“Good day, sir! … I said good day

From: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Genre: Movies

Who said it?: Willy Wonka

The story behind the quote: The quote comes the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. The general plot of the film is that five kids find golden tickets in the candy bars produced by Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. This entitles them to take a tour of the factory and also participate in a special contest. The winner of the contest will win a lifetime supply of chocolate.

The quote itself is uttered by Willy Wonka (played by Gene Wilder). Charlie Bucket, the only “good” kid who got a Golden Ticket managed to win the competition. However, Willy Wonka angrily informs Charlie and his Grandpa Joe that, since they drank some Fizzy Lifting Drinks without permission, Charlie has been disqualified. Willy Wonka wants Charlie and his Grandpa to leave (delivering the first part of the quote). When Grandpa Joe argues with him, Willy immediately cuts him off (delivering the second part of the quote).

Geek wisdom: When it comes to arguments, we can sometimes get caught up in the heat of the moment and say really harsh things. While this is understandable, especially with emotions running high, this doesn’t mean this cannot be avoided. Actually, it is totally avoidable!

Take the time to immediately end the fight and, once you’ve calmed down and composed yourself, then try to have a discussion with the other party in a rational manner. It can be difficult to do; that’s why it’s important to end it quickly before it gets out of hand.


Author: Victor de la Cruz

Most of my childhood (and adult life) was spent doing a lot of geeky stuff: watching TV, playing video games and going to the movies. To some, it may have been a waste of time. Well, to me, it has made me what I am today... a geeky adult. I actually write for a couple of blogs, namely: geekwisdom.wordpress.com 3rdworldgeeks.com gamemoir.com Please check them out!

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