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Will Fly BS: Long gone stationery supplies (107* d) RE: BS: Long gone stationery supplies 15 Nov 18


My grandchildren got gold stars at primary school quite recently.

I can recall being sent to another teacher's room to get some particular stationery as our teacher had run out of it. Our dialogue ran something like:

Me: "Please sir, do you have some foolscap paper?"

Mr. Black: (Slowly takes keys from pocket, unlocks his desk drawer, opens it, looks inside, shuts drawer, locks it, puts keys back in pocket) "Yes."

Me: "Could Mr. White have some please?"

Mr. Black: (Slowly takes keys from pocket, unlocks his desk drawer, opens it, looks inside, takes paper out, shuts drawer, locks it, puts keys back in pocket and hands paper to me) "Yes."

An object lesson from 60 years ago in being clear and precise the first time!


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