Posted by Barney on May 07, 2001
In Reply to: First things first posted by R. Berg on May 07, 2001
: : : : Maybe I should take more responsibility here. I added the LOL ('laugh out loud') because my friend thought giving up the nourishing meals for the desserts in life, so to speak, was characteristic of people today. What can you do but laugh (otherwise you'd just cry)?
: : : : I guess the pairs of opposites here could be weighty versus trivial, important versus frivolous, common sense versus devil-may-care, and such. I had farming grandparents, and people in those days seem to have generally had a sense of proportion in their perspective on life. (Not to say they were saints or sages...) - Patty
: : : It was Barney who called your question incomprehensible and noted the loosely attached LOL. I responded by saying how I understood the question. Furthermore, I thought the LOL was as firmly attached as anything else.
: : : So your grandparents never, uh, put the horse before the cart? --rb
: : : (Barney: Those last two letters up there, if they haven't floated away, are my initials.)
: : Sorry, R.B. Wasn't an accusation, in any case. Just trying to straighten up my (apparently) sloppy original communication. - Patty
: Before the nitpickers and curmudgeons beat me to it, I'll note that the proverb runs ". . . cart before the horse." --rb
A wise move