“Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not” provides the gift of laughter from the male perspective as it offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman who thinks she is Mrs. Right. Quite by accident, it offers women time-tested strategies how to snag their man.
First was “The Rules: Time-tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right” by Fein and Schneider (Warner Books). Several years later the parody book, “Breaking the Rules: Last-ditch Tactics for Landing the Man of Your Dreams” by Banks and Barber (Career Press). As a parody, it offered, "All rules are made to be broken.”
Now it's time for the sensitive man's point of view in this parody of a parody, “Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not.” Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not offers men childish ways for escaping the clutches of the woman, even a RB (Rule Breakin’) woman, who thinks she is Mrs. Right.
Side-Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not provides the sensitive male with 11 manifestos as countermeasures to the wiles of RB women. No worries mate! If you fail to apply successfully the first manifesto, you still have 10 more chances to fight off those pesky RB women. Even if you are unsuccessful with the first 10 manifestos, the final manifesto, "Sell your house and blend invisibly with the homeless," still provides you—the most pitiful representation of mankind—a way out.
The interest, drive and motivation to become a writer often have their roots early in life even though one may not realize at the time. I was an 8-year-old third grader when I had some conscious awareness that writing is a good thing. It was then that several friends and I started a neighborhood newsletter.
With typewriter in hand, the newsletter was born and essentially shared much about nothing that went on in the neighborhood. However, our neighbors were kind enough to give us 25 cents for each newsletter… and most paying customers could actually read the carbon blur caused by a dozen carbon sheets.
As the years passed, I took several courses in writing and things didn’t seem so blurry … to date, I have published the following books (all books and details at www.galluzzibooks.com):
“Mirror, Mirror at 1600 D.C.”
“Side Stepping the Rules: Broken or Not”
“Twelve Upon A Time...”
“Twelve Upon A Time... Bedside Story Collection Series" - 12 books for each month of the year in color
As with all my books, I hope the reader enjoys the read as much as I enjoyed the write... Ed
A typical conversation might go like this:
WHAT SHE SAYS
WHAT HE HEARS
1. I want something from you and no matter
what you do, I’m going to get it from you.
2. What’s your name?
2. I’ll need your name for the legal documents
when we go to court
3. My, you have a nice house.
3. My stuff will fit quite well here.
4. How do you keep it so clean?
4. Don’t expect me to start cleaning house, doing laundry, washing windows, etc.
5. Been here long?
5. How fast will it take you to move out?
6. Are you financially independent?
6. I won’t lower my standards and even if you have to work two or three jobs, you will keep me living at the level to which I am accustomed.
7. What do you do for entertainment?
7. We will go to the dinner theater and symphony; the remote control will be burned.
Side-Stepping the Rules
So, where doesMrs.Rightwant to go? You maynot know what she has in mind, but you do know whereyou don’t want to go. After all,Mrs.Righthas a job. Ifyou go someplace other than “something” in the boxwhere you can only hear every other word due to lowvolume and high crackle, let her pay. After all, a guestis a guest. She invited you. Guests don’t pay. And thedays—or knights—of chivalry are dead. You don’thave to volunteer to do anything. You maintained theessence of control…for now