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tiredofit

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jan 16, 2013
A baby sitter for 6-8 hours can run into major money. $10 to $15 an hour is the rate I'm now hearing. The kids probably don't see much of grandpa either. The step mother is being mean.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#22 Jan 16, 2013
1. So you don't have the guts to ask why your children are being excluded and others are not? I hope you stand up to your kids better than you stand up for them.

2. FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE FAKE.

3. Your letter is discommodious. Look that up, dum dum.

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#23 Jan 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
L3: Please tell me that "scurrying for the dictionary" actually means "typing www.dictionary.com into the address bar."
Two people here come to use one of the ancient dictionaries near my work station. Why get up off your to use a 30+ year old dictionary when you can go online?

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#24 Jan 16, 2013
pde wrote:
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I personally agree with you, but am saying that in my experience, this behavior isn't uncommon. And especially when the person exhibiting it is the step-mom, it's been my experience that she controls the arrangements and the father/grandfather isn't going to be rocking the boat. Most likely the father/grandfather is going to tell them that if they are disgruntled by it, they don't have to come.
We certainly ahve seen enough letters in these columns all about that issue.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#25 Jan 16, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
L1: A combo of what Ang & Tonka said.
L2: Whew! When the LW said "adult-oriented movies" I thought s/he meant porn until s/he mentioned violence. I think I need more coffee or something.
L3: Please tell me that "scurrying for the dictionary" actually means "typing www.dictionary.com into the address bar."
Ditto.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#26 Jan 16, 2013
LW1: What Ang said.

LW2: Um, you don't have to burst in on them. You could discuss it before hand, like at dinner, perhaps. Interrupting a movie in progress may get the parent's attention, but also likely some irritation and then the game will be no fun for anybody.

I guess I'm saying don't just spring it on them.

LW3: Geez, if you read or watched Harry Potter, ya coulda guessed that draconian wasn't a nice word, with the Harry's rival at school named Draco and all.

Since: Aug 08

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#27 Jan 16, 2013
LW1: If only your kids are being excluded, but other people’s aren’t then you are right to be upset. Maybe you should ask your step mom what is up with that.

LW2: How old are you?“Things you don’t want to think about.” You act like an 8 year old, but don’t write like one. Maybe you should grow up and join your parents, instead of acting like a baby.

LW3: If I were you, I wouldn’t be shouting from the roof top that you didn’t know what the word draconian meant.

“I Am Mine”

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#28 Jan 16, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Two people here come to use one of the ancient dictionaries near my work station. Why get up off your to use a 30+ year old dictionary when you can go online?
Why is there even a dictionary there? While cleaning our house some time ago, we came across an old dictionary/thesaurus set. Went right to Goodwill.

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#29 Jan 16, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Why is there even a dictionary there? While cleaning our house some time ago, we came across an old dictionary/thesaurus set. Went right to Goodwill.
My boss is a hoarder. Seriously. She flipped out when she was out and I threw away old office supply catalogues from over five years ago (when the new ones were right there).

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