Holy cow, I wrote a book!
A customer asked for advice on how to accomplish something,
the details of which are not important,
except to say that what they were trying to do was far
more complicated than the twenty-word summary would suggest.
And I wasn't convinced that it was a good idea,
sort of like asking for advice on how to catch a baseball
in your teeth or
pick all the cheese off your cheeseburger.
I explained several of the pitfalls of their approach,
the ones that I could think of off the top of my head,
things they need to watch out for or take precautions again,
and I concluded with the sentence,
"This idea is fraught with peril,
and I fear that my answers to your questions
will be interpreted as approval rather than reluctant assistance."
That sentence immediately went into many people's