Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Everything In Its Place

Hammond was one of Rogers' first bosses when he started working fulltime after college. He was hired after Rogers' old boss was fired.

But Hammond had some quirks that came to dismay him.

The first was when Hammond complained that a local drug store was selling beach balls and metal folding chairs alongside drugs and other related items. Rogers thought: Hey, buddy -- are you a commie? Are you against someone making a profit?

Practices like that didn't bother him, and his bosses at the home office were strongly professed capitalist -- especially in their monopoly position.

But rogers began to think things were strange when Hammond had a strong reaction against female sexual display. It came after a discussion of a playmate of the month and other pictures of women either half naked or half dressed.

Rogers later found out that Hammond was Catholic and was against the changes that Vatican II had made to that church. He wondered if Hammond's reaction was that of a devotee to the sin of sexual desire.

Another Catholic who tugs his forelock to the priest, Rogers thought. What a fool. He's either not a very sophisticated thinker, like St. Thomas Aquinas or a Jesuit priest, or he's scared of the top dogs.

Such obedience to authority would help him advance at the company.

Later, after he got another job at a different place, he wondered if Hammond's reaction was from latent homosexuality -- fear and hate of a female sexual body. Or possibly it came from a combination of the two. And what percentage was what.

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