The Fat Labor Credits

Kelsey is wonderful and i am going to miss her terribly when she joins her lover in Tanzania soon.  She has been a huge help in the Heroes homeschooling game.  She asked me if she were a Caucasian person going to a foreign land of a different race  how would she best learn to assimilate.

i said ‘Go to an american who has been there for a long time and say “tell me what you think i need to know about these people and this place to fit in and serve.”  Listen carefully to what they say and take lots of notes.  Then take their story to a respected elder native and tell them what you heard and get them to correct it.’

“That is brilliant” Kelsey exclaimed, which are about my most favorite words.

“That is why i get the big labor credits” i quip and several folx at the table laugh (Roberto and Eva V).  i then go on to explain that big labor credits are still only worth one hour each, but they are the oversized credits you get for doing amazing things.

Once upon a time, in this type of conversation i would have said “that is why i make the big bucks.” The joke here being that i make $85/month.

We are facing a vexing world, we need to be clever. And i try to do it when ever i am able, regardless of the compensation.

one of the early options when you google image search for 'brilliant'

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

7 responses to “The Fat Labor Credits”

  1. Abigail says :

    “Paxus advice is like astrology, take what you wan’t and leave the rest” say’s Arjen, but in my opinion Pax’s advice is way better. I use it regularly and pay him the big bucks for it too. 😉

  2. kelpie says :

    I don’t have big bucks, oh well. But I live w/the guy; envy me, I can make fun of him on a regular basis.

  3. kelpie says :

    just to be clear — you can tease me, too, Pax.

  4. kelsey says :

    farewell, paxus. i’m so proud to have made an appearance on the blog, and will miss you terribly as i continue to read it from abroad. thanks for the fat, juicy, labor-creditable (and non-creditable) time. knowing you is a joy. i will see you soon. kwa heri, rafiki.

  5. Mordecai says :

    In a way, this advice seems closely related to the great piece of ancient rabbinical wisdom, “The Shy Person Never Learns.” Race and cultural divides are very intimidating. To Kelsey, I know we don’t know each other, but I admire your bravery in taking this opportunity, and I hope you learn well! Although it may have to come indirectly through Pax, an incorrigible scoundrel, I will be very interested to hear what you find out.

  6. Benjamin says :

    Where can I find out more about this Heroes homeschooling game? Is it something you made up and/or is it published somewhere?

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