Reality Bites

by Marinka on August 17, 2010

So I heard that Steven Slater (you know, the guy who depending on your perspective is either a Jet Blue cult hero or if you’re not out of your fucking mind, a relapsed drunk-menace to society) is in talks to do a reality TV show about unusual ways in which people quit their jobs.

Because in this economy, quitting your job in a headline grabbing way is what everyone should be focused on.

I’m pretty sure that that’s been the key to the Netherland’s and Germany’s economic success, so it’s about time that America caught up.

But maybe I’m judging too harshly. Let’s explore some job-quitting scenarios together that would make for excellent Must See TV!

Take This Scalpel and Shove It!

Watch as a disgruntled surgeon storms out of the OR! Take that, Obama healthcare!

Every Child Left Behind

Tune in as a teacher tells her 6th graders exactly where they can put that algorithm! Teachers (and parents) everywhere will relate and cheer!

All Landings Are Approximate

Who needs the stress of the attention to detail? Not this air traffic tower control operator!

Reruns Again?

Television writers, tired of not making their fair share, walk off the job.

Country comes to a halt.


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Renee August 17, 2010 at 10:41 am

I just started reading your site recently, and I am here to complain…Will you please stop making me laugh out loud at work? It’s not good for my career advancement. I, too, am Russian but grew up in North America. My mother is not as funny as yours, but she does consistently (like, daily) tell me to put “garchichnik” on my kids, even if they are not sick…She’s convinced it is the cure to all of life’s evils. I think you and I will have to be friends…


Jeanne August 17, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Well, the country didn’t come to a halt, but The Daily Show was pretty lame for a while….


Elise August 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Good idea, Temper Tantrum TV. I guess we don’t get enough of that at home with the kids.


August 17, 2010 at 5:13 pm

how about:
Americans Idle – where we watch celebs like J-Lo and Steven Tyler quit their jobs before they get hired.
My Life on the D-Cup List – where young women quit their jobs, get breast implants, then live off of horny old men.


A Mom on Spin August 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

And how about. . . “Life Bites” when veterinarians walk off the job without giving rabies shots????

Okay. . . lame, I know.


Lisa Rae @ smacksy August 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Wait. Sixth graders are learning algorithms?


Miss Britt
August 18, 2010 at 4:27 am

Is Jon Stewart guest posting today?


kimberly August 18, 2010 at 7:24 am

I could watch the Slaters all day though. They are a couple of bitches! Have you seen the partner? “I have the arithmia, you people are going to make me pass out, leave me alone!).


the mama bird diaries
August 18, 2010 at 8:55 am

I can’t believe you just made me relive the pain and hardship of the writer’s strike.


dusty earth mother August 18, 2010 at 10:48 am

Very much enjoying the “Take this scalpel and shove it!” concept. Do I smell a pitch?


August 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Wouldn’t it be lovely if the country came to a standstill, at-least for a day :)… fine the beauty in the chaos.. thats me…


Jonathan August 18, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Now I see why the whole family is talking to the media, I hadn’t even thought of a reality show! The horror!


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