“Yeah, true love is the greatest thing in the world, except for a nice MLT- mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, when the mutton is nice and lean, and the tomato is ripe. They’re so perky. I love that. But that’s not what he said. He distinctly said “To blave”, and as we all know, to blave means to bluff, heh? So you were probably playing cards, and he cheated.”
if you can guess who said that, I’ll give you a million dollhairs.
Whenever my siblings and I make promises like that we always rely on simple technicalities to get us out of our end of the deal. Case in point,
“Yes, if you will do the dishes for me I will pay you twenty dollhairs.”
“Twenty dollars! Do you promise”
an hour later and dishes done…
“Where’s my twenty dollars?”
“Haha! I said twenty dollhairs, not dollars. Do you want me to go pull some hair out of the doll’s head for you?”
Another favorite was writing out a contract and having both parties sign it. However, as you’ve probably already guessed, those contracts were usually rife with technical errors so we wouldn’t have to pay up. Everyone would read them over very carefully, but it was hard to catch everything. A misspelling in the signature at the bottom, the wrong date at the top…my favorite is to sign with my maiden name because my siblings don’t catch it until after my car is washed.