is knowing just how to manipulate each other.
You need to know exactly what buttons to push, how to tip their hand, and what they will never refuse.
Because we are totally boring, the highlight of the holiday weekend was deciding if we were going to go have burgers and fries at the local drive-in tonight or get up tomorrow and hit up a local joint for a classic southern breakfast. WOOO HOOO
While weighing the pros and cons of going out for dinner tonight vs. getting up for breakfast . . . (The dinner at home option was bean and cheese burritos, a favorite of the Phenom's. I make my own refried beans and they are damn tasty.) the Phenom threw in a totally new suggestion . . . that tomorrow we head up the high way to a BBQ joint we like for lunch. I immediately agreed that this was the best possible option, and there was dancing about.
And, then the Phenom said "this way you can have some good BBQ and we can sleep a little later." That's how I knew I'd been manipulated . . . in the best way . . . but manipulated. He knew the offer I wouldn't turn down and he gets to sleep later in the morning.
I can always make grits or pancakes on Sunday morning.