Guiltathon! Woo hoo!

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Registered: 07-31-2008
Guiltathon! Woo hoo!
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Thu, 07-31-2008 - 11:30am

I started lurking on this board when I decided to return to teaching, and already I’ve seen the following scenario played out in excess: Person A says, “I avoid daycare because I want to raise my own children” and Person B responds with, “Are you saying people who work don’t raise their own children?” Cue drama.


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Registered: 07-31-2008
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 11:05am

Wow. Thanks for that.


I offered the perspective of someone coming at the board with a fresh eye. A first impression of what I saw as some unecessary negativity.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 11:12am
I don't mean to sound really b*tchy but honestly anyone who comes here pretending they don't know it is a hot button issue is living under a rock.

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Fri, 08-01-2008 - 11:16am
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 11:21am
I agree.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 11:27am
well heres the other thing -- yes this is a debate board and most of us are drawn here because fundamentally we like to debate -- we'll debate ANYTHING and I mean ANYTHING - any side comment is up for grabs -- the people i'm the most fond of on this board and consider my friends are not always those that are in lockstep agreement with me either -- that's one of the joys of debating with smart funny and yes sarcastic (are you listening IV - sarcasm si NOT a crime) people. What some new posters are horrified at is frankly just a day at the office for most of us who've been here a while.... LOL
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Yes. We. Did.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-31-2008
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 11:58am

What's shocking is that the phrase always BECOMES the issue, whether that's what's originally being debated or not.


Imagine being a newcomer, taking the time to compose a post that says many interesting things, and returning to find that the only responses your post received

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 12:06pm

Umm see I just don't see these people as being attacked.

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Fri, 08-01-2008 - 12:06pm


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 12:08pm

Do I hear a Tisk Tisk in there?


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Registered: 03-31-2003
Fri, 08-01-2008 - 12:14pm

Me me me Me!!!!


Let's see...you thought you all liked me...


then I came to someone's defense about sneaking into movies, all high and Mighty on myself for coming to the aid of an underdog.


Then I admitted to stealing sweet and low from the coffee shop.


And good God, I thought the police would be waiting for me outside of my office at the end of the day you all went so crazy on me.


Then I came back. Contrite, A$$ in hand, and started over....


And now ***I think***


that you all like me. :)

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