How to Disappoint Me

The fastest way for me to become disappointed in someone I care about is for them to take a government “job”. That’ll do it every time.

It doesn’t matter how “respectable” others believe that “job” is.
It doesn’t matter if the “job” is believed to be “necessary” or “helpful”.
It doesn’t matter how badly you need the “job”.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a “job” also filled in the voluntary sector.
It doesn’t matter if I still like you and think you are basically a “good” person.
It doesn’t matter how much (stolen) money it pays.

If you side with the government to get money, I am disappointed in you.

Whether that matters or not is a separate issue altogether.

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Kent McManigal

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H. Rearden
H. Rearden

If someone works for a company that entered into a contract to produce something for the government does that disappoint you?