Anything wrong with stuff?

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Anything wrong with stuff?
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Wed, 04-14-2010 - 11:06am

Often MSAH state that the reason mother work is for "stuff"

If there anything wrong with that?

I don't think so, as long as someone is not doing anything illegal or immoral to acquire that stuff I don't see a problem.

The first half of our marriage we had to count every penny. The last few years there are very few limitations on getting what we want. (it has much more to do with my DH's changing job status than my SAH/WOH status). I like it a lot better now.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 5:13pm
Bingo!

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What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.

Mark Twain

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 5:15pm
Yes, that is obvious.

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What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.

Mark Twain

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 5:17pm
Oh yes.

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What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.

Mark Twain

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Registered: 05-10-2009
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 6:21pm
Even this agnostic/atheist agrees with you.
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 7:03pm
LOL
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 7:04pm
I prefer "thrifty".
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 7:29pm

I am also amused by people who need to sign every letter, even if they are writing their child's teacher about a mistake on a spelling test, "Dr. So and So," or Mary Jones, PhD.






i don't know if that's any different than women who keep their maiden names after marriage, often signing checks, papers with both maiden and married last names.

 

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 7:44pm

Well, I don't see any problem with using a professional title in professional situations. All of my undergraduate students address me by a title, and so do their parents if I have occasion to meet with them. On the other hand, if I required the clerk at the grocery store, or the parents of my childrens' friends refer to me as Dr., it might be seen as the sign of an enlarged, or even deranged, ego.

Women keep their birth names for a variety of reasons. I kept mine partially because I had published under my birth name, partially in tribute to my father, and partially because it's simply a more interesting name than the one my husband has.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 8:11pm
Wait, I thought you just called those type of people smart? There is a difference between being cheap and being thrifty. To me, cheap has a negative connotation.
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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 04-15-2010 - 8:13pm
Yes, I agree - I just posted the same thing before I saw your comment.

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