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mediabrat's avatar - 18z0typ
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Posted: March 19, 2012, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

iI'm not trying to start anything.I just don't like smoke nazi's and that is what you and Mcginnis 56 (or whatever his name is) are.You get off on telling other people how to live their lives because you think it's the right thing to do.Now that I've had my say,we can move on to lottery related things.

"Smoke nazis" my ass.  The issue wasn't that mama's a smoker, the issue is that mama had no problem ponying up $50 for a carton of cigs for herself yet $1.50 for her kid to have an ice cream cone was suddenly a financial hardship.  A statement like that gets this guy: BS going for a lot of us.

If the kid was being punished or it was too close to dinner time or whatever, all mama had to say was "no".  She didn't have to hide behind a lame excuse like "I don't have the money"; if she was really that cash-strapped, maybe she should have considered only getting a few packs rather than a whole carton.

Anyway, bottom line is, to deny your child a small treat because you're spending all your money on something big for yourself rubs people the wrong way.

Ah, geez, here we go getting off the dang topic again.  I got my tickets for tomorrow, good luck all!

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    We love icecream over here to... come visit us up in ... Rhode Island ... :)  and while you are here... buy a winning lottery ticket.  I hear it's the thing to do (while eating peppermint icecream)

     

    Depending on which side of the bay you decide to travel on... you should probably either buy your ticket in West Warwick or I know a really nice lil cumbies in Warren... either location should be roughly 1/2 way between the 2 existing winning ticket-purchase-place locations.

    Wow! Another New England neighbor friend, thanks maximumfun! I have yet to have the pleasure of motoring through your state. You guy's

    are on a roll....I'm rooting for you to have a third major jackpot in just the last few weeks!!!

     

    I'm going to check out West Warwick, and Warren area's to cover my bases for both locations. Have to check out that peppermint ice cream.  Crazy

     

    Best of luck to you to you on all future drawings!  Hyper

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      Twitchgo play on the freeway

      HST:

      several year's>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

      when psyko had D>>>HUMMER>>>&>>>>GPS on board!!!!!!

      psyko would go 2 >>>all lottery vender's in my area who HAD

      a big crowd>>>>@>>>>>>>>location due 2D>>>>>>

      "JACKPOT MADNESS">>>>$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

      psyko bought alotto QP'$$$$$$$$$$$>>>>>>>>>>>

      TODAY>>>>>>>>>>>>"EVERYONE" buy's>>>QP'$$$

      "NEVER">>>>>>>>>>"NEVER">>>>>>$$GIVE^UP$$

      Jack-in-the-Box


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        HST:

        several year's>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

        when psyko had D>>>HUMMER>>>&>>>>GPS on board!!!!!!

        psyko would go 2 >>>all lottery vender's in my area who HAD

        a big crowd>>>>@>>>>>>>>location due 2D>>>>>>

        "JACKPOT MADNESS">>>>$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

        psyko bought alotto QP'$$$$$$$$$$$>>>>>>>>>>>

        TODAY>>>>>>>>>>>>"EVERYONE" buy's>>>QP'$$$

        "NEVER">>>>>>>>>>"NEVER">>>>>>$$GIVE^UP$$

        Jack-in-the-Box

        Excellent advice psykomo! Never Ever-Give Up! As far as playing on the freeway......Roll Eyes     What?      Eek

          rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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          "Smoke nazis" my ass.  The issue wasn't that mama's a smoker, the issue is that mama had no problem ponying up $50 for a carton of cigs for herself yet $1.50 for her kid to have an ice cream cone was suddenly a financial hardship.  A statement like that gets this guy: BS going for a lot of us.

          If the kid was being punished or it was too close to dinner time or whatever, all mama had to say was "no".  She didn't have to hide behind a lame excuse like "I don't have the money"; if she was really that cash-strapped, maybe she should have considered only getting a few packs rather than a whole carton.

          Anyway, bottom line is, to deny your child a small treat because you're spending all your money on something big for yourself rubs people the wrong way.

