--- 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?"




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