They left us alone. Now what?
January 27, 2009 6:46 AM Subscribe
I want to read fictional and/or true stories about people being put into positions of responsibility unexpectedly for extended periods of time and how they deal with it.
posted by reenum to media & arts (37 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I was listening to "This American Life" and there are a category of stories on the show I am particularly drawn to. It's the stories of people being put into positions of responsibility and authority and how they deal with these situations.
I'm also interested in stories where employees have to cover for an absent boss/bosses.
Finally, stories of children being forced to live alone for extended periods of time while their parents are absent.
Examples of what I'm talking about are:
-From Episode 346: Act 2 about Clevins Brown
-Episode 334: Duty Calls
-Even though it's cheesy, Home Alone
If these sorts of stories have a name, I'd like to know that as well.