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Old 09-24-2007, 04:50 PM   #11
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on them, MelliethePooh!
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:50 PM   #12
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Hubby and I recently walked into a local sales office to purchase new cell phones. We happened to both be wearing collegiate football team shirts. One guy (who was with a customer) got up and said "you guys can't come in here - you have the wrong shirts" - that ticked me off so bad!! I immediately responed "well, we can LEAVE!" Hubby however is a better sport than I am and everything ended well when another sales associate helped us. Ugh! I mean, I know college football is a religion in Alabama, but please! This guy is in a sales position representing a company, and I was the customer!
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:54 PM   #13
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This is a good topic! I don't mean to dominate, but I thought of another one!

I know many of you here can relate to this. A few years ago, I lost my precious kitty of 18 years (who was really more like a teenage son than a pet), but I dragged myself into work because I felt like I had to. I cried off and on all day and a girl in my office came up to me and said "It will be okay, you can get another cat"...
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:54 PM   #14
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Sharly, I take it you WEREN'T wearing a Bama shirt!Just kidding.

I get the same reaction when I DON'T wear a UT Vols shirt on Fridays before the game (looks kinda stupid with a business suit so I don't)--rude comments from people in the Courthouse who are wearing UT shirts. Pooh on them!

And there is a special place in hel* for people who say "its only a cat" or "its only a dog", too--right next to the stupid people who make stupid comments like that!
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:15 PM   #15
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I am preggers with our 4th boy, and lemme tell you, not only did I dread telling people (especially family who sometimes can be the cruelest commentators on your life, as if being a blood relation gives them more of a right, but I digress...) that we were even having another child (yes-we planned it, yes we know what causes pregnancy and no we don't want to stop doing it, nope it was an accident or surprise, yes I know what birth control is, I just don't like what it does to healthy female bodies and to potential unborn babies, no I am not Catholic, and finally, yes I have my hands full, but luckily I sling my babies, so it isn't very often that they stay that way!)

But I dread telling people it is another boy. We of course would love a daughter, but another boy is also very exciting!! Psalm 127:3-5 is like my life's theme verse!

Sons are a heritage from the LORD,
children a reward from him. 4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.

But sadly most people don't share in our gladness, they insist on giving me that "look"--the one that says "that is too many kids" or "too bad it isn't a girl, otherwise we would be happy for you"

It makes me sad sometimes :(
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:16 PM   #16
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I don't work, I work for my husband in his business, well it seems to be a big issue with my neighbor. One night I got home and he was standing beside my garage and asks me where I've been all week. I told him I had jury duty and he says to me "oh, I thought you got a job so you can contribute to the ecomony." This coming from one of the cheapest people I have ever known, the guy sits in the dark because he's afraid of his electric bill.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:30 PM   #17
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I am shocked at all this lack of manners.

I was 2 mos pregnant with my second child and ended up with influenza which led to a 104+ temp and pneumonia. Someone had the gall to tell me my baby would probably be brain damaged from the high fever. What kind of person tells a pregnant mom that kind of thing!? I wish I could remember who it was so I could flaunt my gifted, high IQ daughter in their face. Sheesh!
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:37 PM   #18
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Stitchwitch - thank you for starting this thread!

Someone mentioned grandmothers saying rude things. . . here are 2 for you. Keep in mind, my grandmother is 88 yrs old, completely sane, and has NO filter of her words, she just says what she thinks.
When I started college I discovered beer and put on a few pounds. When everyone got together at Christmas that year and I got up during dinner to get something and walked across the room. She said - to about 20 other people in the room - "Damn, JJ is getting fat!" (I was a size 6 at the time).

I now live 800 miles away from home. When me and DH went back in July we had a big get together with everyone and she was there. We were all having a few beers, no big deal. I walk out on the porch with a beer in my hand and she says "JJ, now I know what keeps you so fat" (I'm a size 8) Again,

Usually we laugh off her comments. After all, they will make great stories for when she is in Heaven one day. But still, how rude!
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:55 PM   #19
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What kind of person tells a pregnant mom that kind of thing!?
That makes me think of something my mom told me. I was born with a clubfoot, which is not a serious condition, but it was a bit hard on my parents since I was their first child. Well someone told my mom it was her fault I was born like this, she must have secretly wanted this to happen.
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I don't work, I work for my husband in his business, well it seems to be a big issue with my neighbor. One night I got home and he was standing beside my garage and asks me where I've been all week. I told him I had jury duty and he says to me "oh, I thought you got a job so you can contribute to the ecomony." This coming from one of the cheapest people I have ever known, the guy sits in the dark because he's afraid of his electric bill.


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