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Thursday, 29 September 2011

I Will Not Be Pushed-Filed-Stamped-Indexed-Briefed-De-Briefed-Or Numbered!

   Well that's what the Prisoner said to No.2 on the day of his arrival in the Village, but as we know it didn't work out that way.  The Prisoner was pushed into resigning his job, either by his superiors, meaning jumping before he was pushed. Either that or the Prisoner had become disillusioned by the kind of work he had been doing.
    Well the Prisoner was certainly filed, his card being x'ed out and filed away in a grey filing cabinet marked RESIGNED. Stamped, well that would all depend on ones definition of the word. Looking at it through the thoughts of the Prisoner, it would be that he will not accept, or settle down, conform, or adapt, or adjust to the ways  and life on the Village.
   Indexed, well his personal file was indexed, as he was in the Labour Exchange Managers ledger in Free For All. He had everything on the Prisoner, the Manager even knew that the Prisoner had given up sugar four years and three months ago on medical advice.
    Briefed, the Prisoner was briefed on the Village during the aerial tour of the Village in Arrival, just as he was de-briefed by No.2 back in his office in the Green Dome. And numbered? Well one might think that it was that medic who had numbered No.6, but it wasn't, it was some faceless Village Administrator. But to the television viewer, it might be said that No.2 gave No.6 his number, when in fact it was the Supervisor-No.28 who first used the Prisoner's number, when the Prisoner was trying to escape in a Village vehicle along the beach!
   Pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, de-briefed, and numbered, the Prisoner certainly has been. What's more there wasn't a thing he could do about it!

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