Deep Thinker 1.2
Source: Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee, page 237
Quote: We-ll, some men who cheat their wives out of grocery money wouldn’t think of cheating the grocer. Men tend to carry their honest in pigeonholes, Jean Louise.
Context: Jean Louise has just confronted her boyfriend, Hank. Then her father showed up and gave this line. She was confronting Hank about being a prejudiced.
This makes me think: I think this is a very good way of describing how humans can be hypocrites without even intending to. Men who cheat their wives out of grocery money, but wouldn’t cheat the grocer probably think they are very good people. I don’t think that means they aren’t good people, I think it means that we all have somethings to fix even in the areas we think we are the best at.