Several of his friends and colleagues have been talking with him about the break-up of his marriage. They nod wisely, and say:
“Of course, we knew what she was like, we saw it coming!”
His face smiles, but inside he seethes, and thinks…
“Well, thanks a lot for telling me. How wise and helpful you can be after the event.
He makes a mental note to take the risk of speaking out if ever he sees the tell-tale signs in any friend’s relationship.