Ed-vise Episode 298

A Boy’s Home GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, the boy made it home yesterday. Spent the night at the Dallas/ Fort Worth airport Monday and made it home for Christmas. Too cool and a Happy Momma to boot!

What Would You Do Wednesday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s WEDNESDAY! And I do love WEDNESDAYS!

Many people are simply dicks.

Apologies for starting the morning off with that. However, if you have lived long enough to read this blog, you know the truth in that statement.

At the same time, many people are great human beings. Like me.

My kid gave me the run down on a confrontation he was having to deal with at 430am while at the airport. The Dick Family showed up and decided to act in accordance with their namesake. The ideas and recommendations here are based on his account of the incident.

It started out with one of the kids “eye-balling” my kid. “Eye-balling” is when a person is looking at you in a manner to suggest something bad. Basically sizing you up to determine if they can beat you in whatever they think. Common tactic among those with an excess of testosterone coupled with a lack of having had their ass kicked.

In reading Verbal Judo and studying different street fight situations, I would recommend a not so main stream thought: Introduce yourself. I would recommend this counter-intuitive approach for two reasons. First, by introducing yourself with your name, you become a person to the “Eyeballer” rather than an object of attack. Second, you might make a friend.

“Excuse me. My name is X. You look familiar, do I know you?” Something to that effect (or affect…not sure).

If the introduction does not work and the person still wants to be silly, it’s perfectly ok to run down the outcome of the escalation. If you end up fighting at the gate of an airport, a few things will happen. WILL HAPPEN. First, you will NOT make your flight. Second you will be out the money you paid to catch this flight. Third, the airlines WILL NOT let you fly with them again. Fourth, you face incarceration because the police will take you away and put you in jail. Finally (by my count) the FAA will assess a substantial fine against you.

All because you wanted to be a member of The Dick Family.

Use your head…don’t be a Dick.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember a snowman with a 6-pack stomach is an ABDOMINAL SNOWMAN! BWAHAHHAHAHAHA…these Christmas jokes


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Son, husband, father, uncle, nephew, cousin

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