Barbara Zimmer <bravo.zulu@...>
I am reminded of the story about a young boy who watched his father
working at a gas station.
A car drove up and the driver said, "I am thinking about moving to
this area. What are the people like in this town?" The station
attendant asked, "What are they like where you come from?" To which
the dirver replied, "They are mean and nasty and generally
disagreeable." The station attendant replied, "They are pretty much
the same way here."
Then another car drove up and the driver asked, "What are the people
like in this town? We are planning to move here soon." The station
attendant aksed him the same question, "What are they like where you
come from?" The second driver said, "Most people are very nice and
helpful. I will miss them." The station attendant again replied,
"They are pretty much the same way here."
After the second driver left, the young boy, asked his father, "Dad,
how come you told each of those drivers that the people were just
like they described, and one said that people were nasty and the
other said that they were nice?"
His father replied, "What you expect is what you get."