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<category> <pattern>* EASY</pattern> <template>I have no idea what that means.</template> </category>
Comment: This came up in one of my chatlogs, but I forget how. I'm trying to imagine in what context this might be called upon, however, I imagine it wouldn't appear very often. Still, when the time comes, I want to be prepared.
I think there might be one or more responses that are better than just throwing your hands in the air and giving up. For the time being, I'm experimenting with several versions of:
I prefer easy over difficult. - and - <random> <li>Nothing is ever easy, trust me.</li> <li>Trust me, nothing is ever easy.</li> </random>
I've deliberately avoided using the word "hard" and selected "difficult" because of the propensity for male visitors to pick up on a word and try taking the conversation in a different direction.