The new job didn't work out, and I cannot say I am all that disappointed. Things happened at a level I am not privy to and had no control over, and remain changeable. I think this the best result of the situation, and count myself lucky that I wasn't already installed in the job when things changed.
I am not upset, really. The money would not have been missed, but cash is never the reason for happiness, it just lubricates it.
So we remain, my Inner Gorilla and I, attendants to the court.
Ah well. Next crop of asshats inbound. Oh, and pukebucket returns tonight.