He wondered why it was he felt so happy in redneck beer joints, the ones where they played country music on the jukebox, or played it live, like in Tootsie’s. He hated cigarette smoke, and most of those places in the winter were for him “come home and burn your clothes” places. Or just undress in the yard and throw the clothes on the porch to send to the laundry. Don’t bring them in the house, with their galloping…..
If a two-sided mediation fails, it is for one of four reasons: Side A is fine with going to trial in the courthouse. Side A has no significant time or money pressure to settle the case before the scheduled trial date. Side A won’t give side B air in a jug. Could be anger, could be hatred, could be “principle,” could be the need of A to control B (dominance). But for whatever cause, A’s intransigence is complete. Side B…..