In March 1945 Gen. Eisenhower ordered Gen. Patton to bypass the German city of Trier because four divisions would be required to take the city, and Eisenhower didn’t have them to spare. Patton responded in a telegram thusly:
Have taken Trier with two divisions. What do you want me to do? Give it back?
I expect a dressing-down from the Empress for this, but I exercised command as I saw fit given the circumstances. Trier was there for the taking, and I took it.
The blue thing embedded in the table is my axe, for those who don’t recognize it. The dollhouse is fine, by the way. Turns out I can move it by myself after all.