(Note: For those not in the know,this lemon-n-chilly combo is supposed to ward off bad luck)
Thought for the day: There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.
Do you ever stop to think – we are born negotiators? Perhaps it is because I’ve now been in the Purchase field out here since the last five years, buying everything from shoes and helmets to swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas and aircon equipment to name a few, but, if I put it in the perspective of our own lives, I feel this way. For example:
(I’m not mentioning the normal negotiations when bargaining at shops and vegetable markets)
The infant negotiates with his parents, by using his purchase skills- of crying, laughing joyously, to get his ‘milky way’, or, that sweet sounding toy. The parents do the same thing, the other way round- by offering these, err ‘things’ as a reward if the lil one says his or her first words, turns over smartly, et al.
After a few months, he gets better rewards if he demos his skills of turning over, pointing to the fan, clapping, shaking hands, et al. (And, again, the other way round, parents negotiate with him by offering him things, if he does his tricks)
Come school/college days, and, the ‘kid’ looks for pocket money et al in return for studying well, topping in class and so on. Or, the kid wants to go play with his friends during study hours, and so he/she wants to ask Mom’ What do I need to do so that you allow me to play at that time?’ As the years pass, the rewards/ demands keep going up, along with the expectations.
Come ‘boyfriending/girlfriending’ time, and, the negotiations continue….I’ll buy you that bracelet(For eg) if you give me a kiss, and, err….well, no more details needed- negotiations go deeper as time passes, depending on the,err, inclinations? .
Get married, and again, it’s negotiation time- you manage the finances, I’ll ensure you don’t go hungry. Or, the same purchase sprees required with rewards built in. Or, negotiate to save enough to build a house.
Get old, and, your grandchildren are negotiating with you….get us that toy and we’ll play with you. And, vice versa. Also, the children negotiate- behave yourselves, parents, and we might condescend to put you in a nice ole folks’ home, or, we might allow you to stay with us.(Today’s trends?)
Finally, negotiate with God- if you let me live, I’ll promote this much goodness all around, feed beggars and so on. And, God keeps smiling and debating.
And, I didn’t even mention the negotiations I do at work with our suppliers(There’s a post planned one day, in the near future- a few lines wouldn’t do justice to the suppliers in this lively city)….LOL.
What do you think? Look at your lives- does a single day pass without your negotiating something with someone? And, once you look at life from that angle, do you feel it is at full of, err, life, or, do you feel it is dreary?
I definitely thought my caption was better than the prize winner this time. But, interpreting the selections correctly, I think they prefer to select the one which is closest to what the person might actually be saying, rather than a humorous one.
Why a man would want a wife is a big mystery to some people. Why a man would want two wives is a bigamystery.
--During his examination of a newly arrived Viennese immigrant, the gynecologist inquired, "Have you had a checkup within the past year?" "I don't believe so, darlink," she said. "Just an occasional Hungarian or two."
There was this tortoise who had been rap*d by two snails. On being asked by the police to describe them, he said' I can't-it happened too fast'.
Fred:Jim, your bald head reminds me of my wife's bum.
Jim:(Runs hand over his head): By golly, you're right!
Till next time,keep smiling.