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ThreeQuarks
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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Dear Neighbors,

We've lived here since August. We've parked our car in front of the house that whole time. You may have noticed that everyone on our tiny private lane parks on the street in front of their house. Since we're at the end of a dead-end street, there's no easement and our landlord (and thus his tenants, us and our downstairs neighbors) owns the entire street in front of the house. It's our driveway. We are legally entitled to park there.

So what is up with leaving a note on our windshield, "PARK HERE AGAIN YOU WILL BE TOWED", with no phone number or signature so we can explain to you that WE LIVE HERE? No one else, including you, is entitled to this space -- to drive through or to park in.

We will be leaving two notes on our dashboard from now on: one explaining the situation to you if you come and snoop again, and one explaining the situation to whatever tow truck driver you try to con. If we do wind up being towed, we will find out who you are and we will take you to small claims court to recover the fees if necessary. Just because we're young doesn't mean you can NFBSK with us, and you will regret it if you try.

Yours *very* sincerely,
The nice young couple at the end of the street

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Tzarina
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Dear Peanut,

Child, you are going to be the death of me yet. You're staying at grammas for 2 days, because you don't have school and I have to work. I cannot get out of working tomorrow, so what do you do? You stomp on your (less than a month old) glasses.

Now granddad has to drive down here, and swap for the old ones (that ouonly see 20/50 out of) and I have to go to the eye doctor's office after work and see if he can salvage the smashed ones.

You booger. Can't you do these things when you're home, instead of 40 miles away?

I love you,
Mommy

Dear work,

Thanks for taking a day I should have had off, when I could have fixed these things and making it a mandatory work day. The offices should be closed tomorrow, but no. I have to go to a different office and help them clean. You know, hiring cleaners would have been cheaper. And far less annoying. I'm pretty sure I didn't become state licensed to be a housekeeper.

No love,
H

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Die Capacitrix
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Dear Cold from Heck,

It's now 5:11, and the coughing has kept me up for over one hour. Tea with honey, Fisherman's Friend and Tylenol Flu night do not seem to be helping.

And I'm here on the couch because my shingles-infected husband needs his sleep.

I've had enough of this coughing up a lung. I only have two.

No regards for you.

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Jocko's Jolly
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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quote:
Originally posted by ThreeQuarks:
Dear Neighbors,

We've lived here since August. We've parked our car in front of the house that whole time. You may have noticed that everyone on our tiny private lane parks on the street in front of their house. Since we're at the end of a dead-end street, there's no easement and our landlord (and thus his tenants, us and our downstairs neighbors) owns the entire street in front of the house. It's our driveway. We are legally entitled to park there.

So what is up with leaving a note on our windshield, "PARK HERE AGAIN YOU WILL BE TOWED", with no phone number or signature so we can explain to you that WE LIVE HERE? No one else, including you, is entitled to this space -- to drive through or to park in.

We will be leaving two notes on our dashboard from now on: one explaining the situation to you if you come and snoop again, and one explaining the situation to whatever tow truck driver you try to con. If we do wind up being towed, we will find out who you are and we will take you to small claims court to recover the fees if necessary. Just because we're young doesn't mean you can NFBSK with us, and you will regret it if you try.

Yours *very* sincerely,
The nice young couple at the end of the street

Are there "No Parking" signs posted? I'm assuming not. The law may be different in PA, but I doubt it. No tow truck driver with even half a brain is going to tow a car without proper authorization. By that, I mean that the person requesting the towing must prove that they are (1) the owner of the vehicle (that's why the tow truck driver asks to see your registration); (2) the owner of the property that the vehicle is parked on, if it's private property; or (3) a law enforcement officer. I double-checked with DH (the cop) on this and he agrees. He also said that a tow truck driver who thinks he has proper authorization won't bother reading any note you've left behind.

You may need to double-check with your landlord that you are, in fact, OK to park on the street in front of the house, but it just sounds like someone doesn't realize that you live there and thinks that you're parking illegally. I think you'd be safe ignoring it, but you might want to go knocking on the doors of the other neighbors at your end of the street (I don't know how close the other neighbors are to you) and see if one of them wrote the note. If they did, you can calmly explain who you are and that should take care of it.

Or someone's playing a joke on you.

