Practicing Selective Mutism At Jobs You Hate


Dear Har-old,

One day you will indiscriminately hire a co-worker from a shit job to help with something in your dream job. This will be somebody you worked at least 3 months with. Y’all only exchanged hellos and goodbyes. But now, the words y’all are putting in-between is over lunch, over fulfilling projects, even over each other houses. Y’all aren’t just co-workers anymore. Y’all are best friends in real life. One day they will ask you, “Why didn’t we do stuff like this before?” And you will say, “It wasn’t personal. It was strictly business. Even the steady conflicts. Had I didn’t practice selective mutism at that shit job and engaged in small talk to make time go by quicker I would’ve been 65 before I knew it and there for 25 years with my own parking space. I wanted slow time. I didn’t want to have fun. I wanted to feel like SpongeBob in that episode where he was trying to make time go faster and did all this stuff and only 1 minute had pass. I wanted to feel every damn second of my 8 hour shift. I wanted my entrepreneurial spirit to suffer. I knew it was strong enough to not get crushed. I don’t know what happened in my dreams that night, but one morning I woke up and said FUCK THIS … now here we are!”

Futuristically yours,



I know taxes is seasonal but quit your job. Don’t play it safe! Focus on doing taxes. This been 3 years in the making! Make as much money as you can. Save. Keep your goal in mind. Your next employer should be Google/YouTube.


40 thoughts on “Practicing Selective Mutism At Jobs You Hate”

        1. I wouldn’t know. I thought you was throwing shade at me so I left from under your tree. No, it wasn’t that serious. I’m glad you re-establish contact. You had some interesting articles too. Where have I been? I never left; I post at least 4 times a month.

          I’ll definitely catch up with your blog later πŸ™‚

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          1. Aww sorry I wasn’t tho, I was just letting you know you shouldn’t assume :P. But lol I like your way of sayin that. Thanks, I am glad too. You’re a nice person so and I like the recent posts so far. Awesome! 4 times a month? Geez and I thought I was doing the minimum! Same here buddy πŸ˜‰ I will be commenting too!

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            1. 4 posts a month = a post every week. If you maintain that, you will win in the long term. Since I started here in May 2011 I never went a whole month without at least one post.

              These comments are actually making me smile. I love making new friends on WordPress. Thank you again for reaching out, Karen! You will see the love (comments, “likes,” etc) reciprocated. πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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              1. I see, I don’t think I could do that. Haha But it looks like u do more than that! That’s smart. But how come you don’t write more? Aww same here! I love making new friends too even if there are small bickering fights :D. Thanks for talking to me. ❀ I appreciate it!

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                1. How often do you write a month?

                  Yeah, the minimum is 4 but the ceiling is heavenly. The most ever produced in a single month was 23. Me and others. I wish I could produce more but I believe in quality over quantity. Then I don’t have the time when you factor in life stuff like work and other projects.

                  Fights are okay as long as it don’t cause the friends to breakup forever. Thanks for picking me to talk to. I needed it. πŸ™‚

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                  1. I write about 8 times a month except this month because I’ve been posting on diff days. I usually do Sun & Thurs though. Yes I understand tho. 23 is a good number, some people write more than both of us! Yeesss who you telling. I am so busy that sometimes I don’t even know if I have time to post but i make time. So right now I try to stick to my days.

                    Yes exactly. Aw no problem! I needed it too. πŸ˜‰ You’re the only person I’ve talked to this long. πŸ™‚ Thank you.

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                    1. Who you telling? I follow some bloggers that post 40+ times a month. One just posts random stuff. But there was a blogger I followed that actually had good quality material. I always adored their output. It ended up burning them out later though. Message!

                      Wow! You should definitely stop making me special lol.

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                    2. Same here! They invest in a lot of work. Yeah people have different directions. Some people choose personal life over good material. I am trying to balance both. I need a good rant again tho, that is missed!
                      Message? πŸ˜€
                      Haha I can’t because it’s true!

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                    3. I could post everyday but most of this stuff takes time. A lot of things I post been in the back of my mind or sitting in a document on my computer long before I post. And now that I started to draw it’s gone take even longer.

                      I would read your rant πŸ˜‰

                      Message … as in posting so much will eventually burn you out especially if the posts are of quality. This one blogger I use to follow before they set their blog on private was something to be adored. His posts were always funny and always lengthy. His process was unique. He transcribed all his posts on the way to and from work then typed them at home.

                      You should stop … because I’m shy. Lol.

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                    4. Yeah who u tellin! I put in a lot of time in my posts. Ommggggg I have a word doc too and stuff in my head! That’s crazyyy! πŸ˜€ I draw too πŸ˜€ πŸ˜‰
                      Aww shucks! πŸ˜‰ Shade hasn’t had one in a while because of all the awards! Oh my! and work schedule. hehe
                      Ohh yeah I thought that related πŸ˜› I could have a week long convo, that’s fine with me hehe ….ohh geez that sucks. I wouldn’t make mine private. I love conversations of all types!
                      LoL You are not!

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                    5. Any drawings on your blog??? I wanna seeeeeee!

                      Nah, something happened in his personal life. Guessing either at home or at work and I guess someone didn’t like it. His blog was raw and blunt and held no punches.

                      Un-huh I am too πŸ™‚

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                    6. Nope but I should post them eh? I draw from other images on Google so they aren’t creatively mine hehe but I will post them! πŸ™‚ Ohh ok well at least he had a reason.
                      Uh-uh I don’t believe u! πŸ™‚


                    7. Umm…yeah. My last post is the first word post in months since I started drawing. Now I’m mad cause now that I updated my operating system my bamboo tablet is incompatible. Grrr. I’m downgrading because I like drawing that much.

                      It’s funny you say that because my last 4 comics (Passport Bear) were images I found on Google images. I needed a guide. But you better post these drawings so I can gush over them.

                      We gone be going back and forth all night about this lol

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                    8. Okay πŸ™‚ Ohh I see! Grr that sounds like hard work. You must if you are downgrading. Haha omgg We are too similar! πŸ˜€ I didn’t use a guide, I just tried to follow how I saw it lol. haha okay I will, but not tonight! Maybe tomorrow or Thus, Promise! That is a new addition to Shade! πŸ˜€
                      Yeah we can be lol Except I have to check out soon for bed. Have to be up early lol But all week? Yes lol

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                    9. Yeah, that’s what I meant. I just had the image on my phone and drew it on my laptop how I saw it. Guide as in something I can emulate.

                      Well, let me know when you gotta check out πŸ™‚

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                    10. Ohh geez stop copying me πŸ˜€ That’s soooooo awesome! I getcha now. We are the same. That’s it. This should be a blog post: Omg I found my long lost twin via WordPress! πŸ˜€
                      Yes yes indeed πŸ˜‰

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                    11. Hmmm…long as we take our time on it and don’t rush it. I would definitely love to illustrate this and weave it into a story. I’m big on stories if you can’t tell πŸ˜€

                      P.S. I agree. This night is awesome and i am going to hate when it is over 😦

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                    12. Exactly! Yeah I don’t know how you can do that. I can’t draw people lol πŸ˜€ Yes you are and hey so am I. Which why I blog 800 words all the time haha πŸ˜€ But email me so we can talk about it more? πŸ˜€
                      P.S. It is. Aww I sorry! 😦 I am actually going to sleep now too lol

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                1. I’m mad at you. Know why? You just made the 1,001 comment on FY; I made the 1,000 milestone. That is so vain! Why you couldn’t have a typo or something and corrected it in a new comment??? Ugh!

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