Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
(stolen from a forward)
i just learned the value of "i'll scratch your back, you'll scratch mine." i had an exception i needed processed after a deadline, and they did it for me. mostly because they know i'd do the same. sweet.