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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1140 on: December 31, 2013, 02:26:13 PM »
Just because I "have nothing in my life" does not mean I'm babysitting YOUR children - for FREE - on New Year's Eve.  I have plans.  No, I'm not telling you what they are.  I'm not changing them because you have reservations to go out to dinner.  Your problem.  I refuse to make it mine and I refuse to fix it for you.




Mel the Redcap

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1141 on: December 31, 2013, 02:28:57 PM »
Just because I "have nothing in my life" does not mean I'm babysitting YOUR children - for FREE - on New Year's Eve.  I have plans.  No, I'm not telling you what they are.  I'm not changing them because you have reservations to go out to dinner.  Your problem.  I refuse to make it mine and I refuse to fix it for you.

Ooooooooo. Did they actually say that to you?! :o
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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1142 on: December 31, 2013, 02:33:07 PM »
Yes, direct quote. 

My cousin is famous for things like this.  I never hear from him unless he wants something and he's always insulting.  Real winner.   

GlitterIsMyDrug

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1143 on: December 31, 2013, 02:38:41 PM »
Yes, direct quote. 

My cousin is famous for things like this.  I never hear from him unless he wants something and he's always insulting.  Real winner.

We all know the best way to get someone to do something for you is to first insult them. Then they'll jump at the chance to help you. Of course.

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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1144 on: December 31, 2013, 02:39:55 PM »
I don't know how she puts up with him, but I don't exactly feel sorry for his wife. 

I doubt he has reservations anywhere anyway, he just doesn't want the kids around tonight. 

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1145 on: December 31, 2013, 02:41:32 PM »
Valentine's Day is coming up soon...any "hills to die on" for that?

Partner and I are in love. Crazy, madly, stupidly, annoyingly in love. Heck we've decided to go ahead and spend the rest of our lives together. That kind of love. That being said we don't do Valentine's Day. Neither of us are really into it, so we just don't bother with it. I'd rather Partner give me flowers on some random day because she's thinking about me then do it because it's Valentine's Day and she supposed too.

People refuse to believe we just don't do Valentine's Day. We do hit the candy sales the day after, because it's candy and it's on sale. But that's about it. I hear "Oh aren't you sad she didn't do anything? " and she gets "Oh, Glitter didn't send roses to work?" and we just stand there blinking because one day doesn't define our relationship!

Oh yeah, I got a hill.

Somewhere on the Internet last year, I saw a post about "Happy Half-price Chocolate Eve" on Valentines.  That about sums up my feelings  ;D

That actually might be a good way to approach it, GlitterIsMyDrug.  You could say "Valentine's Day is boring.  We wait a day and celebrate "Happy Half-Price Chocolate Day" instead.  And oh man, do we celebrate it! " while licking your lips or rubbing your stomach or something.

I bet that would throw them for a loop.  And make them laugh, and realize that you're not some kind of weird couple after all. (At least not "weird" in an unpleasant way.  :) )

Mel the Redcap

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1146 on: December 31, 2013, 03:01:50 PM »
Yes, direct quote. 

My cousin is famous for things like this.  I never hear from him unless he wants something and he's always insulting.  Real winner.

We all know the best way to get someone to do something for you is to first insult them. Then they'll jump at the chance to help you. Of course.

 ::)

Yes, Lorelei, didn't you know that negging is the new etiquette? :P ::)

Good grief, he sounds like a real peach.
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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1147 on: December 31, 2013, 03:05:03 PM »
 ;D

The worst thing is, he will probably get his way.  By being himself so persistently that someone will agree just to get him to shut up.


Mel the Redcap

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1148 on: December 31, 2013, 03:06:23 PM »
;D

The worst thing is, he will probably get his way.  By being himself so persistently that someone will agree just to get him to shut up.

At least he's good at something? >:D
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Lorelei_Evil

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1149 on: December 31, 2013, 03:08:44 PM »
He does excel at getting what he wants at others' expense.  He was taught that by a master at it (his dad).

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1150 on: December 31, 2013, 05:59:57 PM »
Valentine's Day is coming up soon...any "hills to die on" for that?

Partner and I are in love. Crazy, madly, stupidly, annoyingly in love. Heck we've decided to go ahead and spend the rest of our lives together. That kind of love. That being said we don't do Valentine's Day. Neither of us are really into it, so we just don't bother with it. I'd rather Partner give me flowers on some random day because she's thinking about me then do it because it's Valentine's Day and she supposed too.

People refuse to believe we just don't do Valentine's Day. We do hit the candy sales the day after, because it's candy and it's on sale. But that's about it. I hear "Oh aren't you sad she didn't do anything? " and she gets "Oh, Glitter didn't send roses to work?" and we just stand there blinking because one day doesn't define our relationship!

Oh yeah, I got a hill.

Somewhere on the Internet last year, I saw a post about "Happy Half-price Chocolate Eve" on Valentines.  That about sums up my feelings  ;D

My friends and I refer to it as the Feast of St. Markdown's. :)  Also celebrated the day after Halloween and Easter.

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1151 on: December 31, 2013, 06:03:20 PM »


Somewhere on the Internet last year, I saw a post about "Happy Half-price Chocolate Eve" on Valentines.  That about sums up my feelings  ;D

My friends and I refer to it as the Feast of St. Markdown's. :)  Also celebrated the day after Halloween and Easter.

I third that one.  Also after Christmas when all the perfume gift sets are half price.





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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1152 on: December 31, 2013, 06:49:40 PM »
Just because I "have nothing in my life" does not mean I'm babysitting YOUR children - for FREE - on New Year's Eve.  I have plans.  No, I'm not telling you what they are.  I'm not changing them because you have reservations to go out to dinner.  Your problem.  I refuse to make it mine and I refuse to fix it for you.

In your shoes, if I didn't have plans, I might quote him a high enough price that it would either deter him, or make it worthwhile: "that will be $400 for babysitting for the evening, payable in cash at the beginning of the night, plus an extra $100/hour if you aren't back by 1 a.m." But only if I genuinely didn't have plans (as I don't this year): I wouldn't cancel anything interesting or social, whether or not it was specifically holiday flavored. "Might" because it depends on the children: the offspring of someone like that might be the sort of handful that I wouldn't want to take on even for $100/hour.
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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1153 on: December 31, 2013, 06:52:03 PM »
Someone please remind me I don't want to go out at New Year's,  four drinks landing in my lap was not how I envisaged the year starting.  I'm now home in bed with DH and the kitties for company which is much nicer.

ladyknight1

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Re: Your holiday hill to die on.
« Reply #1154 on: December 31, 2013, 09:25:20 PM »
Ugh. We met a newly divorced friend for dinner, and have been tucked inside since 7. The neighborhood partiers have been setting off fireworks (illegal) every night since the 23rd.
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