Leon M. Hall, Sr.

``I possess a paucity of patience with prying, peeking, pusillanimous and perfunctory people, parading pompously in probing purposely for petty problems to appease the peavish, petulant, pernicious perversity of a particular pediculous person. Persecuting proficient public personnel with prosaic prolixity.''

__ Circa 1948. By Leon M. Hall, Sr., my father, who was letting off steam after receiving an unjustly negative job-performance evaluation - the only bad one he ever got.