Peter Svensk

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2002 at 7:13 am

What I Should Have Said

The French call it l’esprit d’escalier, “the wit of the staircase,” those biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of the room—or even, to tell the truth, days later. It’s happened to you: you’ve suddenly thought of just what would put your foe in his or her place, but past the time when the arrow could sting its victim. You’ve stewed in your own juice ever since, and the chance for singeing repartee is gone forever.

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