Living with an adolescent (abridged)

November 14th, 2007 · 216 comments

Carlina in Texas is close with her parents, but she’s been having a bit of a rough time lately. Apparently Carlina’s mother has grown tired of her daughter’s apathy/hostility/general malaise, and slipped this classic mom note under her door.

Hey Sweetie Pie, Let's go out to dinner tomorrow. We miss you! We don't have to...if i's too much trouble. No, nevermind. Mom

If that note didn’t remind you of your own mom, perhaps you can relate to this one from Alexandra (or rather, her friend) which displays a more familiar variety of maternal guilt trip. it’s like your teenage years condensed into note form!

Clean this room. Life doesn't come without responsibility!

P.S. Carlina says she definitely plans to take her mom up on the dinner.

related: Cleaning party!

FILED UNDER: cleaning · family · guilt trip · Moms & Dads · signed with love · Texas


216 responses so far ↓

  • #1   kureshii

    First!!!

    Better than teen angst: parental angst =)

    No, I don’t find mums or teenage daughters or family dinners particularly delicious…

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:31 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #2   Mishee bang

    These reek of my mother, circa 1995. I wonder if I could dig up one of her old notes.

    And on the second note, how can this kid PAY her way out, unless mom provides money? I mean, if she doesn’t know responsibility, then she probably doesn’t have a job..

    GET A JOB!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Mishee bang

    And that food that nobody eats anyways was fucking delicious

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:46 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

     
  • #4   Canthz_B bang

    Yeah, I always beg my kid to spent time with me at his convenience…NOT!!!
    Grow spine Mom!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:48 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Canthz_B bang

    Putting the note on the vacuum cleaner won’t work, Anthony goes nowhere near it…but it’s fuckinkgdelicious nevertheless!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Canthz_B bang

    That underlined “NO” in note two indicates that Mom has previously taken cash for domestic services…sick family.
    “Mom, Dude, he’s six bucks. Clean my room and have dinner ready a six…I might be home or out with Carlina”.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Canthz_B bang

    NO DAMN IT! *”HERE’RE SIX BUCKS”!!!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #8   Canthz_B bang

    OK, it’s too late…

    “Mom, Dude, here’s six bucks. Clean my room and have dinner ready at six. I may be home or out with Carlina”

    With that I’m off to bed!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   WickedLady bang

    My mom would never leave me notes like that. In fact, she never leaves any notes, I never know where to find her when she’s not at home.

    That first note has some fucking delicious psychology behind it. I use that on my best friend when he’s being a pain in the ass.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 4:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #10   K'sMom

    I write notes like this in lipstick on my daughter’s bathroom mirror.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 6:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #11   Paul

    How awesome would it have been if Mom #2 had started off with “Your Mother doesn’t work here!” ?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   WickedLady bang

    Paul, if that daughter can buy her way out of doing chores, I think her mother does work there. :P

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #13   allister

    Umm, thats a nice lookin vacuum cleaner.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:27 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   Wade bang

    Nevermind?

    Maybe her mom was tired of smelling her teen spirit.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #15   Wade bang

    Carlina might have accepted the invitation if her mom had said “Come as you are.”

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:36 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   MJaz

    Note number two looks like it’s from a future serial-killer’s mom

    I wonder what came after the comma?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:39 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #17   Reality bang

    That first note made me want to throw up a little, I think the parents should never resort to the “anything you want Honey, we wouldn’t want to get in your way. Crap!” It should be all in one big swoop no note more like “WE are going to have Dinner at six so get to the vacumming before we go!”

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:40 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #18   Ozymandias bang

    Or, Wade, re #16, 17, if she’d slipped it in a heart shaped box, but then it wouldn’t have fit under the door. And it wouldn’t have been from the relevant album, but, oh… nevermind

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #19   Troy McClure bang

    Unless, like A.A. guy, you’re sufficiently without responsibility to thumbtack your condoms to the wall before use. Then life probably does come.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:47 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #20   Wade bang

    If no one will eat the food, is it really fixed?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #21   Wade bang

    Both notes look like a case of “Territorial Pissing”.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #22   Wade bang

    Ha, OZ! :D

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   Andy bang

    The first one was taken straight out of the official Mom Playbook. See, you could take the “No, nevermind…” in two ways: The logical way is to think she’s saying “nevermind” in a whole martyr-ish way — as in “I’m so sorry to burden you with my issues”.

