What do you call a group of nine?
The Rail received the following question from a colleague the other day and didn't have the answer on the tip of its tongue. (We won't bother going into what was on the tip of The Rail's tongue.)...
The Rail received the following question from a colleague the other day and didn't have the answer on the tip of its tongue. (We won't bother going into what was on the tip of The Rail's tongue.)
"What do you call a group of nine? If a trio is three and a quartet is four and a quintet is five, what is nine?"
The following might help you out in the future.
- Sextet: A group of six
- Septet: Seven
- Octet: Eight
- Nonet: Nine
The rules of life
The Rail was feeling lost and aimless until it received "The Rules for Life" via e-mail.
The Rail is now revitalized with a sense of purpose.
- Never give yourself a haircut after three alcoholic beverages of any kind.
- You need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use the WD-40. If it moves and it shouldn't, use the duct tape.
- The five most essential words for a healthy, vital relationship are "I apologize" and "You are right."
- Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
- When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm.
- The only really good advice that your mother ever gave you was: "Go! You might meet somebody!"
- If he/she says that you are too good for him/her -- believe them.
- Learn to pick your battles. Ask yourself, "Will this matter one year from now? How about one month? One week? One day?"
- Never pass up an opportunity to go to the restroom.
- If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!
- Living well really is the best revenge. Being miserable because of a bad or former relationship just might mean that the other person was right about you.
- Work is good, but it's not that important.
- And finally: Be really nice to your friends and family. You never know when you are going to need them to empty your bedpan.
Press release hyperbole
The following is taken from a press release sent to The Rail by Images & Details Inc.
"It's quite an interesting time for home design, and an exciting time for the furnishings industry! After our return from October High Point Market, one thing was certainly revealed and confirmed! Furniture is popular again."
Again?! Oh, the writer must be referring to the five-year span in the early 1990s when everyone got rid of their furniture.
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