Nothing much to say other than this is today’s Saturday Re-run and I hope you enjoy it.
Most folks tried at least once as a kid to play one parent off another. As for me: My spider-sense went off at full volume the first time I heard a friend talk about asking for a “yes” from one parent when the other parent had already given a “no”; that sort of action would have earned me an instantly butt-kicking so the idea never really came to mind on its own. However I finally tried it, but only after being goaded mercilessly (see Wikipedia entry “peer pressure”). I got caught in the deception almost immediately and was punished “almost immediately” as well. It wasn’t a kicking my butt got, but it was close enough.
After some analysis and interpretation (a spook even as a kid!) after the swelling went down I reasoned that there could be an alternate method. By trial and error I figured out that that if I wanted to…
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