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He's a pain in the attribute

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6940.1376 (Published 21 May 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:1376
  1. I Robertson

    You all know someone like this. When something good happens he takes the credit, but anything bad is someone else's fault; like Bertie Wooster, for instance, who blamed his golf miss-hit on “the uproar of the butterflies in a neighbouring meadow.” And whatever it is he's taking the credit for, it's because of some permanent quality with which he has been gifted: superior intelligence, leonine good looks, ineffable charisma. …You'll never hear “I just had a good day” from this guy. And he's not circumspect: I mean, that squash victory is further evidence of a general supermensch biological makeup, and is not just due to fast reaction times and a low talent for hitting balls - in his …

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