    However, the way I am taking it, and this is from the Advanced Mom Playbook, is that that “nevermind” was reneging on the statement “We don’t have to… if it’s too much trouble.”

    My Mom would never had left me the note, she would just provide the same things via sound bites. :)

    As for the second note, I love the rambling nature of it, it’s quintessential Mom. However, yet again, I’m missing the other page of a note! I need closure.

    Unless, the Mom just trailed off at that point. If that’s the case, bravo!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #24   Wade bang

    Is there any psychological significance to using a food-related term of endearment in addressing your daughter, then inviting her to dinner?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #25   Andy bang

    Wade, I’m not touching that one. Nuh-uh. :D

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Andy bang

    Mornin’, WL. I’m just getting my dose of P/A goodness before I have to get my daughter to work, go to work, clean the house (that people will eventually mess up again), cook food that people won’t eat,

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #27   Wade bang

    I might call shenanigans on the second note. The ragged edge of the paper looks suspiciously like pixelation, like when you rotate an image to diagonal.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 7:59 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Wade bang

    ROFL, Andy.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   Reality bang

    Anyone notice that vacuum handle kinda looks like a rifle ?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   Andy bang

    Wade: It has been rotated. Did you click on the picture to see the original? It’s rotated like 170 degrees. To make it legible, I’m assuming it was rotated to bring here.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   Wade bang

    I went to the original picture and it looks ok there. the image we have was rotated so we can read it better. shenanigans averted.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Wade bang

    great minds, Andy, great minds

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:05 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   Andy bang

    Whew. *moves shenanigans color down to green*

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:05 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #34   Andy bang

    The thing is, I had to eyeball the placement of all the items before and after rotation to convince myself, though. It took only a second, but still. I’m such a dork sometimes. :D

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:14 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   Reality bang

    What is this? YOUR MOM ON DRUGS!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Reality bang

    Or maybe Mom is split personality.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Ozymandias bang

    Wade, cheers for the ‘HA!’
    #26, In reference to calling someone food and then inviting them out to dinner – I’m sure there’s a precedent – Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Bread Crumbs, Poisoned Apples, I’m thinking along those lines, but I’m not quite there yet. Little Red Riding Hood, maybe. ‘Grandma, what big teeth you have’ – ‘All the better to eat you with, my dear’.

    The fixed dinner image, #22, now has taxidermist images in my head, or rather the result of his or her handiwork. Or, another tangent, those plastic replicas of food you get outside of restaurants (in Japan, anyway).

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:22 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Ozymandias bang

    Who’s on drugs, Reality?: “Anyone notice that vacuum handle kinda looks like a rifle ?”

    Ah, that’s right, it’s probably me…:-)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:24 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   WickedLady bang

    Judging by the floor in photo #2, the room is pretty clean and if taking responsibility means doing the laundry and spend energy on fixing food that no one will eat, I’ll pass.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   Ozymandias bang

    “Maternal cannibalism” is a term in relation to fairytales. It’s where that wicked Google lead me while I was following those breadcrumbs. Time to get outta here.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #41   WickedLady bang

    cannibalism is actually quite healthy. Err, or so I heard…

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:35 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   southern girl

    I love that Mom is pissed off in note #2, but she wrote the “pissed off” note on pretty paper that has an outdoorsy-type scenery on it.

    Totally lost credibility there Mom.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #43   Reality bang

    Yes, It looks to me that daughter is definately being held for ransom otherwise Mom would not have mentioned money. Also Big guilt trip. This time she just wants more than money! Mom definately wants daughter to feel guilty more than she wants money, Now that mom is making her own money at new job! It may be hard for you to see it that way #41 But I Do!!! So it probably is just you…..

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #44   Team Cassandra bang

    You know what they say #38…

    Reality is for people who can’t handle drugs.

    I like the first note. I can picture myself writing something like that in the not-so-distant future.

