To Please the People
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“In trying to please all, he had pleased none.”

― Aesop, Ancient Greek fabulist


“And how is the lovely Miss Dallas today?”

It had been a good day, and Jerry was in a great mood. Dallas eyed him suspiciously.

“And just what is it that you want, Jerry?” she asked, half smiling.

“Not a darn thing,” he replied. “Just that you have a good day.”

“I see,” said Dallas. “Usually, a compliment comes with a request.”

“You’ll have to excuse Jerry,” said Jennifer, Jerry’s office colleague who happened to be standing nearby. “Jerry’s a bit of a suck-up.” Both girls laughed. Jerry laughed, too, though he didn’t find the comment funny. T...

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