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Washing Windows Together

A book issued by the Army years ago gave all manner of advice to non-commissioned officers.  It even tells how to make men who have quarreled friends again.  The men are put to washing the same window, one outside, the other inside.

Looking at each other, they soon have to laugh and all is forgotten.  It works; I have tried it.

- Ludwig Bemelmans, cited in The Best of Bits & Pieces