Pay no attention to the man behind that curtain!

Do you ever get the feeling that some people like to make themselves appear smarter-than-thou, mystical, untouchable, scary… you name it… Well, I get that vibe sometimes and haven’t been sure what to do with it: I ask a simple question and get a “Do not arouse the wrath of the Great and Powerful Oz!” type of answer back.

Complete with fists pounded on the desk.

I’ve finally recognized it as a desperate (and all-too-often successful) attempt to intimidate me. I don’t know how I missed that before. But I need to find a way around the meanness and intimidation, because just like our Kansas heroes, this wizard and I have a common goal to accomplish together, whether we like it or not.

In the meantime, enjoy a quote from the movie script, which is laughably similar to the conversations I’ve had:

“If you were really great and powerful, you’d keep your promises!”

“Do you presume to criticize the Great Oz? You ungrateful creatures! Think yourselves lucky that I’m giving you audience tomorrow, instead of twenty years from now. Oh — oh oh! The Great Oz has spoken!”

What a world…