An Interview From a Phonebooth in the Rain (And btw France is Beautiful)
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Attempting the night before to pack all I could for my early checkout from the Yellow Nest, I still got a 'Can you please close the door,' as I made sure I had absolutely all of my stuff. It's just one of those things you have to get used to when you're staying in rooms with several strangers. The night before, a guy who works at my hostel had recommended that I stay for a day in Montpellier, but I had already booked a hostel in Nice, so I thought I'd have to skip it. Luck was on my side though, when I had a two hour stop-over between trains in this cute little French city.
I think I've decided that I tend to like the smaller cities over the bigger ones.
I enjoyed my little lunch at the station while I waited for my train, wondering how exactly it was possible for me to really be in France; to be anywhere this beautiful and amazing, and to have the chance to travel like this.
Finally in Nice, I had only 30 minutes left to call Dr. Wright for my phone interview for SFSU's grad program. After dropping off my pack at the hotel, which I booked right across the street from the train station on purpose, I hurried over in the rain. Dialed. The lady on the other end of the line was giving instructions for the card. Ummm..I don't speak French. (Though I did figure out that the poster in the booth with a picture of an elderly man was saying something about how he had gotten confused and wandered away from his retirement home and that no one could find him.) I tried not no chuckle at this as gibberish was all I was hearing as I was getting more and more antsy to get through.
This one was for Dr. Mosier. Crap.
More running, but this time I looked up the SFSU psych office's number, praying that they would work with me and give me his home number. On the way back to the phone booth, I was out of breath this time and laughing at myself that I must look like a total fool running back and forth on the street. I really can't miss this interview, even if it is a bit unconventional to interview from a phone booth in France.
With just 10 minutes left in the time frame to call, I finally reached him.