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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans or keep my mouth shut? UPDATE Pg. 4
« Reply #60 on: December 18, 2012, 04:14:54 AM »
My Ted-tolerance would probably also be pretty low after dealing with him my whole life.
Just because someone is offended that does not mean they are in the right.

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans or keep my mouth shut? UPDATE Pg. 4
« Reply #61 on: December 18, 2012, 08:27:05 AM »
I like your sister...a lot!  She says what she has too without being coy.  Good for her!

The thing is, she's usually very tactful and careful about what she says... just not when it comes to Ted. Her Ted Tolerance is very low.

I like her too. He can't have HER kidneys, either  ;)

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans or keep my mouth shut? UPDATE Pg. 4
« Reply #62 on: December 18, 2012, 08:28:10 AM »
Good for sis.  I still think either you or sis need to make sure the parents are aware of Ted's plans.

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans or keep my mouth shut? UPDATE Pg. 4
« Reply #63 on: December 18, 2012, 08:43:59 AM »
I think I'm going to start using the phrase "Ted Tolerance"   :D

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans or keep my mouth shut? UPDATE Pg. 4
« Reply #64 on: December 18, 2012, 08:57:58 AM »
I don't think that tact would work on Ted in this case. He seems to hear what he wants to unless someone jars him out of it.
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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans or keep my mouth shut? UPDATE Pg. 4
« Reply #65 on: December 18, 2012, 02:12:41 PM »
I am so happy the OP's sister stepped in. My middle sister and I have to use the logic hammer on our youngest sister, who is the female version of Ted very often. She shows no signs of growing out of it either.

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #66 on: December 18, 2012, 08:43:38 PM »
Ted called earlier to tell me he's decided to tell Mom and Dad that he has to work this weekend and won't be able to see them, so they should wait to come up to visit the weekend before New Year's.  (Which they won't have to do because he will see them next week.) He'll still get his "surprise" element when he shows up to Christmas.  Mom and Dad won't have to travel needlessly.  I am proud of him for coming up with this compromise, even if it did require application of the logic hammer.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2012, 08:45:44 PM by weeblewobble »

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #67 on: December 18, 2012, 08:49:23 PM »
Yeah!  I don't know why I've felt so invested in this story, but I am so happy to hear that Ted is starting to see a glimmer of light. 

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #68 on: December 18, 2012, 09:51:00 PM »
What a great compromise! Glad to see the happy resolution.

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2012, 04:05:05 AM »
Yep, now that's a nice surprise. I recommend in future you use the logic hammer with Ted, and make sure you compliment him for coming up with a better idea, and having the good sense to listen to Sis.

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #70 on: December 19, 2012, 07:42:48 AM »
Yep, now that's a nice surprise. I recommend in future you use the logic hammer with Ted, and make sure you compliment him for coming up with a better idea, and having the good sense to listen to Sis.

Oh, yes, I told him it was a GREAT idea and very considerate of mom and dad.  ;)  And then I called my sister, who declared herself Queen of Christmas.  I told her that meant she had to do all of the cooking, which shut her up.

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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #71 on: December 19, 2012, 10:38:53 AM »
Huzzah! So long as they don't get nonrefundable hotel rooms to visit him, that is.
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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #72 on: December 19, 2012, 10:47:23 AM »

"IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE"  ;D Love it. Great update, great title. It sounds like you have a great family, weeblewobble; glad everything worked out.
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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #73 on: December 19, 2012, 01:29:22 PM »
Yay for the good update.  Glad he came up with the alternate plan.  Although the whole "I am the best surprise ever" thing still makes me gag a bit. ;)
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Re: Step in and simplify travel plans UPDATE Pg. 5 IT'S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE
« Reply #74 on: December 19, 2012, 01:42:09 PM »
Huzzah! So long as they don't get nonrefundable hotel rooms to visit him, that is.

That is so far outside the realm of "things I am willing to take responsibility for" it's not even funny. :)