Eva of the I Work in a Shop blog posted this 1936 George Orwell article about his experiences working in a bookstore. There are certainly similarities to my own experience, especially the smelly customers, long hours, and those who place special orders and never pick them up. The warning about an unhealthy lifestyle hit home recently. Thankfully, I still love games, and more of them than when I started. The key is truth. It's alright to have sacrificial lambs, bad games you sacrifice on the alter of sales while talking up truly great games. No need to lie or obfuscate.