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graveSan Francisco Chronicle, January 29, 1895. People piss and moan about the current decline of customer service, but the Gilded Age had its own deficiencies on this score.grave2

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  1. I’m starting to think I need to start drawing comic strips to accompany some of these.

    • That would be so amazingly awesome. Please do it!

      Also, of all the depressing news items I’ve seen here, this one really made me ponder my mortality. I would be dead several times over if it weren’t for antibiotics. I can remember a classmate in elementary school not believing me when I said I’d had pneumonia, because she thought people always died when they had pneumonia.

        • mrparallel
        • Posted July 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm
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        I hope you’re not checking out any time soon, mind.

    • Bring it on!!

      I wish I could draw. My 5-year-old has better graphic skills than I do.

  2. See, back then conflicts were properly settled with fisticuffs and bludgeonings. Nowadays its all lawsuits and cash payoffs. What happened to American masculinity?

    • “First we kill all the lawyers.” –Wm Shakespeare

    • there was a time when you could act out like that and not face a lengthy prison sentence.

  3. Don’t get me started with lawyer jokes. My uncle is a lawyer, so I’ve heard all the worst ones. ;)


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