20. ROBERT FROST: The brain is a wonderful organ
This is my second Robert Frost quote (the first one is here). He seemed to have a knack for condensing the banality of office life into short and funny quotes. Listen, I’m not trying to be snobby or condescending to any of you that work in an office, so please don’t be offended by ‘the rat race sucks’ subject matter in some of my comics. It’s just something personal that I have to get out of my system – the final panel above is exactly what I looked like for nearly 8 years when I worked in an office. I had a good job, was making pretty good money and had no reason to complain (especially in today’s economy) – but I also knew that I wasn’t pushing myself mentally or creatively. The last year especially I noticed I had became more grumpy and moody (what us Aussies would call a ‘sad-sack’). Finally, as my 30th birthday approached, I realised I had to make a change and quit. That was only a couple of months ago so the memories of my job are still fresh and these comics provide a little catharsis for me. Don’t worry, I’ll post some positive and uplifting quotes later in the week!