Definition

opportunist1 (noun)
1. Someone who takes advantage of any opportunity to advance his own situation, placing expediency above principle.

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The evidence here seems clear. What are the chances that Wonka would hire Grandpa Joe to work in his retail store and later his factory? Logic dictates that if he makes more candy he needs more stores, wouldn't it be wiser for him to use Grandpa Joe in that capacity?

The answer is obvious - Grandpa Joe has deliberately moved from retail to the factory to be closer to the secret manufacturing methods. He positions himself near the front to ensure he doesn't miss any subtle clues or hints.

Footnotes and Sources

  1. Arbor Media, Inc., AllWords.Com.
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  2. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Tim Burton, US, 115 mins).
  3. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Tim Burton, US, 115 mins).
  4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005, Tim Burton, US, 115 mins).

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