What do you believe in?
Peoples suffering, and the fact that it is indomitable.
Simone De Beauvoir, The Woman Destroyed
Today I was in the bank. Its now a Chase bank but it used to be
a Chemical. I wish it still was. Nonetheless, I had some banking to
do. While waiting as the teller, Hazel, made the usual motions, I became
aware that although she hand counted the bills, she also passed the
bills through a counting machine. Twice. I couldnt help but ask,
So, which do you rely upon, the hand count or the machine.
She laughed and retorted, The machine, but we dont have
no chads or dimples. Chad dimple, count recount . . . rather no
count. $125.00 dollars or $127.00. Florida. Which method does the banking
establishment at Chase, much less country, rely upon? Most certainly
the machine. Because the stakes are real: money and powerthey
are not ideals or individuals. And who dispenses these realities: Hazel
and Katherine Harris. Exactly the same and yet as opposite as it can
get to quote The Woman Destroyed, What do you believe in?
Definitive Judgments by our Supreme Court?
So . . . contests . . . trophies . . . fishing . . . sailfish . . .
gold button . . . our cover and reciprocal back letter . . . wife of
Supreme Court Justice circa 1930 . . . Mrs Stone wins . . . one and
1/2 hours to land . . . seven feet ten inches long . . . 66 1/2 lbs.
Postscript: January 13th. Received a courtesy letter from the Chase
Manhattan Bank:Most likely, you have heard and read about the
merger between The Chase Manhattan Cooperation and JP Morgan & Co,
which became official January 2, 2001.
A customers suffering . . . a countrys suffering . . . a
fishs suffering and the fact that it is indomitable,
or rather, expected.
New York, New York