Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 9 00:11:43 UTC 2009

Brenda Lester wrote
> Heard lately:
> She has too much stress on her plate.

Eric Nielsen wrote:
> Might be a heavy meal.

Placing one's stress on a plate can be useful. It allows one to
carefully measure its weight in ounces as shown here:

Rita looked hopeful. Like there wasn't an ounce of stress on her
plate. It must be nice, I thought. To be in control of your own damn



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