Labor-Saving Devices

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Scattercat
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Labor-Saving Devices

Post by Scattercat » Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:38 am

Polly gazed skeptically at the conveyor belt and the arms that darted in and out with mechanical precision. "What if something goes wrong?"

"Then you push the red button and wait for help," said Foreman Oakes.

"But if it's just a little accident, I know how to change them..."

Oakes was already shaking his head. "You're just here to watch the robots. That's it. They handle everything."

"Okay." Polly sucked at her lower lip.

"It's better this way," said Oakes. "They're better at it."

Polly didn't answer, and for a few minutes, they watched the gurgling, happy babies gliding past.

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Re: Labor-Saving Devices

Post by ROU Killing Time » Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:25 pm

I hope that the conveyor belt doesn't end with an old man, with sad eyes, holding a hammer...
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Re: Labor-Saving Devices

Post by Rish Outfield » Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:56 pm

ROU Killing Time wrote:I hope that the conveyor belt doesn't end with an old man, with sad eyes, holding a hammer...
Oooh! I hope it does!

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Re: Labor-Saving Devices

Post by strawman » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:53 am

ROU, you apparently haven't seen Rish's resume.
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