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about a young boy who everyone hates because he's too, idk, obedient, naive, "good"

Foster Wallace, D. (2012). §5. In Foster Wallace, D. The Pale King. Penguin, pp. 31-37

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It is this boy who dons the bright-orange bandolier and shepherds the lower grades' kids through the crosswalk outside school. [...]

this is the really eager boy (young Stecyk) whom everyone hates. inspiration for some intern: everyone hates him because he works really hard and is always (or appears to be) kind and helpful and has no sense of irony and is thus either the world's most passively passive-aggressive asshole or really that saintly and eager. someone who has obliterated the self to appease the other, which strikes all "others" as highly suspect and thus makes them uneasy or even aggressive

—p.31 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago

It is this boy who dons the bright-orange bandolier and shepherds the lower grades' kids through the crosswalk outside school. [...]

this is the really eager boy (young Stecyk) whom everyone hates. inspiration for some intern: everyone hates him because he works really hard and is always (or appears to be) kind and helpful and has no sense of irony and is thus either the world's most passively passive-aggressive asshole or really that saintly and eager. someone who has obliterated the self to appease the other, which strikes all "others" as highly suspect and thus makes them uneasy or even aggressive

—p.31 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago
36

A teacher whose homeroom the boy suggests a charted reorganization of the coat hooks and boot boxes lining one wall so that the coat and galoshes of the student whose desk is nearest the door would themselves be nearest the door, and the second nearest's second-nearest, and so on [...]

same intern as note1619: suggests efficiency in lunchtime seating arrangements, completely missing the whole social aspect (or trying to make it into an efficiency thing) and ofc everyone hates him

—p.36 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago

A teacher whose homeroom the boy suggests a charted reorganization of the coat hooks and boot boxes lining one wall so that the coat and galoshes of the student whose desk is nearest the door would themselves be nearest the door, and the second nearest's second-nearest, and so on [...]

same intern as note1619: suggests efficiency in lunchtime seating arrangements, completely missing the whole social aspect (or trying to make it into an efficiency thing) and ofc everyone hates him

—p.36 by David Foster Wallace 1 year, 2 months ago