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My story:

CameraNerd was a pretty darn considerate fellow, but like all humans he was not perfect.

Every once in a while he would come up with some comment that was Not Appreciated By Me At All.

Early in our relationship when he'd say such things, I would look at him and say "Now would be a really good time for you to tell me how pretty you think I am." while giving him a Disapproving Stare.

Later on in the relationship, I could just pull out the Disapproving Stare and he wold tell me "You're Pretty? Right?".


Back in the old days, I would come up with some real zingers, deliver them, and then apologize profusely almost immediately with "you know I'm only kidding, right?" Now that I know it's ok to just be me, I deliver them, and if they are over the line (there is no line really) I just say "hey, you've known how I am since we met so don't try to change me now."

It's worked well so far, but I'll admit there has been once or twice that I ended up apologizing. But those were REALLY bad ones.
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