The following is an excerpt from the Little Book of Big Jerks to give you a sneak peek at the types of jerks you’ll meet inside the guide to dealing with difficult people.
Just like everything King Midas touched turn to gold, everything Woeful William touches turns to, well, crap. This guy is a magnet for really bad luck.
His roof leaks. His car stalls. His pants rip. His cat hates him. At one time you actually had sympathy for the chap until you read somewhere that people with woeful outlooks actually cause their own bad luck. Now you just feel like shaking him.
3 Giveaway Traits:
- Inspired a record number of sad country songs
- Has had a long lineup of pets that hated him, died tragically, or both
- Always has an empty chair on either side of him at group lunches and dinners
How to Deal:
Leave at least two empty chairs between yourself and him.
How Else to Deal:
Check out the cool jerk-fighting tools in the Little Book of Big Jerks. Real-life solutions for dealing with real-life jerks.
Alas, the costume beneath never mattered.
Cartoon inspired by my brother, Mat, who reminded me this morning how much fun we had trick o’ treating in winter coats.
Three cheers for giant parkas as the best Halloween getup ever. And three more cheers for Michigan weather!
The desert is downright amazing when it bursts with color – especially when it comes to Tucson homes. Check out the before and after version of this charming guest house in the historic Blenman-Elm neighborhood.
The home’s owner had long wanted to add a darling touch to the darling abode, and a pop of La Casita whimsy and color did it. This project was tons of fun, and, as the owner said: “Transformed a Saltine-boring house into a spicy jalapeno” (or something cool to that effect).
Two more cool tidbits:
- You can spruce up your own home with its own personalized lettering
- La Casita is regularly for rent
Before and After: Tucson La Casita
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on custom home detailing or renting La Casita.