Hey Derek,

I have to say, I had peaked at this thread just prior to taking the boy to soccer practise (in the rain, fun fun fun!), and I was a bit surprised by your comments about lack of resolution. I was starting to doubt myself...didn't I make it clear what happened? So upon my return, I was delighted to see THIS post, that you realized that it HAD gone somewhere! smile

As for your idea about doing some damage to his jacket, I had actually tried to think of a way to do that...I didn't want to burn it or do any permanent damage to it, because she's not a mean person....in one version, I had had the BMOC tell her to get him a beer, and she had poured it on his head (with the implication that he was wearing the dumb jacket). I may still try to work that in, b/c the more I think about it, I'm not sure if I want a drunken buddy to be the reason for her departure....

Thanks for keeping me thinking....




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