Tagged you’re it. I’ve been tagged by Cheap Chica to do a meme.
The rules are below:
a) Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
b) Find page 123.
c) Find the first 5 sentences and read them.
d) Post the next 3 sentences.
Since I am sitting next to my bookcase I closed my eyes and grabbed the book, The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David Shipler. Oddly enough, the 123rd page falls in the ‘Daunting Workplace’ chapter which discusses soft skills needed to get jobs. And, of course, an important soft skill is knowing how to dress for work.
Following the instructions, here is a quote:
Across the continent, Camellia Woodruff carefully missed her orientation for a sales job in the jewelry department at Macy’s. She was a lithe black woman of twenty-six who moved like self-conscious dancer through the yards of Imperial Courts, the Los Angeles housing project where she lived. Attempting a stylish look, she straightened her hair, twisted it into a bun, slicked it down, and pasted a lock at an angle across her forehead.