Tagged: bad decisions

“That Was Regrettable” or “Missed it by that much!”

Verbal arrows that leave the bow can never be returned. They may not hit the mark you intended but they will most certainly hit something tender. The “shoot from the hip” strategy is reckless, be considerate of what you say. “Damn the consequences” usually concludes with consequences that will damn you.

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Parents Away II: Truck Launch

“Don’t hit me! Don’t hit me! Don’t hit me!” Brian shrieked as I blew through the front door in a rage, cowering in a corner with his hands and arms thrown over his head. I chased him around the house and over furniture, but I was too worn out from my sprint up from the beach. I swear to God I might have killed him if it were not for the fact that this would leave me alone to face Dad about the truck. Several minutes of screaming at each other, punctuated by mutual wailing, ensued. We were in deep, deep shit. And the tide was rising fast.

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Parents Away I: Time-Share Gauntlet

You probably already know how these promotions work. When you arrive, sales associates carefully shepherd you around the finished sections of the facilities, plumping you like cattle at the feedlot. Then they lock you in a room, desperately latch on to you like lampreys, and interrogate you for hours about your life and finances in order to make you divulge something — anything — that could be used to coax, coddle, guilt, or pry you into signing the papers that make you a part-time owner of one of the units.

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Love in the fast lane

It’s true, I have admitted (to the horror of some) falling in love some seven times. Over the course of my life I have figured out a philosophy that works for me but scares the hell out of most, I call it Fast Tracking a Relationship. Remember it, learn it and it will save you from certain disaster in making poor long term choices. I will stand by this philosophy every time because it absolutely works as intended.

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