Algernon the Wise

"ALGERNON. My dear boy, I love hearing my relations abused. It is the only thing that makes me put up with them at all. Relations are simply a tedious pack of people, who haven't got the remotest knowledge of how to live, nor the smallest instinct about when to die."

Like, Amanda Nichols, I too can relate to Algernonís harsh observations about family members. Spending time with my cousins, in particular, is rather like repeatedly slamming your fingers in a car door: you should've learned better the first time, because it only gets more painful after that.

Algernon makes so many wise and clever statements (but of coarse, "everybody is clever now-a-days," as Jack says). He seems to have an opinion on every thing, and never holds back.

I don't see the appeal in cucumber sandwiches, however.


Haha, I love that quote!

Thumbs down to cucumber sandwiches.

Why do you think Alge is feels like this towards his relations?

Maybe they don't amuse him enough.

I don't think there some awful tension or terrible trauma. It's just funny.

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