A-Croc-Alypse Now, Children, Living in This World

News of the Day

I'll tell you the truth. I am the mother of a 22-year-old recent college graduate who is an aspiring actor living in Brooklyn with two friends and looking for a day job. He left home with savings he hoped would last three months, but he's learning that's probably overly optimistic. It's been six weeks, and he is still looking for a job.

During the worst economic crisis since, oh, 1929.

As you might imagine, it's not a great market.

And the fact that he shook hands with Barack Obama at graduation means nothing now.

A mother might begin to wonder about the bounce-back factor. Not that he wouldn't be welcome if it became necessary, but like all mothers, I want him to you know, leave home, do well and find fulfillment somewhere else.

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But in my e-mail this morning came the following:

Guess who has two thumbs and a nine-to-five temp job this week
paying $17 an hour.

This guy.

– #1 Son


18 thoughts on “News of the Day”

  1. Hooray! Now we only need to persuade Hattie Gandhi that academic glory won’t butter the bread, and we can relax for about 20 minutes… 😉


  2. Yay! May the job last a good long time, or may there at least be other jobs that follow this one quickly. You’re only young once, #1 Son, so use that enthusiasm and energy well!


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