Thursday, December 17, 2009

Everybody's snarlin'

"Somebody at work gets upset, says something snippy to somebody else.  Next thing you know, everybody's snarlin' and snappin' at each other."


"I guess it's because they're all feelin' the pinch.  Holidays, trouble at work, personal stuff.  There's a lotta fear out there."

"Hasn't there always been?"

"Not back in the '90s.  Not even back in Junior's day.  You know, when people are worried about their jobs, they start acting crazy.  Their 'bad sides' come out.  Nobody wants to be friends anymore.  Nobody trusts anybody anymore"

"But it isn't so bad, is it?  Think about Vienna in 1679.  Or Warsaw in 1944.  You've got it easy."

"Well, I can't deny that.  And when you put it in that light...  But, you know, the guy who can't find work, with a wife and two kids, things are pretty rough.  And people aren't getting along at all.  Lotta terrible vibes going back and forth.  Who knows where it might lead?"

"Warsaw 1944?"

"Knock on wood!  Knock on wood!"

"So, what will you do?"

"What can I do?  No.  Really.  What can I do?"

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