Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist (piggymouse) wrote,
Male C. Pig a.k.a. Svinopolist
piggymouse

Greatest Introductory Management Book Ever

А ещё у меня теперь есть лучшая в мире книга для начинающего менеджера.

The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook

The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook

TO

THE ENGLISH GIRLS

TO WHOM

FATE MAY ASSIGN THE TASK OF BEING

HOUSE-MOTHERS

IN

OUR EASTERN EMPIRE

THIS LITTLE VOLUME IS

DEDICATED

BY

GRACE GARDINER AND FLORA ANNIE STEEL



A.D. 1888

Первая глава, сразу берущая быка за рога, называется чиста конкретна "The Duties of the Mistress". Прекрасное, вдохновляющее чтение в сортире с утра!

Housekeeping in India, when once the first strangeness has worn off, is a far easier task in many ways than it is in England, though it none the less requires time, and, in this present transitional period, an almost phenomenal patience; for, while one mistress enforces cleanliness according to European methods, the next may belong to the opposite faction, who, so long as the dinner is nicely served, thinks nothing of it being cooked in a kitchen which is also used as a latrine; the result being that the servants who serve one and then the other stamp of mistress, look on the desire for decency as a mere personal and distinctly disagreeable attribute of their employer, which, like a bad temper or stinginess, may be resented or evaded.

And, first, it must be distinctly understood that it is not necessary, or in the least degree desirable, that an educated woman should waste the best years of her life in scolding and petty supervision. Life holds higher duties, and it is indubitable that friction and overzeal is a sure sign of a bad housekeeper. But there is an appreciable difference between the careworn Martha vexed with many things, and the absolute indifference displayed by many Indian mistresses, who put up with a degree of slovenliness and dirt which would disgrace a den in St. Giles, on the principle that it is no use attempting to teach the natives.

Я думаю, там чуть дальше и про code reviews что-нибудь написано.

Язык чудный конечно. Меня после M&D так и подмывает начать капитализировать существительные через одно, но я удерживаюсь, осознавая, что для викторианской литературы это было бы непростительным анахронизмом.

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