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Giving PA people what they "want" (Stories!) UPDATE P27

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MissRose:

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--- Quote from: Roodabega on February 25, 2013, 12:22:26 PM ---I'm mostly on Wonderfullyanonymous' side on this one.  It's all well and good if you want kids to participate in the daily household chores, but you better be sure it's equitable across all of them.  Having someone come home after being gone and having them clean up messes created by someone else doesn't prepare your child for anything but resentment.  Especially if, as it sounds, the siblings don't have the same expectation.

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I tried to POD this hours ago...before my power went off. 

My brother and I frequently use resentment as our middle name...

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I resented the fact as a kid then as a teen that my mother had me and my sister do a lot of chores growing up.  Especially when we knew our cousins of the same age rarely did any chores and to really get us mad was most of the neighbor kids didn't do chores either.   When my mother worked some outside of the home when I was a teenager, my younger sister would not want to do her work and often make me do some of her work for her.  My mother seldom believed me when I said anything about it and my sister back in the day would go ballistic if I tattled on her.   Looking back, the way me and my sister acted we hoped it would get us of doing work but we are better for knowing how to do housework as adults & our mother would NEVER back down then do the work herself.

hjaye:

--- Quote from: Shalamar on December 05, 2012, 12:46:00 PM ---Speaking of restaurants, I remember when my grandmother was alive - she'd always deliberately order the cheapest thing on the menu and then complain about it.   My parents (who were paying) would beg her to order what she wanted to eat as opposed to the cheapest thing, but noooo!

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That reminds me of this joke:

Lady 1: The food at this restaurant is terrible
Lady 2: Yes the food is dry, over cooked and barley edible
Lady 3: yes I agree, and the portions are so small...................... ba da bump

Twik:

--- Quote from: Diane AKA Traska on March 05, 2013, 10:43:41 AM ---
--- Quote from: Shalamar on March 05, 2013, 07:42:04 AM ---Ha ha ha!   That reminds me of a story Tina Fey told in her book "Bossypants".   Amy Poehler told an off-color anecdote, and one of the male cast members of SNL said "Oh, don't talk like that!   It's so unladylike, and I don't like to hear it!"  (For the record, he was eavesdropping, so he didn't HAVE to hear it.).  Amy glared at him and said "I'll talk however I want.  I don't give a f*** what you like."

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::Applause::

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Why? That's pretty clear retaliatory rudeness.

Phoebelion:
Currently, DH is the Executor of his father's estate.  The other heir as well as numerous non-heirs have threatened to "fire" him because he is doing what his dad's will and the law say he must do.  Because he is not doing what they want him to do.

He asked who was taking over so he could send them the paperwork he had accumulated.

End of threats.

darling:

--- Quote from: Twik on January 14, 2014, 11:01:19 AM ---
--- Quote from: Diane AKA Traska on March 05, 2013, 10:43:41 AM ---
--- Quote from: Shalamar on March 05, 2013, 07:42:04 AM ---Ha ha ha!   That reminds me of a story Tina Fey told in her book "Bossypants".   Amy Poehler told an off-color anecdote, and one of the male cast members of SNL said "Oh, don't talk like that!   It's so unladylike, and I don't like to hear it!"  (For the record, he was eavesdropping, so he didn't HAVE to hear it.).  Amy glared at him and said "I'll talk however I want.  I don't give a f*** what you like."

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::Applause::

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Why? That's pretty clear retaliatory rudeness.

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Between comedians, and especially in the situation Amy and Tina were  in at the time, when the guys were talking just like that in front of the "ladies", I'd say she stood her ground appropriately to the situation at hand. As someone who acts, generally offense is not taken at comebacks and retorts, but rather, a "you got me there!" and "how can we use this later???". They are in the entertainment business, not the etiquette business.

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