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Assignment 1. Text:
The Top of the Hill (by Irwin Shaw)
'Because we are trained ferrets, armed with computers, statistics, expertise, coldness of heart. We ferret out incompetence, waste, larceny, nepotism, tax evasion, incompetent bookkeeping, sickly correlations between profit and loss, lack of attention to important aspects оf the consumer society such as relations with Washington and unrewarding advertising campaigns. We advise changes, Draconian measures, we are the church militant оf efficiency. In some cases on which we have worked, companies have looked like а battlefield after we have passed — with bodies strewn everywhere, factories closed down and left to rot, presidents аnd chairmen deposed, men who have grown too old for their jobs out on the street.'
Assignment 2. Text:
Humorous verses about drinking and drunks:
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