Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Panda Bear on the Existential Question and the People’s Uprising
The Panda Bear Blog is about a lowly Panda Bear who works full-time an office and dislikes the fast pace of modern life. The Panda Bear Blog is a blog being part of the lower percent.
This time of year with the days short becoming short and the end of the year approaching, the Panda Bear muses on the meaning of life. The end of the year signifies the time signifies the time that the Panda Bear and Mr. Panda work on home repairs something that which Panda Bear detests. Mr. Panda has more vacation time towards the end of the year so they have more available to work on repairs. So far they have had some electric work done on their apartment and have had their heating unit fixed. Now they must work on getting their bathroom floor fixed so the wood underneath does not rot.
The Panda Bear tries to congratulate herself on getting these jobs done. However, positive thinking only goes so far. The Panda Bear feels there must be more to life than consumerism. She feels the powers that be have put her on a capitalist treadmill of working long and hard so that she can buy the consumer goods and pay for home repairs which keep the economy growing. The Panda Bear feels there must be more to life than producing and consuming.
The one good piece of news for the Panda Bear is that she posted her resume online and some recruiters have contacted her. Readers of the Panda Bear Blog know that the Panda Bear has gotten bored with her dead-end job where she works in the less important section of the office. The workload has increased because of some additional work being taken on by her section. For the upper management this extra work means a promotion and title change while for the workers these additional duties are covered under that catchall section of job descriptions (other responsibilities as needed) The Panda Bear thinks it may be a long job hunt but at least people are reading her resume. She knows in some ways she should be glad she is working but recently she moved to a small office and she is tired sitting at the same desk all day and seeing the same faces all the time. America the land of the longest work hours in the world-is it treason to say one wants to do more with one’s life than sit at a desk and work on a computer all day? Of course if you are like the Panda Bear you will spend a lot of your free time looking at the computer but it is a completely different matter because it is voluntary.
The Panda Bear wants to join the people’s protest. Though she is terrified of home contractors she is not afraid to take on the powers that be and tell them that they mistreat the masses. The Panda Bear wants to be a nineteen sixties rebel. She thinks the average people need to confront those in power. The Panda Bear wants to be a modern hippie. Only she does not know where to go or what to do.