          Ah, geez, here we go getting off the dang topic again.  I got my tickets for tomorrow, good luck all!

          "...the issue is that mama had no problem ponying up $50 for a carton of cigs for herself..."

          That's none of your concern so mind your own business.

          " all mama had to say was "no".  She didn't have to hide behind a lame excuse like "I don't have the money"

          A lot of parents say "I don't have the money" just to avoid a big commotion with a toddler in public but it's none of your business anyway, is it? Why do all you girly-man libs think you should be able to tell other people what to do? Just mind your own business.

          "...maybe she should have considered only getting a few packs rather than a whole carton."

          That's none of your concern. Maybe you should consider minding your own business.

          "...spending all your money on something big for yourself rubs people the wrong way."

          Well ain't that just too frigging bad? Get over it and mind your own business!

          "... here we go getting off the dang topic again."

          The thread was back on topic for more than a couple hours til you took it off again, numbnuts, so stop with the phony rhetoric.


                                                       
                               
                                                   

           

           

           

           

                                                                                                             

          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

           

           

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            "...the issue is that mama had no problem ponying up $50 for a carton of cigs for herself..."

            That's none of your concern so mind your own business.

            " all mama had to say was "no".  She didn't have to hide behind a lame excuse like "I don't have the money"

            A lot of parents say "I don't have the money" just to avoid a big commotion with a toddler in public but it's none of your business anyway, is it? Why do all you girly-man libs think you should be able to tell other people what to do? Just mind your own business.

            "...maybe she should have considered only getting a few packs rather than a whole carton."

            That's none of your concern. Maybe you should consider minding your own business.

            "...spending all your money on something big for yourself rubs people the wrong way."

            Well ain't that just too frigging bad? Get over it and mind your own business!

            "... here we go getting off the dang topic again."

            The thread was back on topic for more than a couple hours til you took it off again, numbnuts, so stop with the phony rhetoric.

            rdgrnr - I belive I fell in love with you after reading your post.

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              (Shrugs) whatever floats your boat (you too Cletus), it's irrelevant to me.

              Here's the deal, and then we can all move on to more important  things. The girl wasn't being punished, the Mom had no problem saying a 'God Bless You' to me as they were leaving the store. Everybody left happy. The girl had her ice cream and the Mom had her precious cigs. If it was a problem with the Mom, she would have said 'no thanks, mister.' Nope, she had no problem with the guy behind them in line buying a little ice cream.

              See how this works? You looking to pick a fight about nothin', that's your call. I'm workin' here all week, and don't forget to tip the wait staff.

              Nobody's lookin' to pick a fight dude. But you knew that.

              And it's funny how the story changed now.

              In the first telling, you were "seriously p*ssed off" and stayed to gossip about her with the clerk after she left.

              Now you say "everybody left happy" and she was "God Blessing you" all over the place.

              Whatever.

               

              All I wanted to convey was that if I told my kid "no" about something in a store and some lib busybody do-gooder wannabe stuck his nose in my business and gave my kid what I said he or she couldn't have - there'da been a big problem for the lib.

              People need to mind their own business.

              Simple as that. 

               

              Now, good luck on the Mega!


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                          --Edmund Burke

               

               

                rdgrnr's avatar - walt
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                rdgrnr - I belive I fell in love with you after reading your post.

                Well, I do have that effect on wimmins, max, but I'm kinda bashful and shy.

                You're makin' this ol' country boy blush now...   LoviesLover Love


                                                             
                                     
                                                         

                 

                 

                 

                 

                                                                                                                   

                "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                            --Edmund Burke

                 

                 

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                  Nobody's lookin' to pick a fight dude. But you knew that.

                  And it's funny how the story changed now.

                  In the first telling, you were "seriously p*ssed off" and stayed to gossip about her with the clerk after she left.

                  Now you say "everybody left happy" and she was "God Blessing you" all over the place.

