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Here is one story retold, albeit with a pithier ending:
Horns, Halos, and wives....... oh my!
What happened: As a mormon i get asked a bunch of weird questions. These are really questions that i have been asked. After being asked these three question i have finally come up with ok answers to them.
A. Can I feel your horns?
B. Where do you keep your halo when your not wearing it?
and last but not least
C. how many wives do (or can) you have?
What I said: A. Mormons don't have horns B. Mormons don't have halos C. 28 or mormons don't do that.
What I SHOULD have said: A. I'm sorry i would let you but i just sanded them down this morning! B. In my wallet i got one of the new foldable ones, so i can carry where ever i go. C. 7.. one for every day of the week!
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?
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