Interpretations:Employee Of The Month

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Interpretation 1[edit | edit source]

First thought - Simply another "entry level jobs suck" song?

Second weirder thought - How about if the narrator is an ant? They take sandwiches and disassemble them into crumbs.

YES. --J2 17:10, April 24, 2007

Final strangest thought: Mr. Flansburgh himself is crumb distributor at a crumb factory, breaking off the bits of the TMBG sandwich to pay all the people who work for him? --~Christina Miller, April 13, 2007

Interpretation 2[edit | edit source]

My thought - It's not actually a "job", just some lazy guy sitting on his couch with a sandwich and delusions of grandeur. Number 1 crumb-making son of a gun! ~ magbatz 16:28, 13 April 2007 (UTC)

Interpretation 3[edit | edit source]

A relative of the Mono Puff song Night Security, the narrator takes pleasure in what most consider a mundane job. --(Mr Tuck) 13:28, April 14, 2007

Interpretation 4[edit | edit source]

I think it's possible it's just a song about a dude who has a sandwich (For breakfast or lunch) and goes out to work at a factory that makes breadcrumbs for fishsticks and such. He's pretty good at it too.

It's a job which sounds weird at first (Makin' crumbs!) but makes sense if you think about it a little. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.39.158.51 (talkcontribs) 19:56, April 19, 2007

Interpretation 5[edit | edit source]

It's a song about how everyone's first job usually amounts to nothing, but for some reason one feels a great sense of pride being the best at their job, even if it just amounts to crumbs. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.24.224.149 (talkcontribs) 03:51, July 14, 2007

Interpretation 6[edit | edit source]

It's the Crumbmaker's first job, and his number one job as he's doing it - what if the Crumbmaker is a baby or a toddler eating a sandwich? ~Christina Miller, August 2007

Interpretation 7[edit | edit source]

Could it be that this is a guy working for R. Crumb(The artist R. Crumb, known for Mr. Natrual,Zap Comix,etc.) doing repetive, factory like things? Such as making R. Crumb prints, calenders, posters, and other R. Crumb whatnot? --Captain Caustic 23:00, September 12, 2007

Interpretation 8[edit | edit source]

My interpretation is pretty straightforward: I always understood this song to be about a person who is overemployed at a dead end job, where the work seems pointless (he makes crumbs), and the pay is very low (he makes crumbs). Despite this, the protagonist takes pride in his job because it's the only one he's got/his main source of income. --Ms Fernandez, 18 Nov 2007

Interpretation 9[edit | edit source]

My dad said I used to make tons of crumbs when I was a kid. Knowing my dad, he probably called me a "crumb making son of a gun" The song is a humorous and sarcastic song about John's son, making crumbs like it's his first job. right? --Apathedron 23:54, December 23, 2008

Interpretation 10[edit | edit source]

Pretty sure it's just about how Flansy's a messy eater, to the extent where if crumb making were a job, he'd be employee of the month. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.102.174.242 (talkcontribs) 23:01, May 19, 2009

Interpretation 11[edit | edit source]

Jimmy John's has a slogan now that says "If one sandwich is all you need, we deliver with lightning speed!" Every time I read it, this song pops into my head. I just need one sandwich.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.195.128.182 (talkcontribs) 16:07, August 12, 2011