People Are Fascinating

M. Francis Enright
2 min readApr 13, 2023
Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash

M. Francis Enright is co-creator with John Brancaccio of The Working Experience. He is also a filmmaker and published author. Listen to full episodes on iTunes and Spotify and visit our website: theworkingexperience.com for videos, merchandise and more. You can also find us on Facebook, Linked In, Instagram, and Twitter.

One sunny Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, I saw a guy wearing a t-shirt in the design of Wheel of Fortune that read:

‘Go F*ck Yourself You F*cking F*ck! Choose a vowel.’

I thought to myself, “So, you chose that shirt to wear out in public today. You went through your drawer, held it up and said, ‘Here it is. This is what I am going to put out into the world. People are going to see this, children, the elderly, grandmas and grandpas, people out to enjoy a beautiful Saturday. This is it!’”

In his defense, he definitely had the persona to match the shirt: scraggly beard, sour look on his face, overweight and sloppy. I’m sure he picked it up off the floor of his disgusting studio apartment. It’s not like a happy, well-adjusted person would wear that shirt in public, or anywhere else. He probably wasn’t on his way to read to the blind or volunteer at a hospice.

We all make choices in life and on that particular Saturday morning, that shirt was his choice. He is entitled to it, God knows. I’m not here to judge.

Of course I am. What the f*ck is wrong with that f*cking f*ck?

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M. Francis Enright

Co-creator and cohost of The Working Experience Podcast. We explore what people do for work, how they do it and how they feel about it. Twice a week!