[lit-ideas] Re: Life begins with a handshake

  • From: John McCreery <john.mccreery@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 May 2012 14:01:31 +0900



On Wed, May 2, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Robert Paul <rpaul@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 'I forgot my gloves,' said the fireman on the ladder to the woman in the
> window reaching out to him.
> 'That's all right,' she said, 'I'm on the pill.'
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> Robert Paul
>  Because the availability of gloves leads people to feel it is all right
>> to "hold hands".  And these people don't want other people to think it's
>> all right to hold hands at all because they don't want to have to take
>> care of what might result if hands were held without gloves. So they
>> take away gloves from the people most likely to hold hands so they won't
>> feel all right about holding hands, even though they'll hold hands
>> anyway.  For some people, just the existence of gloves upsets them.   I
>> trust that cleared everything up for you.
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