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Friday, November 23, 2012

A Walmart Carol

Rather than repeat last year's Catfood Carol, how about this to honor Walmart, who is fending off vicious attempts to steal from the Walton fortune?

"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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