Field Report and some RP Theory:
0MG (Old Married Guy) reporting on his success with employing TRP for the first time on vacation with my wife and kids. A little background- my wife is an overeducated lawyer, extremely well organized and intelligent. All you need to know about me is in my handle.
We went to a Disney Park on our first day of vacation and for the first time I did not defer to my wife. In fact, I set the goals and the missions for the day. As with any good TRP day we started off with a bang. I didn't ask either- just started fondling my sweet when I woke up and before she was fully awake the juices were flowing and she was in no position to protest. You will have to read my letter to Hustler for the details.
At the park I set the mission- we are going to have FUN and at the same time plow through this park like a bull moose set loose on a virgin herd of cows. I led the way the entire time- amazing how this little symbolic act (before TRP I would let her lead the way) makes all the difference. When she or the kids were hungry I stopped and fed them. When she was thirsty I did not ask- I jumped in line at the vendor and bought the pops. I confiscated her phone at the beginning and gave her mine (she had the Disney App on her phone that shows the ride wait times and a digital map with an icon for you that moves as you move).
Of course any leader would be a fool to ignore suggestions from a competent First Officer- damn good idea to stop and get the Fastpasses when we did- but her suggestions were ALWAYS FILTERED through the overall mission objective. Sure we can go that direction. The goal is to ride as many rides as possible- the mission objective doesn't matter where we start!
At the end of the night when she was exhausted I called it quits and we headed for the gate. On the tram back to our car my wife hugged me tight and shamelessly kissed me with real passion saying: "I really like you like this. Thank you so much."
Here is the theory part: Even a woman who is better organized than the man should not lead. Even a woman who is smarter than the man should not lead. Intelligence is NOT the main factor in leadership. A steady hand is the most important thing. Women are mercurial. Their goals and objectives change depending on their mood, the time of month, the time of day, how they FEEL at that moment. Sure my wife might have started the day with the objective to ride the most rides- but beyond doubt by halfway through that goal would have changed. With me leading we really did ride the most rides. Mission accomplished.
Imagine how much more important male leadership is in the real emotional ups and downs of a LTR than it is in a day at the Magic Kingdom!