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Friday, March 15, 2019
As kids, “dibs” was the tie breaker, the entitlement call that ended an argument before it even started.
If there was only one piece of pie left after dessert the first sibling to yell,
“’Dibs’ on the pie.”
Got the pie. No argument, unless “dibs” was yelled at the same time. “Dibs” was all powerful.
Going for a drive, yelling “Shotgun” to get that preferred front seat was not good enough. “Dibs on shotgun” was the winner. Kind of like not answering “What is…” on “Jeopardy”
Where did “DIBS” come from? Who invented it? How did every generation come to use it? Why don’t we use it today?
The next Presidential election is warming up. The Democrats have almost 10 candidates lined up all ready. The time and money to select a final candidate is going to be astronomical.
Why not just let the first candidate yell “’Dibs’ on the nomination!” and end it at that.
“Whose running in 2020 against Trump?”
“Kamala, she called ‘Dibs’ first.”
“What about Cory?”
“He was first, but he called ‘Spartacus’, not ‘Dibs’.”
“Do you think she’ll win the election?”
“Hard to say, Trump already called ‘Dibs’ on the Presidency, but I think the voters get the final say on who called ‘Dibs’ first.”
Hillary called ‘Dibs’ in 2006, I think there is a rule against yelling ‘Dibs’ before the prize is offered.
It might not be good policy in an adult world, but “Dibs” sure would make things simpler.