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Truth to power, Brother.

I wrote about this last year, in the context of my classroom:


Mike Peterson

Oh, my, yes.

I knew her, and I knew that kid.


"my apartment looks like some very angry people have been searching it in a hurry for an extremely valuable bit of microfilm that could have been hidden anywhere"

I don't know which hurts more: my muscles that ache from laughing to the point that I need my asthma inhaler, or the part of me that knows you've described my house exactly.

Even worse, my wife and I were married last month, and eventually we hope to live on the same side of the continent, ideally in the same house. She's probably going to move here, since we can live on my salary. How do I go about turning my house into our house? I'm going to have to do a lot of culling before she gets here. And rent a storage unit...

Mike Peterson

If she hasn't seen your place yet, you might find it easier to just set a few chairs in the storage unit ...

Mark Jackson

I feel I've benefited personally from women complaining about their husbands. Whenever Ellen comes home and mentions that so-and-so reports that her husband does something negative I encourage her to spend more time with so-and-so. My theory is that this makes me look better by comparison; it might not be correct but *something* has kept us together for 42 years.

Sherwood Harrington

There's a word in my vocabulary I'm going to change. Machiavellian henceforth will be Markiavellian.

Mary in Ohio

Uh - Phred, that was MY house he described. And I have a storage unit, too. Maybe we could all meet there for coffee?

Mike, I question your office experience with all women. I know the young ones cranked up the heat - some people have no insulating body fat! - but I can't imagine the women over 40+ weren't right behind them turning it down AND turning on the fans. And threatening to wear sleeveless blouses. All the young cashiers have on sweaters while I am standing at the counter with a tee shirt* on and a fan behind my desk.

*and appropriate other articles of clothing.

Mike Peterson

Oh, no. The older women had little heaters under their desks. I used to refer to one building -- news/production -- as the Mars building and the other -- advertising/circ -- as the Venus building.


Love it, Mike. The...whole...bleeding...thing.

I threatened to come in wearing a thong if they didn't stop screwing with the heat. I was carrying 40+ more pounds at the time.

Oddly, there were more sweaters in the office later in the week.

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