Friday, September 19, 2008

So Long, Suckers!

Many years ago, I had a job I didn't much care for. The company made up for the long hours and high-stress environment with a fabulously tiny paycheck. All I ever did was work, and when I wasn't working, I was talking about working. I was well on my way to becoming a Washington Tool.

In fact, I became so insufferable that my sister loaned me money so I could get the hell out. So I did. I prepared two resignation letters. The first letter was the standard, "It's not you, it's me, I need room to grow and boy howdy have I learned a lot!"

The second was written in crayon and said, "So long, suckers!"

I submitted the first. To this day, I wish I'd had the nerve to submit the second. It is the sole regret of my life.

With that, I'm outta here. And, in honor of that long-ago day when I learned that, sometimes, quitting is the better part of valor:


Oh, this isn't my last post or anything. Don't cry! I'm just leaving town and on blog-cation for a few days. I'm headed to Chapel Thrill, North Cackalackee for football, beer, and possibly some more beer. I'll be back soon enough.
PS - In honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day:
What's a pirate's favorite candy?


LivitLuvit said...

Say Hi to Matt for me! And Top O. And blue cups at He's Not. Ah, Chapel Thrill... how I miss you!

Shannon said...

I go on vacation and Liv gives me a to-do list. Sheesh! And will do.

FoggyDew said...

Ditto Liv. Ahh, the memories of fall afternoons and blue cups.

Ummmmm. Beer.

Shannon said...

Foggy - I love beer. I'm drinking beer right now!

Ibid said...

I'm packed. When are you picking me up?

Shannon said...

Sorry Ibid, this is a solo mission. Also, no one in their right mind would get in a car with me. Vroom! Beep beep! Whee!

Ibid said...


bh said...

Damn, I was going to try to hitch a ride, even though you don't know me, and I'd have two kids with me, and well, it might be kind of awkward, but I'm sure beer thirty would fix that.

KassyK said...

Peter Saarrrrrrrsgaaaaaaaaard.

My favorite pirate voice name for an actor.


Shannon said...

Ibid - you wouldn't want to ride with me, anyhow. I have a habit of yelling, "RAMMING SPEED!" whenever I accelerate.

BH - would the kids be drinking beer?

Kass - What's a pirate's favorite store? Taaaaarrrrrget!