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spooky3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 10:36 PM
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65. Give ME a break! Many people call in to say they will be a few minutes late
Edited on Sun Apr-08-07 10:44 PM by spooky3
They can't get away with doing it a lot, but if they hit traffic in DC, or have trouble with child care, they DO IT. They may not tell the truth about why, but they do it. I live here; I know what they do as well as you do.

Not everyone has a boss who would fire them the first time they overslept. I am not arguing that all these commuters could have or should have showed up late for work because they wanted to listen to Joshua Bell play. But the opposite extreme- that no one could have called the boss and if they had, they would have gotten fired-- makes no sense either.

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  -Fascinating Washington Post Article Bukowski Fan  Apr-08-07 01:57 AM   #0 
  - thanks  grasswire   Apr-08-07 02:20 AM   #1 
  - Wow. My son in law just sent the same article to me.  SeattleGirl   Apr-08-07 02:37 AM   #2 
  - Wonderful piece  Mojorabbit   Apr-08-07 02:46 AM   #3 
  - The Celtic cross.  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-08-07 04:51 AM   #9 
  - Very interesting piece. Thank you for the link.  BushDespiser12   Apr-08-07 03:04 AM   #4 
  - Wonderful.  silverweb   Apr-08-07 03:05 AM   #5 
  - Poignant.I could identify with both the hurriers & the few who were mesmerized.  Hekate   Apr-08-07 03:27 AM   #6 
  - omg--don't know whether to laugh or cry at this  librechik   Apr-08-07 04:03 AM   #7 
  - Wonderful piece.  democrank   Apr-08-07 04:28 AM   #8 
  - Thank you n/t  oscarmitre   Apr-08-07 05:27 AM   #10 
  - As soon as I read the second sentence  Karenina   Apr-08-07 06:16 AM   #11 
  - That's why this experiment is bullshit.  Telly Savalas   Apr-08-07 08:51 AM   #16 
  - Thanks, Telly!  Karenina   Apr-08-07 12:15 PM   #21 
  - I agree with you re: the evening rush hour would have been different  Lone_Star_Dem   Apr-08-07 12:18 PM   #22 
  - *SWOON*  Skittles   Apr-09-07 04:51 AM   #71 
     - His HANDS are also exquisite!!!  Karenina   Apr-09-07 06:49 AM   #74 
        - you'd think at few women would stop to see this gorgeous hunk play his violin  wordpix   Apr-09-07 04:10 PM   #90 
           - oh, I would have too!  Skittles   Apr-09-07 08:22 PM   #97 
  - Superb article  malaise   Apr-08-07 06:55 AM   #12 
  - Jesus! Don't They Have Editors At The Post  ThomWV   Apr-08-07 07:41 AM   #13 
  - givem a break, it's a Sunday Feature  librechik   Apr-08-07 10:59 AM   #19 
  - Why?  silverweb   Apr-08-07 07:39 PM   #49 
  - Wonderful!  dragndust   Apr-08-07 08:06 AM   #14 
  - "And here he was, the international virtuoso, sawing away, begging for money."  Swamp Rat   Apr-08-07 08:23 AM   #15 
  - Joshua is an absolutely MESMERIZING performer  Karenina   Apr-08-07 01:50 PM   #27 
     - You might be right about the time.  Swamp Rat   Apr-08-07 04:46 PM   #31 
     - The writer is into that RW "GOTCHA" thang...  Karenina   Apr-08-07 06:58 PM   #44 
        - "it's about COMMUNICATION on a non-verbal level."  Swamp Rat   Apr-08-07 07:16 PM   #45 
        - I am not trying to argue but want to point out a few things about  spooky3   Apr-08-07 07:20 PM   #46 
        - It's NOT about *  Karenina   Apr-08-07 08:07 PM   #52 
           - haha, I don't know him  spooky3   Apr-08-07 10:32 PM   #64 
        - If it were Paul McCartney they'd have at least stopped,  Artiechoke   Apr-09-07 05:06 AM   #72 
     - I also think L'Enfant Plaza was a bogus "safe" location  fortyfeetunder   Apr-08-07 10:25 PM   #63 
  - The very best endorsement he got...  ljm2002   Apr-08-07 09:39 AM   #17 
  - Amazing article.  annabanana   Apr-08-07 10:52 AM   #18 
  - Hi BK.  LZelig   Apr-08-07 11:09 AM   #20 
  - Interesting question  Bukowski Fan   Apr-08-07 01:34 PM   #26 
     - This article was the first thing I read this Easter morning.  Karenina   Apr-08-07 03:21 PM   #29 
     - Excellent points! The contempt is dripping from the title downwards...  The Count   Apr-08-07 05:19 PM   #35 
     - PLEASE, Count! DON'T DISS JOSHUA!!!  Karenina   Apr-08-07 07:23 PM   #47 
     - Without being there myself, how much of the genius of Bell was swallowed up  Mike Daniels   Apr-09-07 03:00 PM   #84 
        - Please do take the time to read it, Mike.  Karenina   Apr-09-07 03:53 PM   #87 
     - Good answer  LZelig   Apr-08-07 04:11 PM   #30 
     - BS! I lived in Europe too and the myth of refinement is just that: a myth.  The Count   Apr-08-07 05:24 PM   #36 
        - Thank you for pointing out the roots of AI  Mike Daniels   Apr-09-07 02:36 PM   #82 
     - VERARSCHUNG!!!  Karenina   Apr-08-07 05:12 PM   #33 
