Accent the Positive
My favorite bête noire came over for a little tête-à-tête over some pâté de foie gras at the table d’hôte. About midnight I delivered the coup de grâce: I asked her about her papier-mâché. She admitted it was her raison d’être, and she did so with no reservations. Personally, I would have been more circumflex about the whole affair.