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Dewey tried to find the answer that Mr. Dasher wanted. “Fussell didn’t tell me anything about conditions. ” Mr. Dasher looked pleased. “The conditions are very simple, Dewey. ” Dasher paused and blew his nose again. “If you want to work at the Ice Cream Factory, you have to choose a flavor. All your training will be in one flavor. You learn about making ice cream by learning how to make a flavor. ” Dasher rested on the last word as if it were to be put away in a desk drawer or lost in a shirt pocket—forever.

He would learn to adjust. “Butter Almond sounds fine to me, Mr. ” “Good, Dewey. ” Dewey was pleased with himself. Dasher started to scribble a note that Dewey thought was probably an introduction to the Butter 27 28 ● America’s Culture of Professionalism Almond Society. “I should tell you, Mr. Dasher, that I already know a bit about making ice cream. ” Dasher looked up at Dewey. His eyes were hidden again behind the tinted glasses, but his mouth pursed with a little sour expression. The fingers stopped writing and started drumming.

If such custodians are professionally minded, more than likely the organization will be as well. The Ice Cream Factory (I) The Ice Cream Factory had been built in what had once been cornfields. An interstate highway separated the factory from the old town. Gleaming white buildings with green glass windows is all that Dewey could see. The factory had devoured the cornfields for miles in either direction running parallel to the Interstate. No trees or shrubbery broke the horizontal plane. 24 ● America’s Culture of Professionalism Dewey stood in the shadow of the Interstate’s concrete arch.

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