Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Rejection Denied

Over twenty-four hours later and I still can't get this girl out of my head (see previous post). I thought that a night of some sleep and a busy day of subbing at a different school and an afternoon filled with an interview for a teaching job for next fall (I'll find out next week whether or not I'll get the job) would dilute some of the emotion and make me feel better. It hasn't. My mind keeps reeling back to that brief 40-minute conversation.

What keeps bugging me is that it was an opportunity denied. I'm used to rejection. I don't like it, but I'm used to it. I might not have like being turned down or finding out there really wasn't anything there, but at least I would have taken the chance. I haven't taken all that many chances in the past, but yesterday I was going to. Instead, I was denied even the opportunity to be rejected. That hurts more than a rejection itself. I don't know why, but it does.

1 comment:

Adam said...

Tom, maybe try contacting the school board and see if they have her contact information on record. They may not give it out anyway, but it's better than the alternative of never having tried.

Best of luck...