“…May I ask why you gentlemen prefer to lounge away your leisure hours in a room which is chiefly furnished, as far as I can see, with scrubbing brushes. And when the human race has progressed to a stage where seventeen thousand chairs are manufactured every day except Sunday…”
– May Day by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This is quote is from Fitzgerald’s May Day, another one of his short stories which I finished reading. I found this point of the story very interesting as there is an obvious social divide between Peter Himmel and the two ‘driftwood’ soldiers he is addressing, Keys and Rose.