The Laconic Inkdrop

"He that uses many words for the explaining any subject doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink." John Ray

Tag: questions

Why’s the Time ALWAYS Gone?

First things first: I give a thousand thanks to the lady at Store One who–after I explained the site’s malfunctioning and the inconvenience of filling out an in-store kiosk application–made a kind exception for me and gave me a hard copy of the job application this past weekend.

My six-month grace period for my student loans terminates at the end of June. I’m calling my creditors tomorrow morning. Here’s to hoping they won’t truss me up and hang me over the entry-way to their office.

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It originally said, “Debtors, ye be warned,” but Gore Verbinski liked the imagery so much, they filmed it and airbrushed it to say “pirates” instead. Go ask Johnny Depp if you don’t believe me.

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“The Wheel Is Turning But the Hamster Is Dead”–in graphics

If you hear these kinds of questions from a grandparent, other relatives, or from good friends of the family, don’t blow them off and/or storm out of the room, even though you are sick to death of hearing them over and over again. That’s not nice. They keep asking because they care. (I’m preaching to myself here.)

However, feel free to show these illustrations to the next financially secure/employed shmo that asks you one (or all) of the following half-baked questions:

  • “Can’t you find a job?” or “Can’t you find a better job than that? I thought that’s what you went to college for.”
  • “Can’t you just relocate to find a job?” or “Can’t you just save up your money to move?”
  • “Why do you think they didn’t hire you?”