“be seeing you”

I’m sure it was completely lost on his asshole of a boss, but my friend Jack referenced “The Prisoner” when he walked out on his job a few days ago. He handed his boss a single piece of paper with the word, “RESIGNED” typed across the center. And, just to further confuse him, he added the image of a penny farthing at the bottom. I don’t know if he thought to say, “be seeing you,” in that perculiar McGoohan way as he paused in the doorway before leaving, but it would have been perfect… This is definitely the way you should leave a job… Of course, poor Jack is probably half way to the village by now, and I’m sure he won’t feel quite so clever when he gets there.

[And, for what it’s worth, if you don’t understand this post, you can never be my friend.]

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  1. mark
    Posted January 25, 2007 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Here’s something that I just learned from Wikipedia:

    “The final episode of the 1970s series The Bionic Woman, “On the Run”, sees the title character resign from her job and have to elude government agents who want to imprison her in a compound for retired agents.”

  2. stevarino
    Posted January 25, 2007 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    oh good, I know what you’re talking about. That show scared me as a kid, especially the huge balloon that came after him when he tried to escape.

  3. Dr. Cherry
    Posted January 26, 2007 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    that would be telling

  4. Andy
    Posted January 26, 2007 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    I bought my boss tea before leaving my last job. Once I caught her drinking it, I barged into her office, paced back and forth, threw down an envelope and slammed my hand on her desk hoping to spill her tea. Doesn’t work with a Steelcase desks. Make a note of that.

  5. t.d. glass
    Posted January 26, 2007 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Danger! Watching this makes you eligible to be Mark’s friend


  6. It's Skinner Again
    Posted January 26, 2007 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps you can print up cards that read “I’m the new Number Two.” That way, you could make some new friends.

  7. Jack
    Posted January 28, 2007 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    I have to admit I felt just a twinge of disappointment when I got home and wasn’t gassed.

  8. mark
    Posted January 28, 2007 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m getting gassed right now.

  9. Jack
    Posted January 29, 2007 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Are there dwarf butlers involved?

  10. mark
    Posted January 29, 2007 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    No, but there was a man in the restroom making “number two.”

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