Cutting memories from suburbia

Money Clip Knife

Listening to NPR on the way to work, the program was about job prospects for high school graduates.

The first person interviewed was a kid who was selling Cutco knives for Vector Marketing. I’m sure Mark will get a kick out of that.

Though I was spared the opportunity of thinking selling knives was cool, I do have a book with a lot of holes poked in it by a Cutco money clip knife thrown by someone less fortunate than me.

Listening to that part of the program was like watching someone pick off a scab. I guess selling crappy, overpriced Cutco knives to suburbia probably needs to skip every few years. But those of you who, like me, grew up there know what I mean.

The guest didn’t—he fell into the classic trap of thinking the $15/appointment was an hourly wage. Neal Conan obviously didn’t either—he referred to the knives as Costco knives. Ha!

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