Thursday, June 25, 2009

You shake it all about

My second day waking up to unemployment, my second day waking up hungover (though mildly in today's case) to unemployment. I'm checking the post at ten minute intervals for my letter of redundancy so I can go and meet my new friends in the dol.. in the Jobseekers Allowance emporium.

Oh what magical things happen there. I can only imagine. Put me near a ticketing machine and watch me grow giddy at the knees.

I cancelled the dentist. One hundred and forty notes is better off in my pocket in the here and the now, I can't be doing with the scraping neither. DZZZZZZZ... (you should be looking for a job, not sweating bloody gums all over this man's nice non-latex gloves).... DRRRRRRNNNNGGG... (he said something there but I can't hear him because he's drilling throughout my face).

Not for me. I'll go back when I'm financially viable.

Also coming to the fore is my love of 'too soon' jokes. A fella in the pub on Tuesday offered me the coppers from his pocket. Owen showed up last night with a bottle of Cava that has still gone unpopped. The rest of the gags I pre-empted myself, the best of which...

Johnny, looking in my cupboard: "You don't seem to have any..."

Me, quick as something quick: "Job?"

10 comments:

adogwoof said...

I suppose we should meet the printers before the weekend. Time to get this show off the ground dude.

Radge said...

Working on a first draft.

Holemaster said...

I'd be fucked. I have no savings. Just anti-savings (credit card debt).

Susan at Stony River said...

Good luck when your letter comes; make the most of your freedom meanwhile.

Niamh B said...

Don't forget whenever you see a sign on a door saying "staff only" to say loudly "I can't go in there then"

Gypseysdog said...

This blog has become somehow more cathartic and irresistible since you became one of the Great Unwashed. The world is watching you Cu.....I mean, Radge.

Meadow said...

But isn't it wonderful? But.

Radge said...

Meadow - It definitely beats churning out the same old shite day in, day out. And it will only get better.

5X - It seems that way De... I mean 5X. It's a new world and it's there for the chronicling.

Niamh - It sounds better when there's a secretary acting as a barrier to entry.

Susan - I'll still be free post-letter, and will make the most of everything. All about the positivity, you may note.

Holemaster - Credit Card/Credit Union debt here too. Shit. I'm back down there again.

NaRocRoc said...

And now I have that bloody D:Ream song in my head. Oh well.

Radge said...

NaRocRoc - Heartfelt apologies.