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Anatomy of a Parasite

Anatomy of a Parasite
March 15, 2009, 04:16:21 AM
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In this very attitude did I sit when I called to him, rapidly stating what it was I wanted him to do--namely, to examine a small paper with me.  Imagine my surprise, nay, my consternation, when without moving from his privacy, Bartleby in a singularly mild, firm voice, replied, "I would prefer not to."

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11231/11231.txt

Excellent reading, and an essential part of American culture. You will recognize Bartleby around you everywhere, especially if you live in Austin or Scandinavia.

Re: Anatomy of a Parasite
March 28, 2009, 12:13:44 PM
I've known so many people like that: passive aggressive, and never give a coherent reason, because they're fundamentally lazy or dysfunctional. If we used them as fertilizer, would life be better or worse for the remnant?