Conversing in the hallway, aka the neutral zone.
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“You can be up to your boobies in white satin, with gardenias in your hair and no sugar cane for miles, but you can still be working on a plantation.”
~ Billie Holiday, Singer – B: April 7, 1915 – D: July 17, 1959
Lady Sings the Blues ch. 11 (1956)
He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
~ Benjamin Franklin