    The second note is something I’d more likely find myself screaming at the top of my lungs (sound dulled by the roar of the vaccuum, of course) if some unfortunate not-so-youngin’ should happen to say the wrong thing at the wrong time…I can easily picture my daughter triggering a psychotic break like that.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #45   Team Cassandra bang

    PS…I like the comma at the end of the second note…it gives the impression of Mom walking away down the hall, all the while continuing her litany of complaints…

    Nov 14, 2007 at 8:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #46   WanderingPenguin bang

    I think the comma at the end of the second note is supposed to trigger an uncontrollable desire in the offspring to clean up the entire room so he/she/they can find the next note in the series. It’s kind of like an Easter-egg hunt only with none of the chocolaty goodness!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #47   m

    if she’s really that close with her parents, why can’t she tell her parents (at least her mom) why she’s going through a rough patch and maybe have her mom understand that it’s not just apathy and laziness?
    the second note was a little weird and misplaced
    (if i was a kid that didn’t clean a lot, i wouldn’t be finding a note left on a vacuum), the first note obviously struck a chord, or else she wouldn’t be taking her mom up on the offer. so besides letter 2, points to mom.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:13 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #48   GhostWriter bang

    It obviously wasn’t Mom who wrote that first note. The handwriting is too premeditated, yet jittery with emotion for her. It’s a textbook case of a creepy stalker disguising himself as “Mom”.

    The last line would have read, “…we’ll just eat in.” but he was interrupted by the pet dog (who was silenced with a pitchfork).

    After-dinner gift? Fluffy’s head in a box (heart-shaped, of course!)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:13 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #49   ShagnBag

    Dear Mom,

    Sure I’d love to go out to dinner with you! I love you very much and miss you also! Oh, wait, it’s too much trouble you say? Well, OK I guess… nevermind you either, guess I’ll go hit the streets and score some drugs.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:14 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #50   WanderingPenguin bang

    And it really takes a bit of a sociopath to write that first note in stream-of-consciousness form and leave everything on paper at the end. Most normal people, instead of writing that they are having second thoughts, would actually have the second thought and either cross out the previous sentence or scrap the note and start over. This mom just oozes Stepford from every pore. Self-medicate much?

    Team Knock on the Damn Door Already!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:15 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #51   WanderingPenguin bang

    m, what about the first note or its backstory suggested to you that carlina took her up on her “offer”? I didn’t get that idea….

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #52   Mitsu bang

    Sweet! the second note looks like it was written by a crazy cat lady…Carlina, is your mom the crazy cat lady?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #53   GhostWriter bang

    I know where the mysterious 2nd page of the note went. It was sucked up by the sweeper, which, as labeled, provides “True High-Energy, Passive/Aggressive (HEPA) Filtration

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #54   Mitsu bang

    lol, I wish my mom would have written notes… Instead, she just used to complain out loud to us. She’s more direct than p/a.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #55   Mitsu bang

    LOL! GW, so that’s what HEPA stands for! I learn something new every day!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #56   WanderingPenguin bang

    Holy crap. If you actually do want some backstory to the first note, check out the “carlina” hot link. Some interesting photos to be sure… but read the captions on them. Anyone for American Beauty?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #57   FickleGal

    The first mom note looks like my handwriting in 6th grade. I’m just sayin…

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #58   T-Bone

    Experiences around the T-Bone house growing up:

    Dad: “Wash the goddamn dishes.”

    T-Bone: “But I’m–”

    Dad: *commence laserbeam stare* “WASH THE FUCKING DISHES.”

    Another conversation:

    T-Bone: “Mom, can I–”

    Mom: “Did you vacuum the stairs like I asked?”

    T-Bone: “Well, I–”

    Mom: “No.”

    Notes weren’t big in my house.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:24 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

     
  • #59   Ozymandias bang

    Hey, GW, re #51, a PASH moment! Wouldn’t it have been great if you had clocked #52 (5 +2 =?).

    Reality, #46, and #32, I actually agree with you. I just couldn’t resist the comment! :-)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #60   Ozymandias bang

    WP, re: #54, the story under the second note says “p.s. carlina says she definitely plans to take her mom up on the dinner”, but you’ve probably got to that by now, anyway. Unless it’s irony at play?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:31 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #61   Mishee bang

    Maybe note #2 referencing paying out is not the child paying the mom, but actually a sibling (my brother used to offer me a few roaches to do his dishes… can you guess if I did them or not?)… I still see that mom is unappreciated… what’s new?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #62   Ariadne bang

    I want to know what’s crossed out in the top left hand corner of the bottom note – “mom” certainly didn’t hold back in the rest of the note, so what was so bad that she scribbled it out??

