June 6.—Trillip brought round the shirts and, to my disgust,
his charge for repairing was more than I gave for them when new.
I told him so, and he impertinently replied: “Well, they are better
now than when they were new.” I paid him, and said it was
a robbery. He said: “If you wanted your shirt-fronts made
out of pauper-linen, such as is used for packing and bookbinding, why
didn’t you say so?”
The Diary of a Nobody
is the fictitious diary of Charles Pooter, written by George
Grossmith and originally serialised in Punch magazine in 1888 and 1889.
The text of this version is taken from
the Gutenberg etext
, and the weblog
format was engineered by Kevan Davis
(initially a straight
weblog in 2004, then rewritten as an auto RSS generator in April 2007).