the junior league

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“There is a reason why I like Baekhyun so much! At SM, there are a lot of pretty juniors… but Baekhyun never fails to contact me. He will always ask “Hyung, where are you? What are you doing?”. In our company there isn’t anybody like him! We became closer when I came back from the army, and felt like I was new to the company again, I felt different when meeting and greating people, but Baekhyun did the first move to talk to me about games, he said “Hyung, I play LOL too”. I remember till today. This is how we became closer and I hope our relationship will last long!“ // 161223 SM Super Celeb League

In April, the city sent out letters to all relief recipients: “Your welfare check is being held for you at the police department. Please report to the police department and pick up your check there. This procedure is effective for this check only. Future checks will be mailed to you as in the past.” And so they came: women, mostly, many with infants in their arms, and elderly home-relief recipients leaning on canes. Some came on foot, others in buses, still others, police reported, in Cadillacs. (The police report was the first of many politically charged misapprehensions to come, since the Cadillacs belonged to members of the town’s Junior League who were shepherding the oldest and frailest citizens to city hall to save them the shame of hobbling through the center of town.) The welfare recipients all milled about the police station confusedly as officers tried hopelessly to organize an orderly queue. The mayor, William D. Ryan, who had not been apprised of the muster, stormed in from his office to find out what was going on. “This is nothing more than a routine audit,” Mitchell told him. “We’re just trying to weed out the chisellers.” The mayor, the only Democratic voice on the five-member city council, ordered Mitchell to stop. “I’ll stop,” Mitchell retorted, “when I’m finished.”
No cases of fraud were found.
—  Rick Perlstein, Before the Storm. Apparently, this is the original case of the “welfare queens driving Cadillacs”