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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#1 Mar 21, 2014
DEAR ABBY: I am wondering why pregnant women these days don't wear smocks like we all wore years ago. While I do think pregnant women are attractive, I really don't want to see their swollen bellies. Wouldn't it be better to just "imagine" what is under that smock or long skirt? Does anyone agree with me?-- DOROTHY IN WASHINGTON

DEAR DOROTHY: Some readers may agree, but I'm pretty sure most of them won't. You are harking back to the days when people were embarrassed about the subject of sex, and used euphemisms like "in a family way" or "a bun in the oven" to describe pregnancy.

Women today are proud to show off their silhouettes. In fact, I saw a woman recently sporting a T-shirt with an arrow pointing downward and the words "Baby on Board." While this may seem to be somewhat "in your face," I think it's healthier than pretending there's nothing going on when the expectant mother is in her seventh month and it's obvious there is.

DEAR ABBY: I'm 21 and a college student. My mother recently came to visit me and took my boyfriend and me out to dinner. After we were through eating, we sat across the table from my mother and engaged in post-dinner chatter. I draped my arm around his neck and began playing with his ear. It was absent-minded, and I thought nothing of it, but my mother stared from across the table shocked.

She later told me that ear fondling is not appropriate in public. I was taken aback. Isn't it OK to play with my boyfriend's ear in public? Does it make people around us uncomfortable?-- EAR SNUGGLES IN VERMONT

DEAR EAR SNUGGLES: Playing with someone's ear could be considered foreplay, and seeing it certainly made your mother uncomfortable. Perhaps among your contemporaries it would be acceptable, but as a general rule, it's better to keep intimate gestures of affection private.

DEAR ABBY: I would like to offer a reminder so people won't have to experience what I am right now. Please take a few minutes to go through your wallet and make photocopies of everything in there. Put the list somewhere you can easily find it. That way, if your wallet is lost or stolen, you'll know what was in it.

I did that years ago, but I didn't keep it current and now I'm upset with myself. Some time over the weekend I misplaced my wallet. Luckily, I don't keep my ID and debit cards there, so at least they are safe. But because I use my wallet so seldom, I'm unsure what was in there.

If people make copies of everything in their wallets, it will be easier to report and replace the things should the need arise. I am so bummed out right now. While I lost only $30, I lost a treasured photograph of my daughter, and I can't remember what other cards may have been in there.-- FUMING IN LUTZ, FLA.

DEAR FUMING: I know from personal experience how frustrating losing a wallet can be, so thank you for wanting to remind readers how important it is to copy documents or credit cards they carry with them. It takes only a few minutes, and the peace of mind it brings is worth the effort.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#2 Mar 21, 2014
1- This is just indicative of the "in your face" attitude people seem to have these days. Be it pregnancy, homosexuality, tattoos, people lack humility and discretion anymore

2- Gee, why not just reach under the table and start stroking him? I agree with Abby

3- Not a bad idea, but I pretty much know what's in my wallet. But where do you keep your ID and debit cards then?
Cass

Claremont, CA

#3 Mar 21, 2014
LW1 - Gawd, you are ugly. It's not a "swollen" belly. It's a pregnant one. You know, humans reproduce that way. It's a natural biological thing. Your mother had you that way. Why does pregnancy disturb you so much?

And pregnant women DO wear maternity clothes because they are comfortable. And you *could* see that the woman was pregnant when she wore that old-fashioned smock (I can see that in my mom's pictures from the 1960s)- i.e. that "swollen belly" was still pretty darn obvious.

LW2 - Some people do not like PDAs. Playing with somebody's body parts in public may count as PDAs.

LW3 - One way to know what's in your wallet is to limit the number of things you have in your wallet in the first place. Limit the number of credit and debit cards you use. It's good for your financial health anyway.


“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#4 Mar 21, 2014
1 Go back under your rock.

2 I would have asked if she was picking the wax out of there.

3 Oh, a photo copy of a treasured photograph is really going to help you get over that loss?? And dont you get bills (paper or email) from all your CC's? And dog is right, where the hello do you keep your id and debit card if not in the wallet?

Since: Mar 09

Hollywood, FL

#5 Mar 21, 2014
L1: Pregnant women used to wear smocks? I'm picturing grade school art class.

L2: At least you weren't fondling his junk.

L3: How do you "seldom" use your wallet? Therefore, why is it such a huge deal that you lost it? And where DO you keep your ID and debit card, if not in your wallet?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#6 Mar 21, 2014
LW1: You’re not the fashion police.

