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Author Topic: Things that made you RRRRRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Trust-o-nomics Edition  (Read 2639984 times)

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"By the time I knew my father was right, I had a son who knew I was wrong."

Love it.

Thing is, I don't even know where it's from. It just stuck to me, much as Mill saying "Better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied, better to be a man dissatisfied than a pig satisfied" did.

I have a notion it's some speaker/television person? Not that that's a wide area :P
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Re: Things that made you RRRAAAAGGGGEEEE today: Fuck Nature Edition
« Reply #35956 on: May 09, 2014, 04:33:26 pm »

It looks like I'm not the only person getting screwed by their employer. My sister's job seems to be refusing to pay her.
That's always fun.

I remember when an employer asked us all to hold off till Monday on cashing our paychecks (prior to direct deposit). I think most us began shopping our resumes around that afternoon.

In my one (awful) past experience with proper employment, I was lucky if I'd get my paycheck sooner than 2 weeks after the payday.

It was apparently my responsibility to personally meet with the finance person to recieve it, despite the fact that they worked irregular hours one day a week when I wasn't in, weren't allowed to answer the phone, and their email address couldn't be shared for privacy reasons.

Cue boss chewing me out for not cashing it by the end of the month, despite my best efforts.
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"By the time I knew my father was right, I had a son who knew I was wrong."

My son is barely 4, and one of his favorite things to say is "Actually...." as in:

Q: What's that?
A: That? Oh, that's a raccoon.
Q: Actually, it's a sneaker squirrel.

And he says it with such nonchalant disdain, as if mildly annoyed that at 38, I still haven't learned what a sneaker squirrel looks like. o_O
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"By the time I knew my father was right, I had a son who knew I was wrong."

My son is barely 4, and one of his favorite things to say is "Actually...." as in:

Q: What's that?
A: That? Oh, that's a raccoon.
Q: Actually, it's a sneaker squirrel.

And he says it with such nonchalant disdain, as if mildly annoyed that at 38, I still haven't learned what a sneaker squirrel looks like. o_O

I haven't met him, but I still like your son XD

He sounds like a criminal mastermind in the making, with the anti-power of pointing out people's mistakes :P
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You see the first line in my sig, right?  :P


My daughter is the same way. I'm convinced she's going to be a lawyer, because she will not let go of something if she thinks she's right. Which is a trait I admire and want to encourage, except when she's convinced that she should have ice cream because she really, really wants ice cream.
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You see the first line in my sig, right?  :P


My daughter is the same way. I'm convinced she's going to be a lawyer, because she will not let go of something if she thinks she's right. Which is a trait I admire and want to encourage, except when she's convinced that she should have ice cream because she really, really wants ice cream.

Tell her she has to provide precedent.
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"By the time I knew my father was right, I had a son who knew I was wrong."

My son is barely 4, and one of his favorite things to say is "Actually...." as in:

Q: What's that?
A: That? Oh, that's a raccoon.
Q: Actually, it's a sneaker squirrel.

And he says it with such nonchalant disdain, as if mildly annoyed that at 38, I still haven't learned what a sneaker squirrel looks like. o_O
Reminds me of me. Thanks to growing up with a nurse for a mom, I was throwing around medical terms and stuff by age 6.
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And not just any old precedent, a familial precedent. One would not let a court case be influenced by other countries, and therefore it has to be local.

If RedKing Junior got ice cream because he really, really wanted it, then she can. But. There. Must. Be. Precedent.
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You see the first line in my sig, right?  :P


My daughter is the same way. I'm convinced she's going to be a lawyer, because she will not let go of something if she thinks she's right. Which is a trait I admire and want to encourage, except when she's convinced that she should have ice cream because she really, really wants ice cream.

Tell her she has to provide precedent.
She's actually quite good at that already.

"So, remember that time two years ago when you got me ice cream because I wanted it?"
"Yes, but that was because you skinned your knee and were crying."
"But it was still because I wanted it. Why does it matter *why* I wanted it?"

She's incredibly perceptive and has a hella good memory. She watched Attack of the Clones for the first time a few weeks ago, and after Anakin wipes out the Tusken Raider village, she's like "Ok, so this is where he starts to turn into Darth Vader, right? Because Yoda said all that stuff about fear leading to anger leading to the Dark Side?"

She's SEVEN, for crissakes! She also found the "courtship" scenes boring as hell and asked "When are they going to get back to the war?"  :P
Have I mentioned how awesome I find my children to be?
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What movie is next? Blade Runner? Wrath of Khan? Lawrence of Arabia?


... Starship Troopers...?
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Well, let's see. We've done Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service (she really liked that one), The Dark Crystal, most all of the Pixar films, a lot of classic Disney films, The Secret of Kells, and all of Star Wars except for Episode III.

And that's not counting the slew of animated movies that have come out in the last year or two that she's seen (Brave, Frozen, Despicable Me, etc.)


She's starting to watch the early Harry Potter films now, and I showed her two clips from LotR the other night -- Gandalf vs. the Balrog and the Battle of Pelennor Fields. She though they were pretty awesome.
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0_o

She already likes LoTR? That is cool.

When I was seven, I quite literally didn't know back from front. It was between my two brighter stages, which were infancy in which I knew words such as "Generator" and randomly sang songs about cats that I made up all day, and now. Where I do essentially the same thing, minus the cats :P

Really, they sound like intelligent children.
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What movie is next? Blade Runner? Wrath of Khan? Lawrence of Arabia?


... Starship Troopers...?
But Starship Troopers has those scenes of soldiers showering and shows both the male and female soldiers naked in a non-sexualized manner and is totally inappropriate for kids, because nudity, yo. Kids shouldn't be shown nipples, that's unnatural.
Pretty sure that's Starship Troopers. Also, sarcasm.

Btw RedKing, your daughter sounds totally awesome. When I was seven I got scared of The Grinch, seeing an old dude fighting a balrog probably would've melted my face off from terror.
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Haha. Jaws and Jeepers Creepers did it for me. The latter, perhaps understandably. But the Grinch?

Wuss.  ;)
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