Monday, March 20, 2006

From the In Box: Short (Story) Term Memory

Can anyone help this Media Dietician out?

trying to think of a short story I once read. Perhaps you might know of it or the author?

the basic premise is that this old guy is at a dinner honoring this officer who is about to be elevated in rank. He tells the fellow next to him, though, that the officer is completely undeserving of his accolades. He [the old guy] goes on the relate how the officer won his first recognition on the battlefield not because of exceptional strategery (as everyone else thinks) but because he messed up which was was left and which way was right and led his troops in the wrong direction.

Anyway, he [the old guy] goes on with other similar stories about the officer proving how completely unfair the honors are.

Does this story ring any bells?

If you have any ideas, let me know, and I'll pass on word. Thanks in advance!

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