Off topic, even without ever getting on topic, I say uh so many times in that past video blog that I really don’t notice myself doing it until I watch myself. Speaking for nearly 3 minutes isn’t as easy as I suspected but I’ll do a better job in the future. My only other comment on the video was I think plastic bagging an ugly girl is funnier than paper bagging.
I had some conversation thoughts when you want something and someone wants something else. Anytime you engage in negotiation, it can be viewed as you vs them. The two best defensive tactics in negotiation are the stall and the question with a question. I like the stall when someone asks you to do something and you don’t really know if you want to do it, so you just give vague answers and try to shift responsibilities to someone else. Example, “TC, you want to go do something stupid that I’m sure you don’t really want to do.” “Maybe, but I think I have to get something to eat in a while and I’ll let you know.” First the maybe gives them hope, then you use ‘a while’ so there’s an ambiguous time frame and the “I’ll let you know” pretty much gives you free reign to decide what to do.
The question with a question is CK4’s method of choice in negotiation. It’s not bad if the person who you are doing it to doesn’t know what’s happening, but if you notice someone else doing this to you, it usually just ends in a rigmarole.
Me – “Do you want to buy the tickets from me?”
Buyer – “How many do you have?”
Me – “How many do you need?”
Buyer – “2, how much?”
Me – “How much will you pay?” – Never name the price
Buyer – “Where are the seats?
Me – “When is this deal happening?”
Buyer – “Fuck you and this non information.” I didn’t really know how to end this so I figured that works and you get the point with the questions.
If you couldn’t tell by my title I have no organization to my paragraphs and will write as I please. I watched Blow for the first time in 8 or so years and to stay relative to crying scenes, this almost had me going. When Johnny Depp is leaving the tape recorder message for his Dad and said “your the best, pop.” I like the last line as well.
“Hello Dad. You know I remember a lifetime ago, when I was about 3 1/2 feet tall, weighing all of 60 pounds, but every inch your son. I remember those Saturday mornings going to work with my dad, we’d climb into that big green truck. I thought that truck… was the biggest truck in the universe pop. I remember how important the job we did was, how if it wasn’t for us, people would freeze to death. I thought you were the strongest man in the world. And remember those home videos when mom would dress up like Loretta Young, barbeques and football games, ice cream, playing with the Tuna. And when I left for California only to come home with the FBI chasing me, and that FBI agent Trout had to kneel down to put my boots on and you said, “That’s where you belong you son of a bitch, puttin on Georgie’s boots.” That was a good one pop, you remember that. And remember that time when you told me that money wasn’t real. Well old man, I’m 42 years old, and I finally realize what you were trying to tell me, so many years ago. I finally understand. Your the best, pop, just wish I could have done more for you, wish we had more time. Anyway, may the wind always be at your back, and the sun always upon your face, and may the wings of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars. I love you Dad. Love George. “
Even though my situation has nothing to do with being in jail and giving a goodbye, it’s always worthwhile to think of your Dad and telling him what he means to you. My Dad has given me everything and taught me everything it takes to succeed and I probably don’t give him enough credit through all the minutia.
But to sort of stray away from a great movie that was Blow, I had a weird thought. Considering how much time George was spending in jail, he must have encountered some drop the soap moments with other cellmates. So contemplating this, and don’t read on if you want to look at me as a normal human being again, wouldn’t a good defense to this problem be to just take a shit on the guy’s dick any time he tried to assfuck you? I honestly have no idea the logistics behind such a move but I figure if you pull it off, you’ll never have anyone try it to you again. Just throwing it out there.
My readership hasn’t grown at all. It sort of bothers me when I have these hilarious ideas like the one above and only 30 people are going to read about it but I refuse to sell out and start paying for readers. I will also never have ads on this and if it gets popular on it’s on accord, so be it but I won’t promote it because it’s like buying popularity and that’s not real. I appreciate the people who do visit often and will stay at it and any suggestions or thoughts to improve are always welcome. Even if you tell me it sucks, at least I know what not to do.