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To: mtbopfuyn
1rudeboy's Three Easy Steps to Surmounting an Intractable Problem:

1. Identify the problem.
2. Find someone with specialized knowledge about the problem.
3. Flatter them to the point that they solve it for free.

16 posted on 06/05/2007 5:40:59 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
I sometimes resort to the biblical solution in addition to step 3:

Luke 18:2-5: He said: "In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared about men. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, 'Grant me justice against my adversary.' "For some time he refused. But finally he said to himself, 'Even though I don't fear God or care about men, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will see that she gets justice, so that she won't eventually wear me out with her coming!'"

You know you have succeeded when the conversation ends with "you know, why don't I just come over and do it for you, that would be easier than trying to explain it to you again......" :-)

26 posted on 06/05/2007 6:22:28 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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