Thursday, February 11, 2010

Two Questions and an Answer

The wrong question: Why does a production worker in a materials plant read Proust?

The right question: Why don't more production workers in more materials plants read Proust?

The answer: Who the fuck is Proust?


Anonymous said...

Your answer is totally correct. Oddly enough, I started reading Proust when I was working a summer job at the Littlestown Hardware and Foundry. I was 20 and didn't really understand a word of what I was reading, but I kept at it and finally finished reading his supernovel in my mid-thirties, at which point I was able to understand about a tenth of what I was reading. But I got some looks at the foundry, carrying around a book. Luckily I was too stoned to notice the sneers of contempt my behavior provoked in my fellow employees.

Hey Dave!

Anonymous said...

Well, you can always compete in the The All-England Summarize Proust Competition.


Dave Mows Grass said...

Yeah, I didn't really get that skit but now I do. I just finished Volume I and was trying to tell Mom what it was about. I couldn't do it because, even with it fresh in my mind, I have absolutely no idea myself what it was about. No idea at all.

Hey, Seth! Easy with all that wind and snow from up there. We've had enough of it!

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Anonymous said...

Just think of how cold and snowy it would be without that global warming stuff, huh?

I like the snow but not the wind. Snow has a way of making everyone slow down and take their time doing everything. It's kind of...soothing. And cold.