Jerome K. Jerome quote about responsibility from Three Men in a Boat - That's Harris all over—so ready to take the burden of everything himself, and put it on the backs of other people.
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That's Harris all over—so ready to take the burden of everything himself, and put it on the backs of other people.
 Jerome K. Jerome, Three Men in a Boat (1889). copy citation

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Author Jerome K. Jerome
Source Three Men in a Boat
Topic responsibility work laziness
Date 1889
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/308/308-h/308-h.htm

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“«Now, the first thing to settle is what to take with us. Now, you get a bit of paper and write down, J., and you get the grocery catalogue, George, and somebody give me a bit of pencil, and then I'll make out a list.»
That's Harris all over—so ready to take the burden of everything himself, and put it on the backs of other people. He always reminds me of my poor Uncle Podger. You never saw such a commotion up and down a house, in all your life, as when my Uncle Podger undertook to do a job. A picture would have come home from the frame-maker's, and be standing in the dining-room, waiting to be put up; and Aunt Podger would ask what was to be done with it, and Uncle Podger would say:” source

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