Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"ANOTHER THING"

We all get nervous when speaking in public so let us be kind to poor Davide Tripiedi, a Movimento 5 Stelle politician who, when he stood up to speak in the Camera dei Deputati yesterday, began by announcing that he intended to be "brief and circumcised" instead of "brief and concise". He was corrected by the Deputy Speaker, who informed him that "that is another thing" and, though momentarily embarrassed, Mr Tripiedi apologised, smiled and continued with his speech. I rather think he made the Chamber a more interesting place for a few minutes! Thank you, Corriere della Sera:

7 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh oh--that could be a Freudian slip...lol! It was good he was able to recover and go on with his speech.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Could be, Pat!

Lee said...

Poor bugger! lol

My knees, particularly my right one, used to start trembling uncontrollably when I stood in from of a podium when I had occasions to address a room full of people.

I quickly taught myself to do that age-old thing many advise us to do...which causes much amusement...but it does work. I pictured all those people staring up at me as being totally sans clothes.

Imagining them naked does work...it did for me, anyway.

Winchester whisperer said...

LOL

Jenny Woolf said...

Haha! made me laugh. Mind you I don't think politicians of any nationality are that easily fazed! :)

Jenny Woolf said...

Well done and well deserved Pat! Congratulations!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Lee. Yes, that advice is good. Glad it made you laugh, WW and Jenny. Thanks for the good wishes too, Jenny.

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