"don't think zebras"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Fri Feb 19 21:30:57 UTC 2010

At 2/19/2010 02:06 PM, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 6:53 PM +0000 2/19/10, ronbutters at aol.com wrote:
>>Sometimes you need to think zebras. One was captured yesterday
>>clopping around in downtown Atlanta.
>Well, as my doctor always told me, if you hear hoofbeats and see
>black and white stripes, think zebras, not skunkhorses.

I would think of and run for the zebra crossing, where well-trained
horses will stop to let pedestrians cross to the safety of the sidewalk.


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