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T. I swear people don’t read the question.

D Absolutely. People skim. Then interpret the question from what they expect. So most are giving answers that follow something else. They think they are answering someone else’s question when they are actually answering their own. Rarely do those answers coincide.


Not my circus, not my monkeys.My new mantra: Not my circus, not my monkeys.
The Polish goes: “nie moj cyrk, nie moje małpy”

Excellent advice for those of us who want to help, when helping doesn’t serve.

And, after all
watching the circus from the sidelines is interesting
to say the least.

dory-glasses-caseMy mom said that when I was a baby my grandfather would come by the house for lunch. He would sit in the kitchen and hold me in his lap while he and Mom talked. My grandfather was a patient man. I’d take things out of his coat pocket and put them back in. I especially liked his glasses case. I’d open it and shut it, over and over.

Mom said that one day, I took out his glasses case and opened it up and stuffed inside were two marshmallows.

I had a marvelous grandfather.