I heard a sergeant in the City Army once tell fresh recruits, “First off, in times of peril or catastrophe, don’t panic: Stay calm, look the situation over as carefully as possible, and then, if it STILL looks threatening – panic a lot.”
The too-well-known, too-well-done enthusiasm of City Folks caused one ole soul to exclaim his surprised pleasure in seeing someone do something, “one time in a row.”
Beware, the vice-presidents of the mind.
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(And thus, here we stand, at the far reaches of man…)