LW2: Oh, noes … not ear porn … anything but ear porn.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#7 Mar 21, 2014
Would it be nose porn if she was picking his nose?
Sublime1 wrote:
LW1: You’re not the fashion police.
LW2: Oh, noes … not ear porn … anything but ear porn.

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#8 Mar 21, 2014
RACE wrote:
Would it be nose porn if she was picking his nose?
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I don't think she was picking in his ear ... sounds like she was just caressing it, like Bambi will do to my ear in front of you on Sunday, when we meet! ;p

Picking his nose, would not be nose porn ... it would be disgusting.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#9 Mar 21, 2014
LW1: I was thinking the LW meant more like preganant ladies in bikinis and cropped tops. I think that is completely gross. We don't want to see your belly button turning inside out, TYVM. And, yes, we do see that down here. Regular clothes, of course, are fine.

LW2: Completely inappropriate. I agree with Abby.

Since: Jun 09

Saint Petersburg, FL

#10 Mar 21, 2014
Sublime1 wrote:
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I don't think she was picking in his ear ... sounds like she was just caressing it, like Bambi will do to my ear in front of you on Sunday, when we meet! ;p
Picking his nose, would not be nose porn ... it would be disgusting.
But would make for a nice dessert...:-)

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#11 Mar 21, 2014
LW1: You are the reason I have to explain to my children why storks bring babies and leave them in a tree. You don't like what you see, point your eyes somewhere else.

LW2: Now you know it bothers her, so don't do it again. Unless of course you like pulling her chain.

LW3: Your definition of wallet must be different than mine.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#12 Mar 21, 2014
Cass said it all.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Detroit, MI

#13 Mar 21, 2014
Stina2 wrote:
LW1: I was thinking the LW meant more like preganant ladies in bikinis and cropped tops. I think that is completely gross. We don't want to see your belly button turning inside out, TYVM. And, yes, we do see that down here. Regular clothes, of course, are fine.
I like that you don't have this "I am woman, hear me roar, hear me ROAR dammit!" attitude
:)

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Detroit, MI

#14 Mar 21, 2014
squishymama wrote:
You don't like what you see, point your eyes somewhere else.
No, why should I have to advert my eyes? Why can't I be able to walk down the street without having some swollen, stretch-marked, belly shoved in my face?

You don't have this "just avert your eyes" attitude when it comes to a nativity scene on public property, you think it should be removed. Double standards

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#15 Mar 21, 2014
Is it Christmas time already?
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>

You don't have this "just avert your eyes" attitude when it comes to a nativity scene on public property, you think it should be removed. Double standards

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#16 Mar 21, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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No, why should I have to advert my eyes? Why can't I be able to walk down the street without having some swollen, stretch-marked, belly shoved in my face?
You don't have this "just avert your eyes" attitude when it comes to a nativity scene on public property, you think it should be removed. Double standards
I have to avert my eyes a hundred times a day, living here in the big city. Grow up and realize that not everybody is on the planet is here to please you.

And I don't recall specifically saying anything about nativities, but if it is on public land and public funds were used to buy it, fix it, whatever, then yeah, I have a problem with it. Got no problems with a nativity on the lawn of a church because *that* is where they belong.

The two situtations are not the same at all. Stop picking on me because I won't vote for your skunk-headed crazy lady.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Detroit, MI

#17 Mar 21, 2014
squishymama wrote:
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I have to avert my eyes a hundred times a day, living here in the big city. Grow up and realize that not everybody is on the planet is here to please you.
And I don't recall specifically saying anything about nativities, but if it is on public land and public funds were used to buy it, fix it, whatever, then yeah, I have a problem with it. Got no problems with a nativity on the lawn of a church because *that* is where they belong.
The two situtations are not the same at all. Stop picking on me because I won't vote for your skunk-headed crazy lady.
It's not very tolerant to insult people you disagree with. My point is, the sense that I get from liberals is, if I do something that is offensive to you, I need to change my behavior. If you do something that is offensive to me, I should just deal and learn to accept it. See the double standard?

“An Apple a day”

Since: Jun 08

nil carborundum illegitemi

#18 Mar 21, 2014
1. Bah! They probably all have ADD.

2. What a twit. ADD

3. So what.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#19 Mar 21, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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It's not very tolerant to insult people you disagree with. My point is, the sense that I get from liberals is, if I do something that is offensive to you, I need to change my behavior. If you do something that is offensive to me, I should just deal and learn to accept it. See the double standard?
Nope because one issue is legal and the other is aesthetic.

I do however see a double standard when you chide me about insulting people.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#20 Mar 21, 2014
BURN !!!
squishymama wrote:
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Nope because one issue is legal and the other is aesthetic.
I do however see a double standard when you chide me about insulting people.

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