Want to play cards? You gotta know when to hold 'em. Know when to fold 'em. Know when to walk away - and know when to run. A list of cards you don't play til you need them. And only play them once:
"It's my house and while you live under my roof you will obey my rules"
"I'd like to remind you, we pay your wages"
"You'll do as you're told"
"I'm just the Graphic Designer"
"You seem to be under the impression this is a discussion" (not strictly a card)
"You don't seem to understand I *enjoy* making your life miserable" (not strictly a card, either)
"It's not my job to understand you, it's my job to keep you alive long enough so you can understand yourself" (nope, 'nother notcard)
"No, you may NOT have my WACOM" (okay, now its just rambling soundbites)
"You can still get pregnant without having penetrative sex - with all that sperm flying about you never know *what's* going to happen" (now that was clearly inappropriate)
Someone said one of these things to me today. It made me feel like I was 10 years old and in no way able to control my life and depressed, too, for most of the evening.. Until.. worn down and ladden with groceries, I stuffed a cream filled sugar dusted good ole kiwi [non of that american crap] donut into my mouth sitting in my car, in the dark, outside the dairy, waiting for my passengers to complete their transactions inside and I have to say its one of the first/only times I have *actually* turned to food for comfort and it was sooooooooo gooooood.
I made those "homer eating noises"