Chapter 5, page 60: "My favorite summer job was as a sporting-goods salesman at the Sears, Roebuck and Company on Main in downtown Houston during the summer between my junior and senior years of college. I was excited about the job and my second day at work I rang up the highest volume of sales in the store. I was really hustling. But then one of the two commissioned salesmen took me in the back storeroom. He didn't mind me working hard, he said, but this was only a summer job for me and it was his full-time living. 'Commissions put food on my table,' he said. 'I would appreciate it if you would handle the little items and let me have the big-ticket sales.' I understood, and became the leading salesman of Ping-Pong balls. I also became a friend of the salesman who was working on commission."

And thus ends another scintillating and unintentionally revealing passage from Privilege, Balls, and All the Friends I Ever Made.

[From George Bush's A Charge to Keep, gifted to me by Deeky, because he hates me. In the US, all people who plan to run for president write a shitty book. (Some are less shitty than others, by which I mean the Democrats' books.) A Charge to Keep was George W. Bush's shitty I-wanna-be-president book, published in 1999. I am blogging one random quote per page every day until I have either made my way through the book or lost it behind a couch.]

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