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I read Dave Barry’s humor column every week, but this week’s column, It’s all downhill from here, was especially funny.

I still chuckle when I think of his final tip for skiers:

If you’re skiing with your wife, and you foolishly ride up the mountain on a chairlift with her, and for reasons that are never made clear she fails to get off at the top, so they have to stop the whole chairlift and make it go backward and help her remove her skis so she can climb down, and she is very embarrassed, this will turn out to be YOUR FAULT. Don’t argue! Just accept it, and apologize.


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  2. Ya know Dan, I’m planning on getting my wife a fly fishing setup so that we could spend more quality time together. I wonder if I’m just asking for trouble here.

    Comment by jason on March 2, 2004 @ 9:06 am
  3. No problem. Just remember that whatever goes wrong is your fault.

    Comment by dan on March 2, 2004 @ 9:25 am
  4. Jason-
    Get her some jewlry to go with it, and you will get a better response.

    Comment by carlene on March 2, 2004 @ 2:20 pm
  5. Jason, does she actually want to fly fish? You might want to ask her first.

    Comment by Jan on March 3, 2004 @ 4:49 am

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