                  Whatever.

                   

                  All I wanted to convey was that if I told my kid "no" about something in a store and some lib busybody do-gooder wannabe stuck his nose in my business and gave my kid what I said he or she couldn't have - there'da been a big problem for the lib.

                  People need to mind their own business.

                  Simple as that. 

                   

                  Now, good luck on the Mega!

                  There is absolutely no 'difference' in the story.

                  See if you can comprehend something extremely simple as this---I saw a parent buying a carton of cigarettes for herself. I saw a kid with her who wanted ice cream. I saw a parent tell a kid she didn't have the money for the ice cream. I thought it was ridiculous the parent can spend $$ on cigarettes---but it coulda been beer, magazines, hell, LOTTO TICKETS, anything that would not be considered a neccessity--and not buy a kid ice cream. So, I said I'd buy the ice cream. The kid was grateful, the mom wasn't pissed, they left, and the clerk and I talked about it after they left. Yes, I was "seriously pissed" (to myself) a parent would be that selfish. and, that's what is is...selfishness. She had no problem taking care of her own needs but the hell with the kid.

                  People need to mind their own business? Are you kidding me? A kid got some ice cream. As you would say...."simple as that".

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                    Excellent advice psykomo! Never Ever-Give Up! As far as playing on the freeway......Roll Eyes     What?      Eek

                    MCGN:

                    I Agree!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>(were U on D>bus)?

                    Jack-in-the-Box

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                      There is absolutely no 'difference' in the story.

                      See if you can comprehend something extremely simple as this---I saw a parent buying a carton of cigarettes for herself. I saw a kid with her who wanted ice cream. I saw a parent tell a kid she didn't have the money for the ice cream. I thought it was ridiculous the parent can spend $$ on cigarettes---but it coulda been beer, magazines, hell, LOTTO TICKETS, anything that would not be considered a neccessity--and not buy a kid ice cream. So, I said I'd buy the ice cream. The kid was grateful, the mom wasn't pissed, they left, and the clerk and I talked about it after they left. Yes, I was "seriously pissed" (to myself) a parent would be that selfish. and, that's what is is...selfishness. She had no problem taking care of her own needs but the hell with the kid.

                      People need to mind their own business? Are you kidding me? A kid got some ice cream. As you would say...."simple as that".

                      I think what rdgrnr is saying is that it's a lot different just seeing a sweet kid in a store and offering to buy him/her an ice cream than it is to think a parent "wronged" their kid by denying ice cream, and you were going to try and override the parent in public -- where the parent probably was steaming, but had the grace not to show it.

                      There are many reasons why a parent might say no, and while saying they don't have the money is probably not the best way to say no (because it is not really saying "no", it's really saying "I would if I could"), it's a parent's right to parent as they wish, without interference.

                      I know you think you made a kind-hearted gesture, and I'm sure from the way you're discussing this that it was entirely big-hearted of you.  But it's also good for people to know that sometimes a nice gesture might be taken completely the opposite on the receiving end -- especially when it comes to raising a child.

                       

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                        There is absolutely no 'difference' in the story.

                        See if you can comprehend something extremely simple as this---I saw a parent buying a carton of cigarettes for herself. I saw a kid with her who wanted ice cream. I saw a parent tell a kid she didn't have the money for the ice cream. I thought it was ridiculous the parent can spend $$ on cigarettes---but it coulda been beer, magazines, hell, LOTTO TICKETS, anything that would not be considered a neccessity--and not buy a kid ice cream. So, I said I'd buy the ice cream. The kid was grateful, the mom wasn't pissed, they left, and the clerk and I talked about it after they left. Yes, I was "seriously pissed" (to myself) a parent would be that selfish. and, that's what is is...selfishness. She had no problem taking care of her own needs but the hell with the kid.

                        People need to mind their own business? Are you kidding me? A kid got some ice cream. As you would say...."simple as that".

                        Never mind dude.

                        There's just some part of "Mind your own business" that you can't grasp.

