Tag: expectations

Heads you lose, tails your opponent wins

In the days of inquisitions, accused persons were tortured in order to establish whether or not they were innocent or acting in service of the devil.  Torture might have been for example being caged and dipped into a frozen river. If the ordeal killed you, then you were declared innocent and therefore vindicated, albeit posthumously. […]

Culture Wars

A situation that so often arises is illustrated in the following story. A young bride to be decides that for the sake of bridge building and in order to make her future mother-in-law feel reassured that she is not losing a son but gaining a daughter in-law, invites her soon to be new relative to […]

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