like they had in France
A miracle! It was a miracle!
Aw, don't be ignorant, Delmar. I
told you they was gonna flood this
That ain't it!
We prayed to God and he pitied us!
It just never fails; once again you
two hayseeds are showin' how much
you want for innalect. There's a
perfectly scientific explanation for
what just happened -
That ain't the tune you were singin'
back there at the gallows!
Well any human being will cast about
in a moment of stress. No, the fact
is, they're flooding this valley so
they can hydro-electric up the whole
Everett waxes smug:
Yessir, the South is gonna change.
Everything's gonna be put on
electricity and run on a payin' basis.
Out with the old spiritual mumbo-
jumbo, the superstitions and the
backward ways. We're gonna see a
brave new world where they run
everyone a wire and hook us all up
to a grid. Yessir, a veritable age
of reason - like the one they had in
France - and not a moment too soon...
Yes, sir, they're gonna wifi up my whole office!
They're gonna run everyone a wire - no, wait - they're gonna take away our wires and unhook us all from the grid. And we're gonna Twitter and write blogs and post photos on flickr...we're gonna see a brave new world, a veritable age of reason.
And I've only been there seven months.
I'm still loving my job - I'm just deciding on my business cards, the company is about to celebrate a landmark anniversary, we have a bestseller (an amazing thing these days) and I make fewer mistakes every week.
Last weekend I volunteered to work a trade show and spent Saturday attempting to be helpful to staff members who were working their butts off. I pitched in where I could, was there for some significant events and fell into the groove - I felt, for one of the first times, like one of the gang. We were there, among our peers in the industry and I realized that I'm really proud of the work we do and excited to be with the group I'm with. It was pretty terrific.
Back at the office, this morning, I spent a while on the phone with a consultant who is going to help bring the company up to speed in internet world and then met with the new IT guy - who's bringing the wifi...and not a moment too soon.