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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #735 on: October 17, 2013, 10:34:37 AM »
Fast talking reminds me of another criticism.  Fast eating.  It wasn't until I starting eating with other people (friends, coworkers) that I realised I eat at a normal speed and the family members who criticise ate slow (which is fine, but I don't say anything to you so please show the same respect for me.)

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #736 on: October 17, 2013, 11:48:46 AM »
DH now eats at a moderate pace, but when we first met, he was in the Army and ate his entire meal in 15 minutes or less. It took years before we could enjoy a meal together, especially salads as I take a very long time to eat a salad.

DFIL eats very fast, usually finishing his plate before anyone else is 1/3 done with theirs, so it may be a family trait.

DS eats at a moderate pace, he just eats a lot since he is growing so fast!
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #737 on: October 17, 2013, 12:54:08 PM »
I talked fast (and loud!) because I was one of four kids. If you had something to say you'd better get it out fast, before someone starts talking over you! My poor mom was constantly telling us to slow down and lower our voices. As adults now we do, except when we get together. Then it's just like when we were kids. :-)

Sounds right.  I laughed when I watched "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" when Toula said her cousins had two volumes, loud and louder, because my family is like that too.  Though our family isn't Greek, it's Irish/Italian but there's a lot of the "The louder I am, the more valid my argument" mentality going on.  Add that to my grandmother, mother and her sisters not quite getting the idea that Granddaddy having a hearing aid doesn't mean yell at the poor guy, just speak normally.

When I first met DH's family and MIL and her sisters/brothers-in-law were there that is exactly what it was like.  I come from a quiet family and I was stunned.  I asked DH "who is doing the listening?"
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #738 on: October 17, 2013, 01:08:47 PM »
OT, but I got on the bus once, a few years ago, to find about 20 Italian students (late teens) and two adults who looked to be their teachers. As the bus pulled away from the stop, I swear that every. single. one. of them started talking at once. I kept looking round to see if any of them were actually listening, but couldn't see a single person who wasn't talking.

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(Except for the bus driver, of course. From the look on his face, this had been going on for some time before I got on... poor chap...)
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #739 on: October 17, 2013, 04:14:45 PM »
DH now eats at a moderate pace, but when we first met, he was in the Army and ate his entire meal in 15 minutes or less. It took years before we could enjoy a meal together, especially salads as I take a very long time to eat a salad.

DFIL eats very fast, usually finishing his plate before anyone else is 1/3 done with theirs, so it may be a family trait.

DS eats at a moderate pace, he just eats a lot since he is growing so fast!

15 minutes seems like a pretty leisurely pace to eat a meal to me. Although I'm pretty focused when it comes to food.

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #740 on: October 17, 2013, 05:12:13 PM »
DH now eats at a moderate pace, but when we first met, he was in the Army and ate his entire meal in 15 minutes or less. It took years before we could enjoy a meal together, especially salads as I take a very long time to eat a salad.

DFIL eats very fast, usually finishing his plate before anyone else is 1/3 done with theirs, so it may be a family trait.

DS eats at a moderate pace, he just eats a lot since he is growing so fast!

I'd never dealt with a fast or slow eater until we had my son. DH might eat a smidgen faster than me, but neither of us inhales our food. Good grief our son eats slow. Like last night, I decided to do a brocolli/mushroom frittata, sausage and fruit. Each of us had a third of the fritatta, a sausage link, and fruit. DS eats one thing at a time. DH and I had finished our plates before DS finished his fritatta let alone the fruit. Then he complained the frittata was too rich but I told him if he'd eat a little of it, a little fruit or sausage, it would cut the richness.

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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #741 on: October 17, 2013, 06:20:13 PM »
Upon returning home from boot camp (marines) Dh ate like any second someone was going to pull the plate away from him.  We went to an Italian restaurant and he ordered the lasagna.  You should have seen the waiter's face when he returned and the lasagna was gone.  :o

He'd never seen anyone put away the whole thing before, let alone that quickly.
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #742 on: October 17, 2013, 11:30:29 PM »
My husband talked about how at OTS, you only got this small amount of time to eat, and your whole table had to be ready before anybody could get any food, etc.  So sometimes they'd have run 5-10 miles that morning as well as various other activities, then they'd get to lunch, and they'd have *literally* 30 seconds with their food before they had to head out.  My husband stopped drinking with meals, because they would always allow you to drink water later (they didn't want anybody to collapse from dehydration).  And he'd pick which food item to start with based on how quickly he could get it down.  Sometimes people would choke (none seriously) from trying to get the food down so quickly.  It was almost always within about 2-3 minutes.  I think he said one time they had 10 minutes to eat, and he didn't know what to do with himself for the extra 5.
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #743 on: October 18, 2013, 02:20:30 AM »
I know that feeling.  I'm not quite up to Gilmore Girl speed but I do tend to talk quickly and trying to slow down makes me feel like I'm going in slow motion.

People talk fast on Gilmore Girl?  :o Granted, I've only seen 2 or 3 episodes, but it sounded like normal speed to me.

Guess I talk fast as well :)
 
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #744 on: October 18, 2013, 03:54:14 AM »
I know that feeling.  I'm not quite up to Gilmore Girl speed but I do tend to talk quickly and trying to slow down makes me feel like I'm going in slow motion.

People talk fast on Gilmore Girl?  :o Granted, I've only seen 2 or 3 episodes, but it sounded like normal speed to me.

Guess I talk fast as well :)

They usually talk quite fast, yes, partly because the titular characters were lifelong coffee addicts.

I used to be able to recite Lorelai's "Writing a Letter - Inner/Outer Monologue" at full speed as a tongue twister. It always got a big laugh, mainly because the final sentence was "Hockey Puck, Rattlesnake, Monkey Monkey Underpants"
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #745 on: October 18, 2013, 06:49:56 AM »
I know that feeling.  I'm not quite up to Gilmore Girl speed but I do tend to talk quickly and trying to slow down makes me feel like I'm going in slow motion.

People talk fast on Gilmore Girl?  :o Granted, I've only seen 2 or 3 episodes, but it sounded like normal speed to me.

Guess I talk fast as well :)

They usually talk quite fast, yes, partly because the titular characters were lifelong coffee addicts.

Interesting... in that case, I'd probably say that Danes in general speak very fast, because most people I know certainly match that speed.
 
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Re: Ridiculous things your parents criticize you about
« Reply #746 on: October 18, 2013, 08:19:21 AM »
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IaadphJyy50


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