Commonplace Book: “It’s Medieval”


Moss: Eh?
Aaronow: No.  That’s absolutely right.
Moss: And so they kill the goose.  I, I, I’ll … and a fuckin’ man, worked all his life has got to …
Aaronow: That’s right.
Moss: … cower in his boots …
Aaronow (simultaneously with “boots”): Shoes, boots, yes …
Moss: For some fuckin’ “Sell ten thousand and you win the steak knives …”
Aaronow: For some sales pro …
Moss: … sales promotion, “You lose, then we fire your …”  No.  It’s medieval … it’s wrong.  “Or we’re going to fire your ass.”  It’s wrong.
Aaronow: Yes.

Glengarry Glen Ross, by David Mamet
Winner of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.