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The Party Nazi

The book 'Sabotage in the American Workplace', is a book of brilliant and hilarious Payback stories from people in every job you can imagine. This story comes from that book.

A mural painter tells of his job working as a painter for a company "that produces custom murals and decorative paintings":


"Recently we did a job for the Walt Disney Corporation. They specifically requested 'The Great Gatsby' as the theme, which basically is about rich people in the good old days. The idea was to make the people look happy and create the ideal that people off the streets should strive to get a white suit, Panama hat and a croquet mallet. One of my favorite scenes was in a hotel where people were seated at tables. In the background there was this balcony where I painted this little SS Stormtrooper. It was my little comment on what was happening in the rest of the world while the Great Gatsbys were whittling away their hours with cocktails. My boss noticed it and said that it looked like a soldier, but I convinced him it was a security guard. He dropped it at that. All of the people that I worked with noticed it was a Nazi right away . It's now installed in a hotel. That gave me a lot of satisfaction. It's pretty minor but it did make me feel better".

So, is it a Nazi? Well, according to him, it is. It's hard to see the joke unless you know it 's there nut the guy does look very militia/police-like. If the man in the painting was wearing a black suit with a swastika armband and had a funny little mustache, now that would have taken some guts.