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October 27, 2004

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Neal Whitman

One guy who called me had a script that said, "I see in the past that you've given $X; would you like to continue the tradition?" Only, X did not equal the most common amount I'd given, or even the most recent; it was, in fact, the maximum I'd ever given. Their trying to stretch the meaning of 'tradition' to mean "doing something at least twice, not necessarily consecutively, and not as a general rule" gave me a chuckle. "Would you like to *make* it a tradition?" would've been more accurate.

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