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It's not burdensomely expensive," says Ken Herrin, a woodworker before he and his wife - who had experience as an office manager at various businesses - took a collective deep breath and dived into the retail world with Letterhead 4 1/2 years ago.
Rennet, associating the white elephant with the burden of the unwanted child Jig is carrying, notes that it is "something she cannot just throw away but for which, in her present circumstances, she has no use; something that is awkwardly, burdensomely, in the way" (29).
This culture promotes a so-called "right to die," which can be expanded to include not just the terminally ill, but also the very seriously ill, and the mentally ill, the inconvenient people, the burdensomely ill, the old and decrepit, the unwanted.