Thursday, January 02, 2014

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Thoughtful Thursday: "I rather pride myself on my packing."

"I said I'd pack.

I rather pride myself on my packing. Packing is one of the many things that I feel I know more about than any other person living. (It surprises me myself, sometimes, how many of these subjects there are.) I impressed the fact upon George and Harris, and told them that they had better leave the whole matter entirely to me. They fell into the suggestion with a readiness that had something uncanny about it. George put on a pipe and spread himself over the easy-chair, and Harris cocked his legs upon the table and lit a cigar. 

This was hardly what I intended. What I had meant, of course, was, that I should boss the job, and that Harris and George should potter about under my directions, I pushing them aside every now and then with, 'Oh, you...!' 'Here, let me do it.' 'There you are, simple enough!' - really teaching them, as you might say. Their taking it in the way they did irritated me. There is nothing does irritate me more than seeing other people sitting about doing nothing when I'm working."

~ Excerpt from "Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K. Jerome

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