Impasse

Toqui wasn’t sure of the protocol in this situation.  Did Robins have a greater right to enter the water first? Or did age and gender have a place in the decision? Sometimes the Face of Everyman pretended not to notice what went on in the lives of those who were guests at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  As a sort of polite stand off ensued the venerable sage attempted to review in his mind every newspaper column written by Miss Manners.  Alas, no response to “Dear Gentle Reader” seemed to fit this stalemate.