If at first you don't succeed-try, try again. Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as timed-release success.
I value people with a conscience. It's like a beeper from God.
I remember when humor was gentle pokes. I used to call it 'arm around the shoulder' humor. Now they go for the jugular and they take no prisoners. It's mean, mean stuff.
If you can laugh together, you can work together.
Planned obsolescence is not really a new concept. God used it with people.