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Daemon
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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One can sometimes do good by being the right person in the wrong place.

Gilbert Chesterton (1874-1936)
MTC
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 6:20:03 AM
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...or the wrong person in the right place.

It's the wrong time and the wrong place
Though your face is charming, it's the wrong face
It's not her face, but such a charming face
And it's alright with me

It's the wrong song with the wrong style
Though your smile is lovely, it's the wrong smile
It's not her smile, but a lovely smile
And it's alright with me

It's Alright With Me
by Cole Porter

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iifO_z8OYfk)

ithink140
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 7:22:11 AM
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I am reminded of the story of Ian Botham taking a wrong turn while walking a corridor in Musgrove Park Hospital. He was in for treatment to a broken toe and ended up in a children's ward.

Talking to the nurses he was shocked to hear that some of the children had only weeks to live... they were dying from the last stages of leukaemia.

The circumstances led Ian Botham to go on a series of charity walks and raise 12 million for... among other things ... Leukaemia Research.

A classic example of the right man in the wrong place!

jcbarros
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 10:00:33 AM

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I think it is a very appropiate example.
Bully_rus
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 11:26:55 AM
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Straightforward convenient path to sainthood or saintdom.
egeopotum
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 12:42:03 PM
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What a great scriptwriter Chesterton was. That John McClane character made Bruce Willis' career!
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Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 7:16:12 PM
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You're right on the money with that example, ithink140.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Monday, August 5, 2013 9:32:13 PM
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he shoots, he scores. good one ithink
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