"Don=?UTF-8?Q?=E2=80=99t_?=let the door hit you in the butt on the way out"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Nov 4 19:31:04 UTC 2012

On Sun, Nov 4, 2012 at 10:25 AM,  <sclements at neo.rr.com> wrote:
> When the screen door closes, therefore, you would be in danger of being hit in the butt only if you were > walking into the building, not leaving.

Whoa! Nobody ever explained it to me that way, before. Well, you got
me there. That a folk-saying doesn't correspond to observed reality is
passing strange, I admit. :-)

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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