Monday, February 27, 2006

Advice for the unsuccessful

If you eschewed the normal graduate career route to spend your entire twenties fannying around in SE Asia, and have also just given up a semi-proper job to spend all day drinking tea and eating biscuits, it’s a really bad idea to google the names of the nasty bitches who fell out with you in first year at university, only to discover that they’re all doing extremely well for themselves, thank-you-very-much.


  • They're only saying that to annoy you.

    By Blogger Who is this Dave?, at 5:16 PM  

  • true (and it's rare for me to agree with dave. mostly because i make a point of not agreeing with dave). in reality they are living on some godforsaken sink estate on benefits while three squawking kids batter the walls with cheap toys. they are lined, lonely and poor.

    does that help?

    By Blogger surly girl, at 8:05 PM  

  • Half are on smack, the other half are what Surly Girl said. Guaranteed :)

    By Blogger Fuckkit, at 10:37 PM  

  • yup. stepford wives. hopelessly dieting, deeply in debt consumer culture lemmings with 80's hair.

    By Blogger First Nations, at 12:15 AM  

  • The lovely Veronica has a friend with whom she fell out and who now is quite a successful television actress. It's always amusing to sit there watching her grind her teeth and froth at the mouth when this woman comes on the box - which is quite often because I make a point of switching on everything she's in.

    By Blogger Wyndham, at 10:14 AM  

  • The people who made my life a misery appear to have spent the last 20 years selling software and/or financial services. You can tell this because on Friendsreunited they say nothing whatsoever about their working lives, they just joke about their expanding waistlines and golf handicaps.

    My only hope is that at some stage there will be a mass attack of self-awareness, followed by self-immolation in a Pizza Express in Godalming.

    By Blogger Tim Footman, at 10:57 AM  

  • Sounds like you're doing terrifically well, spin. You spent a decade wandering around Asia! That's AWESOME. because of that you have a much broader perspective from which to view life, you are familiar with mulitiple cultures and how cultural differences affect our perceptions of one another, you are more thoughtful, more aware, more in tune to those around you. trust me when i say that you are well ahead of the uni bimbos, who are no doubt at this moment wandering around aldi with their "screaming litters of vitamin-deficient rat babies." (credit to lc for the great line.)

    By Blogger Chaucer's Bitch, at 2:37 PM  

  • Yeah.

    I may be terminally single and skint, but at least I'm happy.

    They were boring fuckers anyhow.

    By Blogger Spinsterella, at 3:22 PM  

  • i always go with the theory that nasty people can never be truly happy - so chances are they are miserable and stressed

    By Blogger Kirses, at 8:16 PM  

  • Kirsty Wark = hammer.

    Kill all cute dwarves.

    By Blogger garfer, at 11:47 PM  

  • "Screaming litters of vitamin-deficient rat babies." I love it! There are a lot of those where I live. They are normally running around the street in just their nappies during summer.

    By Blogger Miss Meep, at 11:49 AM  

  • Don't worry. The whole "successful corporate career" thing usually falls apart by 40, when the dull, hollow bitter stage which inevitably comes from doing nothing of consequence for 20 years, 80 hours a week, while selling your soul.

    Meanwhile you will have written a fantastic rollicking book about mucking about SE Asia and having tea and sandwiches in the Penninsula in HK.

    By Blogger SBB, at 1:38 AM  

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