On the scale of “Horrible Things That Can Happen to You”, getting laid off ranks somewhere between having your genitals eaten off by an enraged giraffe and being subjected to an autotuned version of a Bryan Adams’ album. It really is a horrible experience. Having both been on the business end of a good old fashioned mass layoff, we thought it might make a decent subject for this week’s HUMAN/NATURE strip. Of course, getting canned does have its advantages. It’s the perfect chance to practice your hysterical sobbing, enjoy the mental stimulation of daytime television and just generally wallow in your own crapulence.
Key take away message: when life gives you lemons, you take those lemons, let them rot in the abandoned tool shed behind your house and then hurl fermented lemon wads at the manager who terminated your employment. That’s how you get ahead in life (or at least get a citrus-based assault charge levelled against you). The point is it’s all about staying positive. Because after all, in today’s pink slip-filled hired-and-be-fired job market, if you’re not laughing, you’re crying.
Thanks for reading and hey – let’s stay employed out there, people.
-Pol & Adam