I never, and I mean I NEVER take things at face-value.
For two-and-a-half weeks I waited — constantly checking my email to see if a job prospective emailed me. After an interview, which went down about 10 days prior happened, I almost thought that this job was locked in. I even moved into Bangkok to get situated and prepare my new life for 2018.
Days went by…..no email.
I then spoke with one of my students on January the 6th and he gave me a huge dose of my own chemistry.
“Arsenio, you already know what happened.”
I retorted, “wait, what do you mean by that?
“You know exactly what I mean.”
The implication was they found someone else but just didn’t want to say anything to me.
However, I truly believed the interview went SO WELL that there was no way in hell I could be denied the job! I’m unbelievably grateful because that night, after so many years of teaching, my student was the teacher and I wasn’t the student. The closure and free-ing up of my attention units came back to me and I went on the grind again.
I sat there scratching my head saying, “well, what now?”
You know what now, Arsenio. It’s time to close the chapter on this country you call Thailand.
What’s next lies on the horizon.