lol. Yes, and when you're dealing with someone who's extremely perceptive, the ruse can be worse than directness. Oh, the memories.
uh huh. One thing that will get me downright nasty to the point of sadism is people who think they can "fix" me by indirect manipulations, so they'd better be extremely talented at being subtle yet effective.
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A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born.
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery