24 April 2005
Submitted by eve on Sun, 04/24/2005 - 8:26pm. Funny
"Well, I think giving gifts is a sign of endorsement."
"Remember that bed your mother gave us?"
"Our bed?"
"Yes, she gave it to us. It was very sweet."
"She was trying to get rid of it."
"But she gave it to us. I really took that as the first time she accepted me."
"You know Goodwill wouldn't take it?"
--A woman, and a man who apparently never wanted to sleep in that bed again, at Fressen, in Toronto.
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Posted by copperhead on Tue, 12/05/2006 - 6:24am.
my ex\\\'s mother bought us a bed when we married. it was very nice of her, i guess, but just kind of squicky thinking about it. i suspected my girlfriend\\\'s dad thought it was nasty, too. and when we had a daughter, i knew it for sure--no way a man would ever be happy buying a bed to facilitate the boinking of his daughter. when my daughter is old enough to date and co-habitate, she\\\'s on her own when it comes to beds, unless she likes twins and bunk-beds.

i went to war for my country and all i got was this lousy stump.
Posted by tim on Fri, 07/22/2005 - 11:26am.
"remember when your mom gave us that bed?? she was saying it was ok for me to boink you'

or am I way off base here?

~Between placenta and the Big surprise~
While it's not a gift...
Posted by umrguy on Tue, 05/17/2005 - 4:18pm.
...I got my family's old pizza pan to take with me as I'm moving into an apartment for the summer (and presumably wherever I go next).

Anything done once is a tradition, right? So twice means, what? (My dad inherited this very pizza pan from my grandparents when he moved into his first apartment.)

Speaking of moving, I'm in the middle of a three-day process to do it (my dad's coming down here to Rolla tomorrow evening with one of our vans, and staying through Thursday to help me move the big stuff that won't fit in my little Corolla). I'm definitely psyched about being there.

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Need help?
Posted by brian65401 on Wed, 05/18/2005 - 5:48am.
I'm just a few blocks away...beckon and I'll appear.
Thanks but
Posted by umrguy on Wed, 05/18/2005 - 11:56am.
My dad's coming down tonight with a van... although I'll keep it in mind for future.

We like need to do lunch or something this summer, though.

-There's someone in my head, but it's not me.-
Twice means...
Posted by Somnambulist on Tue, 05/17/2005 - 6:44pm.
I believe that makes the pizza pan a family heirloom. Odd. Good luck on your move. As Mark Twain used to say; two moves equals one fire.
Twice redux
Posted by Jon on Wed, 05/18/2005 - 8:04am.
I agree with Som's take on heirloom status.

I was going to say that tradition implies repetition, but the dictionary definition doesn't bear that out. According to the American Heritage dictionary, the 5th definition is: Law. Transfer of property to another.
There is a further note below: in the civil law of Louisiana : transfer or acquisition of property esp. by delivery with intent of both parties to transfer the title (delivery of the act of transfer or use of the right by the owner of the dominant estate constitutes tradition — Louisiana Civil Code.)

- My mind is in the gutter, but it keeps out the bad weather.
Or for the more simple
Posted by Apple on Thu, 05/19/2005 - 8:05am.
Possession is nine tenths of the law.

Eve's back...
Posted by ParU on Wed, 04/27/2005 - 5:26pm.
You guys wouldn't believe the badgering I had to go through to get these new posts. Glad people kept checking back.
It's Amino world without Chemists
I can imagine.
Posted by paul on Thu, 04/28/2005 - 11:10pm.
The site is on the verge of getting moribund without her input...
Posted by Somnambulist on Thu, 05/05/2005 - 4:22pm.
I had thought that the word was mortibund, and that you where making a crack at Mori, but I looked it up, and sure enough... I was wrong about the first part, and perhaps at the second too. *g*
I blame my spotty knowledge of Latin; I know just enough to be dangerous.
Posted by Mori on Sat, 05/07/2005 - 6:50pm.
I got all excited because I thought someone was talking to me.

You must be mistaken...
Posted by Somnambulist on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 4:17pm.
I write this to inform you of an optical illusion... in my last post, your eyes see the word "where", but what I really wrote was "were".
Tricky, huh?
Dangerous knowledge
Posted by Jon on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 6:57am.
I, on the other hand, know enough Latin to be dangeresque.
He's a crooked cop, a private eye, a celebrity pharmacist!

- My mind is in the gutter, but it keeps out the bad weather.
Posted by Somnambulist on Fri, 05/06/2005 - 4:53pm.
I've often said that I'm very phallocephical about things...
Badge of honor
Posted by Jon on Thu, 04/28/2005 - 11:26am.
Ouch, getting hit with a badger must really hurt! ;-p

- My mind is in the gutter, but it keeps out the bad weather.
Actually, I don't think she's
Posted by TheEileen on Tue, 04/26/2005 - 3:05pm.
Actually, I don't think she's tragically naive - I think she actually thought it was a nice thing that his parents did for them (maybe assuming it was his old mattress (thus less squicky). You know, just starting out and having one less $500 thing to buy.

But way to go, Mister Man, for shattering her illusions and taking quite a lot of pains to do so. Yes, banished to the couch forever are you. Or better yet - back to Mom's!

Where one can only hope she dope-smacks him.

The Eileen
Take the road not taken - the leaves crunch that much louder!
Posted by paul on Tue, 04/26/2005 - 8:32am.
will not accept used mattresses, last I knew. Health reasons. Besides, would you really want to sleep on someone else's mattress? That's beyond squicky. (Family doesn't count- you know them.)

Sounds like the girl was kinda reaching a bit, though. Apparently his parents don't think too highly of her.

Why is parental approval so vitally important? Isn't it enough to be happy on your own?
Honest junk
Posted by Jon on Mon, 04/25/2005 - 8:51am.
In comparison, when my parents gave me a spare shower curtain, it was for my apartment, and temporary at best. It required some duct tape to stay up. I had no illusions about the value of the gift.

I bought a new shower curtain and liner a while ago, and finally remembered to put it up this weekend. Looks a lot better than the el cheapo one.

- My mind is in the gutter, but it keeps out the bad weather.
Posted by Matt on Sun, 04/24/2005 - 10:14pm.
That's just... sad. I mean, I hope for his sake he's already got a new bed on order from Sleep Train or something. 'Cause otherwise Eve's right; not having sex anytime soon.
Acceptance... or sabotage?
Posted by Mike on Mon, 04/25/2005 - 12:22pm.
Bleh. When slipping saltpeter into your son's meals is just too much work. You have to give the mom credit for cleverness though. Or take credit from the son for being such a doormat. Or maybe blame the girlfriend for being tragically naive.

What kind of shape must the bed be in to get rejected by Goodwill?
And how did it get that way?
Yeah, forget that last question.
Posted by hypoxic on Sun, 04/24/2005 - 9:19pm.
The trash/donation route! Gotta love it. Saves you the pain off dropping it off at the dump and it makes you points too! Now if you can get cash for it but under the guise that you're helping them out... Then you've got the brass ring.
Donation dumping
Posted by marinerd on Tue, 04/26/2005 - 2:18pm.
When I lived in the 'hood, people would put unwanted items out front, thinking if anybody wanted any of it they could help themselves. The garbage men would haul the rest away. Sort of eliminated the middle man (Goodwill). Sometimes people put out fairly decent stuff. I put out some pretty good stuff myself when I moved away, and a lot of it was gone before moving day.

But no one wanted used mattresses. Ever.
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