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kleinbl00  ·  841 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An Essay from 1922: Why I Quit Being So Accommodating


    Whatever vague plans I had for my life had centered around the bank in a Middle-Western city of which my mother’s brother was president. It had been generally understood that as soon as I was through college Uncle Frank would have a job for me. However, my roommate was insistent. And so, to be a good fellow, I drifted into a business to which twenty-four hours before I had never given a thought.

"My uncle is a bank president but I decided to work in a warehouse on the spur of the moment to be accommodating."

This is an essay about a dude who fucks over the people he knows for the people he doesn't. That's not "accommodating." That's "disloyalty."

cgod  ·  841 days ago  ·  link  ·  

He makes that point by the end of the essay.