What had happened?
- They've offered the job to someone else, who is still thinking about it
- They're deliberating between the candidates
- They were waiting for references before deciding
"Don't worry," said Laura, "I've never been offered a job on the day that they said they'd get back to me by. They're overly optimistic. It always takes longer than they think it will."
I felt pessimistic. A trough of gloom after the elated peak of Monday.