I’m so tired of being poor and unimportant.
The difference between being famous and being normal is that famous people have figured out how to market their mediocrity.
People will trick you into believing that you’re talented if you pay them enough. That’s why I never developed any sort of trust in my professors.
Which rung of the corporate ladder makes the bosses forget that, if given the choice between an office chair and a couch, most people will choose the latter?
I don’t want these things nearly as much as I want to want them.
I drink coffee and apply for jobs on the train ride to work. Something about that process gives me a sense of hope and optimism that I am counting on to get me through the morning meeting.
It lasts about 7 minutes. This meeting begins the way they all do. “Are you happy?” the manager asks with her brows scrunched, cheeks raised, and hands pressing into her heart. “I just want everyone to be happy here.” She gestures to a table near the entrance. A poppy seed bagel, a cinnamon raisin bagel, a plain bagel, and an everything bagel, all cut into quarters, surround 2 individual portions of butter, 1 individual
The meeting begins the way they all do. “Are you happy?” the manager asks with her brows scrunched, cheeks raised, and hands pressing into her heart. “I just want everyone to be happy here.” She gestures to a plate of quartered bagels near the entrance. Chunks of cinnamon raisin, poppy seed, everything, something with cheddar cheese on top surround 1 individual portion of cream cheese and 6 honey packets. “I brought bagels,” she says. “Help yourself.”
Will Work For the Money To Buy Food
Nine times out of ten, I love what I do. I truly do love my job. That one time comes on the first of every month when the rent is due, and I sit plagued by the unwavering belief that everyone else is off tossing hundred dollar bills from a second story balcony of a house they can afford to own while dancing to “Just Got Paid.”
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“Will you be taking time off in the summer? Do you have any plans?”
“Um… mostly just paying rent. So I’ll be here.”