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Kitsune26
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Dear spider hiding in the toilet paper roll,
Not cool at all not-so-little critter.
Not cool at all.
~ The last thing you saw before total oblivion.

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underfire and overrated
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quote:
Originally posted by Kitsune26:
Dear spider hiding in the toilet paper roll,
Not cool at all not-so-little critter.
Not cool at all.
~ The last thing you saw before total oblivion.

I wonder if that one is related to the one living in the drawer with my undies?

-underfire

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Starla
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Dear A,

Your son is very, very ill. I understand that starting steroid therapy on a four-year-old is scary, but if you don't do it he runs a serious risk of dying. The pediatric specialist does not think your regimen of gummy vitamins and Xango juice is going to cure Bobby. Antioxidants do not fix autoimmune disorders. The specialist is humoring you. He wants you to be able to feel as if you tried everything so that you are comfortable with the treatment your son desperately needs. Two weeks from now when the new set of tests come back that nothing has changed, Bobby will go on the steroids and hopefully start to improve. In the meantime you are putting your child at risk and it makes me crazy to watch.

Please, keep that boy safe while you shove him full of vitamins. You know that, in his current state, an injury which other kids could recover from could be fatal to Bobby. You're delaying him getting better. You're delaying finding the real answers. You're putting your son at risk because some people selling $40 bottles of mangosteen juice and $30 bottles of gummy bears claim their products will perform impossible miracles. Open your eyes.

I love you,
Starla

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ThreeQuarks
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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Dear Jocko,

Thanks! That's very reassuring. There are "No Parking Except for Residents" signs, which does apply for us. We don't think it's a joke (there aren't any kids in that age range on the street, though it could be someone else), and we'll try talking to some more neighbors tomorrow.

In the city where I grew up there were some problems with fly-by-night towing companies, which is why we're so nervous. But things seem to be better run here. Thanks again for your advice, and please thank your husband for us!

3Q

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Rob D / Blackwolf, the yule dodo
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Dear Makers of Neverwinter Nights 2

Please fix your NFBSK game!
I know that my PC is just a tad over minimum requirements (according to your test program), but I still can run it with medium to low settings without too much lag.
But having it freeze after 10 minutes is NOT encouraging. And no, the CPU doesn't overheat, nor does the GPU overheat. I have programs to check that. And reading your tech help forum tells me, that other people - including those who have PCs who are better than recommended - have the same problems. And it's not only my Nvidia GeForce card (and wasn't your game supposed to be programmed closer to Nvidia than ATi?) but also ATI user have the troubles. Please fix that, I think I might enjoy that game, but so far I am frustrated.
Also, which of you boneheads programmed the Patcher? Using almost 5 gig of HDD space to patch a 6 gig game? Are you copying almost 85% of the game into the temp folder? Ever heard of "deleting" the old files, BEFORE patching the next? I understand that you want to prevent someone having a version where just half of the files are unpatched, but your current way is preventing people from patching at all. It took me longer - much much longer - to clear up the Harddrive enough to patch, than it would take to reinstall and try to patch five times.
Just be glad that the german Computer Games forum where I was Mod/Reporter/etc is no longer running, or I would have given you a horrible review:
Graphics 7 out of 10
Sounds 5 out of 10
Gameplay 1 out of 10 (due to technological NFBSK up; Patcher is just a piece of NFBSK)
Stability 0 out of 10 (Computer Freezes without apparent reason every 10 minutes and needs to reboot)
Little hint:
DebugMode 1
Set Brain_active 1
DebugMode 0

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Morgaine La Raq Star
The "Was on Sale" Song


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quote:
Originally posted by underfire and overrated:
Dear Neighbors,

When you started playing all the musical hits from the 90's I thought it was kind of fun. Sure, y'all play music cosntantly but your music tastes are generally not too bad. The night you played "Crazy Frog" over and over at 2:30 am was a little over the top but I let it go because you were both drunk and otherwise pretty quiet.

But if I hear "American Girl" one more time this week I might snap. It was fun the first time, kind of nostalgic, you know? I'm sick of it now, though. I hear it at least 4 times a day now and you've been doing this since Monday. So she likes to do childish, girly things like wear bows in her hair and sign her letter xoxo. Ok. I don't care.

