Wise Words of the Day: Bargain

national association of manufacturers payday 1947

National Association of Manufacturers Payday Advertisement, 1947; Image courtesy of Captain Geoffrey Spaulding


I bargained with Life for a penny, and Life would pay no more,

However I begged at evening when I counted my scanty store;

For Life is a just employer, he gives you what you ask,

But once you have set the wages, why, you must bear the task. 

I worked for a menial’s hire, only to learn, dismayed,

That any wage I had asked of Life, Life would have paid.

~J.B. Rittenhouse


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