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RE: RE: In defense of non standard ports
From: jseymour () linxnet com (Jim Seymour)
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 08:52:18 -0500 (EST)


"R. DuFresne" <dufresne () sysinfo com> wrote:

On Tue, 24 Jan 2006, Behm, Jeffrey L. wrote:

[snip]

Overheard at the water cooler: "Well, company X allows this traffic, why
don't we? ...
[snip]

Didn't mom supply such wording when we were kids;

Just because <insert a name here> wants to jump off the bridge, does that 
mean you need to join them?

Funny you should mention that, Ron, as, when I first saw Jeffrey's
comments, that was the *first* thing that ran through my mind.

When I get the kind of question to which Jeffrey refers, I usually do
insert something like "You know, when I was a child, and wanted to do
something inadvisable and my parents wouldn't let me, and I complained
``But so-and-so does it!,'' I'd usually get back ``And if so-and-so
jumps off a bridge, are you going to, too?''"  The lesson taught me by
that simple exchange, repeatedly ;), has stood me in good stead all
these years.  Thanks, mom!  Thanks, dad!

Jim
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