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Here is one story retold, albeit with a pithier ending:
Taking a stand
What happened: I was searching around the internet and i came to this
site read a few of the stories and was unimpressed .
I then decided to submit my own story and tell other people that even with the extra time they are incapable of being clever or witty.
What I said: Nothing waiting for replies to this story.
What I SHOULD have said: Nothing writing this was really a waste of time.
The French call it l'esprit d'escalier, "the wit of the staircase," those biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room-or even, to tell the truth, days later. It's happened to you: you've suddenly thought of just what would put your foe in his or her place, but past the time when the arrow could sting its victim. You've stewed in your own juice ever since, and the chance for singeing repartee is gone forever.
Or is it?
Dorothy Parker or Oscar Wilde may have had the rapier wit to tweak their tormentors on the spot, but for the rest of us, we offer the Internet's only L'esprit d'escalier web site!