So please, turn it off. I'll stop drowning you out with Green Day and The Producers soundtrack if you'll turn it off, promise.

-under"At least they stopped playing 'Long Black Train'"fire

underfire:

I recommend bagpipe music. LOUDLY!! I also have some egyptian drum music that could be appropriately annoying!

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CherryQueen
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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Dear Work,
One hour and 40 minutes, and I don't have to be here until WEDNESDAY!! I will be sleeping at the spy museum and shadowing JrNYLC at Harper's Ferry Day while the rest of you poor schmucks are here on the phones. Life is GOOD.

Not to rub it in or anything.

CQ
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R3,
Please come back up. Trying to take calls without my software is hard.

CQ
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Macy-Girl!
It's finally here! It seems like such a long time ago that we planned this and I know you've been excited the whole time. We're going to do all your favorite things this weekend-- go to Cosi for tabletop s'mores tonight, hang out at the Natural History Museum on Monday, and- of course- the big deal of the whole weekend, Operation Secret Slumber at the Spy Museum on Saturday night and touring the museum with Mike and Mamaw on Sunday morning. I hope this is the best Christmas present EVER!

Much Love,
Your cousin

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NancyFancyPants
Deck the Malls


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Dear Head Boss,

You may be a woman, but you've got enormous balls. You're working Other Boss to death, she was here late two nights this week and is shmoozing for you tomorrow night at a community event, and you have the nerve to call her to the carpet for being 15 minutes late yesterday??? Get over yourself.

Bewildered Admin

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TurquoiseGirl
The "Was on Sale" Song


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Dear Colleagues,

For once and for all, set. a. damned. appointment. if you want me to do something or help you with something. "Call me when you aren't busy." means I am not going to call you. Especially not to let you in (and supervise you in) the BSL2 lab.

To the person who has specifically irked me this morning, I asked you yesterday when you needed access. You said "I dunno, 9, 10, 11? Sometime then." So why should you be surprised when you saw me at 9:30 doing something else and then demand when I was actually going to be in the lab. And further be surprised when my answer was "When I get there. Probably within the next 1/2 hour." You will recall that I made no commitment to actually be in the lab at 9:00 (which is good because I overslept). I am here now, however, and sent you email over an hour ago letting you know this and how long I think I am going to be there. You have about 1.75 more hours, for the record.

This afternoon, I will be writing a grant, and, thus, completely occupied.

Sheese.

TGirl
*****

Dear Grad Student S:
I allowed you the code to the BSL2 lab because I trusted you to be responsible with it. Now I understand that you are allowing unauthorized personnel access. This is not good. I may well change the code.

Best,
TGirl

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TurquoiseGirl
The "Was on Sale" Song


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Dear Image 1134. I have tried to count you 4 times now. Why do you keep crashing on me. I will figure out how many bacteria are there if it's the last thing I do. Well, today.

TGirl

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There are people who drive really nice cars who feel that [those] cars won't be as special if other people drive them too. Where I come from, we call those people "selfish self-satisfied gits." -Chloe

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Mistletoey Chloe
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Dear TGirl,

The answer is always "2."

Now all you have to do is figure out what the units are.

Helpfully,

Chloe

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TurquoiseGirl
The "Was on Sale" Song


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Dear Chloe,
Your PM box is full. [Roll Eyes]

Love,
TGirl

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There are people who drive really nice cars who feel that [those] cars won't be as special if other people drive them too. Where I come from, we call those people "selfish self-satisfied gits." -Chloe

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Mistletoey Chloe
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Dear TGirl,

You're funny (and mighty purty, too). I fixed it. I still can't find the website we were discussing, though.

Chloe

ETA: Never mind, I found it.

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TurquoiseGirl
The "Was on Sale" Song


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Dear Chloe:
By golly the answer was 2*!


How did someone as pretty as you get so darned smart?

Better be careful now, or all those reproductive organs are going to fall right out!

Your friend!
TGirl

* ( x 1005).

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There are people who drive really nice cars who feel that [those] cars won't be as special if other people drive them too. Where I come from, we call those people "selfish self-satisfied gits." -Chloe

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I'mNotDedalus
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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Dear Women of the Planet Earth:

I know what you're doing. And, frankly, I find that your plan simply includes too much Vitamin C.

