Politeness

Todays quotation is from Nemesis Games by James S. A. Corey.

”Want some coke?” Erich asked. ”Not synth. Real stuff that came from a plant.

” Nope. But I’d take a drink if one is handy,” Amos replied. The pleasantries were just ritual, but ritual was important. In Amos’  experience the more dangerous any two people were, the more carefully polite their social interactions tended to be. The loud, blustering ones were trying to get the other guy to back down. They wanted to stay out of a fight. The quiet ones were figuring out how to win it.

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