PMMJ (cheetahmaster) wrote,
PMMJ
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Happy Labor Day, everyone

"There's a peculiar feeling to any good-sized downtown around 3:30 in the afternoon - everything sags, and for a moment it just seems as if every artifice around you will collapse of its own exhaustion. The messengers will realize that no one really needs this document. The smokers will decide not to go back upstairs - what, the world's going to end if they don't finish the memo, file the report? The shopper in the diamond store thinks 'what is this? Clear rocks? What am I thinking?' Bankers look out the window and see a sky as gray as a gravestone; people on buses look out with blank expressions, equally disinterested in their destinations as their origin. Everything seems like a communal pretense, and you wish you didn't have to participate. It seems like a lot of work just to keep us all fed and clothed."
-James Lileks

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