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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1005 on: June 01, 2013, 12:39:36 AM »
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1006 on: June 01, 2013, 09:00:13 AM »
My 10 year old is a CKIA and is constantly telling me how to take care of his baby brother.  It's a good thing I've got him to tell me things, I don't know how he and his older brother got to their preteens without my knowing how to feed a toddler, change a toddler, etc.  ::)  When Piratebabe was really little he kept trying to tell me how to properly hold him.  Again, how on earth he and his brother managed to get to 12 and 10 respectively without him telling me this is beyond me.

He makes things up too about how things work and insists he's right by saying "Well I've heard that/People tell me things/but it just makes sense!!" Now if he was just telling me something he learned in school and was fascinated by, I'd be interested to hear.  But the "I know more than you" attitude he gets is annoying. 
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1007 on: June 01, 2013, 10:29:12 AM »
We had that with a Grandniece.  Her signature line was, 'I am X and I can never be wrong'. 

It was kind of cute when she was three.  The cuteness had kind of worn off by the time she was ten. 

She seems to have grown out of it, to everyone's relief.

She's still a bit smarmy and self-righteous but intelligent 14 year-olds DO tend to be that way. 


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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1008 on: June 01, 2013, 04:09:49 PM »
My niece went through a know-it-all stage at around age three.  I finally said to her, "You're awfully bossy for a three-year-old". She threw her arms in the air and exclaimed with exasperation, "I know it, but I just can't help it". 

She turned out fine.
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1009 on: June 02, 2013, 02:14:01 AM »
I've posted before about my CKIA coworker who just has an obsessive-compulsive need to contradict me on every statement I make.

Most recently, we were all chatting and I mentioned that the pants I was wearing aren't my favorite, but I haven't been able to find a new pair of blue pants I like.

CKIA: "Those pants are NOT blue."
Me: Sigh. "Yes, they are. But that's the not the point--"
CKIA: "You're right, the point is that you don't even know your colors. Those pants are slate GREY."
Other coworker: "You know, CKIA -- some people might call that color slate BLUE. Which is blue with a lot of grey."
CKIA: "You're wrong too! I'm surrounded by people who don't even know their colors."

Some day I'm going to take a spade to her head.

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1010 on: June 03, 2013, 09:41:59 AM »

It's kinda like the Peabody Conservatory, Class of '05...

Or the Gary Conservatory of Music, Gold Medal Class of Ought Five!

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1011 on: June 03, 2013, 11:06:49 AM »

It's kinda like the Peabody Conservatory, Class of '05...

Or the Gary Conservatory of Music, Gold Medal Class of Ought Five!

Like!! :)  We need a thumbs up emoticon! :)

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1012 on: June 03, 2013, 08:00:49 PM »

It's kinda like the Peabody Conservatory, Class of '05...

Or the Gary Conservatory of Music, Gold Medal Class of Ought Five!

Like!! :)  We need a thumbs up emoticon! :)

Let's just start up the 76 trombones.   ;D

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1013 on: June 03, 2013, 09:42:41 PM »

It's kinda like the Peabody Conservatory, Class of '05...

Or the Gary Conservatory of Music, Gold Medal Class of Ought Five!

Like!! :)  We need a thumbs up emoticon! :)

Let's just start up the 76 trombones.   ;D
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1014 on: June 03, 2013, 10:13:59 PM »
Not one poop out of you!
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1015 on: June 04, 2013, 12:20:09 AM »
You watch your phraseology!
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1016 on: June 04, 2013, 12:21:16 AM »
Ye Gods!

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1017 on: June 04, 2013, 10:33:09 AM »
Back on topic, please!
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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1018 on: June 21, 2013, 05:18:56 PM »
I heard one at the museum where I volunteer. We do programs for schools. A class came for a program and the teacher kept trying to take over for the docents who did the presentations. Just stepped in front of the docents and began talking and picking up demonstration items (fortunately, all are replicas, not precious artifacts). When they got to a demonstration of some 19th Century machines, the docent was someone who had been operating those machines and describing them to visitors for at least a decade. The teacher kept butting in to tell him that he was totally wrong and "here's how it really happened."

The principal of the school has been notified that this teacher is not welcome to return.

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Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Reply #1019 on: July 29, 2013, 01:51:58 PM »
in college I had a roommate who thought I was a "know it all" about songs on the radio

thing is, unless I was 100% certain I was right, I wouldn't claim to be right - so anytime we disagreed about a song & artist I was always right  (if I was unsure, I'd say that)
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