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August 6, 2004

Excerpts: Who Are "They" Anyway - Part XVII

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 1:22 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Good luck!
      he snorted
            sarcastically.
Pretty hopeless,
if you ask me.
Well,
youre not alone
in feeling that way,
      I sighed.
A lot of people
feel the same.
But nonetheless,
I must go on.
I cant stop now --
Ive come too far.
OK then,
here we are,
      he pulled to the curb
            in front of
                  the red brick building.
Thatll be
twelve-fifty . . .
I handed him
      his fare
      and a generous tip
            and waved as he drove away.
I tried not to think
      that maybe he was right.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.