Sunday, May 04, 2008

Esprit d’Escalier

The wit of the staircase. Finding the perfect response or retort only after you have left the room. It happens to most of us with depressing regularity, but it was surprising to find esprit d’escalier the theme of not one, but two, comic strips this past weekend. It probably happens to those of us in the geezer set more often:

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but our younger counterparts can fall prey to slow-wittedness too.

As for me, I’ll probably think of a witty ending for this post as soon as I have published it and turned off the computer.

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