At risk of explaining satire, the following is the ‘Early Retirement Extreme‘ parallel universe take on how internet commenters might respond to a depiction of a typical working life. My personal favourite: “Well, the main problem I think is that he does not have any kind of shop at home, so he has to go to that office to be able to feed himself.”
Forum post: “I just read an article about a guy that has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in his house. Apparently he makes $40,000 a year, but then he has to go to a big office and spend 8 or 9 hours a day filling out forms and going to meetings all week long. He does that all year around. Apparently, he’s been doing it for 20 years or so. I admit it sounds a bit crazy, but it also seems intriguing.”
I’m not sure I could do it. It’s like .. I mean, it’s 8 hours a day! How long do you have to do this for?
I think he said twenty years. So when he’s done can he go back to his family?
By Jove, that’s like a prison sentence.
I don’t see how it is possible to do that and work in his own shop as well. How does he have time to take care of his home. What about friends?