Monday, February 9, 2009


I'm really sick and fucking tired of the random, mean spirited, anonymous comments that have been left here lately. Obviously, when you blog your thoughts you open yourself up to all sorts of criticism, and I've learned to live with that. My skin is thick and like to think I have a tremendous sense of humor. But I've been sensing a change in attitude, in that some people out there seem to think I am lazy drunk, sitting on my hands, too proud to take any work out there. 

To these people, I'd like say GET FUCKED. I can be self-depreciating at times, and I'm mostly a good sport when it comes to making fun of myself. But at some point, enough is enough. It's hard enough to keep my head, literally above water; I am trying my fucking best to be a productive member of society. Receiving unemployment benefits, while certainly helpful, makes me feel like a burden on the rest of society. It's NOT something I take for granted.

To the insensitive assholes out there in the world that seems to feel it's OK to make fun of an unemployed person with anxiety/depression issues, well, fire away. If you're that much of a prick, I'll publish your fucking comments, in the hope that Karma will come back and jam a stick of TNT up your ass. And also to these people, keep in mind that one day, probably sooner than later you'll find yourself in the same position I find myself, trying to decide between paying my car payment or my rent. 

Did I mention GET FUCKED?


VpO said...

You said it, those dumb fucks will be next on the chopping block.

Jay said...

fuck em all. i still like you :)

Anonymous said...

Keep strong, keep active, keep hoping.

Anonymous said...

ignore those mofos. you're awesome.

Ian J Brooks said...

Who hasnt been unemployed before...Its a rut that you share with a lot of people. Keep smilin bro...

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. I think most people still don't understand just how bad the economy and job market are. It's hard enough to keep a job let alone find one - who's hiring???

Even in places that are solid now, they aren't hiring because they fear their business will drop off. Headhunters? Who needs them, the market is flooded with great people looking.

Temps? with business contracting, temps are too expensive and current workers are looking for extra work to make themselves more valuable and to reduce their chances of being let go.

Retailers - are you kidding?

I just found your blog and am enjoying getting to know you - good luck!

Thomas said...

Sorry man :/

JP Mac said...

I love you Justin! I think you're great!!!

J Catlow-Shea said...

Perfectly stated, Justin.

The universe has a way of seeing to those who choose to bring us all down with their negative and/or hateful energy...but a strategically placed finger in the air never hurt the cause. :P

Keep on keeping!!!!

Anonymous said...

I've always thought you were a proud, lazy drunk. That's nothing new. But I do see your point. Love always, C.D.

Bruce said...

I love you Justin and so do most of your readers. You have a great sense of humor and a great writing style. I am concerned about you because I know how depressing it can be not having a job, been there done that!! Keep your chin up, you're a great person and will find something. Don't let the haters get you down. A good "FUCK YOU" always makes you feel better!!

ex-roomie said...

right on, scrubbo! I remember last year this same time that I was in your shoes. It's really hard.

If it makes you feel better, today at work I trudged through several miles of ankle deep mud in heavily manured corn fields. Manure. From cows. Yes - MANURE. As in shit. With a cold. And on the rag. I walked through miles of fucking shit today, Goddammit.

I didn't ever think I'd be able to say that in a literal sense.

All in the name of science and a hard days work? Both of 'em can kiss my ass today.

anyways, love you buddy!

Anonymous said...

Hey man,
Fuck the haters.
One word of advice from one who has also been laid off...and for the first time in my life, I'm getting unemployment (I'm 39).
Work out. Work out alot.
This winter, until last week, has been really dark and cold. I've been working out twice a day to keep my endorphins and seratonin levels up. Also, I'm gonna be fucking smoking hot at IML in May!
Use the downtime as productive time.