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:43 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #63   Mishee bang

    It actually looks like note #2 was not done… I don’t know about you but I don’t end a sentence with a comma. Plus it just seems like she didn’t finish the line of thinking she was on….

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #64   WanderingPenguin bang

    Thanks, Oz. My page didn’t load properly the first time or something because I swear that wasn’t there.

    …yeeeeeaaaahhhh. That’s the ticket. :)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:47 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #65   WanderingPenguin bang

    I’ve finally gotten around to actually clicking on the second picture…and it seems pretty obvious to me now with the clearer photo in front of me that there are two pages to that second note. So now we beg the contributor – please send in that second page!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #66   GhostWriter bang

    Dear PANGods,
    As much as I enjoy this site, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend of yours; to include more than one note per posting. This is confusing and overbearing for us readers, and I am sure you do not wish to be seen as confusing or overbearing. It also leads to comment sections that run into the 100′s of notes, which I’m sure is more difficult for you to manage. If you want to improve your site, may I suggest that you please limit your postings to a single note at a time? The collective site members thank you in advance for your compliance. Otherwise, I am sure we can just continue with the hundreds of comments that you will be forced to deal with, if that is what you would prefer.

    ~ Hope This Helps! ~
    GhostWriter

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #67   Mishee bang

    Oh GW – you got guts. I wouldn’t ever have the gall to second guess the almighty PAN God!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #68   WanderingPenguin bang

    Uh….I didn’t vote for that. :|

    The note with the most comments to date (as far as I can tell – 343 so far) is a picture of a clump of cat hair and some keys. So I doubt very much if posting these one at a time would slow down the comments. It would, however, lessen the impact of the second note, I think. And just imagine posting the “Espresso and Puppy” signs one…at…a…time….

    Team Keep Up The Groupings!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:55 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #69   Mishee bang

    I’m sorry PAN God, just like the saying goes “You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”

    GW – I think she might include related notes cause sometimes we kinda bitch if the note isn’t juicy enough. I think she just wants to make sure we have enough fodder to last us the day. She can’t have an Anthony Grosso submission every day (unfortunately)…

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:55 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #70   GhostWriter bang

    I am hoping they look down upon me with amusement:

    “Who is this ant who dares question our dominion? Oh, it is the lowly GhostWriter! Ha HA! He makes us laugh- We shall spare him his life, for now…”

    Nov 14, 2007 at 9:58 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #71   WanderingPenguin bang

    For some reason, GW, when I read #77 I pictured the aliens from The Simpsons. Absolutely no idea why.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:00 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #72   Reality bang

    #60 I agree first note is young handwriting On student like notebook paper. Second note is on stationary. Maybe daughter wanted the mom in first note but got mom that wrote second one. Note number two says ” You feel guilty for me, I just don’t have time for you that is why I write notes instead of talk.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #73   Mishee bang

    #78 – Kodos and Kang yes, it is reiminsent of them! (BTW, if you click on the link “a kerry miller project” at the very bottom of the page… well, just do it…)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #74   tara

    mom’s handwriting in note #1 makes me wonder if she got pregnant at age 9.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #75   anglophile bang

    Mom # 1 is clearly a teacher. Look at the perfect line-hugging. Probably 2nd grade teacher.

    Mom #2 is taking a class on how to guilt your children into doing the housework. She’s getting about a D+ right now, and is hoping this homework assignment will bring up her grade.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #76   Zsa

    note #1- Had conversations like that with my Mom but she was never psychotic enough to write it out on paper (it’s kinda like Mom#1 was having a conversation in her head)

    Note#2- speed ahead about 12 years and you WILL see a note like this in my house. However, I firmly believe the note is continued on the BACK people. Gen-yus!! just enough whining to make you facinated enough to pick it up and see more. Like a train wreck~

    Oh and BTW~ if Mom #2 is strung out enough to leave a note like this, you just KNOW the vacuum is in the middle of the doorway so you have to step over it to get into the room.

    Kinda like the trash piled in the middle of the kitchen floor~~~just saying~

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:34 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #77   Wade bang

    #76

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day?

