Posts tagged as andi sharavsky

How to Develop a Thicker Skin, by Andi Sharavsky

As social creatures, we human beings are met with constant criticism and ridicule from friends, enemies, relatives, bosses, strangers, vague acquaintances, everyone at the gym, and, most often, ourselves. The common solution offered to combat these daily emotional digs is to “develop a thicker skin.”

While that’s all well and good metaphorically, it’s also, you know, not a real thing that humans can do. Our hands and feet form calluses after enough time and wear, but we are not equipped with a go-go-gadget feelings fortress to build up our resistance and shut the world out. Plus, if watchingPacific Rim while high taught me anything, it's that when science does eventually develop [...]

My Anxiety Sends a Letter, by Andi Sharavsky

Dear Ms. Sharavsky,

It has been brought to my attention that at exactly 11:03 pm, after calling your mother, moisturizing your face, and paying your monthly student loan bill, you folded the final item of your clean laundry. You have therefore temporarily exhausted your list of mundane tasks and concerns, and are undoubtedly eager for a restful night of sleep. Instead, please choose one of the following irrational fears and allow it to consume you. Please keep in mind that you will not be reimbursed for the cost of counseling or marijuana, and your roommates have issued a formal statement that checking you for swollen glands makes them feel [...]

Example of a Perfect Cover Letter, by Andi Sharavsky

Andi Sharavsky 2100 My Friend’s Address Ave Wanted to Make it Look Like I Already Live Here So You’ll Hire Me, IL 60657

October 2, 2011

Company That Will Fund my Diet Coke and Netflix Habits 4350 This Sounds Like a Fancy Street, Suite 800 Ooh I Totally Wanna Tell My Friends I Work in a Suite, IL 60610

To Whom This Will Undoubtedly Amaze,

I just graduated from college like, five minutes ago, so I personally find it very impressive that I’ve figured out how to write a cover letter at all. Look at me go! I am obviously a fast learner who can type. Also I took [...]