Tuesday, September 20, 2005

In which David envies the Leisure Classes

No proletarians here, I guess.I saw this sign in South Pasadena today. It's advertising recreational classes given by the city for seniors with too much extra time. Find a link to current offerings here. (The famous and unrepaired Rialto Theater is in the background.) I'd like to be part of the "Leisure Classes"
  • No job. (A large trust fund instead)
  • The butler serves cocktails, or maybe just tea, a 4 p.m.
  • I could look down my nose at "those people"
Later it occurred to me that a certain political aphorism needs updating. My new version: Leisure Corrupts, and Absolute Leisure Corrupts Absolutely. It's a real American Problem. I Googled the phrase. Alas, the thought is not original.


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