On negotiation

We’re getting ready in the morning, and Jessica pops into the kitchen where I’m gathering my keys.

Me: Here, let me help you with you hair.

Jessica: What’s wrong with it?

Me: It needs to be a little neater.

Jessica: Like how neat does it need to be?

Me: It needs to be 100% neat.

Jessica: How about 80% neat?

Me: Deal.



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1 comment

  1. I look forward to hearing (Yes, I actually HEAR them.) random conversations you have with Jessica. I don’t know if it’s because of your uncommonly good writing or Jessica’s uncommon ability to “cut to the chase.” Either way, when you write, I win.

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