Quotation by Mary Barnett Gilson

It means eating your words, this thing of refusing to be a fence-sitter, but I'd rather eat my words than get calluses from sitting.
No one who has not experienced the condescension of a buyer toward an ordinary salesgirl can have any conception of its withering effect.
Mary Barnett Gilson (1877–?), U.S. factory personnel manager, economist, and educator. What's Past is Prologue, ch. 4 (1940).

As a young woman, Gilson had worked as a salesclerk.
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