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Old 05-16-2011, 04:11 PM   #681
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My default expression in situations like these has become a look of intense confusion. After years of waitressing I've become very non confrontational, but even at work I can get away with a look of confusion. They may interpret my confusion however they want, but in my mind, I have the satisfaction of knowing that it means "how have you managed to live so long in this world without learning any manners?" or "is there something wrong with you that makes you think it's ok to act like a child?"

Here I would be thinking, I did not tolerate that from my "child" so what makes you think I would tolerate it from an "adult"?
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:14 PM   #682
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Here I would be thinking, I did not tolerate that from my "child" so what makes you think I would tolerate it from an "adult"?
Ahhh you are a lot like me. I will put up with just so much then I blow!!!!! Like I said earlier the kids giggle when I give someone the Ma's look Kids say it scares them in to being good
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Old 05-16-2011, 04:20 PM   #683
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women can give a look that men just can't seem to master. i remember my mom giving that look that made you know you were in trouble.

i apparently have a booming voice that has the same effect. i don't mean to laugh about it, but when my son or the scouts get out of hand, i use a bone rattling voice (sort of like the old guy in the movie "the dresser") that makes the little guys physically jump as if scared to death. then they behave.

for a few minutes. lol.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:48 PM   #684
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I keep a separate pair of scissors in the kitchen for packages and only use my "kitchen shears" for food.
Me too. There's a hook inside one of my cabinet doors where I hang the scissors.
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:08 PM   #685
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Scissors!?

I have one pair in the pen cup on my computer desk, one on the craft work table, one pair in the bathroom, one regular pair and a pair of kitchen shears in the kitchen gadget drawer, another pair on the microwave, and two in the center drawer in the roll-top desk.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:11 PM   #686
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women can give a look that men just can't seem to master. i remember my mom giving that look that made you know you were in trouble.

i apparently have a booming voice that has the same effect. i don't mean to laugh about it, but when my son or the scouts get out of hand, i use a bone rattling voice (sort of like the old guy in the movie "the dresser") that makes the little guys physically jump as if scared to death. then they behave.

for a few minutes. lol.
I remember my Dad just had to clear his throat in public...no talking, no yelling...you knew you just stepped over the line. People always commented on how well behaved we were...they must not have heard Dad.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:15 PM   #687
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Scissors!?

I have one pair in the pen cup on my computer desk, one on the craft work table, one pair in the bathroom, one regular pair and a pair of kitchen shears in the kitchen gadget drawer, another pair on the microwave, and two in the center drawer in the roll-top desk.
And in my purse, in the car, in the camera bag...
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:43 PM   #688
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you guys sound like me. i have them everywhere. sun room, bedroom, bathroom, computer room and of course in the kitchen and almost forgot five or so in sewing room. kitchen has two pair of the sturdy kind and one pair of regular. same with pens, not the bathroom but everywhere else. i hated hunting for either one. also my need to organize everything shows it's ugly face.
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I just have scissors everywhere...I didn't say I could always find them...
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:36 AM   #690
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Today was an incredibly stressful day today at the hospital trying to track down doctors and specialists and keep my Dad's health care going in the direction and we (including Dad) want.

So, half way through the day I go out to plug the parking meter. Something tells me to go visit my car and I do. Now my receipt is up at 2:26 and I arrive at the car at 2:15. There is a ticket on my windshield stamped at 2:11 with the right Date, parking stall number and a "fee not paid" note.

I tried to find the attendant but couldn't so phoned the office....after 15 minutes on hold I get through to someone. I explain everything, and give him all the information on the ticket and receipt. He apologizes, says that the ticket was issued incorrectly and gives me a confirmation number that it is cancelled.

I go to security to get through to where my Dad is and the guard (who has gotten to know me well!) said he noticed the ticket in my hand and was everything all right. I told him what happened and he said that this is happening a lot and can't figure out what is going on. He said there are people that never pay and get away with it and others, like me, who are very honest and get ripped off. This is run by a private company and not the hospital.

The worst of it is I was waiting to see several people to find out Dad's condition and get somethings straightened out and they all came while I was gone. Thankfully they all were still around, but Dad still got needlessly stressed by the whole thing.

There, I vented and feel better.
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