Signed,
Timmy

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Mistletoey Chloe
Ding Dong! Merrily on High Definition TV


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*slither flumpth"

Damnit!

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underfire and overrated
I'll Be Home for After Christmas Sales


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quote:
Originally posted by Morgaine La Raq Star:
quote:
Originally posted by underfire and overrated:
Dear Neighbors,

When you started playing all the musical hits from the 90's I thought it was kind of fun. Sure, y'all play music cosntantly but your music tastes are generally not too bad. The night you played "Crazy Frog" over and over at 2:30 am was a little over the top but I let it go because you were both drunk and otherwise pretty quiet.

But if I hear "American Girl" one more time this week I might snap. It was fun the first time, kind of nostalgic, you know? I'm sick of it now, though. I hear it at least 4 times a day now and you've been doing this since Monday. So she likes to do childish, girly things like wear bows in her hair and sign her letter xoxo. Ok. I don't care.

So please, turn it off. I'll stop drowning you out with Green Day and The Producers soundtrack if you'll turn it off, promise.

-under"At least they stopped playing 'Long Black Train'"fire

underfire:

I recommend bagpipe music. LOUDLY!! I also have some egyptian drum music that could be appropriately annoying!

Hmm... I'll definately consider that one. Or maybe some Chinese opera....

-underfire

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DawnStorm
Let There Be PCs on Earth


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quote:
Originally posted by Morgaine La Raq Star:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by underfire and overrated:
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I recommend bagpipe music. LOUDLY!! I also have some egyptian drum music that could be appropriately annoying!

My mother and her girlfriend shared an apartment way back in the early 50s. My mom once told me the way she and roomine dealt with someone playing loud music: they played Chinese music. IIRC, the put a turntable up against the wall and blasted that sucker. Worked.

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kmcm
We Three Blings


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quote:
Originally posted by I'mNotDedalus:
Dear Women of the Planet Earth:

I know what you're doing. And, frankly, I find that your plan simply includes too much Vitamin C.

Signed,
Timmy

Dear Timmy,

The Vitamin C repels penguins.

Signed,

A woman of the world

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i'm a figment of my own imagination, sometimes i don't exist

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Pork Chop
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J-

Remember what they say: you play with fire, you get burned. She HEARD you, and now it's all over. It will be with great glee that I watch what happens to you.

Pork Chop

Dear K,

I told you he was no good.

Nick

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FrogFeathers
Grandma Got Run Over By a Gift Card


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Dear Arthur- or whichever "itis" this is,

What the...? Ouch, man, seriously. For the whole week? Why? I've been in agony for a whole week. Do you know how hard it is to look dignified or reliable or heck, even sexy when you groan when you stand up, you limp when you walk and for unknown-to-witnesses, shaking and flexing your hands. You're making me look all twitchy and psychotic.

Please stop hurting. And if this is you, *Art, please leave and take your brothers with you.

~Me

*Art= Arthritis
brothers= Tendonitis, Bursitis... You know, the Itis boys.

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Avril
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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Dear Germany,

How do you ever learn your grammar? Do your children take German in school for twelve years, learning the ins and outs of the various separable and inseparable prefixes? How do you understand each other when your sentences can be so long before we get a verb to explain what you're getting at? How is it that you are easier than Greek, and yet causing me more stress?

Ich habe angst,
Avril

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DawnStorm
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Dear Veterans--
THANK YOU for your service!! [Cool]

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Rob D / Blackwolf, the yule dodo
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Dear Germany,

How do you ever learn your grammar? Do your children take German in school for twelve years, learning the ins and outs of the various separable and inseparable prefixes? How do you understand each other when your sentences can be so long before we get a verb to explain what you're getting at? How is it that you are easier than Greek, and yet causing me more stress?

Ich habe angst,
Avril

Dear Avril

Because we are evil!
And you are partially right. German (as class about the language and its rule) is main part of our teaching. I went to school for 9 years (took the shortest path possible) and had that class for all of them. Then, as I left school and became Apprentice the Vocational school had it as well. (This time more about the proper ways to business papers, but also some rule stuff.

Rob D

P.S.> The best way to learn a language is to get something in that language that you really like. If you love a certain book, get it in german (if you can). If you like Computer Games, you might look into trying to get it in german.
It was a CRPG that really got me into english.

