“Maybe I can convince this cabbie to take pictures of the whole thing?”
Mary Worth, 6/1/14
Haha, yes, Iris, the best-case scenario here is that Tommy and Jerry will mutually benefit from their new employer-employee relationship! Unfortunately, modern capitalism is too often run as a zero-sum game, in which capital extracts more economic utility from labor than workers receive back in compensation. But don’t worry about Tommy, though: yes, he’ll be making minimum wage, but he’ll have an opportunity to meet the droopy-ponytailed, small-faced woman of his dreams, thus proving that the social benefits of employment go beyond mere economics.
“What did he say!? Is one of my erstwhile nemeses going to start doing my job for me!? This is the best day of my life!”