from http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/ As a youth, I don't remember ever having the right comeback when caught by surprise by a schoolmate making an antagonizing quip. In high school, most of us were mising a lightning quick wit, and thus were subjected to indefensible attacks from those few who did. A time did come however, when I did develop a quick wit, and the ability to stun an antagonist with lightning fast remark. It is a well known fact that working in a steel mill can be compared to being in the 8th grade for life. There is something about heavy industry that can bring the juvenile idiot out of each of us. In this world of never ending immaturity and adolescent humor; quips and zingers zip about at times like speeding electrons. It is always fun, until someone loses an eye. The problem I have experienced is that observers in the periphery can at time take great offense to the ping-pong like banter that results from a pair of us dueling it out with sharp rema
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