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Old 10-25-2014, 09:32 PM   #3581
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I want separate bathrooms...
I look at separate bathrooms as just one more room to clean.
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:40 AM   #3582
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Do any of you feel that your kids really take you as a parent for granted? That your belonging are not important. I have one kid (The Pirate) that thinks you can just go out the door and get another. What's mine is his also. Where did I go wrong with this kid?

Anytime someone gives me a gift, I take care of it. He thinks it is just junk and not important. To me it is. I have two ceramic magnets on my fridge that were given to me by my granddaughter when she was three years old. She was so proud of them. She picked them out herself. She is now 22 y. o. Sure they collect dust and get greasy as the fridge is right next to the stove. So I clean them often. But I treasure them. He tried to throw them out. He thought the fridge would look better is there was nothing on the fridge. I dang near threw him out. He also informed me that he was taking the potato ricer. If he had asked me, I would have considered his request. I very rarely use it. Now he will never get it until after I am gone.

The other day I was taking a shower. Now I had the curtain drawn yet he walks in and uses the toilet. "I don't know why you are making such a big fuss. I couldn't see you and you couldn't see me. My wife and I used to do it all the time." Well I am not his wife and that doesn't go in my home. He compared it to when he was a toddler and would come in to the bathroom no matter what I was doing. Well, he is not a toddler now. He seems to have forgotten the rules I have had in place ever since they became teenagers. Privacy between the girls and the boys was and still is upper most in my home. Don't violate that rule or you will feel my wrath. He walked out in a huff.

Why did I ever have kids in the first place.
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Old 10-26-2014, 02:17 PM   #3583
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Addie, I'm shocked that you didn't edit out that last line within the time allowed for editing. Surely you must have regretted ever typing those words. If on the other hand you don't regret those words, I think you might look at all those people around you who have children who don't give a hoot about their mothers.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #3584
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I would never call an adult a name like honey, or sweetie, or for a guy, bro, chief, or boss.

you can never go wrong with ma'am or sir.

unless you mix them up because they are nj state troopers.

Oh yes you can go wrong with "ma'am." It tends to offend some because it sounds like "old lady." Try "miss" instead.

At least that's the way it is around here.
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Old 10-27-2014, 09:54 AM   #3585
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Can those Hickie Laces be bought in local stores, or at least something similar? I hate to order things online unless I can't find them anywhere else. I have white tennies that are made that way and I LOVE them. I could use some of these for my black tennies. When we are out and about, my shoe laces become untied. I can't bend over very well to tie them so DH has to do it.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:56 PM   #3586
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I've only ever found them online, Carol.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:03 AM   #3587
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Oh yes you can go wrong with "ma'am." It tends to offend some because it sounds like "old lady." Try "miss" instead.

At least that's the way it is around here.
it's not too difficult to guess someone's age or acceptance of the term.

and if they have a problem with respect at a young age, the problem isn't mine. ma'am.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:48 AM   #3588
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I agree!

It also bugs me when the clerk starts commenting on my purchases!

My daughter used to work in a grocery store. She has a very sensitive nose and she used to smell things people were buying. One time she picked up some woman's deli roast beef and said it smelled bad. The woman said No, it always smells like that! LOL I told her just ring them up and mind your own business.
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:49 AM   #3589
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it's not too difficult to guess someone's age or acceptance of the term.

And if they have a problem with respect at a young age, the problem isn't mine. Ma'am.

don't call me ma'am! I'm only 68!!! Lol

EDIT: I typed that in all caps and it switched it to lower case. How rude! LOL
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Old 10-28-2014, 08:52 AM   #3590
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PF, I googled "no-tie laces" and found there are a lot of similar items with different names. One is sold in WalMart so I will check there, and also in Dicks, as some of them are advertised to be for runners and other athletes. I don't exactly fit that description, I'm just an old lady with a big belly who can't bend over to tie her shoes! LOL
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