"Funemployment" was a mildly irritating coinage back about 8 months ago when people started losing their jobs in earnest; now it's a subject for wacky trend pieces by network news organizations who, staring at the terrible jobless numbers, are starting to freak out and look for any kind of "bright side" report they can deliver to help forestall a revolution against capitalism. Anyway, did you know that, unlike those of us whose panic over lost wages and limited opportunities has resulted in growing alcoholism, strained relationships, and physical manifestations of serious stress including but not limited to acne eruptions, hypertension, deep depression, and ulcers, there are some people who are using their "time off" to surf or just hang out with their friends? It's true! Meet the Funemployed: Their carefree attitudes and healthy ways of handling the unfortunate situation of being made redundant should totally cheer us all!
Monday, July 6th, 2009