October 27, 2007

Talent Versus Time

Justin Katz

Friday's Dilbert strip is so appropriate to Rhode Island's predicaments (especially from our unique perspective) that I've emailed Scott Adams about making a t-shirt of it.

In context of the particular bit of pith from Dilbert's garbage man, keep an eye out for provisions in the law and in contracts that seek to expand the time of those who run the state (in one capacity or another) and that make it more time-consuming for we regular folk to have a say.


A commenter has corrected me that the other character in the strip is Dilbert's garbage man, not his neighbor, as I had originally guessed, and upon closer inspection, I see that his is opening the garbage can in the first frame and grabbing the bag in the second. Perhaps it was the absence of a truck that threw me off initially.

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Posted by: Monique at October 27, 2007 4:52 PM

It's not his neighbor, it's his garbageman.

Posted by: Goggles Paisano at October 28, 2007 12:47 PM

The garbage man is a recurring character. He's the smartest character in the strip, both in terms of technical knowledge and practical wisdom.

The running gag is that the smartest guy around finds more satisfaction in being a garbage man than he did working in the corporate world.

Posted by: Andrew at October 29, 2007 9:36 AM
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