Job Rants Thread – 11/25/2022 – Too Damn Full

Hey, all; Happy and Healthy [Black] Friday –

I hope that all of our Americados enjoyed themselves and were able to gorge themselves to the fullest, yesterday; and that our Internatiocados…Had a good Thursday with nice, sensible dinners, all around.

Me? Well, both fortunately and unfortunately, I was the former. Fortunately because, once again, my cousin put out an absolutely amazing spread. Unfortunately because, well, I don’t think it’s possible for me to consume any kind of nourishment for the foreseeable future lest I die of some manner of turkey-based tachycardia. Ah well; at least I don’t have to schlump my overfed ass into the office, today.

Oh, and, lest you think me bragging, believe me when I say that I hope that extends to most of you, as well. Under my old contract, we had to sacrifice a regular paying holiday to be able to get Black Friday off. and, even for those of us completely uninterested in the yearly savings bloodsport, it was considered completely worth it; even if just for the extra digestive time, alone. Now, if you will all excuse me, I’m going to reacquaint myself with a bottle of a certain chalky, pink liquid and spend the rest of the day cursing my newly-finicky middle-aged digestive tract.

As ever, have a safe and productive rest of the day, safe trip home, if out, and great weekend. And remember: If you don’t yet get Black Friday off, it can’t hurt to ask.