Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Who knew?

Who knew unemployment could be so all-consuming?

I've been harassing and emailing and updating and replenishing and queueing and form-filling-outing and unionising and...

Fuck, even that sentence took more out of me than my last three months of work and I'm sure it was a bitch to read, too.

I take my leave tomorrow for a couple of days down the country, spending my few remaining shekels in Dingle and Limerick and Kilkenny before I return to the great unhoovered carpet that lies underfoot.

Who has the time for vacuuming? WHO?

I need to cook now. Another fucking 'ing'.


Anonymous said...

A vacation from unemployment. I like that!

Niamh B said...

popcorn and lucozade - the dinner of kings


Therese Cox said...

There were "Ings" all over the winner of this year's Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. (The award for intentionally dreadful first lines of imaginary novels.) Maybe you're onto something, Radge:

"Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the "Ellie May," a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin' and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests."

If that isn't beautiful prose, I don't know what is. Enjoy your time off.

Radge said...

Oops indeed, Niamh. I think popcorn to be the anti-food.

Therese - I... I'm speechless. I wish I had the talent to be that awful.

Holemaster said...

A laugh at bedtime.

hope said...

At least we know you're alive and doing something.

Sorry...another ing. Go have some fun.

Meadow said...

'Working for Welfare.' That's what it's called.

I like the word 'ping'. It really would not be the same with just the 'p'.

Happy holidays!

goldmaster said...

What about the word ring. Is that an "ing" word or doe's it have to be extended to ringing to qualify.
Debatable maybe, then again maybe not.

NaRocRoc said...

ing is an anagram of gin, just in case you weren't aware like.

Me, I'm not mad about gin. But hey, have a nice break all the same.

Radge said...

Hang on, Goldmaster?

Here, Holemaster, have you got a shinier older brother or some such?

Thanks, by the by.

Maxi Cane said...

Not one mention of the one thing you'll be doing more of than anything else....


Sorry, I didn't want to finish that, ing is such a filthy habit.

Flann O'Coonassa said...

If only human beings were more like bears Radge. Jobless people could hibernate until the recession dissipated.

They could also steal picnic baskets, and attack and kill park keepers, which I imagine would not be a displeasurable way to wile an afternoon.

adogwoof said...

I can't believe I'm f-ING wasting hours of my life - before swine flu starts its murderING - watchING Andy f-ING Murray playING in Wimbledon