“Madame Monce: ‘Salope! Salope! How many times have i told you not to squash bugs on the wallpaper? Do you think you’ve bought the hotel, eh? Why can’t you throw them out of the window like everyone else?…’ ” —Down and Out in Paris and London (Orwell). By the way, this has to be one of the most depressing pieces I’ve read by Orwell. There’s no light at the end of the tunnel.