Essay Using the I.C.E

WA # 5
Carlos Beltran
December 3, 2010

    An essay that struck me as a bit interesting was one written by Suzanne Britt. The essay she wrote is called “Neat people vs. Sloppy people”. In this essay she explains in vivid details which are comprised completely of her own opinions on both neat people and sloppy people. Now as you read the essay it is easy to see which side she favors the most and which side she dislikes the most. In this essay, you will read the opinions of Suzanne Britt on Neat people vs. Sloppy people, alongside some personal afterthoughts and interpretations.
    In paragraph two, Suzanne states by saying that “Sloppy people you see are naturally sloppy. Their sloppiness is merely the unfortunate consequence of their extreme moral rectitude. Sloppy people carry their mind’s eye a heavenly vision, a precise plan, which is so stupendous, so perfect, it can’t be achieved in this world or the next.” Now it is really obvious that she is defending the sloppy people by saying that their sloppiness is to be blamed by the sheer magnitude of their mind. She seems to be praising the sloppy people by holding them in the highest esteem.
    In paragraph five that Suzanne wrote, she said, “Sloppy people can’t bear to part with anything. They give loving attention to every detail. When sloppy say they’re going to tackle the surface of a desk, they really mean it, not a paper will go unturned, not a rubber band unboxed, four hours or two weeks into the excavation, the desk looks exactly the same, primarily because the sloppy person is meticulously creating new piles of papers with new headings and scrupulously stopping to read all the old book catalogs before he throws them away.” She yet continues to be pro-sloppy people by explaining why their reasons for not getting everything done on time are the result of affection for objects. She gives thought to their laziness and makes it sound like it’s all a good thing.

    As she talks about the neat people’...