Certainly you know them...

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Certainly you know them...
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 6:53am

People that wake up everyday to sunshine regardless of the actual weather, whose lives look peachy perfect b/c of their demeanor, whose energies and smiles motivate you or make you want to strangle them... 

Or do you? 

 


 


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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 10:56am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>I remember it differently.  At the time most of our boardies' little cherubs were young and sensitivities were running high such that any working mom here either kept silent or supported childcare fully.  Usually going so far as to say childcare was preferable.  It wasn't until Morty joined that finally a working mom spoke up that she would prefer her young children have a stay at home parent.  A rational person, the posturing was a real eye-opener for me. ;)  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You must be talking of a different board.  There were rational people here long before morty/fall/shrimpy/whateverhernameistoday.  There always have been, and always will be, those of the militant stance, but never has this board had only militants.</p>

Nope.  I think everyone knew the worth of Cindyluwho's input.  But just shy of that particular extreme was the voice of almost every working mom there, save Morty, who said I'd be divorced or indigent by now. ;)  Maybe your memory is confused because you were a working mom at the time.

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 10:57am

bordwithyou wrote:
"Do you have any idea how you a church going Christian come across on this board? Shall I tell you?" Do you ever communicate with me any other way?

Dodge the truth.  That's fine with me. 

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 10:58am

Thardy said "Oh, they can measure happiness now, lol.  And you believe them.  Go for it, girl. ;)"

I believe them more than I would believe an anecdote of an ugly American in Paris.

BTW - I had my share of distain from the natives while living in Paris, but I also had many great experiences by kind and generous Parisians too. I remember the good, much more than the not-so-good. I guess that makes me an optimist :-)

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:00am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>I remember it differently.  At the time most of our boardies' little cherubs were young and sensitivities were running high such that any working mom here either kept silent or supported childcare fully.  Usually going so far as to say childcare was preferable.  It wasn't until Morty joined that finally a working mom spoke up that she would prefer her young children have a stay at home parent.  A rational person, the posturing was a real eye-opener for me. ;)  &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You must be talking of a different board.  There were rational people here long before morty/fall/shrimpy/whateverhernameistoday.  There always have been, and always will be, those of the militant stance, but never has this board had only militants.</p>

Given that many current wohps have been sahps and sahps have worked from time to time (including Jams!), she must be reading a different board, havind a convenient memory lapse or the usual...making up things again.  I'm not sure one could equate a ration person with someone who has a need to make up things on a constant basis.

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:00am
You've never struck me as anyone on more than casual terms with truth, Thardy.
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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:08am
"but I also had many great experiences by kind and generous Parisians too. I remember the good, much more than the not-so-good. I guess that makes me an optimist :-)" ------- Same here. I had a good time in Paris on several occasions. I lived there for a bit after HS, but also visited while I was doing chemo, just to distract myself a bit. It was a wonderful time, especially because we stayed in a small palace where you looked directly at the Eiffel Tower.
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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:12am
I've been to Paris many times and run into exactly two rude Parisians. No more than any other large city.
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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:16am

thardy2001 wrote:
<>Nope.  I think everyone knew the worth of Cindyluwho's input.  But just shy of that particular extreme was the voice of almost every working mom there, save Morty, who said I'd be divorced or indigent by now. ;)  Maybe your memory is confused because you were a working mom at the time.</p>

I never said or even thought any such thing. And I am STILL a working mom.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:22am
"I've been to Paris many times and run into exactly two rude Parisians. No more than any other large city."--------- We, my mom, my kid and I, did get verbally assaulted once by a French woman here in Greece, on a hydrofoil (assigned seating, no escape). It was quite funny actually, because we ignored her as she ranted away in French, using extremely bad language. The kid was small, but understood, and kept innocently asking her grandmother, who speaks very fluent French, "Grandma, what does 'merde' mean in French?" to which her grandma would say, "oh that is a bad word, dear" etc. Finally the French woman started ranting about Dubya, and we realized she thought we were Americans, thus the barrage of abuse. But it was right at the height of the Iraq II and I think the woman was somewhat deranged besides.
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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:24am

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p>Thardy said "Oh, they can measure happiness now, lol.  And you believe them.  Go for it, girl. ;)"</p><p>I believe them more than I would believe an anecdote of an ugly American in Paris.</p><p>BTW - I had my share of distain from the natives while living in Paris, but I also had many great experiences by kind and generous Parisians too. I remember the good, much more than the not-so-good. I guess that makes me an optimist :-)</p>

Me too.  The proof is in the pudding.  Once a lawyer, I stopped working once my first was born and shall not return.  Nor will I ever need to. Wink  Married just the one time, I have no complaints.  How's your job? 

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