                        Why were you eavesdropping on them in the first place? You had no business listening in on their conversation. Don't you have your own concerns to worry about to keep you from butting in where you don't belong?

                        You interjected yourself into that lady's personal business. And that's wrong.

                        But I accept that as a lib, you think we should be like a big commune and everybody should be raising everybody else's kids and all that so whatever.

                        Just better watch where you're sticking your nose, cuz you might run into somebody who doesn't play along with that lib busybody routine so nice.


                                                                     
                                             
                                                                 

                         

                         

                         

                         

                                                                                                                           

                        "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                    --Edmund Burke

                         

                         

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                          I think what rdgrnr is saying is that it's a lot different just seeing a sweet kid in a store and offering to buy him/her an ice cream than it is to think a parent "wronged" their kid by denying ice cream, and you were going to try and override the parent in public -- where the parent probably was steaming, but had the grace not to show it.

                          There are many reasons why a parent might say no, and while saying they don't have the money is probably not the best way to say no (because it is not really saying "no", it's really saying "I would if I could"), it's a parent's right to parent as they wish, without interference.

                          I know you think you made a kind-hearted gesture, and I'm sure from the way you're discussing this that it was entirely big-hearted of you.  But it's also good for people to know that sometimes a nice gesture might be taken completely the opposite on the receiving end -- especially when it comes to raising a child.

                          Exactly, Todd.

                          The only people who ever got away with contradicting me with my kids was their grandparents and even that drove me nuts. But there just ain't too much you can do about that situation. And the mother in law did it just to taunt me, lol. Oooooh, Bang! Zoom!


                                                                       
                                               
                                                                   

                           

                           

                           

                           

                                                                                                                             

                          "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

                                                                                                                      --Edmund Burke

                           

                           

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                            There is absolutely no 'difference' in the story.

                            See if you can comprehend something extremely simple as this---I saw a parent buying a carton of cigarettes for herself. I saw a kid with her who wanted ice cream. I saw a parent tell a kid she didn't have the money for the ice cream. I thought it was ridiculous the parent can spend $$ on cigarettes---but it coulda been beer, magazines, hell, LOTTO TICKETS, anything that would not be considered a neccessity--and not buy a kid ice cream. So, I said I'd buy the ice cream. The kid was grateful, the mom wasn't pissed, they left, and the clerk and I talked about it after they left. Yes, I was "seriously pissed" (to myself) a parent would be that selfish. and, that's what is is...selfishness. She had no problem taking care of her own needs but the hell with the kid.

                            People need to mind their own business? Are you kidding me? A kid got some ice cream. As you would say...."simple as that".

                            Arrowhead, let me give you another perpective, had a stranger offered to buy my son ice cream, my first thought would have been, he/she is a predator.

                            Now I am not saying you are, but I would never have allowed a stranger to invade my childs world like that.

                            You may have done more harm than good, believe it or not children need to stay wary of strangers, most have built in alarms, we are born with it, that little butterfly in your belly that tells you something is wrong, That parent should have denied the gift. That child may not be afraid of the next stranger, who has attentions other than, showing up a parent.

                            Did you exchange a walk on part in the war ?

                            For a lead role in a cage?

                             

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                              Arrowhead, let me give you another perpective, had a stranger offered to buy my son ice cream, my first thought would have been, he/she is a predator.

                              Now I am not saying you are, but I would never have allowed a stranger to invade my childs world like that.

                              You may have done more harm than good, believe it or not children need to stay wary of strangers, most have built in alarms, we are born with it, that little butterfly in your belly that tells you something is wrong, That parent should have denied the gift. That child may not be afraid of the next stranger, who has attentions other than, showing up a parent.

                              Great point from a mother's perspective.

                              The old axiom - "Never take candy from a stranger."

                              It's never been more important advice than it is today.


                                                                           
                                                   
                                                                       

                               

                               

                               

                               

                                                                                                                                 

                              "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

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