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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 4:49pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYs8toIE9fY

As an advocate and student studying health + human services this scenario is sad and I'm glad child welfare is involved.  WDYT?  Is there a break down of the system, according to her, here or is this just somebody placing the blame on others? 

 

 

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:55pm

QueenbeeNotaWannabee wrote:
  Except that it isn't, and you clearly don't. Your information is erroneous as usual. If you were as well versed in Greek life as you pretend to be, you would know that it is typically chapter/area alums who assist with recruitment. If your chapter received help from your national organization during the recruitment process, that says a lot about the chapter you were in. You know, the fact that you needed help from your national organization to recruit your peers...that tells me a lot. Perhaps that experience is why you are so bitter. </p><p>I do not attend sorority events like parties. I haven't since I graduated. I attend the occasional meeting and communicated regularly with my officers...as recommended by my national group's best practices for advisors. But the idea that I go to their social events is, as usual, totally wrong...</p>

Okay, if you want to say you're the only one who's ever been in a sorority here, go for it.  You can have the title which simply affirms  what we've all tried to point out.  Insinuating oneself into a friendship where none exists.  Young sorority girls simply want to be with girls and guys their own ages.  I know from firsthand experience. 

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:48pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p>Um, Thard? What makes you think that I know nothing about Greek life? And what about your perception of me would lead you to believe that I would find you to be a credible source for information if I was looking? </p>

I'm giggling that every sentence you write ends with a question mark.  That kind of game bores me.  Maybe you can get someone else to play. 

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:45pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Enjoy your class thardy... I'm right behind you in about an hour. :-)

I hope you had a good workout.  Lately, my combo has been 3 days of spinning class, 3 days of tennis.  Then I mix it up a little in the winter.  Otherwise, it can get a little boring.

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:42pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>So let me get this straight, b/c I don't necessarily feel the love that should be passed onto my children?  No, I don't "disdain" sororities.   I have family and a lot of friends that experienced greek life, My dad was in a fraternity. </p>

My dad was too!!  Something else we have in common, Jamblessed.

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:40pm

QueenbeeNotaWannabee wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">mortyswife</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:13px"&gt;Uh, I'm not sure what a seniority sister is. I am sorry you seem to have such a limited view of friendship, though. That's really sad. For you.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:x-small"&gt;&lt;span&gt;No, just going by your idea of friends. Young girls who have NO interest in hanging out with an "older" women (and yes, I am in the same age range so I am not calling only you old).&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Now you're just parading your ignorance all over the place. Because the women I refer to as my friends who are sorority sisters are not 18 year olds--they range in age from their 20s to well over 60. I absolutely work with 18-22 year olds--as their advisor. Which is equal parts teacher and coach, and with occasionally, a bit of maternal figure thrown in. I find it fascinating that someone with no actual, personal experience at all with sorority life and no ongoing relationship with women that age presumes to tell me that about women I know, whom I work closely with. You haven't observed me in action, working with them, so how do you know that? How do you know what women you don't know halfway across the country want? On what, exactly, do you base this opinion? I'm legitimately curious about this. And even if they did want to "hang out" with me--the nature of an advising relationship is not conducive to friendship. In fact, much like I feel like I can be friends with my children when they are adults, I can be friends with my advisees when they graduate. But not until then. So you're really wrong (yet again) about that. But do tell how you know what five dozen young women you don't know at all want...</p>

Oh, my.

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:39pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>No one likes the pushy, bossy person you are making up in your head, Morty. Everyone likes Queen, though (Well, you three don't, but you don't appear to like anybody except each other ). Queen is a riot. Cynical and snarky way beyond her years. A genius, in fact.</blockquote></p><p>I'm pretty sure it's about a decade.  But what is the age difference between you and Queen?</p>

I don't even know.  I assume it's closer to a decade and a half than a decade, but I've never asked her her age.

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:38pm

QueenbeeNotaWannabee wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">emptynester2009</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;p&amp;gt;Uh, I'm not sure what a seniority sister is. I am sorry you seem to have such a limited view of friendship, though. That's really sad. For you.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</blockquote>&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;span style="font-size:medium"&gt;I guess my older sister would be my seniority since she has been my sister for 54 years, my younger sister has only been my sister for 42 years.  &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/p&gt;
</p><p>Given that my sister is only a few minutes older than I, I wonder if she qualifies for seniority status. I suspect she'd be a bit peevish if she did.</p>[/quote]

The successful, pretty one?

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:36pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px">You mean expecting family to provide a safe environment for my kid? Yup. I expect that. Just like I expected my parents to baby gate areas they didn't want to childproof when the kiddos were little. Because as a parent, I have a responsibility to keep my kids safe. And if my kid is in your care, you also have the same responsibility to keep the kid safe. </p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>So basically you TELL everyone what they NEED to do. You bark orders, you don't actually explain your situation. Probably the same reason why your SIL forgot about your dd's food needs for Thanksgiving that one year. </strong></p><p style="font-size:13px">And OMGoodness! I said my husband works a lot to provide for his family. And, gasp, he has hobbies. That put food on our table and that he shares with his children. For shame!</p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>Then you shouldn't share your complaints about him being away so much on a public messageboard. </strong></p>

There are some jobs which simply don't require a husband staying in the office beyond 5 pm.  Financial planner is certainly one.  Especially these days.

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:32pm

bordwithyou wrote:
No one likes the pushy, bossy person you are making up in your head, Morty. Everyone likes Queen, though (Well, you three don't, but you don't appear to like anybody except each other ). Queen is a riot. Cynical and snarky way beyond her years. A genius, in fact.

I'm pretty sure it's about a decade.  But what is the age difference between you and Queen?

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Mon, 10-21-2013 - 7:27pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Ewww, and she's an angry elf too....</p>

My favorite one!

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