Posted by Amy on May 16, 1997 at 07:33:48:
In reply to Re: Why is Mrs. Norris so mean? posted by Serena on May 15, 1997 at 09:08:34
] ] think Aunt Norris was desperate for any acknowledgement of her 'generousity' and wanted Fanny to show gratitude to her.
] ] ________
] ] " or at least a grateful Harriet. " and a Mr Collins
] ... Amy, that would be so revolting,
Here's another fawner -- at least as portrayed in the adaptation: Anne Darcy's keeper. What's her name who has a piano in a part of the house where Lizzy wouldn't "bother" anyone?
But, haven't you known Mrs Norris types who glory in having people bow and scrape -- who seem to need that?
I had a boss like that one time. I'd started a new job and within the first month practically the whole staff went to an out of town conference.
My boss was relating how funny it was to see her boss trying to scurry around and get ready to leave a day earlier than he'd planned. She told a group of us that another of her boss's direct reports was even helping him pack his suitcase.
I told my new boss that I liked her but that she could safely assume I would never do bag packing duty. I don't think I will ever forget the way she glared at me. She showed her displeasure in a way that was almost as obvious as the way Lady C scowled at Lizzy after Lizzy refused to extend her stay at Hunsford.
I knew in that instant I'd be having rank problems with this woman. And I did.
And people ask me why I like to work for myself.
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