[ExI] apple mothership
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Wed Sep 14 19:44:20 UTC 2011
2011/9/14 Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com>:
> True. But rather than offer an honest equivalent I prefer to offer a
> superior alternative.
Something that is otherwise equivalent to prayer, but is honest
in this sense, seems superior for that reason alone.
> And flowers are just silly.
Depends on the recipient. Their pleasing scent and colors can put many
at ease, at least to subtle degrees.
> Of course one shouldn't make an offer that one has no intention of or
> ability to accept.
Right. We're talking about what can be done by those who can't or won't
offer anything of substance (not even flowers), but still wish to not be
perceived as cold hearted. (The commonness of this problem says
something about the human condition.)
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