Why is it that we always think of the clever retort to some comment the next day, or the next week, or the next year? Never at the right time.
One of my favorite examples is a short story by Roger Angell, in which a man with this problem thought of a clever thing to say about the English novelist Angela Thirkell. He kept it in mind, hoping the topic of Angela Thirkell would come up. The problem was, the topic of Angela Thirkell almost never comes up.
Until one day he thought he...