Ep. 16: Sweet Sixteen: Whole Ass One Thing

Ron Swanson gives another life lesson to Leslie and reveals a little more about himself.

Ron Swanson:

“I now officially insist you take a sabbatical.”

Leslie Knope:

“No, no…”

Ron Swanson:

“Let me finish. I used to work in a sheet metal factory, but then a job came along at the tannery. The hours were better and I would get paid. Also I’d have the chance to work with leather both before and after it was on the cow which had always been a dream of mine. I didn’t want to give up my sheet metal job so I tried to do both jobs and finish middle school.”

Leslie Knope:

“How old were you?”

Ron Swanson:

“Eleven. The point is I was so tired I tried to puncture an eight gauge aluminum foil with a leather awl.”

(giggles)

Leslie Knope:

“Wow.”

Ron Swanson:

“I learned a lesson. Never half ass two things. Whole ass one thing. So if you wanna win that seat.”

Leslie Knope:

“Which I do.”

Ron Swanson:

“Then commit yourself a hundred percent. Take a sabbatical.”