Even Yet Still More Shotgun Surveys
Date: Fri, 5 May 95 01:38:20 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
Subject: Even Yet Still More Shotgun Surveys
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Steinberg)
In the play/movie `A Thousand Clowns', the lead (Jason Robards in the
movie) has done something stupid to alienate his girlfriend. He later
describes to her the following, more or less:
I was walking down the street [in New York City] trying to
figure out how to apologize to you. I started practicing
there on the street, saying "I'm sorry. I'm real sorry.
I'm so sorry." over and over again. Suddenly, this guy
walking past me looked up and said, "That's OK, mac."
I couldn't believe it. He must have felt so oppressed by the
world that he felt as if he deserved an apology, even if it was
from a total stranger. So i tried an experiment: I stood on
the corner and said "I'm sorry" to every person that passed.
And do you know: a third of them found it in their heart
to forgive me!
© 1995 Peter Langston