Volume 3, Number 2, May 1981, p.8
"To see ourselves as others see us."
I once needed to purchase about twelve feet of Velcro in order to hang a rug. Then not knowing where to go for the product, I simply called a local fabric shop. Judging by vocal characteristics I assumed that "a little old lady" answered the phone.
"Do you have any Velcro in stock?" I asked.
"I don't believe so," she responded.
"Do you know what Velcro is?"
With good intentions, I continued. "Well, it's a two part mechanically designed attachment base on...well, it's like...well there are two sections, one is a male section and the other is a female section and when you put them together you just can't get them apart..."
I thought I had been disconnected, so I called back and fortunately got the same little old lady.
"Excuse me, but I am the young man who was just talking to you about..."
I suddenly broke out in a cold sweat: I had just made my first obscene telephone call!!!J.D.