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12 Jun
Some second opinions don't matter.

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 97 16:47:42 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Some second opinions don't matter.

Forwarded-by: Keith Bostic <>
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Last week, a young middle-class woman consulted me.  She was not
unattractive, but her expression was one of frivilous earnestness, that is
to say, intense self-absorption.  She approached the consultation like the
oysters in "The Walrus and The Carpenter", all eager for the treat.  Here
at last was an opportunity to talk about herself uninterruptedly and
unconstrained by all those boring social conventions.

"What's your problem?" I asked.
"I hate myself."
"And you've come for a second opinion?"

	-- Theodore Dalrymple's medical column in the British
	   publication "The Spectator", 17 May 1997

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