Are you on time? Are your kids?

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Are you on time? Are your kids?
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 5:49pm

Do you arrive for work, doctor appointments, social events, etc on time?  What events (if any) warrant being early for?  Is there anything you purposely show up late for?  Explain. 

How about your kids? 

 


 


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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:25am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>Late and casually late are 2 different things though. Some people are just rude and late all the time and to things that you should not be late for. </p>

See, this is why I asked what you meant by the term, I have no idea what your definition is.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:27am

bordwithyou wrote:
We have a small local airport, too, but it's often quite a bit more expensive to fly out of there.

There were some friends who flew out of your local airport for spring break this year and it was a lot less than flying out of our bigger airport, I thought that was really interesting.  I think it's a destination thing though, not routine.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:27am
Yeah, it is mean, Jambles, when you get all snide about it. For the three gazillionth time, it's clear the kind of kid parties y'all had were/are different from the kind we had. I don't know what's so hard to understand about that or why you need to bring it up every few months like its some brand new idea. And no, I don't stick around at my kids' parties. Most times, I don't even drop them off anymore.
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:27am

jamblessedthree wrote:
We used to joke about a relative that convenientally showed up late for family reunions all the time, Lol...

Ah how sweet.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:28am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>We DO know what it means. We are quite surprised that no one else does (or at least PKA who asked the question).</p>

Curious then....why wasn't the question simply answered?

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:30am

springfever2013 wrote:
For personal flights too, not just business? </strong></p>

Why would that make a difference?  My prosthesis exists whether I fly for personal reasons or business.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:31am
I also meant arriving at the airport early when flying back home. I'll fly out of Ontario or Orange County or San Diego if I can when I go to So Cal, for instance, but sometimes I can't avoid LAX.
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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:32am

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p>I'm curious. When you get a wedding invitation solely addressed to you and the Mister, do you bring the kids?</p><p>I don't. If the kids are not specifically invited, I do not bring them. Likewise, I wouldn't dream of bringing itty bitty along to the bday party of one of big brother's friends or bringing big bro along to one of itty bitty's friend's bday parties. B/c it is rude. And while I found the movie Wedding Crashers to be generally humorous, I wouldn't want to be one.</p><p>Using that generally accepted line of thinking (you can check out any edition of Emily Post's Etiquette if you don't believe me), isn't it also rude to stay at a bday party when just your kid was invitied? I'm yet to get an invitation addressed to both of us. And particularly when the bday party is held at a locale in which there is paid staff to help w/the kids--you're likely more of a PITA and in the way than actual help. Because do you know what's SUPER ANNOYING? Those people who are ostensibly there to help, but really just in the way and too busy socializing to actually help. Go socialize at Starbucks and let the kids have their party.</p>

Exactly, I would never include myself (or other family members) unless the invite (verbal or written) specifically stated that we were included.  All the parties that my kids went to as young children and as teens now were invites for the child and it would be rude (imo, no I don't have a study to link) to include myself, dh or a sibling.

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:33am

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">springfever2013</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;We DO know what it means. We are quite surprised that no one else does (or at least PKA who asked the question).&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Isn't late, late? Either you're early, you're on time, or you're late. WTF is the difference between casually late and formally late?</p>

See...that is why I asked, hoping to save the number of posts going back and forth, curious as to why the quesion wasn't simply answered.  I know rollmops promptly explained when someone didn't understand her question in another thread.  

PumpkinAngel

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 11:38am

<<I can never figure out WHY this topic constantly comes up. lol>>

Who the heck knows, Jam's brought it up....just like the manwhich from out of the blue.   Psst...it's passive agressive and diversion instead of simply answering a question.  It's a secret, don't tell because it's not obvious at all...

PumpkinAngel

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