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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:45 PM

Saturday, December 21st. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day.



"Either thou art most ignorant by age, or thou wert born a
fool."

The Winter's Tale, Act II, Scene 1, Lines 173-174.

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Reply Saturday, December 21st. The Weekend Edition of William Shakespeare's Thought For The Day. (Original post)
Aristus Dec 2013 OP
Tobin S. Dec 2013 #1
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #2
Aristus Dec 2013 #3
In_The_Wind Dec 2013 #9
Aristus Dec 2013 #10
love_katz Dec 2013 #4
Aristus Dec 2013 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2013 #6
livetohike Dec 2013 #7
Wounded Bear Dec 2013 #8
Ptah Dec 2013 #11
Aristus Dec 2013 #12
cliffordu Dec 2013 #13
fleur-de-lisa Dec 2013 #14
Aristus Dec 2013 #15

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 01:47 PM

1. Perfect!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:09 PM

2. He learned to behave as a fool.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:12 PM

3. Very true. Learned behavior.

Will's plays pre-date socio-psychological research, though...



How is your morning?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:12 PM

9. Since you ask ...

Earlier this week (on Tuesday afternoon) I called one of the local car rental businesses. I reserved a small car for Mr ITW to pick up today. This morning I call to say we would be in at 11:30 instead of 10 AM. When we arrived (20 miles from home) Mr ITW was told there were no cars to be rented. [img][/img]

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I was polite but firm about after 15 years of doing business with them I'll find a new rental company.

Well ... half an hour later ...

He drove out with a car, 10% discount and we have it until 12 noon on Monday to return it. He's driving down to see his granddaughters dance in The Nutcracker tomorrow.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:22 PM

10. Way to stick to your guns.



Polite but firm is the way to go. I worked in retail and other service industries long enough to know that if someone is being rude, pushy, or a jerk, the quickest expedient is just to get rid of them.

Well done!...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:22 PM

4. Solstice greetings to you and Will.

Please forgive my ignorance: who is the man in the picture?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 02:29 PM

6. Timely AND excellent!

Thank you, my dear Aristus.......and Will!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:00 PM

7. On to the Greatest page. Perfect as usual

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 03:07 PM

8. Erudite as usual, but I prefer the modern translation...

"Were you born an asshole, or have you worked at it your whole life?"



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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2013, 06:24 PM

11. Will sure knew what was going on!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:59 AM

12. Kick.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:16 AM

13. Great fucking line.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:58 PM

14. Antony and Cleopatra . . .

"In time we hate that which we often fear"

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 09:06 PM

15. Hello, fleur-de-lisa!



Haven't seen you in a while...

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