” Working Life …”

“I have nothing to say of my working life, only that a tie is a noose, and inverted though it is, it will hang a man nonetheless if he’s not careful.”

Piscine Molitor Patel in “LIFE of PI,” by Yann Martel

Life of Pi

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July 19, 2013 · 1:48 pm

3 responses to “” Working Life …”

  1. Nobody ever laid on their deathbed, wishing they had spent more time at the office.


    • Very true, I think. On the other hand, many say they’d prefer to “die with their boots on.” Still working that is, but most of them probably don’t work in an office 🙂

      Brings to mind my French-Canadian grandfather, a lifelong associate in the ranks of the working poor. He was in quite ill health. He got up on his last day, dressed, including boots, I’m told, then reclined on his bed and passed away dressed for work.


  2. Theresa

    My Grandfather came home from work one day in 1954, sat down in his easy chair, and died a few minutes later of a heart attack. I never knew him because I was only a few months old then.


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