So yeah, I stood up to my Senior Drill Instructor once…
rachelsblogthing said: Hey Tim! Do you know Bob and Wade? Do they have undersized box friends as well?
I introduced Wade and Bob to two of my box friends who I met going on dangerous missions. They really helped me out of some tough situations. It’s great to have friends like that.
-Your little biscuit, Tim
SAM? *in best Dean voice*
I got shorted $5 today and it’s kind of bumming me out. I was selling my now old iPod touch and the price we settled on was $85. Little did I realize the person I was haggling with was 12, and his mom came to the pick up. Despite agreeing to a price, they showed up unprepared with no $5 bills. I didn’t want to leave with nothing, didn’t want to make another trip after another exchange of emails, so I just accepted the $80 and left.
It’s only $5, so what? It’s not the five dollars, we aren’t rich but I didn’t need the $5 that badly. I just feel manipulated and taken advantage of, because she knew I wouldn’t be so petty as to make a fuss over $5 and ruin her sons first “independent” (with her looming the whole time) transaction. And also that her son will now see that he doesn’t need to respect the agreements he has made with others if doing so will get him a better deal. And I feel like I should have just been more firm, “we agreed on a price, so no deal.”
It’s only $5, so what? Especially when it’s not even the money that is bothering me? It’s just bugging me. It’s only a small thing, but small things allow bigger things to happen with greater ease. Allowing myself to get screwed on a small thing leaves me feeling like it’s only a matter of time until I get screwed on a big thing. So it’s bugging me, a lot. A lot more than it should? I’m not really sure…
"An unappreciative audience", Omaha [NB] “Daily Bee”, 7/14/1914 [p.1]. William Jennings Bryan, then-Secretary of State, is depicted as standing on an enormous bag of money marked as aid for Latin America. “We can afford to be generous”, he says, while an American “wage worker”, his wife and child, and a child laborer look on. The woman is labeled “ice less” because she is too poor to afford ice. In the summer, the heat was considered a health issue, particularly for children.
Timeless in it’s ambiguousness.
please just watch this
"It’s one second." I said
"It can’t possible be that great."
I was wrong.