12:45 pm, February 11th | by Colette McIntyre
News of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation astounded the world this morning. The 85-year-old pope announced his plans to resign on February 28th, citing his age and deteriorating health. Benedict will be the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to relinquish the position. While Benedict said he plans on continuing to serve the church “through a life dedicated to prayer,” we here at The Jane Dough think he is selling his future unemployment a tad short. We’ve all been there, and no matter how high-minded our original plans were, our unemployment usually ended up looking a lot more Netflix and Seamless-y.