--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Try drinking some pitta tea, anon.
Typo? You meant "try eating some pita bread"... > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, anonymousff <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "feste37" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > Reminds me of a comment MMY once made: "Only the weak defend > > > themselves." > > > > > > > come on, don't lapse into throwing around aphorisms, does that > > statement really make sense? or was it a convenient thing to say at > > the moment and now it's being used way out of the context it was > said in. > > > > > > > > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Rick Archer <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > > Just came across this in another chat. Perfect in light of the > > > current > > > > concern: > > > > > > > > There once lived a great warrior. Though quite old, he still was > > > able to > > > > defeat any challenger. His reputation extended far and wide > > > throughout the > > > > land and many students gathered to study under him. > > > > > > > > One day an infamous young warrior arrived at the village. He > was > > > determined > > > > to be the first man to defeat the great master. Along with his > > > strength, he > > > > had an uncanny ability to spot and exploit any weakness in an > > > opponent. > > > He > > > > would wait for his opponent to make the first move, thus > revealing a > > > > weakness, and then would strike with merciless force and > lightning > > > speed. > > > No > > > > one had ever lasted with him in a match beyond the first move. > > > > > > > > Much against the advice of his concerned students, the old > master > > > gladly > > > > accepted the young warrior's challenge. As the two squared off > for > > > battle, > > > > the young warrior began to hurl insults at the old master. He > threw > > > dirt and > > > > spit in his face. For hours he verbally assaulted him with every > > > curse and > > > > insult known to mankind. But the old warrior merely stood > > > theremotionless > > > > and calm. Finally, the young warrior exhausted himself. Knowing > he > > > was > > > > defeated, he left feeling shamed. > > > > > > > > Somewhat disappointed that he did not fight the insolent youth, > the > > > students > > > > gathered around the old master and questioned him. "How could > you > > > endure > > > > such an indignity? How did you drive him away?" > > > > > > > > "If someone comes to give you a gift and you do not receive it," > > > the master > > > > replied, "to whom does the gift belong?" ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Get fast access to your favorite Yahoo! Groups. Make Yahoo! your home page http://us.click.yahoo.com/dpRU5A/wUILAA/yQLSAA/JjtolB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/