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michaelr German: Ein Schlosser hat ein' Gesell'n (14) RE: German: Ein Schlosser hat ein' Gesell'n 30 Apr 19


Gesell: journeyman, not apprentice

The master berates him for being a slow worker, but a voracious eater. The master says, "All my life it has been the rule: As one eats, so one works. But with you it's thus: No one has filed as slowly, but stuffed himself, as you."

The journeyman answers, "I understand, and there's a good reason: The meal does not last very long, while work lasts fourteen hours. If one were to eat the whole day in one piece, it would go as slowly as my filing."

That's what it says. You tell me what it means ;-)


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