The Flagman At Home

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs is a famous cartoonist who lived from 1875 to 1930. Poems by Wilbur Nesbitt.

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  1. Avatar Jaybird
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    It’s pride in one’s work.

    They don’t come home and say “I do a bullshit job for bullshit bosses and get bullshit pay”, they take their jobs seriously and talk about the nuances of what they do that others just don’t appreciate.Report

    • Avatar North in reply to Jaybird
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      They’re also talking about working in jobs that were vaporized by a little metal box hanging in the intersection years before we were born.Report

      • Avatar Kolohe in reply to North
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        Along the same lines, ‘I’m carrying on the tradition of the family business’ struck me as odd, considering we’re only about 12 years passed the start of the Model T rolling out of the assembly line in mass quantities.

        (I suppose flaggers may have been used in city centers for deconflicting non-motorized transport & streetcars)Report

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