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Re: [10GBT] Barass nudges consensus

Whoever is posting these terrible puns in Geoff's name should be embarrassed!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: stds-802-3-10gbt@IEEE.ORG [mailto:stds-802-3-10gbt@IEEE.ORG]On
> Behalf Of Geoff Thompson
> Sent: Monday, August 16, 2004 6:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: [10GBT] Barass nudges consensus
> The friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they
> opened up a small
> florist shop to raise funds.  Since everyone liked to buy
> flowers from the
> men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was
> unfair.  He asked the good fathers to close down, but they
> would not.  The
> rival florist went back and begged the friars to close.  They ignored
> him.  So, the rival florist hired Hugh Barass, the roughest and most
> vicious thug in town to 'persuade' them to close.  Hugh beat
> up the friars
> and trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't
> close up shop.
> Terrified, they did so, proving that:
>         "Hugh, and only Hugh, can prevent florist friars."