Plans for the future that have been scoffed at by my well-meaning and totally adorable coworkers

In the interest of fair and balanced reporting, I offer up a follow up this list of career suggestions. These are the plans I have come up with for my future and shared with my coworkers that have caused them to bark with laughter:

  • Art School: Apparently, according to Maria, art students don’t have mortgages.
  • Fiction Writer: This prompted a “can people really support themselves doing that?” I told them that John Updike did about 100 years ago. They didn’t know who John Updike was.
  • Philosopher: This one didn’t get a laugh so much as an eye roll.
  • Coat-tail rider: This is going back to my “you suckers find jobs and hire me” plan. Probably my best bet.

All of this is really for naught since I announced a little bit ago that I think I have a brain tumor and will probably die before I have to actually get a job.

In other news, this is my last day of work before Christmas vacation. I have fourteen days off in a row and that’s making me absolutely punch drunk with giddiness.

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  1. bakiwop 19.Dec.07 at 3:34 pm

    slightly off-topic: oh man, what did you do? i must have caught something coming to your site. i was just let go from my job today so the company could meet its financial goals for the year.

    merry christmas! 😉

  2. Jodi 19.Dec.07 at 4:01 pm

    Holy shit! I’m so sorry. It must be contagious, I had no idea. Don’t you love that instead of actually making money to meet financial goals companies just let people go? Corporate America is whack.

  3. Peabo 19.Dec.07 at 4:19 pm

    I love the expression “let people go.” What a euphemism. “Here you go, little employee. We’re going to set you free now, away from the burden of responsibility, a salary, those pesky feelings of adulthood and security, and, most of all, the ability to sleep at night. No, no, don’t thank us…it’s our pleasure.”

  4. bakiwop 19.Dec.07 at 6:29 pm

    jodi – i would forgive you almost anything, even making me get let go from my icky, cow-pooey job. no worries.

    peabo – good one. it always made me think of that phrase, “If you love something let it go. If it comes back to you it`s yours. If it doesn`t, it never was” – alas, i guess we were never truly theirs.

  5. james 19.Dec.07 at 9:00 pm

    get drunk

  6. rgjabs 20.Dec.07 at 7:34 am

    “let you go” – as if you had a choice. “No thanks, I think I’ll stay”


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