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Tuesday, 16 November
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Food Bank

So: I put in notice at work, where I have resided and bumbled for the last eleven years. I must note right away that the people I work with--those good folks who have for over a couple decades steadfastly refused to cure cancer out of fear of having to become janitors or depilators or lizard handlers--had nothing to do with the decision. They are all nice people, except for the ethnic ones, whom I fear and avoid.

Truth is, I just burned out. Spend a decade anywhere, doing [job that isn't necessarily your super-dream and I guess that's going to happen. Around six months ago, the Wife was all like "You need to get the fuck out of there, because you're bringing it home." I couldn't disagree. Well, I could, if I felt like being an obstinate asshole, but I didn't, because I was too depressed. So I just sat there like a cornered marmot and nodded my head woefully.

So the decision was made, and I'm out of there as of year's end. ("The decision was made . . . " who doesn't love the passive voice?) Although that's sort of not true: I have enough accumulated vacation time to bail on the Jesusmas-New Year's week, so my last functional office day will be December 23. I'll get paid for all that time to hang out at home and relentlessly yank it at! 'Tis the season!

After that, when remorseless January hits . . . well, I don't fucking know at all. Does your lawn need mowing? Leaves raked? Browser configured to the bonkotopia home page? Let me know! I'll probably need the cash.

What I can't help you with is help on the whole cancer thing. You're on your own with that one. Because I'm out.

Note: Comments are closed on old entries.


Congratulations! I envy your exit.

But before you go, could you take a quick look at this mole?

Comment number: 020918   Posted by: Taylor on November 17, 2010 06:18 AM from IP:

You put in your notice? I am severely disappointed that you did not go out in a blaze of Uzi fire. Or dump a pitcher of urine on your boss's boss.

Put in your notice. Hmmph. Limpdick.

Comment number: 020921   Posted by: Bill on November 19, 2010 12:01 PM from IP:

i am so happy for you. the wife is probly much better now. breathe free...

Comment number: 020923   Posted by: claire on November 23, 2010 12:46 PM from IP:

Please write more, figure out a way to write for a living. Get someone to pay you for this. Your writing is too damn good.
And the uzi fire would have been a nice touch.

Comment number: 020925   Posted by: Sibyl on December 1, 2010 09:57 AM from IP:

I would pay. I figure I must owe you at least a couple thousand by now.


Comment number: 020926   Posted by: Debbie on December 8, 2010 08:09 PM from IP:

Hang in there, Skot. Your tens of fans are missing your missives, and I for one hope you are well! You well?

Comment number: 020927   Posted by: Brad on December 14, 2010 01:29 PM from IP:

Happy last day at work!

Comment number: 020929   Posted by: Barb` on December 23, 2010 10:17 AM from IP:

Happy last day. Maybe the Bar That Will Not Be Named needs a bouncer?

Comment number: 020930   Posted by: Topher on December 23, 2010 02:09 PM from IP:

As one of The Tens, I too encourage you to go out and do some writing. It pays crap, and you'll need some sort of day job (or the continued graces of your long-suffering wife), but you haz the talents. The world should not be deprived of humor just because you've gotten used to living with a roof.

Comment number: 020931   Posted by: Alex on December 26, 2010 12:59 PM from IP:

And as another of The Tens, yes, please try to do some writing. You've kept me entertained for quite a while now and I miss your regular posting! Congrats on the "unemployment" scene! So you look at moles? I'll send a photo and you can give me your verdict. Keep writing guy!

Comment number: 020933   Posted by: Sharon on December 29, 2010 10:17 AM from IP:

Skot! Come out Skot!

You're aware of The Green Hornet, Country Strong, Thor, and (oh my sweet sweet Jesus) Season of the Witch, right? Right?

If a Nic Cage movie cannot pull you out of exile, We Are All Lost.

Comment number: 020935   Posted by: Taylor on January 12, 2011 01:12 PM from IP:

SKOTT!!! Enuff with the not-writing and making me laugh.

Comment number: 020937   Posted by: Brad on February 1, 2011 10:35 AM from IP:

I blame you for Rebecca Black.

Comment number: 020947   Posted by: Taylor on March 25, 2011 07:10 AM from IP:

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