Saturday, 23 April 2016

Compromise


I am sat at the kitchen table with my trusty American coffee cup feeling rather tired. I note that George has strategically positioned himself directly in my line of  vision.
He is waiting for his walk.
My thoughts today, dear children , centre on relationships.
Compromise, is the word of the day.
I am getting better at compromising .....I think.
Today is a case in point.
Today we had planned to go shopping at a large popular retail " Mall" just over the English border.
but last night the Prof's mate ( a rather chic fellow Prof) asked him if he wanted to go with her.
I knew damm well that he would prefer her as a shopping companion ( what do I know about fashionistas? )  but he gallantly told her that he was busy.
" If you want to go with Jo that's fine with me ?" I told him " but instead tonight you can treat us to a theatre trip" (Theatre Clwyd's  Cyrano De Bergerac has received rave reviews just recently)
Quid Pro Quo!
So it's a win win situation..........we do something nice together ; he has time with chic best friend and George gets his unhurried walk this morning .
Result!

26 comments:

  1. Compromise? You didn't really want to go shopping anyway!

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    1. Well i did want to have lunch out!

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    2. But at what cost?...Cheshire Oaks on a Saturday is hellish...you're well out of it...

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  2. Agree a bit with Sue above. Can't imagine you are that keen on shopping and you do want to go to the theatre. Just think of all the Scotch eggs you have missed seeing as you walk through the shopping mall. (for Scotch eggs substitute pounds on the hips/stomach)

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  3. I thought you hated shopping John? Anyway, luckily you got out of it and I suspect that you had a quiet word in the ear of the Prof's mate so that she would ask him instead of you having to endure it! Enjoy your evening out tonight instead!

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  4. shopping sux; I would not want to go either. to me, shopping is like watching paint dry or grass grow. enjoy the theatre and a walk with the puppies!

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  5. Compromise indeed . . .

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  6. i would much rather see cyrano than shop!

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  7. Thanks to your decision/compromise you now have three people happy with you instead of resentment (or a puddle on the kitchen floor!) Good move John!

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  8. You worked that out very well. Everybody got what they really wanted, including George.

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  9. Are you sure about this Jo person? All sounds a bit dodgy to me.

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  10. Give a little ...take a little. The Glory of Love :)

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  11. I hope you were not all exciting about looking at the selection of Walking Dead T-Shirts, if so find yourself time to slip away one afternoon for a quick buying trip. I have determined that I don't go shopping, I don't enjoy it, I go buying - in and out with a purpose and things that I need to buy if I can find them.

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  12. I'd like to say gay relationships only really work with compromise, I think it goes for all relationships. The more interesting question is how many times a day do we compromise?

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  13. I'd like to say gay relationships only really work with compromise, I think it goes for all relationships. The more interesting question is how many times a day do we compromise?

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  14. That is not compromising. That is negotiation. Skilled negotiation -- congrats!

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  16. Broughton or Ch'oaks?

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    1. The prof hates broughton he says its common

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    2. He's right, it's as common as muck!
      That's why I asked, I couldn't imagine the prof wandering around Broughton, but Ch'oaks is more than 'just over the English border'!
      You should have gone with him, you could then have dropped in to see me, I live about 12 minutes from Ch'oaks, and would even have made you a scotch egg! X

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  17. Well done all around :) (and we ALL know how you love to shop)

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  18. And how do we not know that dear, sweet George, in some way that shall remain unknown to us, didn't somehow mastermind the whole thing?

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  19. It is indeed all about compromise, and this is an excellent example! :)

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  20. Adore the photo of my favorite George !
    A nice walk is just right.

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  21. I sometimes feel I compromise more than Mr FD does, but I'd agree with you. Compromise...negotiation Very important. But I do lose it occasionally and just sulk!!!

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