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Posted on July 2, 2012 12:01 AM
"...and then BOOM!, I'm 48, in the middle of a dead-end career path."
John Cox |
July 2, 2012 12:07 AM
July 2, 2012 00:07
Hey, kid. I'm here for ya.
Tom Wms. |
July 2, 2012 10:13 AM
July 2, 2012 10:13
YOU think YOU got problems? Hey kid, I'm closing in on retirement. Social Security and Medicare are going DOWN! My 401k is trashed, I'm upside down on my mortgage, the kid's 'college fund' won't even buy me a tank of gas!
I'm a nightmare? KID! Do you know how much you OWE already?
July 2, 2012 10:20 AM
July 2, 2012 10:20
Holey moley, John, yours hit home. Funny and scary. Well done.
"So the purple tats were ok, but the horn piercing went too far. Or was it filing my teeth? Seeing your reaction, I'm concerned I've crossed a line somewhere, Bobby, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Ah! It was the finger reduction, right?"
July 2, 2012 12:31 PM
July 2, 2012 12:31
I was playing with the idea of a bogeyman (monster under his bed) having an identity crisis right in front of his intended victim.
John Cox |
July 2, 2012 6:40 PM
July 2, 2012 18:40
You succeeded with the bogeyman and identity crisis.
That and your comment.
Scary. Very scary.
Dr. Bob |
July 2, 2012 11:36 PM
July 2, 2012 23:36
"Hey kid--no time to scare ya. I'm looking for the Bolgia 5 parade. That tune John Roberts blew* made Arturo Sandoval's solo on A Night in Tunisia sound like Three Blind Mice. I can usually find my way by smell, but the foul stench hangs heavy EVERYWHERE."
* Refer to the end of Canto 21 in Dante's Inferno.
Terwiliger (back from the blackout) |
July 3, 2012 4:54 AM
July 3, 2012 04:54
"So they says I gots TWO horns and TWO eyes and I'm VFR and IFR and after 29 years of faithful service and just 1 year from making pension all of a sudden I'm overqualified."
Not much to add to John's, except maybe I don't own anything of value either. Burned up my savings/investments trying to survive the last 5 years.
July 3, 2012 8:15 AM
July 3, 2012 08:15
Reminds me of a Gary Larson "The Far Side" cartoon: two scaly, fanged monsters are sleeping under a young boy's bed when one monster turns to the other and says, "I got that funny feeling again, Frank, like there's something hiding on top of the bed."
July 3, 2012 8:27 AM
July 3, 2012 08:27
But now they have to cover the purple skin and horns as a pre-existing condition.
July 3, 2012 10:10 AM
July 3, 2012 10:10
And DO NOT GET MARRIED kid! Yeah, they look good NOW, but in a couple years....you think I look bad....wait until you meet the wife!
July 3, 2012 12:38 PM
July 3, 2012 12:38
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