162. Esprit d'escalier - Wit of the staircase

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You say goodbye, leave the room and on your way out in the staircase, it suddenly dawns on you what you should have said and how you should have reacted.

Everyone knows those biting ripostes that are thought of just seconds too late, on the way out of a meeting.

Now and again, we recognize in our collective memory, the momentary powerlessness we may have felt once during a vocal confrontation. Everyone might have known this feeling in his lifetime or experienced the absence of instantaneity of a verbal or spiritual response.

 Everyone might have known this feeling in his lifetime or experienced the absence of instantaneity of a verbal or spiritual response

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