I got in a fight one time with a really big girl in the Science lab, and she said, "I'm going to mop the floor with your face." I said, "You'll be sorry." She said, "Oh, yeah? Why?" I said, "Well, you won't be able to get into the corners very well." I thought I could bargain with her, after all, a bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist. Reaching onto the counter beside the jars of frogs, I grabbed a rag and held it out to her. "Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?" I asked hesitantly.
Worrying works! 90% of the things I worry about never happen. Yet, why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet? God must love stupid people. He made SO many. I don't feel guilty for saying that she sniffed the rag. I have a clear conscience, you know, though admittedly a clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. I just make it a rule of thumb to laugh at my problems, everybody else does. And remember, artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. They make parachutes to catch people who jump out of planes ON PURPOSE! But, you do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice. Try telling that to a group of skydiving instructors. Chances are, they won't smile. Smile and they will wonder what you're up to. He who smiles in a crisis has found someone to blame.
My ideas may seem so cliché. And, I realize that to steal ideas from another person is plagiarism. But, to steal from many is research. The fact of the matter is, we never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public. Just like a prayer, which can often sound so cliché, our words often come from stored wisdom of previous generations. Take the prayer many children say to bless their meals...
By His hands we are fed, 'Thank you Lord for daily bread.'"