-Just in case this poignant piece is
sadly misunderstood, I am compelled to make the point: One is NOT to
follow the Rules,
because it is NOT a good Thing to excel at disagreeable Companionship!
... He was being SAR-CAS-TIC!
From (Bleep) Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School, edited by Carl Japikse (Enthea Press and Frog, Ltd, reprinted 2003).
COMING SOON: The
unofficial List of disagreeable Companions