How to win friends and influence people
Donald MacDonald from the Isle of Skye went to study at an English university and was living in the hall of residence with all the other students there.
After he’d been there a month, his mother came to visit him.
“How do you get along with the other students, Donald?” she asked.
“Mother,” he replied, “they’re such terribly noisy people. The one on that side keeps banging his head on the wall and won’t stop. The one on the other side screams and screams all night.”
“Oh Donald!” says his mother. “How do you manage to cope with these awfully noisy neighbors?”
“Mother, I do nothing. I just ignore them and sit here quietly, playing my bagpipes.”