(Yes, I know his name. Yes, I know he's a big deal in circles where people have heard of authors most other people haven't heard of. Yes, he's very funny. That said.)
1. Even if he is kidding, are we supposed to believe he is really kidding?
2. Does he really expect to retain his editor after posting that?
3. Does he not realize how goddamn lucky he is to have a fucking editor at all?
I'm sorry, dude, I just don't have that much sympathy. Oh! You are not your editor's very first priority in his every waking moment! You have waited a whole month to hear from him! You poor poor hipster-chic darling, let me gently smooth away your tears with shredded pages from one of your rivals' latest New Yorker article. I mean. What in the even?
I have another, better Niles icon for this post but I'm on a run out the door and I can't find it among my 150-whatever icon. Do you think my pain is as fresh and poignant as Shalom Auslander's?