A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
The trouble with being a hypochondriac these days is that antibiotics have cured all the good diseases.
Working for a federal agency was like trying to dislodge a prune skin from the roof of the mouth. More enterprise went into the job than could be justified by the results.
I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.