So... Kevin Towers, now that you screwed the pooch on that last offer, we'll take some Cubs off the table and instead offer a couple Chicago Style Deep Dish pizzas.
(Yeah, The Mayor is more of a Sox fan, but I figure he's probably done more deals than most general managers, including our Jim Hendry.)
I've been reading about how bartering is back! in our steadily heartbreaking economy.
(Honestly, I can't even watch any more with the upswings, downswings, and iconic American companies being tossed around like ragdolls.)
In college, I took a home economics class, and the professor told us we were dolts if we weren't practicing some kind of bartering action.
For instance, she told us if we were buying a high-priced item in any store, we should get something thrown in as well.
I happened to be in the market for a new pair of boots.
I was a student at Northern Arizona up in Flagstaff, and Vasque Boots were the absolute coolest.
Big, chunky, dark brown leather, indestructible sole.
I went into a hippie-hiker store that smelled like sandalwood and picked out a pair.
Eighty eight dollars!
On the way to the register I picked up some heavy insulated socks and prepared my barter-speak.
"Hi", said register person.
"Hi. I'd like these boots, but ha ha, since they're sooo expensive and like, not on sale or anything you should throw in these socks for nothin'."
Her look of absolute confusion slowly morphed to mild revulsion.
I felt like one of those guys sitting on the sidewalk with a dirty styrofoam cup in front of the Bar-Without-A-Sign.
"Are you serious?" she asked.
"Me? HAha uh, what? Noooo. Just the boots thanks."
And I slithered out of there as fast as I could.
Some guys can't fish, some can't dance.
I can't barter.
The last time I bought a car, I didn't even get the cd player.
Anyway Mr. Towers, you should just take the pizza and run, bud.
And leave DeRo alone.
Okay, last thing today: I tried to look into the double commenting thing, and found a whole new service is available. Unless you all have a big problem with it, I'm gonna change the comment section from "flat" to a "threaded" one. Go here for the video, but basically it means if DB makes a comment then Bud can respond directly to that one right under DB's comment. Then DB will get an email letting her know Bud replied to his comment. Really, this is kinda standard on alot of blogs. You can still comment anonymously, or with as much information via a "profile" as you'd like (if you don't want to put up a photo, don't). Plus I think it connects with facebook and stuff like that.
What do you guys think?
If we hate it I can always go back, but it looks cool to me.
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