Pope Benedict XVI recently resigned from his position as head of the Catholic church, we assume by storming purposefully into Jesus' office and handing in his badge and gun. The papacy is a lifetime gig, leaving many people confused as to why he would suddenly have the gall to quit without dying. Honestly, we're curious why more popes haven't stepped down, because if you think about it, a lifetime appointment to any job (papal or otherwise) would be pretty goddamn horrible.
You Would Be Forced to Work With Assholes
Think of any job you've ever worked at. Odds are there was at least one motherfucker there that you absolutely could not stand. Now imagine having to deal with that person every single day for the rest of your life.
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"The best part of my job is hearing about my co-worker's strokes."
That's the situation U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Robbins Curtis found himself in. Curtis only served for six years, and during his brief tenure he was called to weigh in on the case of Dred Scott v. Sandford, wherein a slave named Dred Scott attempted to sue his master for his freedom. Being a reasonable non-shithead, Curtis voted in favor of Scott. However, the court ruled against him on the grounds that slavery was in the best interest of black people, and that they didn't have any rights that white people should have to acknowledge anyway (this is literally how the ruling reads).