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Brunel - you have wasted more of my time than your whole life is worth quote Featured Portraits Image

Brunel - you have wasted more of my time than your whole life is worth quote

In the 1830's IK Brunel had an assistant called FC Fripp. In one letter to Fripp Brunel writes Fripp. Plain gentlemanly language seems to have no effect on you. I must try stronger language and stronger methods. You are a cursed, lazy, inattentive, apathetic vagabond and if you continue to neglect my instructions I shall send you about your business. I have frequently told you, amongst other absurd, untidy habits, that of making drawings on the backs of others is inconvenient. By your cursed neglect of that you have wasted more of my time than your whole life is worth. It is not known what Fripp had done to deserve this message from Brunel, or why Brunel felt unable to fire him (as he did with other assistants who disappointed him)

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