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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:43 PM

My wife thinks it is time to teach her niece the "Art of Negotiation" (If you want a laugh)

On my SIL's facebook page she wrote a little example of what she did the other night to get her kitchen "cleaned."

Jane, Jane Unload the dishwasher and I'll let you stay up 15 mins more. Dishwasher unloaded? Good. Oh, Jean, Jean! Want to stay up 15 minutes more? Load the dishwasher. Dishwasher loaded? Good. My works done for the night


My wife groaned and laughed at the same time than left a message on my SIL's voice mail.

"Oh the next time Jane is with me I'll be teaching her the Art of Negotiation so that she can stay up a half hour later."

SIL wasn't amused.

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Response to diabeticman (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:49 PM

1. I learned this technique right here ....

Dear Kids,

As soon as your rooms are clean and beds made, bathroom picked up and dishes washed - then you can have today's wireless network password.

Love,

Your Network Manager, Dad

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:03 PM

2. Fuck that noise. I just say "Load the fucking dishwasher" and it gets done.

 

That includes my eldest's boyfriend (Army Specialist). I'm still the alpha dog in the house. I can bark REALLY LOUDLY! Call me a dick, but I think of it as Tevye - "TRADITION!" The kids all know what I mean when I yell that. AND, I have it on LaserDisc.

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