I can't help but wonder what the world will look like when we get through this thing. I know we'll get through...I don't think THEY will let us starve to death...some of us might end up doing some homeless stints...I don't know.

I guess there's a chance the world will look just like it does now - after the BIG CLIMAX.

I wonder what my situation will be. Like right now, I have a cushy cubicle job in the air conditioning in sunny Florida. After the BIG CLIMAX, where will I end up? I don't really have any marketable skills. I gots a engLISH major, emphasis professional writing. I'm scared to death I'm going to end up doing hard labor out in a swamp somewhere with alligators, snakes, bears and maybe even panthers.

I mean: I've done labor before. And that's why I have a cushy, air conditioned cubicle job now.


foam said...

i know what you mean ..
the only thing i know how to do is to teach art ..
guess which jobs get booted first in the teaching profession ..

but at least i'm also very good at watching pots and pans in restaurants ..
if people can still afford to eat out.

foam said...

washing i mean ..

Indigo said...

indigo incarnates

The Bush Regime pretty much triggered the Second Great Depression. Yes, things will stabilize in ten years or so. However, what will happen is that the standard of living for most Americans will be forever reduced because the billionaire class will have sucked up all of this country's resources.

Celticspirit said...

My bf always tells me....don't worry about things you can't change. It doesn't accomplish anything. So...that's the way I try to live life. I used to worry about everything and I mean everything. Not any more.

Hard labor is not so bad. Russell has done it his whole life and I think he's a better person for it. You just do what you have to do and it makes you stronger.

Bobby said...

Foam, I hope you can keep teaching art. It's a freakin crime if you can't. I used to watch some pots and pans and plates and spoons and so on too. I prolly worked in more restaurants than I actually ate in. A few times I actually sat and counted how many jobs I've had in my life: well over thirty. A bunch of those were restaurant jobs.

Indigo, it did indeed take us a long ass time to get out of the depression. A popular impression (that I had too) was that WW2 were some kind of boom days which magically pulled us out of the depression. Not exactly. People were dying to death. And if they weren't at war, they were back home working in factories or shipyards eighty hours a week, living in shacks or bunk houses. Yeah they were working, but... And moreover, one of the biggest job losses (maybe it was THE BIGGEST) was when WW2 ended - - and they didn't need bombers and tanks all those people were laid off at once.

Celticspirit, I thought about driving a truck. Thought about it pretty hard. That is some hard dam work. You have to load and offload your freight yourself in some cases, right? I'm not too afraid of hard labor...but my back is a little wrecked from what I've done so far...and I have some other problems lifting and stuff from some construction work I did. But you gotta do what you gotta do - that's for sure.

laura b. said...

Working in a library, funded by the city, which is in turn dependant on the whims of the state government...well, lets just say that I am practicing my lines. "Would you like fries with that?" "We have Pepsi, not Coke, is that okay?"

Celticspirit said...

Can I ask what is wrong with your back? There's a little known alternative method of healing the back and it really does seem to work. It's the use of castor oil packs and heat. I used it on Russell when he hurt his back lifting up a transmission when he should not have. He felt a difference even the next day. I don't know what's wrong with your back but you might want to look into this.

Bobby said...

I don't know if it's a pinched nerve or something worse. I'll have to look into that. And I need to build up the muscle in my back too. There are a couple of machines at the Y that really focus on the part of the back I need to work. I just need to stop being lazy and do something about it. and I'll definitely have to look into that remedy you've described.

Hey, I saw all the headlines about the tornadoes out there, and I was wondering if that was near ya'll. I hope you're safe! I tried to leave a comment at your blog, but I got an error. Do you have one of those cellars? I hope all's well! Take care!

whimsical brainpan said...

There is no point in wasting your time in fear over something that may or may not happen. I understand your concerns, but life is too short. Be thankful for what you have now, take what life throws at you as best you can, but don't go borrowing trouble that isn't there (said the anxiety filled neurotic).

JR's Thumbprints said...

I sometimes express an interest in teaching in a public school. My wife says I wouldn't know how to act. I'm afraid after seventeen plus years teaching in a prison, she may be right - It's all I know.