Having a high respect for the opinion of others or total paralysis
Some time ago I visited a university residence in a country in the centre of Europe. There were residents from different nationalities. The most remarkable attitude of the «local» residents was that of just being around… Whereas the foreign residents, less attached to the rules and regulations, more mediterranean, were all out organizing dinners, competitions, and getting many friends to come to the residence. It was like a shock. You could meet the experience of two walks of life getting along together: those taken over by the self-respect (in the sense of bashfulness, shyness) and those who paid no attention to what others would say…

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.


Don't walk in front of me- I may not follow
Don't walk behind me- I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend

This letter was recently sent by Tesco's Head Office to a customer in Oxford:
Dear Mrs. Murray,
While we thank you for your valued custom and use of the Tesco Loyalty Card, the Manager of our store in Banbury is considering banning you and your family from shopping with us, unless your husband stops his antics.
Below is a list of offences over the past few months all verified by our cameras:
1. June 15:
Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in people's trolleys when they weren't looking.
2. July 2:
Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.
3. July 7:
Made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to feminine products aisle.
4. July 19:
Walked up to an employee and told her in an official tone, ‘Code 3' in housewares….. and watched what happened.
5. August 14:
Moved a ‘CAUTION – WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.
6. September 15:
Set up a tent in the outdoor clothing department and told shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring sausages and a Calor gas stove.
7. September 23:
When the Deputy Manager asked if she could help him, he began to cry and asked, ‘Why can't you people just leave me alone?'
8. October 4:
Looked right into the security camera; used it as a mirror, picked his nose, and ate it.
9. November 10:
While appearing to be choosing kitchen knives in the Housewares aisle asked an assistant if he knew where the antidepressants were.
10. December 3:
Darted around the store suspiciously, loudly humming the ‘Mission Impossible' theme.
11. December 6:
In the kitchenware aisle, practised the ‘Madonna look' using different size funnels.
12. December 18:
Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed, yelled ‘PICK ME!' ‘PICK ME!'
13. December 21:
When an announcement came over the loud speaker, assumed the fetal position and screamed ‘NO! NO! It's those voices again.'
And; last, but not least:
14. December 23:
Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited a while; then yelled, very loudly, ‘There is no toilet paper in here.'