Jude Law is now public enemy number one

judelawIn the movie Repo Men, Jude Law says something like this: “At the end, a job is not just a job. It is who you are. If you want to change who you are, you’ve got to change what you do.”

People who love their jobs can be so irritating to those of us who don’t! A statement like that makes me want to repo his face!

I understand what Law is saying (actually the character named Remy) but give me a break! My job is who am I? What a crock! I guess that makes me a steaming pile of shit.

Disclaimer: I haven’t seen the movie. The line I may or may not have exactly right comes from the Repo Men trailer. And don’t get me wrong. I like very much the premise of a movie where guys dismember deadbeat customers and take back their bodily organs. What a nifty idea! I have to admit I daydream about the same thing with my customers.

Remy has it all wrong, though, except for the lucky .01 percent that actually are lucky enough to love their jobs. The rest of us have to slog along licking boots, kissing ass and spending most of our working lives on our knees. And I draw the line at saying those types of activities define who I am as a human being.

I only do it while staring down the barrel of a gun. I do it because I’m forced. Forced by a desire to have food and shelter and other things that same people take for granted. I do it because I simply have no choice.

I am not answering telephones. I am not selling crap that is cheaply made in foreign countries. I am not the humiliation I suffer at the hands of my boss.

Jude, I hope your next movie finds some way to repent for this atrocious quote. I sure hope you hurled the first few times you said it.

13 responses

  1. I tend to think your personality defines what jobs you take and things you do, as opposed to the other way around. Its one of those things you could argue about with somebody at random to kill an afternoon.

    This just goes to reaffirm the reasons not to take philosophical advising from an action movie centered around guns and organ theft.

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    1. Your logic is impeccable. From now on I’ll try to restrain myself from discerning deep wisdom from movies centered around guns and organ theft. Always good advice.

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  2. I think I would have to throw myself down the elevator shaft if I thought for a second that my job reflects who I am. Every single job I’ve ever had was nothing more than a paycheck. I’m just an urban dwelling wage slave. Bite your tounge Jude/Remy!

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    1. That is probably one of the most eloquently expressed thoughts I’ve ever heard. Elevator shaft. That rocks!

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  3. Repo Man is always intense.

    Wait, wrong movie. Sorry.

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    1. It’s easy to mix those two up. I know I just did. Again.

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  4. Reblogged this on Shouts from the Abyss and commented:

    It turns out I’m still mad at Jude Law. The guru does not forgive easily and he never forgets. And yes, we recently revisited the “you gotta love what you do” trope, but even so, some things bear repeating. Hey, Jude, what have you done for me lately? Gimme more.

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    1. Who? In that photo I found his dome looks remarkably reminiscent of my boy crush, Rob Corddry. The Jude is not breaking the Law of Aging.

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  5. Snoring Dog Studio | Reply

    What an ignoramus. I feel sorry for all the hamburger slinging fast food slaves and the phone bank drones who, in this economy, can’t find the job they really want. They’d heartily disagree with this self-entitled celebrity.

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    1. This burger flipping job defines who I am. Greasy, lots of filler, round-ish (unless at Wendys) and flippin’ all the time. 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on design5279 and commented:

    This is a test of the reblog feature.

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    1. Hi, Sheri. Thanks for the test. Please note that when I originally reported the problem I was using the Greyzed theme, which, as far as I know, is still fubar. I hope this info helps with your research. Have a great day!

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