The Shadow of the Teacher

The Shadow of the Teacher

There are enough Aesop tales about flattery that we all know it’s a bad and dangerous thing; crow lost her cheese and grasshopper lost his life (so much worse than lost cheese), but I must admit, I thrive on it.  Tell me I’m smart, witty or charming or compliment my shoes, bag or scent and I will be your BFF&EVA.  I like sweet words so much, I sprinkle them liberally; sales-staff, cable repairers, hair stylists et al.  My largess never fails to bring me terrific service or, at the very least, a pleasant smile in return.

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