Who waits around for payday at work?
Well, most of us do.
And we all dream about blowing it all off, don’t we?
In the back of our minds, we think that only schmucks sit around waiting for the handout of a paycheck.
Or maybe it’s because we have been told this?
Understand: The fun is in skipping, while others are stuck.
If you are in doubt about your day, leave for lunch.
Each day, after the eggs but before the coffee, after the box scores but before the futures, conversation turns back to those old criminals. And in the gang’s deliberate way of speaking, you hear again the voices of killers under the bridge, the Gowanus Canal at dawn, sharpies and sharks, washlined streets and early morning walk-ups where young hoods make their last nocturnal rounds as sucker big brothers are just rousing for another chicken-shit payday at work.
-Rich Cohen, Tough Jews