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Mouse
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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Dear Democratic Party,

Yes, I'm psyched you won. Please whatever you do, don't lose the set of balls you grew some time during this election season.

Signed,

Liberal who's tired of disappointment

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"You see? The mysteries of the Universe are revealed when you break stuff." Coop from MegasXLR

"I distrust who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -- Susan B. Anthony

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Hazed
We Three Blings


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Dear J,

What. The. Hell. What is up with that message you left on myspace? I haven't talked to you in almost a year after you cheated on my brother left and right and proceeded to stalk him. Now you ask if I can talk him into getting back together with you? Umm, sorry, I'm his sister not a miracle worker. I think you would've gotten the clue that night you called him up and he screamed at you to never talk to him again....or maybe when he quit his job so he wouldn't have to work with you...or the fact that he has another girlfriend. Face it, it's over. Don't get me wrong, I've done my share of "stalking" guys over the years but you're taking it too far. Please leave my brother and me alone.

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Wild Card
Jingle Bell Hock


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Dear Amazon.com Reccomendations,

Due to my interest in sports books, teen magazines, and video games, you reccomend a Razor Scooter?

First of all, those four things have nothing in common. Secondly, while I may have once followed someone else's link to a teen magazine, I'm confident I've never so much as glanced at a sports book on your website.
Try harder, or don't try at all.

Sincerely,
A Traditionally Satisfied Customer

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"It's a perfect system...unless it screws up." -Biology Professor

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Mouse
Markdown, the Herald Angels Sing


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Dear Motorists everywhere,

We cyclists have as much right to the road as you do, you noisy gas-polluting maniacs. So show some common courtesy you dingbats.

Signed,
A Cyclist

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"You see? The mysteries of the Universe are revealed when you break stuff." Coop from MegasXLR

"I distrust who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." -- Susan B. Anthony

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Four Kitties
Layaway in a Manger


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Dear Cyclists Everywhere:

I am aware that you have the same rights to the road that I do. You also must follow the same traffic laws, however. When you start stopping at red lights and stop signs, signalling your turns, staying to the right on a two-way street, and using lights (or at the very least reflective clothing!) at night, I'll stop almost hitting you, you dingbats.

Signed,
A Motorist

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Manic Soprano
Deck the Malls


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Dear Mom,

When I bemoan the amount of homework I have and then sit down to do it, it is not appropriate to do any of the following:

- whine that no one's helping you bake until I come help you bake

- leave me to clean the kitchen while you stash away said baking

- say "let's do your teacher's college applications this afternoon since you're not doing anything" while I'm taking a study break to send a school related email.

You clearly are losing your listening skills.

Just leave me alone!
Eldest
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Dear N,

Why do you tell me you don't practice? That makes me mad! I get even more mad when your older sister comes in and insists that she sees you practicing daily!

I mean, it's one thing to lie and say that you did practice (and then face my wrath and I see that you don't know your pieces any better than you did last week). But lying and saying you didn't when you did? That doesn't make sense!

Sincerely,
singing teacher

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Jocko's Jolly
Happy Xmas (Warranty Is Over)


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quote:
Originally posted by Manic Soprano:
Dear N,

Why do you tell me you don't practice? That makes me mad! I get even more mad when your older sister comes in and insists that she sees you practicing daily!

I mean, it's one thing to lie and say that you did practice (and then face my wrath and I see that you don't know your pieces any better than you did last week). But lying and saying you didn't when you did? That doesn't make sense!

Sincerely,
singing teacher

I see three possibilities here:

1. N is a perfectionist and feels that he/she doesn't practice sufficiently and therefore it is as if he/she did not practice at all.

2. N really does practice and downplays how much effort he/she puts into it so that you will think he/she is better than he/she feels he/she is.

3. N wants to get out of practicing so is hoping you will think, "Wow! N improves every time without ANY practicing at all. I guess he/she doesn't need to practice at all." And then tell N and his/her parent that no more practicing is needed.

I think you need to sit down with N and suss out what is going on. If it is #1 or #2, a talk about self-confidence might be in order. If it is #3, a chat about how Manic Soprano is not a big dummy who can be manipulated might be needed.

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