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Old 12-27-2010, 07:41 AM   #6061
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Jebus H! I'm sorry for that awful drama in your life, SG. It must wear on you terribly.
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:52 AM   #6062
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Aww Sundae that's awful. I hope it all calms down soon.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:01 AM   #6063
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I texted me niece to ask if they were still coming round. Simple question with no side to it. Apparently my BIL is under the weather, so it's cancelled. Not wanting to be paranoid I'll take that at face value.

Mum & Dad came home at 13.15.
I called down because I could hear their cat's tag clicking against her dish, and I had already fed her.
Mia always eats between 12.15-12.45 unless there is some emergency.

So, trying to make light of things I called down, "Oops! That's Mia's second meal!" Trying at least for jovial.
"The plate wasn't down, how were we supposed to know." Delivered in a furious voice(because I'd washed up her dish and put it away).
"Sorry for feeding her then, it's just she always eats at 12.30".
I shouldn't have replied, but there was no further comment anyway.

What sort of petty bitch does she think I am? That I would let an elderly cat wander about without feeding her at her usual time, just because Mum is pissed at me?

So. No resolution soon it seems.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:42 AM   #6064
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Have you asked them what it is they are angry about? Or rather, what it is you have done to anger them?
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:48 AM   #6065
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That's not the way we play here.
Asking Mum would be deemed confrontation. And that leads to shouting and storming out and silence. Asking Dad would be putting him in an untenable position.

I just have to ride it out, and hope I don't hear anything nasty about myself in the mean time.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:49 AM   #6066
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Bloody hell. That would drive me totally tonto.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:50 AM   #6067
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Awww Sundae walking on eggshells is the worst feeling! I dunno why the holidays turns people into weirdos. I try to just be nice to the "angries" or stay away from them and decide it really is their problem not mine.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:00 AM   #6068
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SG, if you were to surprise Mom by making her a cup of tea,
or get her a warm blanket when she sits on the couch,
or pick up a blossom for at the florist, or something like that,
I'll bet it would do one of two things:
Either it would break the tension and smooth things out for a while,
Or, it could make Mom so frustrated you'd have the satisfaction of one-ups-manship.
Either way, your own day could be little better

P.S. If it works, don't do too often as Mom will come to expect it,
and get ticked off all over again.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:05 AM   #6069
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Have you noticed:

when women her about a problem they offer sympathy
when men hear about a problem they try to fix it

the former is usually better
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:07 AM   #6070
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I don't know. I am sort of the latter, and if that didn't work, I would move.

I am not very good with sympathy.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:05 AM   #6071
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For you SG:

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Old 12-27-2010, 12:58 PM   #6072
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It's not passive aggressive if you are a total suck up and doormat.

I was thinking about that scripture last week, wondering if that's what it meant.
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #6073
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I just found out my dentist passed away. Suddenly, it seems, though I have no idea what happened. He was only a year older than me. He and his staff were wonderful when I went through my 19th Dental Breakdown (2010 Edition.) I really liked him, even though he was a relatively "new" dentist to me. The office was beautiful, full of personal touches like a bird sanctuary type thing you could see from all the chairs (I love birds) and all the ceilings were painted with the sky, but each one different: sort of stormy, clear and sunny, etc.

It happened last week but I didn't look at the online obits when I was off last week. A friend called to tell me: he had found out from his dentist office when he visited recently.

RIP Dr. J.
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Old 12-27-2010, 08:29 PM   #6074
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Bloody hell. That would drive me totally tonto.
Tonto? Like the long ranger's tonto? hehe That's a great expression, anyway.

@SG. Sorry about your troubles. I hate that kind of thing. Unless it's a person with a disability,
( because maybe they don't know and start perservating) I prefer just to clear the air and ask straight out what the matter is. Reading what you have said, it doesn't look like that is an option.


ps. poor dentist. I hate to hear when someone unexpectedly passes.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:35 PM   #6075
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Forecast: rain, rain, and rain for the foreseeable future

G-son came over this morning to say there's a water leak coming down his living room wall.
OMG - leak has been there a long time, so we have a mold problem too.

I couldn't find any obvious damage on the roof, so a phone call to our friendly "Bob, the Builder".
"Bob" says he'll be right there to fix it... sometime tomorrow

G-son and landlord are going to have a friendly discussion about reporting problems promptly.
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