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Rule 6

Postby arnie » Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:19 am

SIR JOSEPH MACLAY’S RULE SIX
(anecdotal)

One afternoon in London a foreign visitor entered the room of Sir Joseph Maclay, the British Minister of Shipping, as one of the ministry officers was prophesying disastrous results if his own suggestions were not put into practice.

“Be careful,” said Sir Joseph in a low voice, “You are violating Rule Six.”

The prophesying official turned crimson and disappeared from the room. The astonished visitor asked, “And what is Rule Six?”

“Rule Six,” answered Sir Joseph, “Do not take yourself too seriously.”

“And what are the other rules?” asked the foreign visitor.

“There are no other rules,” replied Sir Joseph, with a smile on his lips.
Wake up! Get out of your mind! be present!
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Postby lakeswimr » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:59 am

Oh, my, I violate rule 6 all the time! At least now I often am aware of it. :)
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