May 5, 2008

To Whom This Concerns

Angry half-letters that I will never send:


Dear Metabolism,

Is there a problem? In the grand scheme of things, you work for me; and yet 'work' is something you rarely do. You claim you can't process complex carbohydrates? Well I say horseshit.


Dear Dog Who Keeps Pissing on Our Lawn,

While I enjoy things that are white--furniture, albums, pride, my boyfriend--you are a mangy, off-white disaster and I hate you. The world--nay, the neighborhood we live in is filled with green, sweeping lawns and well-tended gardens; go regularly piss in their yards. They won't even notice.


Dear Upcoming Job Interview,

If you even think about asking me where I'm going to be in five years, I will probably say YOUR MOM'S HOUSE. 20 years ago I wanted to be a princess; 15 years ago I wanted to be an opera singer; 10 years ago I wanted to be a manicurist; five years ago I wanted to be an interior designer; this year I want to be an author. My prediction of where I'll be in five years falls into one of two camps: shark tamer or drag king. Because anything is possible . And that's why this is the dumbest interview question ever. Don't even go there.


Dear People Who Wear Really-Really-Really White Pants,

What gives? Is this a cult? Do your women not have periods? Do you know Tom Cruise? You're simultaneously blinding me and begging me to throw a Costco-sized Ragu jar at you. Who cares if I miss? It'll splatter in your direction, and that's really all that counts.


Dear Coldplay Song That I Am Resentfully Listening To,

I GET IT: you're catchy and British. But all of your songs sound the same, and you're married to Gwyneth Paltrow; with my schedule, it's hard to commit to resenting you more. I'm going to try, though. I'm going to give it my all.


Manthony said...

I could see you being a good lion tamer in five years. Or a really rad elevator operator.

Michelle Auer said...

You need to add stand-up comic to your list of things you need to be. I was just reading these outloud to Jon and we were totally cracking up. I nearly peed when I got to The Coldplay one. Funny lady!

Snotty McSnotterson said...

You guys are so sweet! But seriously--that dog is going DOWN.

FreNeTic said...

I've asked the 5-year question before, and I don't even know what the answer is or what I'm looking for in an applicant's response!

I think it's there to eat up time and show we care. When really, we made up our mind in the first 3 minutes of the interview.

madhouse 6 said...

i completely spit out my water laughing at the "while i enjoy things that are white (...pride...).

so sick, so wrong. so funny.

love this blog. thank you for hitting me up on myspace. glad i found your blog.

Snotty McSnotterson said...

I'm glad you found me, too, madhouse! :)