Jonah Quote #576
Glenn: [on video] Jonah Simms. Wow, you have had a lot of jobs.
Jonah: [on video] Yeah, yeah, yeah, I worked at a consulting firm for a few months and then an ad agency for six weeks. I sold gym memberships. I went to business school for a semester, but now I'm just at a place in my life where I really want to change. You know, I just want to spend a couple months just not using my brain. [all jeer]
Jonah: All right, yeah, I know. I get it. I know. I can't listen to myself either, so enjoy. [laughter] All right, all right.
Glenn: [on video] Use your brain?
Jonah: [on video] No, no, I mean, it's not just that. It's you know, when you think about it, a store like this is actually pretty incredible, you know? You help people do their homework and find their styles and feed their grandchildren. You know, there's magic in that. I don't know, people always talk about going out and finding something special, but, you know, maybe we don't have to look that hard. You know, maybe everything is special.
Quote from Glenn
Jonah: So... retirement, huh? Got any big plans?
Glenn: Yeah, I think I might finally watch The Queen's Gambit.
Jonah: Okay, so that's... seven episodes. What else?
Glenn: Well, I hadn't really thought much beyond that. Gosh, I guess there's gonna be a lot of hours to fill, huh?
Jonah: Yeah, yeah, but that's a good thing, right, Glenn? I mean, I'm sure you've got hobbies.
Glenn: No, 'cause work is all I've ever known, Jonah. I mean, I started at my dad's hardware store when I was eight, and before that, I worked at the tollbooth.
Jonah: Glenn, I'm sure you're gonna be fine. I- There's gotta be something that you can do.
Glenn: Well, what if I got a 500 piece puzzle? That'd take up some time, right?
Glenn: What, you want me to get a 1,000 piece puzzle? How much table space do you think I have, Jonah?
Quote from Garrett
Garrett: [over PA] Attention, shoppers. Please bring your final purchases up to checkout, 'cause this store is about to close forever. On behalf of everyone here at Cloud 9, I'd just like to say... buh bye. [chuckles softly] Sorry, that shouldn't be the last thing I say. Twenty years of announcements. I mean, I'm not a sentimental guy. That's not my thing. But it did just occur to me that this is... this is the end. I mean, don't get me wrong. It's a job. If jobs were fun, they wouldn't pay us to do it. But occasionally there were moments that... weren't so bad. And for whatever reason, those are... the only things I can remember right now. [montage] You know, most jobs suck 99% of the time. So you really... really gotta enjoy those moments that don't... [Glenn, Mateo and Cheyenne at "Sturgis & Sons"] Those bits of fun you have during downtime... Or an interesting conversation with a coworker... [Sandra, Marcus, Dina and Justine in the fulfillment center] Or something happens that you can laugh about later... [Amy giving a corporate presentation when a slide of her honeymoon with Jonah appears] Or you do something that you're actually proud of. [Jonah in his campaign office as he runs for city council] If you're lucky, maybe you even get to be friends with a coworker or two along the way. Not sure what else you could want in a job. [everyone at a barbecue] [Jonah and Amy putting Parker and Carter to bed, with glow-in-the-dark stars on the boys' bedroom ceiling] At any rate... thank you for shopping with us. Cloud 9 is now closed.
Quote from Mateo
Glenn: You know, Mateo, it's funny. You're undocumented, and I'm over 60, and America doesn't want either of us to work anymore.
Mateo: [chuckles] Right, but... I'm under constant fear of deportation, and you get discounts at movie theaters, so...
Glenn: Not new releases.
Mateo: Wow, must be awful to live in terror of spoilers. Excuse me.