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Winning Points vs Arguments


‘If you want to win arguments, become a tennis umpire. If you want to win points, matches and tournaments, become a player. And if you want someone to share the effort with, play doubles.’

A metaphor on marriage, or any relationship, romantic or professional, or any endeavor, effort, or venture in general.

So many umpires.

From the bays of Pearl Coast,

Fish a ton of oysters, strike a shiny pearl.



LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Novak Djokovic of Serbia dives to make a return as Roger Federer of Switzerland stands at the net during the Gentlemen's Singles Final match on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros - Myrtille Georges of France v Garbine Muguruza of Spain - Paris, France - 25/05/16. Garbine Muguruza returns a shot. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen


Angelique Kerber of Germany returns a shot to Ksenia Pervak of Russia during their 2014 US Open women's singles match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center August 25, 2014 in New York. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDASTAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 507840207






Mix doubles


Game, set, match . . . Players!