Friday, January 09, 2009

Holiday Party

   With the news today came an announcement from Macy's, the
national department store chain, that it is closing several of
its "under-performing" branches. Years ago I worked in one of
those stores—it was owned by the Dayton family then—where
I toiled in the sub-basement "Moving the Merch" for a
near-minimum wage. Christmas was hectic with: long hours,
Saturdays, and even a Sunday, until the rush was over. One year
management sprang for treats and a holiday party: cake and coffee.
It was mighty big of them (although we did have to punch out)
especially in that the party was held in our work area- so as
to make us feel right at home.

   Why we didn't murder them all on that day I'll never know.

By Professor Batty


Blogger Móðir, kona, meyja said...

*evil grin*

I like your way of thinking, Professor.

Blogger Darien Fisher-Duke said...

Honestly now, Batty, is that picture for real?! Omigosh.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

K~ It was only a thought!

Rose~ Yes, it is. Taken in December 1971, reprinted directly from The Flippist Archives.
Isn't that a sad scene?

Blogger Ed Kohler said...

Shoulda done it. I doubt you would have been convicted by a jury of your peers.

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