My girlfriend Stephanie was having problems with a computer program so she asked me to fix it. After her wonderful explanation of the problem (“This program isn’t working”), I sat down with the laptop and did my magic. Her computer was fixed and she thanked me.
That was three months ago.
Now, every time she has a problem with anything relating to the little bugger, I am now obligated to fix it. I try to tell her to use google but then the Stephanie Bear comes out.
What is a Stephanie Bear you ask?
A Stephanie Bear: (noun) A being of great evil that arises out of the ashes of hell to slay me whenever I do and/or say something that goes against a Stephanie’s wishes. There is no escaping from the Stephanie Bear. Like all bears, she runs fast, swims and climbs trees. And thus, when you see a Stephanie Bear, there is little hope of survival.
What I’ve learned from the Stephanie Bear is that favors start out as little cute things that eventually morph into expectations. And I have concluded that doing favors is like feeding the bears.
Feeding the bears is a bad idea.
Expectations are bad.
They will end up killing you.
Just like a Stephanie Bear.