Monday, August 06, 2012

Bon mot for the week

"Some people mistake me for a doormat and discover that I am a landmine."


I thought I'd put this on the blogs somewhere before, but a search would not disclose it if I have. Perhaps my memory plays tricks on me again. This is a line I first used to my friend Gorgeous Georgia several years ago. I notice that this is often a difficulty for me in social relationships: I am so easygoing most of the time that some people think they can start to take liberties with me. And perhaps they can, for a little while. But they come to the line sooner than they think - and they'd better not cross it! As the late Patrick Swayze advised in Road House, I am nice, nice, nice... "until the time comes to not be nice."

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