Tipping Point  

ProFotoFreak 45M
224 posts
9/14/2005 4:04 am

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Tipping Point

The Tipping Point

Some smarty-pants guy came up with the term “Tipping Point,” and I think I even saw a book with this title.

Because this is A.F.F.

No, it is not the point at which you tell someone - “just the tip.” (Insert the plethora of other “tip” related jokes here as you see fit, dear readers. You are all pervs; Bless your hearts.)

Neither is it the time at the restaurant just before you get up from the table, nor the point at which that Cosmo starts to flow towards your lips. (although we’re getting warmer)

Stick with me here…

As I understand it, The Tipping Point is that [time, place, event, whatever] when potential energy turns into kinetic energy.

Example: The point at which a band becomes an “overnight sensation” after ten years touring, demos, and CDs. All of that hard work never seemed to produce anything, but it was just building up.

It’s also like watching water pouring into a coffee mug, only you can only watch from the side - not from the top. The water seems to just disappear into the mug, until suddenly it spills over the top. The point when it finally fills the mug and spills over is akin to “The Tipping Point.”

All that to say this…

As I look back over my 34 years, there are times I can pick out as Tipping Points. Every single one of them involves getting involved in a long-term relationship. Each time I was on an upward trend, or progressing towards a goal, then the relationship comes and things reverse markedly.

Like a line chart that suddenly turns downward, like the value of Merck’s stock when they announced why they were pulling Vioxx, I can point to those times in my life and say “This is where it started, and this is where it started to go BAD.”

People ask why I don’t want a relationship. I guess this is my way of trying to answer them. I guess I’m also trying to understand it myself. There are some wonderful people out there. One of them is in the bed in the next room right now. Is she an opportunity I’m missing out on? Is she another Tipping Point waiting to happen?

I don’t know, and I’m out of time - gotta go to work.

- Bryan

playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
9/15/2005 4:39 am

Hey I visited...gimme my fuck...errr oops buck!

ProFotoFreak 45M

9/15/2005 4:44 pm

Playful: How about a Fuck-buck redeamable at your local area ProFotoFreak?

playfulwithyou33 56F
961 posts
9/16/2005 4:20 pm

Do you honor double redemption Tuesday?

ProFotoFreak 45M

9/21/2005 5:28 pm

Yes, but you're forgetting Triple-coupon Thursdays - and this week is two for one!

rm_SuziQ2005 47F
21 posts
4/18/2006 5:11 pm

well we know the answer to your question.....

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