Pin It

Friday, September 11, 2009

The City That Operates

Posted By on 09.11.09 at 01:55 PM

"You may say: pshaw. New York and Los Angeles are full of operators, too. I concede this is true in the crude sense. However, in these cities you know you're being hustled, whereas in Chicago you think you're dealing with simple working class folk, and the next thing you know they've sold all the parking meters. The mark of the true operator is you don't realize you're being operated on."

— Cecil Adams

Tags: , , ,

Find out how you can help


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Whet Moser

  • —30—

    A farewell, and some favorite pieces from the Reader.
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Very Political Life of Bill Daley

    Bill Daley: lifetime centrist
    • Jan 14, 2011
  • The Hidden Hands

    The Hidden Hands

    In every successful campaign—and every dud—pros are masterminding and organizing from offstage. Meet the people behind six mayoral candidates.
    • Jan 13, 2011
  • More »

Agenda Teaser

Performing Arts
Drunk Science The Comedy Bar
July 29
Performing Arts
Apes of Wrath Second City E.T.C.
June 26

Tabbed Event Search

The Bleader Archive

Popular Stories

Sugar Doesn't Make Kids Hyper