Personal Lows During Unemployment


This unemployed reader has hit an all-time low in her life: she watches wrestling.

When I was unemployed, I thought it was okay to walk around Michaels and pretend like I had an interest in crafts. Unfortunately, I would run into other unemployed ladies in their 50s and 60s and they would try to talk me into taking crafting classes.

I don’t miss those days.

Laurie, I am at my computer about to purchase a wrestling pay per view event that cost $45.00 for this evening. This is the highly anticipated “Money in the Bank” ladder match for the WWE. Basically they put a brief case in the middle of the ring dangled by a chain and 8 or so wrestlers that qualified for the event go at it with no rules. Just ladders and a bunch of whoop ass to get the brief case. Back in February when I was employed, I would have laughed in your face if you would have told me I would be watching something like this and probably pee’d in my pants laughing if you told me I would pay $45 for it. And here I sit….anxiously anticipating the event in a few short hours. What happened to me? I actually believe wrestling is real now. And I have a favorite wrestler now. I even have a playlist on my iPod of wrestler theme songs. I watch wrestling every day now.

What lows have other unemployed people experienced? I am really curious what your readers have turned to in an effort to comfort themselves other than food, sex, online shopping and booze. I mean seriously….wrestling…wtf? Where did that come from?

I would really love to know what other lows your unemployed readers have reached.

– Abbie

Holy crap. That’s pretty low, and I’m not sure I would spend $45 on pay-per-view for anything. Not even a Smiths reunion.

Now I’m curious. Dear readers, what lows have you reached during unemployment?

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