        - I am sorry you feel this way and hope you keep up the passion  spooky3   Apr-08-07 07:33 PM   #48 
           - GIMME A BREAK!!!  Karenina   Apr-08-07 08:24 PM   #53 
              - I agree  Vinnie From Indy   Apr-08-07 09:11 PM   #56 
              - Give ME a break! Many people call in to say they will be a few minutes late  spooky3   Apr-08-07 10:36 PM   #65 
                 - Maybe what it shows is the conditioning  Karenina   Apr-09-07 07:30 AM   #76 
                    - "conditioning" is right---everyone in this modern mad society is conditioned NOT to smell the roses  wordpix   Apr-09-07 04:13 PM   #91 
  - amazing piece  Jacobin   Apr-08-07 12:36 PM   #23 
  - I'm disappointed that people did not at least wave at him or give a "thumbs up."  Straight Shooter   Apr-08-07 12:38 PM   #24 
  - Like DU 'pragmatists' walking past a Kucinich candidacy.  lumberjack_jeff   Apr-08-07 01:09 PM   #25 
  - Not Surprising  otohara   Apr-08-07 01:54 PM   #28 
  - I can honestly say, I would NOT have stopped  Karenina   Apr-08-07 09:07 PM   #55 
  - Glad he didn't name it "Pearls before Swine". There's a lot of talent out there  The Count   Apr-08-07 05:07 PM   #32 
  - Perhaps we underestimate the quality of average street musicians?  NormanYorkstein   Apr-08-07 05:15 PM   #34 
  - Exactly. he is not THAT different from the talent out there.  The Count   Apr-08-07 05:25 PM   #37 
     - lol I couldn't agree more  NormanYorkstein   Apr-08-07 06:26 PM   #41 
     - Bell doesn't sound arrogant to me...  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-08-07 09:14 PM   #58 
  - Absolutely incredible! What a great piece...too bad  Texas Explorer   Apr-08-07 06:09 PM   #38 
  - If you love something but choose not to do it professionally, it's not a waste.  tbyg52   Apr-08-07 06:10 PM   #39 
  - THAT was the line that maxed me out.  Karenina   Apr-08-07 08:00 PM   #51 
  - That was, indeed, a fascinating article.  yibbehobba   Apr-08-07 06:12 PM   #40 
  - Thanks  Patsy Stone   Apr-08-07 06:30 PM   #42 
  - Disturbing  Jcrowley   Apr-08-07 06:40 PM   #43 
  - I got some great feedback.  silverweb   Apr-08-07 07:45 PM   #50 
  - A few random thoughts...  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-08-07 09:00 PM   #54 
  - On random thought #2  Karenina   Apr-09-07 09:14 AM   #77 
  - Have you seen these Accord kevlar cases?  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-09-07 02:05 PM   #79 
     - A friend could have used one of them back in the day.  Karenina   Apr-09-07 02:10 PM   #80 
        - SAWED?  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-09-07 02:27 PM   #81 
           - It was a clean cut.  Karenina   Apr-09-07 03:44 PM   #86 
  - One additional thought working off point 3  Mike Daniels   Apr-09-07 02:46 PM   #83 
     - Good point...  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-09-07 03:58 PM   #88 
  - interesting quote from the person who recognized him:  orleans   Apr-08-07 09:12 PM   #57 
  - quarters are real money; getting to work on time means you keep your job  NormanYorkstein   Apr-08-07 09:18 PM   #59 
  - It IS sad, and indicative of how  GoddessOfGuinness   Apr-08-07 09:23 PM   #60 
  - Excellent read  Lost-in-FL   Apr-08-07 09:57 PM   #61 
  - LOVED the article. Thank you.  LiberalHeart   Apr-08-07 10:08 PM   #62 
  - darn it... why does this never happen to me...  lala_rawraw   Apr-08-07 11:06 PM   #66 
  - HI Lala!!!  Karenina   Apr-09-07 06:40 AM   #73 
  - thank you:)  lala_rawraw   Apr-09-07 07:10 AM   #75 
  - well, lala, at least there are people like you at DU to keep our hopes up  wordpix   Apr-09-07 04:14 PM   #92 
  - Incredible story!  Rainscents   Apr-08-07 11:55 PM   #67 
  - Fascinating!  DemReadingDU   Apr-09-07 04:21 AM   #68 
  - I thank you for posting this  Skittles   Apr-09-07 04:47 AM   #69 
  - they would have stopped if it were a tabloid celebrity  Artiechoke   Apr-09-07 04:49 AM   #70 
  - A Rare Opportunity indeed  dogday   Apr-09-07 09:21 AM   #78 
  - Former DC area worker here  supernova   Apr-09-07 03:01 PM   #85 
  - Please think this through again.  Karenina   Apr-09-07 05:37 PM   #93 
     - I'm not really sure  supernova   Apr-09-07 06:09 PM   #94 
        - No irritation or complaint on my part...  Karenina   Apr-09-07 06:57 PM   #95 
           - "Can you identify with them..."  supernova   Apr-09-07 07:04 PM   #96 
              - I completely agree!  Karenina   Apr-10-07 06:08 AM   #98 
  - THANK YOU! I was born & reared in DC & it's become a very rude place in many ways  wordpix   Apr-09-07 04:08 PM   #89 
  - It was rush hour!!!  Terri S   Apr-10-07 06:37 AM   #99 
     - Loved your post!  Karenina   Apr-10-07 02:37 PM   #100 
 

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