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By Roslyn Carrington
IT'S GREAT when we women are in con-
trol of ourselves, our lives and our des-
tinies, but sometimes, we can go a little
too far, and wind up stepping on the toes
of those around us. But how far is too
far? How do you tell the difference be-
tween being in control and being overly
Take our exclusive quiz ... or, rather, we
NICELY SUGGEST you take our exclusive
quiz, and see.
1. When cooking, you:
a) Eyeball it; a handful of this, a handful of
that, and if all else fails, drown it in
b) Use good old, tried and true recipes,
but you're not afraid to give your dish
your own personal twist; a favourite herb,
or a shortcut your mother taught you.
c) Measure all ingredients twice, and if
you think you've made a mistake, you
2. At restaurants, you:
a) Ask the waiter to surprise you.
b) Order from the menu... but ask for
dressings on the side, and hold the MSG.
c) Demand they bring out sous-chef and
grill him ("grill"...ha) on whether the king-
fish is north coast or east, and whether
the white sauce is made with cooking
cream or sour cream.
3. When you and your honey are dress-
ing to go out on a special date, you:
a) Compliment him on the way he's
dressed, even though you privately think
he could have done without those white
tube socks with his dress shoes.
b) Politely suggest he change his tube
socks for something else.
c) Don't even bother to oversee how he
dresses; after all, you personally BOUGHT
every single garment in his closet and
arranged them by colour, texture and
4. Your boss invites you to
her home for cocktails. You:
a) Drop by after you're done liming in the
mall, wearing whatever you had on when
you left. After all, you're off the clock; she
can't tell you how to dress.
b) Cancel your plans, break out your little
black dress, and pick her up a nice bottle
of red on your way over.
c) Tell her you'll come, but she really
MUST lock that fuzzy dog of hers away
before you get there. It's bad for your al-
lergies, and you'd rather not get dog hairs
on your new velvet miniskirt.
5. You and your husband are both so
busy that it's not often you get to
spend quality time together. You:
a) Let it slide. Every now and then your
free nights coincide, and that's
enough for you.
b) Actively collaborate with
him to arrange for a date
night at least once a week,
even if it means giving up
some other important
activity. Because, your
the time investment.
c) Call up all his
friends and read them the Rules Accord-
ing to You: No liming on weekends; no
phone calls after 9:00 p.m., and all sport-
ing events, etc. have to be cleared by you
6. It's your best friend's wedding,
and all eyes are on her. You:
a) Step aside every time you see a cam-
era, so as not to photobomb any of her
b) Dress tastefully, pose with her for a
few happy photos, and then slip into the
kitchen to make sure the caterer is on top
c) Turn up dressed in a long, flowing
white gown. Festooned with lace. With
white orchids adorning your elaborate
updo. With a shiny rock on your finger
bright enough to dazzle the pilots of
Mostly As. Sweetheart, life is a participa-
tion sport. You're not meant to stand on
the sidelines while it goes by. DO some-
Mostly Bs. Nice job. You know when to
hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em.
Kenny Rogers would be proud of you. And
so are we.
Mostly Cs. Slow your roll, sister. It's not all
about you. Believe it or not, you share this
planet with about 7 billion more of us.
And not everyone was placed here to do
Other signs you need to
LOOSEN YOUR GRIP:
• You assume you know what
the other person is thinking.
• If things don't go your way,
you sulk. Or throw a tantrum.
• People plan events, put every-
thing in place, and THEN in-
• Your phone bill is through the
roof because you are con-
stantly calling people up to
"see if everything is going ac-
cording to plan".
• Your boyfriend's left sleeve is
always wrinkled from the
death grip you keep on his
arm wherever you go.
• You try to re-write Wikipedia
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