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Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Sue
Sounds like the husband of a friend of mine who...

Sounds like the husband of a friend of mine who didn't file his taxes for years because he figured he didn't owe much and "they'd" never notice. Guess what? Eventually "they" did! And not much...
Forum: Social Studies 21 September 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
And that right there is a big part of the whole...

And that right there is a big part of the whole "lawnmower parent" mentality. They can't seem to let go and accept that sometimes their children need to be able to deal with life without mom and/or...
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,461
Posted By Sue
I think there aren't that many times when it's...

I think there aren't that many times when it's important to address a total stranger by a name or term but one is when you're trying to get their attention "Ma'am, ma'am you left your purse behind"...
Forum: Social Studies 21 September 2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
I'm trying to imagine a scenario where I would...

I'm trying to imagine a scenario where I would ever have thought it appropriate to sit in on my child's class - barring a physical or intellectual handicap on my child's part. The only thing I can...
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,461
Posted By Sue
That's true. There was an episode of Mary Tyler...

That's true. There was an episode of Mary Tyler Moore entitled "Today I am a Ma'am" and it was all about how Mary at 30 was made to feel like an older woman because someone called her ma'am.
Forum: Rantidote 21 September 2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,461
Posted By Sue
What do they expect you to call them? I mean I...

What do they expect you to call them? I mean I guess if they're already angry anything you say may set them off but in all seriously what is an acceptable way to refer to someone if you don't know...
Forum: Social Studies 20 September 2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
And to follow up on your follow up how much of...

And to follow up on your follow up how much of the concern about homework is because the child has too much and how much of that concern is because the parent is the one doing the homework? My...
Forum: Social Studies 20 September 2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
Any school I've been involved with has a lot of...

Any school I've been involved with has a lot of security (at least in theory) and parents have to register at the office even if they are picking up a child let alone if they want to go into the...
Forum: Social Studies 20 September 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
If I were the teacher and had had this imposed...

If I were the teacher and had had this imposed upon me by the principal I'd be brushing off the old resume and looking for a new job! Wow :eek:. As for the parent - if he's like this when his child...
Forum: Social Studies 20 September 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
Exactly. And if we, as parents, grandparents and...

Exactly. And if we, as parents, grandparents and others involved with kids on a regular basis are noticing this it's not because we want to jump on today's young parents! It's because we are in a...
Forum: Social Studies 20 September 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
"On the rise" doesn't mean newly created. I've...

"On the rise" doesn't mean newly created. I've no doubt at all that more parents are interfering with every aspect of their children's lives than ever before but I also don't doubt for a minute that...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By Sue
You mean it's 18 yrs since they killed off Maude?...

You mean it's 18 yrs since they killed off Maude? Whoa :eek:. Come to think of it though it's been at least 10 yrs since I watched The Simpsons with any kind of regularity.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sue
Texas' twisted excuse for removing Helen Keller

Perhaps the most overtly dogmatic cut was the deletion of the phrase, "such as holding public officials to their word" from a fourth-grade unit on how to participate in civic affairs. But the erasure...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By Sue
Aww The Simpsons wasn't making enough money to...

Aww The Simpsons wasn't making enough money to cough up a few more bucks? To quote someone "sad".
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By Sue
If we include cartoons they killed off Maude...

If we include cartoons they killed off Maude Flanders a few years back and while she wasn't exactly a main character she was certainly a regular character. Not sure why they killed her off other...
Forum: Rantidote 19 September 2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,461
Posted By Sue
One of my neighbours just starting selling Amway....

One of my neighbours just starting selling Amway. I thought her selling Tupperware and Avon was bad. This is worse.
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 583
Posted By Sue
It really does come down to what a "main"...

It really does come down to what a "main" character is. For me it's being pretty cutesy with their audience if they're claiming to be killing off a main character and it turns out to be a character...
Forum: Social Studies 19 September 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
Reminds me of a parent I had to deal with when I...

Reminds me of a parent I had to deal with when I worked in a public library. Interfered with every decision that was made with regard to their teenager - a 16 yr old working for us as library page. ...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By Sue
So does Kavanaugh want this man speaking on his...

So does Kavanaugh want this man speaking on his behalf next week?
Forum: Social Studies 19 September 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
^ :lol: I missed that completely! Reminds me of...

^ :lol: I missed that completely! Reminds me of that routine from the Airplane movie :

Elaine Dickinson: A hospital? What is it?

Rumack: It's a big building with patients, but that's not...
Forum: Rantidote 19 September 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,461
Posted By Sue
Canada How times change! I am old enough to remember...

How times change! I am old enough to remember when Am radio ruled the waves and was around for the transition to FM which IIRC happened in my high school years. Certainly by university only parents...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 19 September 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,205
Posted By Sue
That's not unique to Helen Keller. My biggest...

That's not unique to Helen Keller. My biggest issue with erasing any notable woman from a history curriculum is that there are so few women who have ever been considered "worthy" enough to even be...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 September 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Sue
I don't think people concerned that their...

I don't think people concerned that their livelihoods will be affected are going to consider what PETA did to be innocuous protesting. At least the counter protesters used their words (as my mother...
Forum: Social Studies 19 September 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 848
Posted By Sue
I don't know if it's on the rise but it's...

I don't know if it's on the rise but it's certainly something I've noticed. Whatever cute term you use for it these parents, ultimately, do their child* no real favours. I suspect, based on nothing...
Forum: Rantidote 18 September 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 293,612
Posted By Sue
There are some people that aren't happy unless...

There are some people that aren't happy unless they are unhappy. I should know better than to ask a person like this "so how's the new apartment?" I really should have known the answer wasn't going...
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