but I really don't have anything to say today.
excepttt, becca sent me this link to an article on stuffwhitepeoplelike.com that is hilarious and accurate. the whole website is really funny if you don't take it too seriously.
When someone goes through a stressful experience they usually require some time off to clear their head, regain focus, and recover from the pain and suffering. Of course, in white culture these experiences are most often defined as finishing high school, making it through three years of college, or working for eleven months straight with only two weeks vacation and every statutory holiday (”they don’t count because I had to spend them with family.”)they had me pegged at 'worked 11 months with 2 weeks vacation'. i made it at the publishing company almost exactly 11 months before i felt the urgent need to get out from behind a desk and do something else, even though my job was awesome.
Though you might consider finishing school or having a good job to be “accomplishments” many white people view them as burdens. As such, they can only handle them for so long before they start talking about their need to “take a year off” to travel, volunteer, or work abroad.
ok talk to you tomorrow.
dear jeff and matt,