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Yesterday Margaret wanted Redbones barbeque for dinner. We told her we couldn't afford restaurant food every day, but we could do it if we didn't go to the Dimsum restaurant today, which we often do on Saturdays. She agreed. My wife thought she would forget by today and throw a tantrum anyway when we refused to go to the Dimsum restaurant, but I thought she would remember.

Well, today she asked if we could go to Dimsum. We reminded her that she had agreed to skip it today. She didn't throw a tantrum; instead, after some minutes of thought, she said, "can we go to Mary Chung's" - a different kind of Chinese restaurant - "instead?"

I think I should have her handle all my negotiations from now on.

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