Jobless and less, or so it seems

I’m starting to think that people actually like me, or my blog, or a career train wreck they can watch from a safe distance. Or maybe everyone is just bored to tears of job sites and their incessantly optimistic emails. Whatever the circumstances, a really cool site called FLYP has included me in an article about unemployment…

Unemployment 1 America 0

I’d never heard of FLYP until the precise moment they contacted me about this story. Turns out they do a bang-up job over there, good enough to warrant a bookmark. Still, I’m a little suspicious that this swell of attention will come crashing down. It might all be a clever ruse, perpetrated by my cats, that everyone in the world is in on except me. The little furry ingrates probably thought that my unemployment would mean hours of treats and belly scratches for them. Little did they know I’d be glued to my computer and all but oblivious to their pleading. I kind of suspected my comeuppance would come right soon. But this retaliation, should it turn out to be that, is grand indeed. Touché, my fine feline friends, touché.

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6 Comments

  1. Jill wrote:

    Your post today reminded me of a great unemployment story on NPR this morning…
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=101934031#commentBlock
    Thanks for keeping all us unemployed folks company.

    Monday, March 16, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Permalink
  2. Congrats, Jobless and Less!

    Monday, March 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm | Permalink
  3. Dalilama wrote:

    You go Norm, at first I had thought you had uploaded a video you might find on Match.com or something…

    Looks like you’re doing well on keeping in shape though btw. Guess you’re really not getting too big! 😉

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
  4. Norm wrote:

    Next time I’ll step back from the camera and flex like Hulk Hogan.

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  5. Beardy wrote:

    My cats thought the same thing…they obviously didn’t anticipate me watching SportsCenter for 6 hours a day.

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Permalink
  6. Norm wrote:

    Yeah, my cats are in for a big surprise when the NCAA tournament starts.

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

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  1. JoblessandLess (Norm Elrod) on Monday, March 16, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    New blog post: Jobless and less, or so it seems http://tinyurl.com/c38cx7