wisdom for decision-making

I’m reading a book called Caveat Emptor** by Ruth Downie .  It is set in around 110 A.D. in Roman Britain, the time of Emperor Hadrian, of the famous Hadrian’s Wall.

An Italian woman and a British woman are talking about how to solve a problem.

British woman:  “…my mother used to say that if you cannot bang your head through the wall, you will have to turn to the left or right.”

Italian woman:  “Maybe that sounds better in British.”

British woman:  “No.  It sounds annoying in British too.”


** Latin for Let the buyer beware.

(Source:  2011. Ruth Downie.  Caveat Emptor.  Bloomsbury USA, New York.  P. 233.)

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. 10000hourstobe
    Apr 12, 2012 @ 16:43:16

    LOL! I love this. That’s why I get those headaches sometimes!


  2. answerseeker
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 11:59:08

    Downie has such a great sense of humour doesn’t she? She has also. Developed Ruso into a character so believable I would love to met him.


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