So what, you’re just gonna cave?

There’s a question that by its nature is always asked with a measure of emotion ranging from disbelief to derision to disapproval. Boy, that’s a whole lotta disses, isn’t it. Come to think of it, someone asking if you’re gonna cave is pretty much pre-dissing your decision. The more mild mannered might ask if you’re giving up or had enough…”caving” implies giving up or giving in when any reasonable person knows it’s time to double down.

And since caving implies a power struggle let’s take a look at some situations where this might apply.

Office warfare. You know, things like who gets the bigger cubicle, who’s responsible for restocking the coffee stash, or whether or not to confront the coworker stealing your lunch from the fridge.

Or parenting. There’s extra tv time or a second dessert or which Halloween costume they get to choose for trick or treating. There’s screen limits and sleepovers and Fruity vs. Cocoa Pebbles. I have to admit sometimes the answer is hell yes, I’m gonna cave this time.


Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday. This week’s prompt is โ€œcave.โ€ Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!