Volume 4, Issue 10, (Originally Published on 7 October 2013)
Dear Equity Uncle,
How do you deal with unreasonable people? A syndicate member is de¬manding that we do things her way or no way at all. The lecturer said we have to sort it out ourselves. Her interpreta¬tion of the law is so utterly completely wrong that if we take it we will fail, but we also need her to sign off on our as¬signment so we can submit it. I want to take the moral high ground, but I also want to call fire down from heaven. Help me Equity Uncle, you’re my only hope.
Dear Mr Senator,
Are you that new Senator from the Motoring Enthusiast Party? Congratu¬lations! Equity thought about running for a Senate seat too, but Equity doesn’t trust the AEC. Equity is chuffed that you’re in, though. Couldn’t pick a better representative.
So you see, compromise isn’t all bad. Some people have been praising Ms Gillard just recently for compromising her way to legislative success. Which is great, because Equity loves reading legislation.
But the spirit of compromise isn’t always appropriate, and you do have to be careful. Otherwise you’ll find yourself agreeing to a pay cut or losing half your spicy lamb borek or working Sundays while the Republicans have shut down your government. Seriously, who shuts down a government? Equity frowns on Congress.
That said, if the Tea Party could shut down Scott Morrison for a bit, Equity would be most pleasèd.
Equity doesn’t know what to sug¬gest. Sure, you could give up the high ground and run with bad law. That what Equity usually does. But you could also hold firm on principle and wait for her to blink. She wouldn’t tank the global economy, right? I mean, she won’t, right?