A large duck (burger_eater) wrote,
A large duck

Of course there's no shame in it, you ass.

Today I was sitting in the cafeteria reading Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner, when a former-temp-like-me-now-permanent-employee walked up to me and interrupted by saying: "I see you're reading a fantasy novel."

I showed him the cover. "It's a really good book."

"Escapism," he said with a little sneer. I turned my back on him, because it would be nice to be offered a full-time job someday. I hear they have these things called "benefits" available to people like me--and I'm not even Canadian! So the last thing I needed was for this guy to go back to his cubicle and tell everyone that I'd just suggested he pull his head out of his cornhole.

That wasn't quite hint enough, apparently. He said: "Well, I know what you have to do from nine to five, so I guess there's no shame in it."

Well, Swordspoint is a very good book. A wonderful book, in fact. Everyone out who hasn't read it should do so immediately. You don't even have to be ashamed.
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