Tantalizer 444: Mutual admiration
3 October 2018
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From New Scientist #995, 8th April 1976 [link]
At the AGM of the Mutual Admiration Society the six officers go in for a fair bit of self-congratulation. They also pat each other on the back. This is only prudent, since compliments are on a strictly reciprocal basis.
The President had kept above the recent scandal and was loud in his praise of all the others. The Vice-President too had been scarcely involved and felt free to congratulate all but one of his colleagues. The Treasurer, having pocketed so much else, managed to pocket his pride and speak well of four of the others. But the Secretary, the Press Officer and the Master of Ceremonies each omitted two of his comrades for his public list of adulatory mentions.
The Secretary was positively fulsome about the Press Officer. Whom did the Master of Ceremonies fail to praise?