Mole, has brought a smile on my face more than once.

So Scott, I know you will eventually read this. This next job is yours! You are amazing and I love you to pieces. You are an awesome father, husband and worker. You deserve the best. Just remember these next days, weeks and maybe even months, that while going through the gruelling task of job searches, interviews and no income...that NOTHING IS WORSE THAN MOLE!

PS

If my dear friend that made us the Mole actually reads this blog, know that I love you and all of your other meals you prepared for us...just not Mole.

8 comments:

JazznJenna said...

Lindsay, I'm so sorry to hear about the disappointing news. We fasted that you would get the right job for you, and we know that Heavenly Father knows which one that is...this one must not have been it! I hope you feel better soon and that there isn't much time at all until the next interview. Love you so much!!

Amy Lovell said...

Bahahaha, that's hilarious! I wonder if the mole sauce she made was just nasty, because true mole sauce is seriously DELICIOUS. Or maybe I just have weird taste buds...

We're praying for you guys, something will turn up before you know it.

Emily Foley said...

Oh man, I'm so sorry! I know how disappointing that is, especially when it's not just something that you want but something that you NEED. We're still praying, and I know something will come along. I think of Doug working in Circuit City with his law degree, and look at where they are now! It'll work out. But I know how hard it is to wait until then. I hope God grants you patience.

Lovell Family said...

Sorry to hear the bad news. It's always hard when your husband gets turned down when you know what an awesome attorney he would be! The whole time I was reading your post I was thinking, man, I hope the girl that made that doesn't read this!!

James & Kathy said...

Linds- we need to chat. I will try calling after naps. Ummm... so random but my friend, Brooke, who went to Harvard Law has an uncle (also a lawyer) who just moved from NewPort Beach where they raised their family to Bishop! They love the mules too! She said the economy & jobs have hit her family from Cali pretty hard. You're not alone! So many brilliant, hard working people are fighting for work. I'll pray you win the fight soon! :)

Brandon and Katie said...

Haha funny/sad story. Sorry about the job search. That is hard.

OramHouse said...

Oh my goodness! I tried making Mole once at home and it stunk up my kitchen and tasted nasty. Mexican chocolate and nuts in a sauce? Yeah, no thanks...I even blogged about it haha. So sorry he didn't get that job! I am sure though when he is put to work it will be just where you guys need to be.

Boquinha said...

Oh man, I hope the Mole chef and "JerkFace" don't read your blog . . .

I know we already spoke by IM, but that stinks -- so stressful. Hopefully something turns up soon. I've read so many articles recently about how bad the economy is and CA is one of the toughest states right now. Good luck and keep us posted!