} Yes, supplicant, I agree with you completely. A sincere "I'm sorry
} and it'll never happen again, honest" is entirely in order on both
} parts. But allow me to point out that there are many other cases in
} the annals of history even more deserving of such expressions of
} * The U.S. owes the Indian nations several large floral arrangements
} (I'm talking the $250 jobs here).
} * I'd like to see the Angles, the Saxons, and the Jutes all pitch in
} for a nice set of towels to make up for invading the land of the
} * Still outstanding on the books is the first instance of man's
} inhumanity to man (Ogg vs. Throg; 453,282 BC) and I am sure everyone
} would like to see an equitable cash settlement in this case.
} * Need I mention the matter of Prometheus' theft of fire from the
} Olympic gods? Yes, I know that he did personally serve time for his
} crime (chained to cliff, liver ripped out by vultures, etc.), but I
} know that Zeus would still appreciate an official statement of regret
} from a representative of all mortals. Plus, of course, a return of the
} "gift" of fire forthwith.
} You owe the Oracle a box of Whitman's chocolates, by Wednesday at the
} latest. And could you include a card reading "To Lisa, from