Rejection comes in many proactive forms

Adelaide had not expected to be rejected for a job for which she had never actually applied.

‘Well, dear,’ her mother said. ‘It does say that selecting the shortlist was hard, and that the quality of candidates was very high.’ Her mother smiled at Adelaide as she put the letter down.
‘I think it was nice of them to consider you all the same.’

Adelaide went back under her quilt and curled back into a ball.

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  1. It sounds to me as though Adelaide must also have been considered for a job for which she had not actually applied. Surely this is a good thing in the wider scheme of, erm, things?

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