Maybe I'm the last person on this verbal island -- heck, maybe I'm also the first -- but I am tired of the food-as-fuel metaphor. Please stop saying fuel when you mean sustenance, provisions, nutrition, nourishment or some other form of the idea of food.
I try to be awake, and if I can manage that, to be reasonable. "With any other man I should have flown outright into a dreadful passion, scorned all further words, and thrust him ignominiously from my presence. But there was something about Bartleby that not only strangely disarmed me, but in a wonderful manner touched and disconcerted me. I began to reason with him." My e-mail is dances with anxiety [at] gmail dot com.