Friday, November 23, 2012
A Walmart Carol
"You'll want all day to-morrow, I suppose?" said Scrooge.
"If quite convenient, sir."
"It's not convenient," said Scrooge, "and it's not fair. If I was to stop half-a-crown for it, you'd think yourself ill-used, I'll be bound?"
The clerk smiled faintly.
"And yet," said Scrooge, "you don't think me ill-used, when I pay a day's wages for no work."
The clerk observed that it was only once a year.
"A poor excuse for picking a man's pocket every twenty-fifth of December!" said Scrooge, buttoning his great-coat to the chin. "But I suppose you must have the whole day. Be here all the earlier next morning."
Weekends, overtime, holidays and sick leave...what's next, the plebes demanding Free Healthcare?
PS--No, we haven't quite gotten to the Sim movie yet, but The Xmas Rotation has begun in earnest...
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