Friday Fictioneers: Lines
After WWII, Gladden stood in the unemployment line for three days.
He’d been smarter than most of his high school teachers, bosses, sergeant, and lieutenant.
He’d had enough of standing in line.
He started his own company where others stood in line to get a job with him.
He hired a couple of teachers and bosses, several from his squad, his sergeant, and lieutenant.
He took great satisfaction in providing wages to men who needed it to provide for their families.
It felt even better yelling orders at his sergeant and hear his lieutenant call him, “Sir.”
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