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November 29, 2010 3:17 PM Subscribe
A person recently mentioned, as an aside, a Samuel Beckett essay (or play, or story) featuring the "Trade Union", which was described as the thing that conspires against ordinary individuals in the quotidian (i.e. when you forget to take your umbrella and it rains, that's the fault of the "Trade Union"; or when you can't find your car keys, that's down to the "Trade Union".)
posted by chavenet to society & culture (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Does this ring any bells with anyone? I have wracked my frangible memory of college-era Beckett, and Googled 'til my fingers bleed, to no apparent avail.
Of course, there is every chance that:
1. the phrase is not precisely "Trade Union" (because the conversation was not in English, though the person said "Trade Union" in English when referring to it.)
2. the work is not Beckett's (I have no reason to believe the person knows any more about literature than a lump of cheese, though they were very specific in mentioning Samuel Beckett).