'You haven't got any of that and never
had it anyway," the little tax man said,
to no one in particular. I said to him,
'I think you misunderstand; that's
not for individuals, it's a process
for entities in working for 'others'
- a sort of 'claim for the greater
good,' type thing. See the red
light flicker in his eyes.
I'm sure they're all alike, in
thinking as they do. A certain,
inalienable right to whatever
they want to do. And, then,
at the same, as always, I
realize I have such trouble
See that red light flicker in
his eyes. I swear I saw it again.
The desk was cluttered, a bell
on it, one of those ringers for
people to tap. For those impatient.
When I asked why it was there,
he said he used it as a signal
for when to work slower.