Friday, July 30, 2010

Elevator as metaphor

I get a kick out of metaphors when I see them in daily life.

In this MSNBC article about a black woman who was refused admission to Missouri State University because of her race, I noticed that Mary Jean Price Walls wanted to become a teacher, and after her refusal 60 years ago by Missouri State (then Southwestern Missouri State College), worked as an elevator operator.

An elevator operator, whose job it is to "ascend" and, better, to help other people "ascend" (as a teacher does).

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