World Of Warcrap (Part 17)
Jordan | March 5th, 2011
Half-Man Vs Wild
I kinda feel like Drago the Bear in the comic is like the figurative bear that seems to be stalking and beating Josh down in real life. It is no secret that so far 2012 has not been either Josh or I’s year but as bad as things have gone for Imagine Industries and for me, personally, Josh has gotten it 10x as bad. Now, I know what you’re thinking, Karma, right? Well sure, a little but even I think Josh’s punishment doesn’t fit the crime. Let me set the scene…
The Rise And Fall Of Josh Lenhardt
At the close of 2011, Josh Lenhardt seemed to have it all, happy marriage, promising career, plans to buy a house and a fully-functioning website. Now it’s true, his marriage is just as strong as ever but the other stuff… not so much. First of the job which informs the rest.
Josh worked as a 911 call taker, a good paying, State job with fantastic benefits. He spent about a year just jumping through hoops to qualify for the job and then after a month of work he gets canned cause, as they put it, “He was too nice”. Now, I’ve been in trouble at work for all kinds of things; arguing, fighting, poisoning… but I was never in trouble for being too “nice” (although with me it was a good sign I was planning something).
When the job went, “bye-bye” Josh, though disappointed, wasn’t too worried. He knew he could always comeback to his old job whenever he wanted… except he couldn’t. Without giving any reason, his old Bosses decided he could not return, even though they had (and continue to have) other former employees come and go as they please (worthless ones in some cases). Needless to say, the simultaneous sting of being dropped by one job and not being accepted back by another disheartened Josh (which normally would give me a good laugh but for some reason, this time it just made me mad).
With no job and no clear direction, Josh and his wife had to give up their immediate plans for buying a house and starting a family. Worst still, with only one income, they are being forced to give up the place they’ve been renting for around 3 years and move in to Josh’s Dad’s guest room til they get on their feet.
I know what you’re thinking, “Josh having to live with his parents, now Jordan’s laughing, right?” Well, I would be normally but here is the twist in the story. The whole thing just makes me sad. I guess the idea of Josh having the World kick him in the nuts over and over and the reality of it are two different things (or maybe the problem is that I’m not the one doing the kicking).
Here is the last Chapter of this sob story. Josh has had to drop out of most of his work on Imagine Industries while working to get a new job and home. Ultimately this hurts II two-fold; we lose out on Josh’s Epic exuberance (honestly, we he’s on fire, it’s a thing to behold) and I am struggling to make ends meet on the financial end of the comic solo. I do not want to let 2012 beat us but II is a man down and the year doesn’t seem to be letting up just yet.
Now to make up for the downer story, here is a story of 2 women in love, you’re welcome!
Finally, the Inspirational Quote that has nothing to do with anything…of the week.
“They can take our lives, but they can never take our Freedom!”
-Mel “Crazy-pants” Gibson
(Back when he at least still made good movies)