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(NPR)   Downton Abbey has resulted in an increased demand for butlers   ( divider line
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2014-06-08 08:39:20 AM  
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markfara: I'd always be afraid that they'd kill me in my sleep and steal my sh*t.

That's "children,"  the word you are thinking of is 'children.'
2014-06-07 11:19:53 PM  
3 votes:
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2014-06-08 03:07:57 AM  
2 votes:

aerojockey: What do butlers even do?


2014-06-08 03:01:41 AM  
2 votes:
What do butlers even do?  It's not like they have a specific job like cooks and porters and stuff.
2014-06-08 02:54:14 AM  
2 votes:
What do you get for that someone who has everything?

A person.
2014-06-08 01:52:22 AM  
2 votes:
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I don't think I want to have Mr. French watching me taking a bath.
2014-06-08 08:40:50 PM  
1 vote:
If "Downton Abbey" has resulted in an increase in demand for butlers, does this mean that when the
show goes off the air, there will be thousands of unemployed butlers? (Just as every time "101 Dalmatians"
is rereleased, there's an upsurge in demand for Dalmatian puppies....but when people find they can't take
care of them, since Dalmatians require extra attention, there's a similar upsurge in arrivals of young adult
Dalmatians at animal shelters.)
2014-06-08 07:21:00 PM  
1 vote:
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" Perhaps you would like me to come in there and wash your dick for you, you little shiat."
2014-06-08 10:15:05 AM  
1 vote:
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2014-06-08 09:48:27 AM  
1 vote:
And the Spanish Flu. Let's bring that back too!
2014-06-08 09:15:08 AM  
1 vote:

aerojockey: What do butlers even do?  It's not like they have a specific job like cooks and porters and stuff.

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"The butler is head of the kitchen and dining room. I keep everything tidy."
2014-06-08 08:18:11 AM  
1 vote:
If I had a butler I'd want him to have an English accent and say things like 'quite' and 'very good sir'.
2014-06-08 07:10:44 AM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Yeah, I'm sure it has nothing to do with stratospheric wealth inequality, it MUST be a TV show.


Yup because  income equality means everybody has a butler, even butlers
2014-06-08 06:36:32 AM  
1 vote:
What, they're like interns that come home from work with you but less sleeping with them.  Just carve out a part of the basement behind the laundry room or maybe next to the pool pump and put a cot down.  Its not that hard.
2014-06-08 06:32:23 AM  
1 vote:

Smackledorfer: Emposter: LrdPhoenix: Emposter: LrdPhoenix: fusillade762: Yeah, I'm sure it has nothing to do with stratospheric wealth inequality, it MUST be a TV show.


Emposter: FTFA: "Thirty-five years ago," he writes, "there were only a few hundred butlers left in Britain; today there are roughly 10,000, plus thousands more abroad."

The rich have gotten a LOT richer since the 1970s and 80s. But no, I'm sure it's a TV show.

If it were income inequality, then the number of butlers should be going down as the lion's share of income goes into fewer and fewer hands.

Where did you get that idea?

Only logical that as fewer people can afford them then there should be fewer of them.

Where did you get the idea that rising income inequality means less rich people?

Or more importantly/specifically, why do people always assume some even distribution?

The top 0.1% can have extra billions at the expense of the bottom 50% with or without the next top 5% growing/shrinking in numbers or wealth.

Obviously an increase in either numbers or relative wealth could result in more butler hiring. Or maybe it is all happening because of tv, as subby claims :)

Nobody is saying that wealth inequality is a new thing.
Indeed, the history of the industrialized West is a cyuclic record of the economic catastrophes it inevitably brings about.
Wealth inequality is a little bit like double-creme chocolate frosting.
A little bit of it is a very good thing - but eat an entire soup tureen full, and you will experience distress.
Followed by projectile vomiting and explosive diarrhea
2014-06-08 03:26:56 AM  
1 vote:
What? No love for Benson?

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2014-06-08 03:21:52 AM  
1 vote:

DerekSD: aerojockey: What do butlers even do?


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2014-06-08 03:14:08 AM  
1 vote:
I'd rather have a Jeeves.
2014-06-08 03:06:36 AM  
1 vote:
There's a lot of butling to do
2014-06-08 02:51:38 AM  
1 vote:
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