Thoughts from the Pot
sunny morning poop
great relief rushes through me
corn was good last night
It Ain’t Trickin’ If You Got It
I used to love this line. I really felt like it empowered women. I tried to use it at least once a day. If someone complimented my work product, I’d respond, “Thanks. You know, it ain’t tricking if you got it.” Or if they told me I just made a funny joke, “pssh, it ain’t tricking if you got it.” And my favorite, daaaamn you look hot. A simple, “it ain’t tricking if you got it” would cover it. I was informed months later, that I was misusing the phrase, much to my dismay.
My understanding of “it ain’t trickin’ if you got it” is that its an empowering phrase. Let’s break it down. Tricking is a verb used to describe what a prostitute does. “It” in this phrase has to mean being hot, hot like a prostitute. So if you are hot, and you happen to be turning tricks, or trickin’, then you aren’t really a prostitute because your hotness takes you above prostitute status–nevermind the fact that you are collecting cash for blowing some dude in the back of his pick-up truck. I was glad rap songs finally had a phrase that women could use as their anthem.
Finally, some female empowerment. Well, according to my friend, I was sorely mistaken. Apparently, tricking is when a man spends money on a hooker. So, the phrase actually means that when a guy is spending money on a hooker, he’s not exactly “tricking” because he has it, he actually owns the woman. Google confirmed it. Crap. This phrase that I thought was so awesome was just stolen away from me, along with the thought that women were making a come back. Whatever. I am still going to use the phrase the way I want, and maybe just scale it back to once a month.