When rejection makes you laugh, and comfort food makes it better

by Jennifer on November 19, 2013

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Something funny happened yesterday. Well, I found it quite amusing and I hope you do as well: I was finally able to sit down at 11:30 a.m. yesterday to begin going through the emails from my three (yes, 3) email accounts.

The first email I noticed appeared to be spam at first glance however, I recognized the sender’s name. This email is titled ‘rejection’. Yes, REJECTION. I read the email which itself was a kindly written notice that I was not getting the position. I peered at the subject line again and broke out into laughter.

I thought  ‘Seriously, why would someone title the email ‘rejection’?’. ‘Regarding the position’ maybe, ‘follow up to your interview on 10/x/13′ maybe, but rejection. Barely containing myself, I showed it to my husband who thought I typed up the email as a joke. Nope. I then called a friend, who broke out into laughter as well.


This email could have upset me, bummed me out, or all out put me in a down mood, but it did not, I chuckled all day long.

However, it did made me think that it would be a good time to indulge in some comfort food so I tossed the following question out via social media: ‘What is your ultimate comfort food?’ Here are the responses and some links to recipes.

Slow Cooker Creamy Fettuccine Mac Cheese

#1: Macaroni & Cheese: Slow Cooker Creamy Fettuccine Mac & Cheese, Mac & Cheese with Pancetta and Mushrooms & Homemade Stovetop Spaghetti ‘Mac’ and Cheese Recipe

#2: Chocolate: Baked Dark Chocolate Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bread Pudding, Chocolate with Vanilla Wafer Bourbon Balls (liquor in the here too!) & Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Cups

#3: Chicken & Noodles: Classic Chicken Noodle SoupTomato Braised Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe

Other included Grilled Cheese, Vegan Cream of potato soup, Pumpkin Pie, and French Canadian meat pie.

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patsy November 21, 2013 at 8:44 am

Wow… now, that is the funniest subject line for that type of email! Wonder what possessed them to cut-to-the-chase in the subject! At least you found the humor in it and turned it into something that made you laugh… I think that is what helps us through whatever kind of day we might be having!

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