Below you'll see (italicized) a mail from my sister this morning. It's a followup to a Thanksgiving day GM discussion at my house. Due to the noise from 9 guests and my possible?? lack of comprehension from free-flowing margaritAS, I wasn't sure my incredulity was 100% warranted, so I asked her to confirm what I thought she told me. My e-request to her yesterday was titled "More Info. re Mr. OnDuty."You see the "anecdotal" disclaimer in my subject box. I don't know how pervasive this--or anything even remotely similar to it--is. The possible answer is unimaginably disgusting. I now proudly present Mr. OnDuty's very brief profile from Sis: He's my next-door neighbor and I just know him to chat with about yard care, etc. I know his wife well, and she's who told me about his "job." He's about 50. He's worked at one of Indy's GM plants for years [....] He worked there when we moved next to them 7 years ago. His job description is "on duty." He has no work to do unless he fills in for someone who's absent. His wife says it's rare for him to fill in. His usual day at "work" consists solely of playing cards, sleeping, and lunch. His wife expressed disdain for his "work," and then her face lit up and she said that he made great money. He must. Last fall, they put their 5,000 sq. ft. brick 2-story w/ finished basement & large yard on the market for $575K. They drive a late-model GM car and SUV. The wife works part-time at a job that pays a medium wage.-----------spl, omitting an FA-worthy reaction....
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