Sunday, August 2, 2015

The fun of watching others work

'I think the most joyous thing in life is to loaf round and watch another bloke doing a job of work. Look how popular the men are who dig up London with electric drills. Duke's son, cook's son, son of a hundred kings—people will stand there for hours on end, with their ear-drums splitting—why? Simply for the pleasure of being idle while other people work.' 
Dorothy L. Sayers, The Five Red Herrings (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2003), Kindle location 3800 (orig. pub. 1931).

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