In proportion as a woman’s backbone weakens her wishbone seems to develop.
The ten dollar a week woman spends her time saying: “I wish I had the luck other people have.” She says: “I wish I had this place, or I wish I had that job.” She is ever wishing.
Things in our body, whether muscle or bone, develop by usage, and if we use the wishbone all the time it will develop into huge proportions. On the other hand if we develop our backbone and use it frequently, we may not have cause to use the wishbone so much.
Brace up. Stand erect. Strengthen your backbone and, with it, your jaw bone.
Say “I will” instead of “I wish.” The world bestows her prizes on women with backbone and the blanks on those who use their wishbone.
After you have driven the nail home make your get-away.
It is quite an art to know when to make the get-away. Study your customer or opponent carefully, and when you have made your point clear and your proposition is presented to him in the best possible manner, then get away.
The bore is a bore because she does not know how to get away. You’re always welcome if it is known you are not a hanger-on, and that you get in and get out quickly. Get the job done!