Aunty Acid by Ged Backland for August 18, 2022

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    seanfear  6 months ago

    true – or wearing chairs and calling them high heels

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    Cornelius Noodleman  6 months ago

    How’s the weather up there?

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    old_geek  6 months ago

    It’s a form of bragging.

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    danketaz Premium Member 6 months ago

    Worked for the Queen of Hearts.

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    PraiseofFolly  6 months ago

    On the other hand, as with plants, sometimes an unsightly, gangly human specimen must be headed back at its point of “interminal” out-of-control growth, lest it topple over or break apart. Cutting-down-to-size is something Aunty is good at. Just don’t call her a pruner, yikes!

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    As You Wish (ex Stillfickled) Premium Member 6 months ago

    I am tall and I didn’t cut anybody’s head off.

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    xsintricks  6 months ago

    Don’t knock being short, AA. You won’t easily hit your head on the overhead stuff on a warship.

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    Shirl Summ Premium Member 6 months ago

    Certainly a lot of that going on around lately.

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    Anything to get ahead.

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    FreyjaRN Premium Member 6 months ago

    Leveling. Nasty tactic.

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    dflak  6 months ago

    This kind of thinking comes from the belief that everything is a zero sum game.

    A zero sum game is one where the total of the winnings equals the total of the losings. So if one team wins by a score of 7 to 5, the other team loses by a score of 5 to 7. Or like a poker game where each of three players starts with $50. At the end of the night they walk away with a total of $150 in their pockets – it just might be distributed differently.

    So in order for another person to gain something, I MUST lose something. If I want a slice of pizza and I don’t have one, the only way I can get one is to steal one of yours. The concept of a bigger pie doesn’t exist.

    Positive sum games do exist where the winnings are greater than the losses. I raise grain, you raise mules. You lend me a mule to plow my field, I give you grain to feed your mules.

    However as long as people have a binary outlook on life: one, zero; black, white; win, lose. They don’t see this possibility.

    So we live in a world where people are so paranoid of losing, we wind up playing negative sum games: the sum of the losings is greater than the sum of the winnings.

    War is an example of a negative sum game. Nobody wins a war; one side loses it to a lesser extent.

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    fuzzybritches  6 months ago

    And some cut others off at the knees.

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    gopher gofer  6 months ago

    we’ve found that people spend way too much time pulling each other down…

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    jango  6 months ago

    Preying Mantis Syndrome!

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    CorkLock  6 months ago

    But then it’s your turn

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    Lola85 Premium Member 6 months ago

    This kind of behavior is usually done by bullies with low self-esteem. I’ve had the unpleasant experience of working with a few like that.

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    paranormal  6 months ago

    Others by cutting the legs shorter on all the other chairs in their house…

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