Dear June

Dear June,

The month, I mean, as opposed to anybody in particular named June. May was a little awkward for me, since it’s very difficult to scream ‘fuck you May!’ when one of your bestie’s has the same name, no matter how shitty the month has been. However, I don’t know anybody named June, so here goes.


My name is June and I will fuck your shit up!

It’s only day 1 of you, dear June, and you’re already pissing me off.

Firstly, you took forever and a goddamned day to get here. Do you not realize that I’ve got a year-in-the-making vacation scheduled mid-you? How about showing up on time instead of making each day drag on until it feels like my time off is still six months away? Can you swing that? Hell, I show up to work on time, and I’ve only been there for two years. Have the centuries of your existence in the Gregorian calendar made you so bitter that you just started showing up whenever you damn well feel like it? Apparently so.

Secondly, you’ve chosen to start on a Monday this time around. That’s just thrilling. Because Monday’s don’t suck enough without it being the first of the month as well. I’m sure you don’t care, dear June, but in my particular industry there are reasons (that I won’t go into here, as rumour has it my uber bosses now float around the interweb) why the first of the month is particularly shitty. Nobody likes the first of the month. Bills are generally due on the first of the month. People are shitty, cranky, and oftentimes downright unreasonable on the first of the month. They’re impatient, busy, and intolerable. And as an added kick, most people I’ve had to deal with today are a little bit extra pissy since you’ve decided to start off with shitty grey weather instead of your much hoped for clear skies and warmth. Good job, keep up the excellent work.

Also, speaking of keeping up employment, of all days to load heaps of criticism on my work environment, it’s sure awesome that you chose today. Really adds the icing to the cake. Nothing makes me feel better about my life, 90% of which costs money, than to hear from the source of said money “by the way, you suck.”


Lastly, it’s really sweet of you to send my landlords over to fix a plumbing problem in my bathroom today. I haven’t yet fixed some of the damage caused to the walls and floors by former rabbits/tantrums/roomies yet, so the extra paranoia has been a great touch all day. I’m hoping that they didn’t venture into the bedroom, where the damage is my fault as opposed to the condition of the main areas, where the damage is mostly due to unsticky floor tiles and ancient plumbing.  However, I still don’t know. Why? Because on the way out, my landlords naturally turned the lock on the doorknob to my apartment, instead of just the deadbolt above it. Unbeknownst to them, as I rarely need to call them, I don’t use it. It’s a shitty fiddly closet lock, and rather superfluous with a deadbolt above it. So on my way out, I flip the deadbolt and head on my merry way. Never in a million years would it have occured to me this morning that they would, as good landlords, lock up properly after vacating my place instead of the half-ass job I usually do. It’s only today that I find the need for that second key, locked neatly away inside my apartment with the key to the garbage room.


So now they’re on their way, from way north of the rush-hour besodden city, with much in the way of unnecessary apologies. I can’t even pretend to blame them for this one. This particular mishap is nobody’s fault but my own. But given how the rest of this day has gone so far, I’m going to go ahead and just pile that on with everything else you’ve screwed up today, dear June.

Consider this a performance review, June. If you don’t have a better attitude starting tomorrow morning, you’re fired.

By a fat guy in a wig, no less.


  1. birdpress said,

    June 2, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Oh, so it isn’t just me, getting kicked in the ass by June?

  2. sleepyjane said,

    June 3, 2009 at 10:20 am

    June is a bitch month. I have THREE birthdays and the month didn’t start off as good as I had hoped. I just hope it gets better.

    • Emerald said,

      June 5, 2009 at 4:15 pm

      Well it’s going to get better for me at least with my vacation coming up – knock on wood nothing goes terribly wrong! I hope it gets better for you too!

  3. talea said,

    June 4, 2009 at 3:24 am

    That is all.
    No wait, it isn’t. I’d like to add that my June has sucked EVEN MORE than yours (hi, puking for 24 hours), and it will suck way more when I lose you for 10 days.
    I’m gonna go cry about June now. Stupid June.

    • Emerald said,

      June 5, 2009 at 4:18 pm

      Dude, your June is sucking way worse for sure. Although to be fair, this happened the eve of June 1st, and it wasn’t until the next day I learned of your swiney, swiney grossness 😛 And don’t worry – one day you’ll come on vacation with me!

  4. June 4, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I’m hearing you on this one. June can SUCK A FAT ONE.

    • Emerald said,

      June 5, 2009 at 4:19 pm

      As my buddy Talea up there is fond of saying: it can suck my balls. Although I can assure you that in both of our cases that would be purely metaphorical 😉 But yes, the level of general suckage is becoming very apparent for this month.

  5. Duffboy said,

    June 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I bet you could say to June: “Step into my office… ’cause you’re fucking fired!” Here’s hoping July doesn’t suck as much for you 🙂

    • Emerald said,

      June 5, 2009 at 4:21 pm

      I want to fire the first half of June and promote the middle-vacationey-type part of June to president in the hopes that every week will be vacation week from here on out.

  6. Maytina said,

    June 4, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Aww, thanks for not telling me to fuck off last month! 😀 June is going to be amazing for you since you get to hang with Josh!! ❤

    • Emerald said,

      June 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm

      Haha, no problem 😛 I hope it gets to be amazing, I’ve got my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong! 😛

  7. Jen512 said,

    June 10, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Beware of Asians bearing strips of hot wax and our evil American health care system. You have much to fear!

    I feel you on lacking the will to pack. I’m supposed to be moving across the world in two weeks, but I’ve done NOTHING besides buy a suitcase for 8 dollars at a thrift store. It’s a sickness.

    But just like you there’s going to be a wonderful man waiting for me at the other end of the plane flight, and that’s all the matters, right? 😀

    • Jen512 said,

      June 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

      Ack, I meant to post this comment under your newest entry! Oops, I scrolled down to far I guess. Sorry for the confusion…

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