Thank you for the responses.
Kaile, that could be one interpretation, most definately.
In the broader context, what drove me to write this one was the wave of revisionistic writers and historians during the late 90's, trying to put their own, or their local PAC's, view of things into history and classroom books. I just boiled it down to the bare ingredients and applied it to myself, since at the time, I did work for a rather shifty person selling used cars. When a prospective buyer would ask what was wrong with the car, I would tell them. Needless to say, I was an abysmal failure at this profession.