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Twelve Hours of Conflict

Susan M. Yates, December 20th, 2012

For the first hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me a round table with a great view

For the second hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the third hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the fourth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the fifth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the sixth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the seventh hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the eighth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the ninth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the tenth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me ten brainstorms

Nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the eleventh hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me eleven cookie breaks

Ten brainstorms

Nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

 

For the twelfth hour of conflict, my neutral gave to me twelve resolved issues

Eleven cookie breaks

Ten brainstorms

Nine fresh perspectives

Eight explored BATNAs

Seven caucuses

Six tested realities

Five aspirin

Four mirrored feelings

Three paraphrases

Two succinct summaries

And a round table with a great view

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4 Responses to “Twelve Hours of Conflict”

  1. Linda Beitz says:

    This is fabulous! How clever! Best to you/yours, Linda

  2. the Engineer says:

    It’s great but perhaps a decision would have been quicker?

  3. Tina Cooper says:

    Wonderful!!!

  4. Karen Shields says:

    Susan, you are as always so clever. I love this!

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