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Monday, January 3, 2011

It's a good thing the sun came out first thing this morning and stayed in the sky all day (not that it had anywhere else to go, I suppose). Otherwise, this would have been just another bad Monday, instead of just another bad sunny Monday, which isn't quite as bad.

As usual, I'm in the middle of an argument between Tim and the Boss. It's an argument I can't join, because there is no right or wrong. There's only his side and his side. They both explain their positions to me, and I try to explain each one to the other. It involves a lot of listening on my part. Long, long hours of listening sometimes. On a Monday, I don't have long hours to listen, but I have to do it anyway.

Here's the problem, though. I'm writing checks to pay bills that are due in a week. One of the two lead characters in this drama tells me to split the bill 60/40 between the Company and the Kennel. The other tells me to make it 80/20. One of them owns 100% of one of the companies, and they each own 50% of the other.

That's how it can happen that two people can be both right and wrong at the same time. My job, which is impossible, is to get them to agree. I'm not Gandhi. I'm not Martin Luther King or Nelson Mandela. I'm not even Hillary Clinton. I generally settle disputes by hiding in the bunker and letting the two sides destroy each other. That's a legitimate tactic, isn't it?

Finally, late this afternoon, I caught the Boss in a weak moment, too busy to think about my problem any more. "Let him have his way," he told me. Really, that's all I wanted. An answer. I didn't care about right and wrong.

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