    LOL

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #78   Wade bang

    #42 WL

    I think a source of mom’s inner rage is the shag carpet, which can never be clean.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:48 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #79   Andy bang

    Don’t blame me, I voted for Kodos.

    Also, please for to give us that entire note on the vacuum. Please for to give us! :D

    Nov 14, 2007 at 10:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #80   KarenLW

    WP – any word from your good friend Richard Jule ?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:02 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #81   Mishee bang

    WP – did you let Richard Jule know his note was on this site??

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #82   WanderingPenguin bang

    No, Karen. What a bastard, eh? ;)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:07 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #83   anglophile bang

    One might even say, a dick.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #84   Wade bang

    , so I have to scrape uneaten food into the garbage. I might as well throw money into the trashcan. Then I have to clean the dishes and put them away, to be ready for the next meal I fix that no one will eat, and then I,

    (go to page three)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #85   KarenLW

    ROFL. But I sooooo wanted him to confirm that it is his. I’m wondering if he even got your message yet.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #86   Ariadne bang

    #88 – LMFAO Wade @ shag rug rage!

    Is she furious about her avocado-green fridge and despondent over her harvest yellow living room furniture, too?!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:20 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #87   A.A guy

    RE note # 1; The last time I recall seeing that bubbly hug-a-puppy type script was in grade six.This was probably the same grade that mom#1 gave birth.

    Stay in school kids and if you’re dead set on getting laid in your very early teens,make sure the guys’ condoms aren’t thumb tacked to his wall .

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #88   WanderingPenguin bang

    I would imagine that harvest yellow living room furniture is plastic-covered, so no worries there.

    “There’s plastic on the furniture to keep it neat and clean, in the Pine-Sol® scented air somewhere that’s green…”

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:37 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #89   unholyghost2003

    Mishee @65,
    that is what I was thinking. The whole “you don’t pay your way out” sounds like one of two situations. One, younger sibling is being payed next to nothing to do older siblings chores. Mom is saying You can’t give your little brother a nickle and a peanut butter cup to vacuum! OR Two, daughter has consistently responded to demands that she pitch in around the house “because in the real world no one cleans up after you” with “I am going to be rich and pay people to cook and clean for me! I hate you anyway! You are unfair and MEAN!”

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #90   Ariadne bang

    Hmmm Doesn’t plastic covered furniture encourage teen-aged sex?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #91   unholyghost2003

    My friend’s parents would password lock the computer and have the chore list as the scrolling screensaver. THAT was fantastic PA Parent/Child note leaving.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:50 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #92   Wade bang

    #102

    It’s also how computer hackers get started, lol

    Nov 14, 2007 at 11:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #93   A.A guy

    Plastic covered furniture makes those squishy fart noises when wet.This makes it almost impossible to maintain the “I know what I’m doing face”and will act as an early warning system to even the most comatose father.

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  • #94   lola bang

    This note reeks of low self-esteem:

    Dear Sweetie Pie,
    After all the years of taking care of you, maybe you’d like to spend some time with me. Or not. Either way, I’m gonna slit my wrists.
    Love, MOM

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  • #95   Ariadne bang

    #104 – is this the voice of experience, AA? ;)

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  • #96   A.A guy

    I grew up with a father and one brother.If you didn’t cook you didn’t eat.Don’t feel like doing laundry ?
    No problem,wear your own dirt as long as you like.The same thing went for spending money(we boys always had jobs) cleaning rooms ect.
    My father had no time for this boo-hoo you hate me bullshit,any parent that does deserves what they get.

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  • #97   Canthz_B bang

    Wade got “Word!”…Congrats “Msde PAN”! :-D

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  • #98   Canthz_B bang

    er…”Made PAN”…..I’m such a Putz!

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  • #99   A.A guy

    Ariadne;It’s like trying to have sex in the bath tub,it only works on TV. Yes to your question and windex works on the aftermath!

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  • #100   Wade bang

    wha…? OMG! I don’t know what to say.

    *sniff*

    :D

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  • #101   Wade bang

    Windex, AA?

    eww.

    :)

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  • #102   unholyghost2003

    WOW! Good job Wade!

