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Sunday, August 21, 2011

The story of how I moved to Europe - Part 4

I saw two police officers at the hotels reception. My heart was beating very fast, I was shaking from top to bottom, I was sweating like never before. Just the thought of that moment brings back the most uncomfortable feeling I have ever felt. I walked quickly to the elevator, ran to my room and hid all the money that I had in the bathroom's sink, I lied in my bed and hoped to fall asleep. I heard someone knocking on my door, I pretended to be asleep. It was the police, they kept knocking. I decided to open up and I acted as if I just woke up, I was scare shitless. They had found my social security card and they had been looking for me this whole time. It felt like a big stone was just remove from my back. Those were the most scary moments of my life. I hardly fell asleep that night, I kept struggling with the sense of guilt and fear that kept harassing me for the last couple of days. The next morning I woke up later in the afternoon and I decided to go look for a job. I didn't find a job but what I found was a croupier school. Considered my love for casino games and gambling I decided to enroll. On my way back to the hotel I noticed that a bar near the Colosseum was hiring a waiter so I went for that too. See, in Italy you don't have to apply for the job first and then wait for the response, if you ask for the job and the owner of the bar decides that you are able to do the job, you get the job at the moment. I was finally starting to feel like my life was becoming balanced. The owner of the bar offered me a bed at his place in return for some English lessons. His name was Marco and that man is as dear to me as my father is. To be continued

16 comments:

Andy said...

That sure was nice of Marco!

Clueless Dolphin said...

can't wait for part 5!

revilo251 said...

nice, making progress now :D finally got a job so no more stealing :p

The Rev. Archimedes said...

inspires me to travel through europe ;D

Timothy Bowen said...

I wish I could go to europe too.

MUFCfollowers said...

Fantastic, you were due some good fortune. This story is excellent.

barbecues said...

I dont think i could ever do what you did, well done you're more of a man than me

ChazWellington said...

Jobs in Italy sound great. I wish america had the same screening process

Dan Carter said...

glad you got yourself a job, looking forward to the next installment :D

tgquagmire said...

the hardest part on moving is always about LANGUAGE BARRIERS and LOCATION (finding your way around) its CULTURE SHOCK but you gotta mentally prepare yourself the best you can for success

Natural One said...

Cool man, entertaining read!

Another Dev Guy said...

CAn't wait for the next update

Murdernickel said...

Woah, It's sorta like a book I read

Anonymous said...

glad u found a job :D lookin forward to next comment

Rauwz said...

don't leave us on a cliffhanger!

thomau5 said...

a bunch of my friends just went to europe for a school trip. things like this just make me more jealous

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