Thursday, April 19, 2012

The answering machine is on, but no one's home

Rather, the business is vacant.

There's a reason Google was giving me just an address and phone number for a particular recording studio down here. I had seen the name of the place on a marquee in the same parking lot as a beef jerky store, so I figured I'd send a letter of employment to them (the studio, not the jerky store). True, some of the offices in that lot looked vacant, but still, give it a shot!

So I searched and searched for some sort of name to send the letter to. Like I said, the only thing available online was the phone number and address. Okay, let me call them. It rang, and rang, and rang some more. Finally, a machine picked up. A voice said that they were either in the studio or on the other line, and to leave a message. No, I didn't leave a message; I hung up. I thought since I was calling close to 5pm, they were getting ready to pack it in, and I'd send my resume anyway.

I did.

Three days later I get this:

"Return to Sender
Unable to forward"

At least it didn't tell me "ADDRESS UNKNOWN".. haha.

Still. Surprised as I was, it shows the level of disappearances down here. Places close up or slim down their hours because the snowbirds have flown the coop. It's a sad state of affairs down here, and from what I've seen and heard, it's gonna get a hell of a lot worse before it gets better.