Saturday, September 3, 2011
All pics from http://bananasling.tumblr.com.
To continue the short shorts theme from the previous post, one day in the early 80s when I was sixteen, I was alone in my parents' car and stopped at a red light. A early 20ish hottie (similar to the guy on the left) pulled up beside my car window on his bicycle wearing very short cut-off denim shorts.
His midsection was just a foot away, framed in my car window. I saw ... oh my gosh!.... one of his low-hanger testicles was hanging way below the bottom of his shorts. I just thought it was very funny, as he was so unaware of his exposure. All that wrinkled skin! Did he not feel a breeze?
That's what the 80s short shorts gave us, some of the time anyway, peep shows everywhere you went. Fun times! Does anyone have any any "peep show" stories they wish to share?
My wife has missed out on a few houses which she was interested in because the successful buyers offered 10 - 20% higher than the asking price. Our local real estate market is insanely hot right now, so for the next house, we agreed that she will have to offer higher than the asking price.We had a face-to-face meeting, our first in several weeks, to try to finalize our settlement negotiations. My wife was in a bad mood going into the meeting. She tried to manipulate the outcome (as is her habit) by being, in sequence, aggressive, bullying, angry and then self-pitying, "I wasted 14 years of my life so deserve this money.... "
My visit to my lawyer strengthened my resolve so I became aggressive right back, reminding her repeatedly, "We're here to talk about the money... this is only about the money..."
Although I was on the receiving end of a fair bit of anger, blame and name-calling, it turned out to be highly productive meeting. I forced the discussion and we came to an agreement on most of the contentious issues ... but my wife abruptly left as the discussion was becoming too emotional and difficult for her. Only a couple of more items to go!
Here's what will happen: there will be a "cooling down" period of a few days, Then my wife will phone to continue the negotiations in a much more pleasant frame of mine.... been there, done that!