Safety Pin Stew

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Mar 12 13:39:10 UTC 2007

At 3/11/2007 09:41 PM, Scot Lefaive wrote:
>I too remember the stone soup story, but I've never heard of safety pin
>soup. Sounds kind of scary and painful.

But of course the the provider of the stone retrieved it from the
soup before the soup was served.  (At least as I heard the story,
which is clearly the antecedent of the "buy real estate with no down
payment" schemes.)  I trust likewise that the safety pin is removed.


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