I can’t quite define my aversion to asking questions of strangers. From snatches of family battles which I have heard drifting up from railway stations and street corners, I gather that there are a great many men who share my dislike for it, as well as an equal number of women who … believe it to be the solution to most of this world’s problems.

Robert Benchley (1889-1945) American humorist
Pluck and Luck, “Ask That Man” (1925)
Added on 3-Aug-11 | Last updated 3-Aug-11
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