I was talking (venting) to Paul a few nights ago about a little situation that is driving me crazy. I talked and talked and he listened and listened.
When I was finished I said, "Ok, now you can respond. But just so you know I don't want you to try and fix anything, and I don't want you to point out any of the things I said that you don't agree with."
He looked at me...
Then I said, "So, yeah, just tell me everything I said that you agree with."
He did a pretty good job considering the crazy, unrealistic, unproductive rules.