[LMB] Fwd: Re: Literature in Real Life

Baur baur at chello.at
Sun Sep 8 16:23:27 BST 2019


i once used "on the one hand, on the other hand, on the gripping hand" 
in a business presentation

servus

markus


Am 08.09.2019 um 16:12 schrieb Carol Botteron:
> Have you used literary references (Bujold or other) in everyday life?
> 
> Once I was at work and heard my boss and her boss walking toward me,
> griping about how work stress made them look older than they were.  Boss's
> boss stopped at my desk and said, "Except you. I know how old you are, and
> I don't know how you do it."  I replied, "You should see the painting I
> keep in my attic."
> 
> That was one of the few times I have thought of the right comeback at the
> right time.  In case anyone doesn't get it, look up "The Picture of Dorian
> Gray" by Oscar Wilde.  Hurricane Dorian reminded me of the incident.
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