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I've had a thermos flask implode on me once. I half-filled a flask with very hot coffee. This heated the air above it, and the increase in air pressure was enough to break the glass lining, causing the vacuum to implode.
If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
Phone rings and I answer Caller : Hi I'm calling from the Accident blah blah blah. Me: Fine, but first I'll need to identify you. Caller: Emm.. OK Me: Could I have your full name please. Caller: "Some name" Me: And your date of birth? Caller: "..../1993" Me: And what is the secret password? Caller: What password? Me:The password to speak to me. Caller: I don't have a password. Me: Then I won't be able to continue this conversation. Caller: String of expletives.
Phone hangs up.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell