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December 3, 2007
ACT II: Inadequacy

“Not inadequacy per se,” said the rider, her arm draped across my chest, “but a false advertisement of adequacy, I would say.”

“It's been a while,” I said sheepishly.

“With practice and training you could improve. I have a riding crop in the trunk of my car.”

“I'm open to that.”

I meant it.

She then offered an unfavorable comparison of my pale, doughy frame to those of the powerful beasts she was used to. I decided to try a gentle approach.

“The gentle approach is a poor substitute for adequacy,” she said. “I have to go.”