Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|Pretend Fight, Pretend Cry|| |
| I Pretend Beating, You Pretend Crying|
There was a poor family in my village in India, who was always
under debt and financial hardships. They owed money to
every merchant in the village. Every time a creditor
went to their house for collection, he would find the
couple in a fierce, family fight with husband trying to beat
up the wife, and the wife crying for protection from the abusive husband.
Turns out that it was a clever ploy by the couple not to face the
creditors. Afraid of being dragged into the family feud,
the collectors would go away. The strategy worked every time!
The emerging feud
between Sharon and Bush reminds me of this
strategy. "Let us pretend a fight between Israel and USA for now, so the Arab nations can support the alliance."
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Saturday, October 6, 2001|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003
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