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Old 09-03-2008   #1
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My Daughter's Boyfriend

So, yeah, my daughter has this boyfriend who's really weird. He comes into the house, which is my house, and does strange things like adjust the thermostat to his temperature preference. For a while, the thermostat, in my house, was doing really strange things like going up or down by itself. I think he just pushed random buttons on my thermostat, in my house, and got it into some kind of program mode. I finally figured it out and was able to fix it, the thermostat, in my house, that is. It was kind of annoying though.

I think it's really weird because, you know, it's my house, and apparently he seems to think that as a guest he can do whatever he likes. I guess I was raised to believe that when I was visiting somebody else's house, a house that wasn't my own house, it wasn't my business to do things like that.
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Old 09-03-2008   #2
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

is this EC? remember dude, you CANT hide in disguise.
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

I may have been raised different, as well... because i'd never touch the thermostat in someones house... whats wrong with this kid?

Have you tried maybe putting him on the spot?

Like... maybe can catch him doing it again, or hell, even better... bring it up randomly!!

...say something like "SO, just make yourself at home, did you? Comfortable enough for you? Here, this is the electric bill, since this is your house and all, feel free to pay that. Okay sweetie? Thanks!"

Theres nothing like being embarrased to get you to realize you did wrong, especially if it happens in front of your girlfriend!

God... what happened to spanking children, you know? Being punished for doing wrong, and KNOWING what the word 'respect' means.
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

is this a metaphor for the recent things going down on the forum?

If it is not then just call him out and put him in his place
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

That's not even how Madre talks.
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

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So, yeah, my daughter has this boyfriend who's really weird. He comes into the house, which is my house, and does strange things like adjust the thermostat to his temperature preference. For a while, the thermostat, in my house, was doing really strange things like going up or down by itself. I think he just pushed random buttons on my thermostat, in my house, and got it into some kind of program mode. I finally figured it out and was able to fix it, the thermostat, in my house, that is. It was kind of annoying though.
You could have asked someone if they knew how to fix it. Some people, myself included, are always willing to help.

By the way, what do you like your temperature set at?

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I think it's really weird because, you know, it's my house, and apparently he seems to think that as a guest he can do whatever he likes. I guess I was raised to believe that when I was visiting somebody else's house, a house that wasn't my own house, it wasn't my business to do things like that.
I try to be the same way when I am a guest to someone's house. I treat them with respect as that is the way I wish to be treated. This fellow probably should have asked if he could change the thermostat first. Maybe he did ask someone.... but not the owner of the thermostat.

Or maybe he thought he knew what the temperature needed to be in the house to preserve its value? Some people are strange like that.

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Nah. It couldn't be.

A house is a residence, a place where someone lives, where they keep their stuff, etc. A house would have locked doors or a security system, maybe a watchdog. A house is the kind of place where one might keep a journal.

On the other hand, a forum is an open area of sorts (sometimes a market) where ideas can be exchanged, conversations can be exciting, and the company of others who might live far from you can be enjoyed. It is a public place that requires no invitation and anybody is free to talk to anybody else they want to.
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On the other hand, a forum is an open area of sorts (sometimes a market) where ideas can be exchanged, conversations can be exciting, and the company of others who might live far from you can be enjoyed. It is a public place that requires no invitation and anybody is free to talk to anybody else they want to.
or... is it? *DUN DUN DUUUN*
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

When he walks in the door do you attack him with stories and articles about Sarah Palin too?
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Did he merge the thermostat with the tv remote?
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

Give him a fucking good slap to be honest.

If someone came in to my house and touched my thermostat I would tell them to piss off. I would do it myself if someone said to me they found themselves cold. If they took it in to their own hands then I would be somewhat annoyed.

Is he attractive, if he isnt madre then you may find it even worse.
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you've never posted a blog like this about your personal life. i think it's obvious what you're doing. who really cares?
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

Wha?

Surely not a political motive. Is she trying to say that islamics are coming to america and TURNING THE HEAT UP if you know whadda mean foo!

awww.... ITS ON NOW!
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it's on like donkey kong biotch.
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I think it's cool when you go into somebody else's house, drop an upper deck and leave.
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What is she trying to do?
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ok madre if you have such a problem with it you should confront him or tell your daughter and get her to say something to him. we can do nothing here for you. unless you want someone to ban him from coming to your house.
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To be honest, mod of mods, why do you not just talk to the boyfriend in person? Not even McCain would post messages in the paper about his people lol.
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Re: My Daughter's Boyfriend

I agree that the best course of action with this boyfriend of your daughters would be to confront him in some manner, let it be know that this kind of disrespect and type behavior is unappreciated and won't be tolerated in your home.


On an administrative side note, ALMOSTSMART has been around for quite some time now... I like to think that almostsmart has matured throughout the ages...

...too bad it seems some of its users, sadly, have not.

(edited for Panda's lack of recognition that when i said "page" i was referring to the .com we are all currently viewing. And FYI, the immaturity I'm talking about is certain individuals inability to GET over themselves, or at least try to emulate adult behavior... for instance, attempting to cope, adjust, or otherwise DEAL with things beyond their control. And if that just isn't possible, there's always another adult solution... you see, if there's a situation you cannot change, perhaps you should try avoiding the situation. As opposed to say, making a mountain out of an ant hill.)
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it's 7 hours old-how do you get that it's been around so long?

and how's it immature for US to respond when it's obvious that she's not just talking about her daughter's boyfriend. God you might as well just go suck her ass. Or maybe you can't so you're already so stuck up it.
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I know no one in this thread is actually talking about the thermostat. But I'm going to.

My mom put a big banner over the thermostat, in her house, where I live, that said "68 ALWAYS" because I had a tendency to push it up to 70 or uh...75.
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