Friday, March 26, 2010

All aboard the Sucker Express

Early one morning in New York City, I was waiting for the subway. Like everyone else on the platform, I was headed to work. We were all tired. In silence, we waited for the train to take us to work.

Then a man appeared. He was dirty, and his clothes were rags. He strode down the platform, grinning ear to ear and shouting gleefully: "You're all a bunch of suckers! A bunch of fucking suckers! You're all a bunch of FUCKING SUCKERS!!!"

People ignored him. But I was listening! I wanted to call out: "People, he's right! This man is a prophet! We ARE a bunch of fucking suckers!"

But I said nothing. I just went to work, and I'm still a fucking sucker.