“. . . the louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. . .”
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), "Worship," Conduct of Life, 1860
How often have I listened to some blowhard going on and ON about how great he is, wondering why I am wasting a precious spoon on enduring his presence?
Edit: If you came here looking for the Spoon Theory, it's here: