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Asking nicely
Sudie Crouch
Remember the movie A Few Good Men? It was one of my favorite ‘90’s movies, namely because it was quite quotable. “You can’t handle the truth” was uttered just about every time I was asked a question that didn’t warrant a response. But now, over 20 years later, there’s another Jack Nicholson line starting to reverberate in my mind: You’re going to have to ask me nicely. You may not even remember it. Tom Cruise’s character was leaving the meeting with Jack Nicholson at Gitmo and said he wanted copies of Santiago’s transfer orders. Nicholson said sure, but – he was going to have to ask him nicely. Not come down to Gitmo and flash his badge and act like he was entitled to them; Cruise’s character needed to show some respect and courtesy.