"Part of the problem is passive-aggressive behavior, my pet peeve and bête noire, and I don't like it either. Everyone should get off their high horse, particularly if that horse is my bête noire. We all have pressures on us, and nobody's pressure is more important than anyone else's."
"Thanks also for not lending others your O'Reilly books. Let others buy them. Buyers respect their books. You seem to recognize that `lend' and `lose' are synonyms where books are concerned. If I had been prudent like you, I would still have Volume 3 (Cats-Dorc) of the Encyclopedia Britannica."