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The life of a Japanese salaryman or OL (office lady) can be a thoroughly depressing one. Waking up early, working all day, staying out late for (mandatory) drinks with clients and coworkers, and then catching a few hours of sleep if you’re lucky, only to repeat it again and again and again until you finally hit retirement age.

Japanese Twitter user @black9arrows managed to capture this lifestyle perfectly in comic form. While many of the comics are funny, most of them are so dead-on you’ll cry right along with the poor OL protagonist.

Here’s the compilation of all of @black9arrows‘s “Single OL” comics, in the order that they were posted on the Twitter account:

▼ No sugar-coating here, we start off right with a teary-eyed bang:
“A single OL who’s just had it with everything.”

▼ “A single OL wishing she could charge her own batteries as easily as her smartphone’s.”

▼ “A single OL enjoying some sushi on a Sunday afternoon.”

▼ “A single OL trying to put off Monday just a little bit longer.”

▼ “A single OL trying to gain a few more seconds of weekend by posting something to Twitter before bed.”

▼ “A single OL coming back from work with a tub of Häagen-Dazs.”

▼ “A single OL changing her calendar, counting down the days to nothing.”

▼ “A single OL who just wants it all to be a lie, some kind of mistake.”

▼ “A single OL trying to keep the weekend around a bit longer by drinking juice upside down.”

▼ “A single OL putting together a Zoids figure on a Saturday evening.”

▼ “A single OL too tired to do anything but stare at the dust illuminated by the window light.”

▼ “A single OL who just woke up from a nightmare.” (Most likely involving overtime.)

▼ “A single OL playing with a bug in bed.”

▼ “A single OL trying not to think about how she has to go to work on the day with the nicest weather all year.”

▼ “A single OL who thinks she can’t keep going on like this, so she attends a college reunion.”

▼ “A single OL who realizes she made a mistake and goes to sleep in a corner until some guy wakes her up for her to pay her part of the bill.”

▼ “A single OL who is mistaken for being drunk instead of just horribly depressed.”

▼ “A single OL who came home right afterward and didn’t stay out with everybody.”

▼ “A single OL who checks Facebook after she gets home and doesn’t see herself in any of the pictures.”

I don’t know about you, but I think someone must be chopping onions nearby, because my eyes are all watery. If you enjoyed @black9arrows‘s work, then be sure to give her a follow on Twitter. And don’t forget to give her a quick tweet of support; she needs all the love she can get!

Source: Twitter (@black9arrows) via Togetter, My Game News Flash
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