Home Improvement Magazine

The Adventures of an Unemployed Man

By Bluecollarworkman @TB_BlueCollar
Ronald J. Curell

Ron Curell

Today is a guest post written by Ronald J. Curell. Ron is retired, and is a carpenter, father, hardware worker, and grandfather. Ron wrote this a couple years ago, be sure to let him know what you think!

The strange ability to stand in long lines for hours on end,

Fingers in a flash hit the speed dial on the redial upon hearing, “all circuits are busy, please try again…”

Able to see his jobs disappear overseas…

Can take rejection in a single blow…

The amazing ability to send out résumés each and every day.

Able to sit and watch fuzzy static on the tin-foil wrapped rabbet eared analog televisions,

Can fill in an application in the blink of an eye…

Able to rob Peter to pay Paul… the uncanny know how to keep his left hand from knowing what his right hand is doing…can bend down and pick up a penny on the sidewalk in the blink of an eye…

Can survive on 35 percent of his pay for months at a time….

Knows where the spectacular cups of free coffee are…

With his handy companion: Anita Loan…fighting the evil Vanishing Work and Shrinking Benefits….

Unemployment man that’s the truth and the new American way.


Artist wanted… draw your own conclusions…


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