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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 04, 1912, Image 11',
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TIME AND PINS
The office boy took 'the mail into the office of the boss, laid
it on the desk before him, turned, stooped, picked up a pin and
moved toward the door.
He had carefully placed the pin
there an hour before.
"Jimmy!" roared the boss.
"Yessir!" said Jimmy, with a
"Don't let me ever see you stop
to pick up a pin again !"
Jimmy stared at the "boss in
open mouthed astonishment.
'Truth to tell, he thought the boss
was crazy. For had not his father
told him, time and time again,
the story of the boy who picked
up a pin and became a bank presi
dent or something of that sort?
He was firmly grounded in the belief that the boss himself had
begun by picking up pins. And now the boss was telling him that,
he should never pick up pins again.
"Why why I thought " began Jimmy, hesitatingly.
"I know you did," said the boss, "but don't you ever think it
again. .The pin-saving age is over forever, son. In this day we
simply can't afford to stop and pick up pins. Time is worth more
than pins. Even you, at $3 a week, can't afford it. In picking up
pins you waste both your time and mine and put yourself in the
way of forming a bad habit. Do you know that the carpenter of
today who stops to pick up all the nails he accidentally drops is
losing money for his employer?. No? Well, he is. Remember it.
Don't let me see you picking up pins in this office again. Let the
janitor do that."
Jimmy can't quite see it yet, but he hopes to get it after while,
for he has abounding- faith in his boss.
But Jimm's father, he shakes his head and avers that the world
isn't what it used to be.
Dr. Wiley is again after the
"fattened" oyster and all the pro
fessional politicians of Xew Jer
sey and Maryland arc again after
Dr. Wiley. The indisputable fact
is that when you cat a big fat
oyster, you run many chances of
eating bacilli from tomc city's