dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Meet The Peons

As I have said before, Elly hates motorcycles for a publicly and privately-held reason. The reason she tells husbands and children is that motorcycles are impractical because she cannot make use of them and dangerous because she doesn't want to be the one stuck nursing a cripple. The reason she won't admit is that she doesn't like being reminded that the metal carapace she travels in only protects her from impact if everyone else is more careful than she cares to be. This refusal to face the fact that she has to pay attention if she doesn't want to end up with her neck and tailpipe becoming partners makes her fear and hate motorcyclists.

The reason that I mention this is that it's something else besides inertia and the sunk cost fallacy that makes her resist using computers. What I myself see happening is the inevitable consequence of her snobby need to look down on what she still thinks of as the girls in the steno pool. After all, Lynn is a creature of the fifties and has their need to lord it over girls who haven't landed a husband yet. This makes her not want to have anything to do with office equipment lest someone mistake her for a secretary.

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