Saturday, March 6, 2010
Stiff Upper Lip, what what?
The Duke of Wellington, among other things, was well-known for his hilariously matter-of-fact approach to difficult situations. During his political career (which is often forgotten, perhaps wisely, in favor of battlefield heroics), a madman burst into Wellington's office. Wellington asked what he wanted.
The madman replied that he wanted to kill the duke of Wellington.
"Does it have to be right now?" the Iron Duke demanded.
When the madman hesitated, Wellington waved him away and told him to come back later.
Unsurprisingly, Wellington escaped this assassination attempt unscathed.