The Adjustment Bureau
(dir. George Nolfi)

Published in: Theaker’s Quarterly 36
(Spring 2011)

Pages: 133-135.

Editors: Stephen Theaker & John Greenwood

Publisher: Silver Age Books (UK)

ISBN: 1746-6083 (Print); 1746-6075 (Online)


Also known as:

Neither a Damonite nor a Dick-head Be

Stimulus Response:

Although I have nothing against real estate agents as people (ie. when they're not being real estate agents), I can't honestly say I've ever had a pleasant encounter with one acting in his or her professional capacity. And to rub it in, every time I drive home I pass a bus stop advertisement for the local specimen, who touts himself as 'OUT-PERFORMING, OVER-ACHIEVING, TOP PERFORMER'… Now, apart from the obvious tautology of out-performing / top performer, my understanding of over-achieving (cue the dictionary) is 'to perform above the potential indicated by tests of one's mental ability or aptitude'… which may, I suppose, be quite fitting, given that the houses under representation could quite likely sell themselves without any great difficulty; but is this really the sort of Damonite you want to gift with a 15% commission?


  - random selection from the unpublished memoire, Freefall