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The Bank Clerk

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Brovily in conversation ís a distinguisliing mark of a bank clerk, from ten tó two. " Time " is not oxactly " monoy " to him ; but, posses.sing the privilege : íí(iiti; away as Boon ai'ter bank hoiirs aa his day's work is dono, ho works ly the clock, and " time " is " timo" to him. So waste8 no words. His oonversation with customors is orisp - his intereourso with liis fellow olerka senteutious. He has more leisure than other clerks; his business is not destructivo to good clothes, so he dresses well. Particularly is this truc of the young bank elork, be cause he geta a largor salary than ho would command at his ago in any othei bnainea. Therefore, Solomon, in all his glory, is often surpassed. Pooile knowinu; tho large sumshandled by the bank derk wonder whethor he never luis to strugglo wi'Ji , temptation. In reply, he stows to look upon a bank note as a hardware clerk does upon ;i flirtation - as simply merchandiae. A ten tlims.-iTid dollar package representa lo him tlin troublo expended in " getting it ap," and nothing more. Ot' course thero iu"o a few roscally bank olerka wh; steal. So they would in a hardware store. There was a olevei !it of verse written about biink clerks, some years ago, in BufFalo. The frain of the song was : "OutsiiVvs thlitk l)fnktnff is heaven, But it i.s mure likt' the oppoaite place." The poet. who had evidently "been there himself," detailed one peculiar grievanoe of a bank teller, that is, hunting hours for an error to "I'iit.l ii iil lnst on tlic cosbiiT." If a fellow clerk had caused the hunt, Uu' teller eould find jjreat relief in blowing up the offender ; bnthedare not try verbal nitro-glycerine on his superior officer.


Old News
Michigan Argus