L’esprit de L’escalier

L’esprit de L’escalier

Asked my sis to read Paper Menagerie (which I linked to a few posts back). She said she could not identify with the behaviour of the characters in the story, and introduced the story linked above instead. The aptest title for a story that I know of.

L’esprit de L’escalier – noun – literally “wit on the stairs” in French (when you fall down the stairs and then think of all the witty things you could have said but did not) – the feeling you get when, after something has happened, you think of all the things you could have said.