Don't do Dibs before it gets deep

"It's all about etiquette," Brown said. "You can't be aggressive. Or, as The Dude said in 'The Big Lebowski,' 'This aggression will not stand, man.'"

Yes, exactly. The Dude. The Dude would understand Dibs and the consequences of flaunting Dibs. The Dude could have been another Judge Dibs™.

"So do you like my book?" asked Brown.

Yes, I said. And what happens if it sells?

"Judge Dibs™ will visit me and tap me on the shoulder?"

Perhaps.

"And Judge Dibs™ will be looking for a cut?"

Who can say? But Dibs is Chicago. And I'm Judge Dibs™.

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