February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
The subject of his email was:
I miss ya’ all!
Try being unassuming. It confuses people.
Try doing that in front of Susie.
Pull an Elim Garak. Be invariably polite and pleasant and charming, even while you’re quietly soaking in enough information to destroy them if you really need to.
Bravo, Hobbes, that’s good!!
Born to be Mild
Hobbes has nothing to worry about. Tigers are born cool.
I thought Calvin already has an attitude?
Better choose one that doesn’t get you in trouble, Calvin! (Yeah right; it’s Calvin)
That crazy kid has enough attitude as it is.
Try it sometimes. It drives people crazy. They wonder what you are up to.
I see Calvin is going with sarcastically irreverent. Does that work for him?
Lots of syllables. That can be cool in and of itself sometimes.
These days in the US it would be downright nonconformist
No other comic would have “courteously deferential”.
Might not be cool, but it’s certainly not the norm in today’s world!
…that’s the Canadian attitude – and we are DEFINITELY cool :)…
Learn “Thank you” in as many languages as possible and watch the transformation when after being of service to someone who has taken for granted that you do not know their language, you say “Bayetla” (Mongolian") or “Amasagnaglu” (Amharic) or “Cupchai” (Laotian) or “Thank you” (English snobs).