cohenadmirer wrote:Geoffrey - are you aiming to improve your 'art of politeness' abilities or will you continue just to focus on your existing strengths - of which i admit there are many, including the art of, at least occasionally, being tactically impolite in order to enliven things.
well, unlike many people here, i can't pretend to be perfect, dave. we all have sides to our personalities that are less than polite, and perhaps i am not as clever as some of you at hiding mine. how clean and inviting the front of the restaurant, but walk around the back and you see peeling paint, fat-clogged drains, overflowing rubbish-bins and rat-traps. there are parts of leonard's literary works that cannot be reprinted here, parts of the bible that cannot be quoted in church - because people prefer politeness.