You know what, my dearest audience? I want to talk to you about something truly evil today. Something so depraved, sinister and soul crushing that most people (accept for a lucky few who have gained it's favor) shiver from the very mention of it. What is this, you probably ponder. Is it a hungry zombie hiding beneath your bed? A fire breating dragon lying in wait upon your roof? A vampire? A werewolf? A gay succubus?
Well - no. I'm talking about something much worse than all mentioned above - and that be... a nine to five job. You know... that awful place where you spend the majority of your waking hours, doing things you hate with, or for, people you despise. And while you work you only desire that end of the shift to come and relieve you of your misery - only to come back and do it all over again the following day. Fun, right?
And this vicious cycle repeats itself over and over and over until you are either too old and weak to bring any profit to the man, or until you walk into your workplace with two sub machine guns and start gunning people down, GTA style. (Legal note - I do not condone or promote any sort of mass murder, nor any other murder of any kind towards your coworkers. If you choose to do so, don't fucking blame me for it!)
But the worst thing in a job, is that by now people have gotten so used to it that they have convinced themselves that they need it. They NEED to work. A steady job is a requirement for happiness. They have been brainwashed, institutionalised, indoctrinated. They dream of promotions and salary raises, fantasise about contract negotiations and jerk off to office equipment.
A better parking space, a new desk, a window... are these the epitomy of our desires?
For fucks fuck - we spend the best years of our lives studying shit we don't need, just so that we can spend the rest of our life doing shit we don't like. How fucked up is that?
Now some people might say -" fuck you Bad Example, I like my job!" Well if you're one of those people tell me this - when you are at work, is there nothing you'd rather be doing instead? And if there is, then why aren't you doing it? Let me tell you why - because you're at work, that's why! You are not snowboarding, bass fishing or trying to nail that perky neighbour you've always had a crush on becasue you're filing files, or answering phones, or making someone a sandwich.
You are trading off time for paycheck, happiness for stability, dreams for a routine - and if you don't, well then society punishes you. You're left with no money, limited options for your future, and worst of all - trust you me, you're gonna be living with your folks. Yeah, good luck having any sort of sex life like that.
Now... don't you think that I have some answer or a solution to this situation. I'm just like many of you, doing a job with zero satisfaction, surrounded by loud and annoying people and holding back violent urges to strangle said people on a daily basis. I'm too chicken to quit my job and pursue my dreams cause I've got bills to pay - so I just sink deeper and deeper into this damned routine. Work-study-sleep-work. Fun times indeed.
But the worst part is that I realise that right now, there is no way in hell I can live my life the way I want to. I just don't have the means to.
But... I think we should all atleast try and do something that reminds us that we CAN fight the system. Do the stuff you want, even if you'll get odd looks and shady whispers behind your back. Fuck everyones opinion. Take a chance. Do something. Change something. Anything.
As for me - I'm trying to take my own advice. And yes, I've been getting my share of odd looks when I've been saying "Hail Satan" to my bosses at work. And I'm also trying this web-comic stuff to succeed. Heck, if I can reach atleast some people through it - then I'm happy.
Well now... that was my weekly rant. I hope you've all enjoyed it, and now I'll be off drawing the next page. Talk to you all laters :)