In association with my yesterday’s question about the meaning of ‘metaphysical impossibility’ of the chance of making speech at Oscar Award wining for most of us, I found the following sentence in the New York Times’ (February 23) article titled “Tips for Public Speaking”:
“Nearly everyone gets some anxiety about public speaking — even Oscar-winning actors. Here are some tips to help you through a big speech: --
Remember, the audience really wants you to succeed. Except that one guy in the back, Brad.”
Who is Brad who sits in the back of the hall? If it is Bradley, why should he be Bradley, not Dick, Charles, John, or anyone else?
Why those who don’t want you to succeed is only one person while there could be several of your rivals who don't like your success at anytime.