Hey there, everyone. Last week was a killer for me, on many fronts. I couldn’t do half of what I wanted to do. The good news is that I will have time this week to do some major writing, so keep up on it. Here’s today’s fiction:
Hedging Your Bets
by Miles Rost
“I just put in my notice.”
Mark Jackson had a look on his face that was bliss. His cube-mate, Jesse Blaylock, wasn’t so sure.
“So, you’re going to quit without an exit plan?”
“Absolutely not. I have that plan. I’m going to take the first job that I get, and while I work at that one, I’ll work on my passion.”
Jesse’s eye went up at that.
“And what if you don’t find a job?”
“That’s the beauty of it. They’re always looking for someone. I will do any job, just as long as I don’t have to work at this place.”
“You, sir, have faith. If I don’t get to see you go today, here’s to hoping the maze don’t get ya.”
Optimism is excellent.. but sometimes it borders on stupidity.
It depends on where you get your optimism, and many times…where you live.
I wonder what the big passion is?
No clue. Mark wouldn’t tell me. XD
Some jobs are like that, I guess. That bad. Nice one.
I’ll put my bet on the maze.
I understand him completely. I hope things work out for him. Sometimes a job is more misery than it’s worth.
He’s doing what I’d wager we’ve all longed to do at certain points in our working lives – just quit and see what comes along next. Brave. Good dialogue.
Sometimes you just need to be brave and take the plunge. Personally, this would be the point where I started panicking about what the heck I’d been thinking, but good on him for the guts.
Robert Heinlein said: “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” I hope Mark knows what he’s doing and I admire his courage in working toward his passion. Great band and song, too!
I hope optimism wins out!