Patron of Inadequate Compensation.
Devotions to Saint Makegood are commonly known as either The Five
Requests (in which each appeal begins with the letter R) or the Five
Petitions (in which each appeal begins with the letter P). It is
presumed that the alliteration is merely a mnemonic device.
- respect (politeness)
- rewards (perks, payoffs, prizes)
- recognition (praise)
- response (positive feedback)
- rapid advancement (promotion)
In cultures where animist religions were absorbed into Christianity,
Saint Makegood is often represented by a tassel made of
cornsilk--presumably a symbol of fringe benefits.
Great! And I understand that the
ancient Druids of the region now known as Surrey kept this symbol in an
especially high place of honor -- hence the expression "Surrey, with
the fringe on top."