Quiet Quitting & Blasé Blogging

Hey kids! Have you heard of the latest craze to sweep our fine nation? No? Me neither. I am so out of the loop I asked my 15-year-old daughter last week if she was going to go out and buy the new Taylor Swift album and she smirked, “Buy? Buy what? The album? What?! No! I just go on Spotify and listen to it, Mom! GAWD!”

So I dusted off the old ear trumpet and tuned in my ham radio for the latest hip and happening news that zips across our airwaves.

That’s when I learned about this insane new concept those young whippersnappers are currently yapping about: Quiet Quitting.

I have no idea what that means either.

Thankfully, right then my paperboy chucked the latest New York Times straight through my window (such an asshole), so I fired up my oil lamp, slapped on my monocle, squinted as hard as I could and saw that splattered across the front page was this earth-shattering article with the following revelation:

“I recently learned about this term called ‘quiet quitting’ where you’re not outright quitting your job, but you’re quitting the idea of going above and beyond,” says Zaiad Khan, a TikTok user with over 10,000 followers, in a soothing voice, juxtaposed with a video of the New York City subway. “You are still performing your duties, but you are no longer subscribing to the hustle culture mentally that work has to be our life.”
(source: an actual New York Times article*)

This is new? I thought this was pretty much an unwritten rule for anyone that works. Do the bare minimum. I know that’s my motto for most things in life.

What’s next?

Regretful Retiring

Y’know what? I f***ing hate birdhouses.

Diabolical Divorcing

Look, don’t you get it? I do not want to be in the same room as you until the end of time! And beyond that! The very thought of you makes my skin crawl! I would rather dip myself in honey and be covered in fire ants than hear you take one more breath in my presence! Now take your stupid striped-shirt and get the hell out of my life forever, you pathetic excuse for a human being!

Doubtful Dying

Ooh! Hey! There’s a light! I think I’ll go! No…wait a second. No. I will not go.
Uhhh…maybe I should go? No, I should stay.
Wait–I’ll go. Yes, I will go to the light!
Maybe? Hmm…..

And how is everyone doing in WordPress world? Blogging is still a thing, right?


*By Alyson Krueger Aug. 23, 2022


17 thoughts on “Quiet Quitting & Blasé Blogging

  1. Hi Darla,
    It made my day to see your writing again, and thanks a bunch for the permission to Quietly Quit endeavors–such a relief! I thought I was just drifting through the Last Third of my life, but actually I’m “QQing” things like exercise and cooking. Happy Weekend, and Thank You to all the Veterans who may be reading this!

  2. Bwahaha! I was giggling through tbis at the specific ways you invoked old-timey vibes. I am definitely getting plenty such “GAWD” moments with the 13yo (!) now here to remind me how very behind the times I am. Happy weekend, Darla! 🙂

      1. There will certainly be turmoil and a lot of work expected of those who remain. Musk also wants people to return to working at the office for a normal work week. I suppose that seems like ‘giving your life’ if you have been home in your jammies for the last two years!

  3. Thanks for the laughs. I read that NYT article too, and my impressions were the same as yours: we called it “going through the motions.” Honestly, does everything need to have its own name and movement now? So no one buys albums anymore? That’s so sad! Glad to see you blogging again. – Marty

    1. Thanks, Marty! Exactly my feelings–why does everything have to have a name?! And yes, no more albums! Well, I actually do have turntable and bought a few albums not too long ago. Someone has to do it!

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