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  • #103   Zsa

    #102 UHG2003- Oh my God- I am SO keeping that on my list of Ways to Torture Your Children That Won’t Land You in Jail

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  • #104   Zsa

    and YAY Wade!

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  • #105   Canthz_B bang

    I like these notes better than my Mom’s…her’s were written on my backside with a leather belt!!

    But, Oh, was my room clean!! :-)

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  • #106   unholyghost2003 bang

    I feel a little bad for mom #2, but if no one eats the food perhaps she should lighten her workload and stop cooking it. Much like A.A.’s household I grew up with “You want clean clothes? wash’em yourself and take mine while you are at it.” “here is dinner. You don’t like it? Fix your own food and clean up after you are done.” all of that from my mother.

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  • #107   Ariadne bang

    #110 – Windex?? Yikes! Reminds me of the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding

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  • #108   unholyghost2003 bang

    Oh and Mom #1 doesn’t have low selfesteem she is manipulative. That note might as well say “If you were a GOOD PERSON you would actually WANT to spend time with me. Despite the fac t that you are failing me as a child and failing the world as a humanbeing because you are not making yourself available to spend time with your OWN MOTHER whenever your OWN MOTHER wants to spend time with you, I still love you. NOT clearing your schedule to have dinner with me tomorrow night will be taken to mean that you are a HORRIBLE person who does NOT love her mother. I have made my peace with this idea and still love you.”

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  • #109   Canthz_B bang

    You okay UGH2003? That sounded a bit cathartic! :-)

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  • #110   mamason bang

    #105: Yep, mom is definitely lacking in self worth. I can imagine that in the very near future she’ll realize that self medicating just doesn’t work as it dawn’s on her that the family gathering is actually an intervention.

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  • #111   unholyghost2003 bang

    CB, Oh yeah I am fine :)
    I just come from (not kidding) Jews who converted to Catholicism. Maternal guilt is something I know well!

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  • #112   WickedLady bang

    #88, Wade: if it can’t be cleaned, then why bother?

    #120 is exactly the reason I use that on my best friend. Let the guilt trip begin. He always breaks. :D

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  • #113   mamason bang

    #120 Most people who fail to develope any sense of worth do become manipulative. They feel like crap about themselves and they want someone to convince them that they’re OK. So they try to look all the more pitiful and beg for attention. It’s the same mentality that prompts a fat chick to whine about her fatness while eating… well, cake and fruit for instance! lol

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  • #114   Canthz_B bang

    UHG2003…It’s all your,/b> fault!! LOL

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  • #115   unholyghost2003 bang

    #125, but see #124

    It isn’t always ‘I have no self worth I get my sense of my value from you’ Sometimes (as in the case of my Catholic Jew mother and the WickedLady) it is just ‘THIS will work and force them to bend to my mighty will.’

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  • #116   WickedLady bang

    Haha, you said it uhg2003. :P It is the truth, there’s nothing wrong with my sense of self worth. Except for that one single day every few months, but I guess a lot of people have that.

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  • #117   Canthz_B bang

    My mom is trying to guil m into quitting smoking by saying that she is depending on me to take care of her in hr old age and she cannot trust me to be there if I smoke. I tell her that she’s 73 and I think I can make it!! :-)
    With my luck, (and her willfulness) she’ll live to be 120 and I’ll get lung cancer at 90 and she’ll say “See, I told you!”

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  • #118   Mr DeBakey

    #1 is hilarious
    Its chain-yanking time at Carlina’s
    The DeBakeys have been there
    Sometimes you just gotta laugh about it

    Because if you don’t….

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  • #119   your mom

    that vacuum cleaner was FUCKING DELICIOUS

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  • #120   Canthz_B bang

    #59 WP, she looks like an ancient Sumarian sculpture! Wassup with those eyes? *shiver*

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  • #121   mamason bang

    uhg2003: Dealing with Jewish converted to Catholic mother’s guilt is a category that has no equal.
    So, how is therapy going? ; )

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  • #122   Canthz_B bang

    Feels guilty taking up the time of the therapist! LOL

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  • #123   Canthz_B bang

    Oh…that was in poor taste…my bad. :-(

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  • #124   WickedLady bang

    Way to go, CB. Now the therapist has to work double hours. :P

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  • #125   unholyghost2003 bang

    CB have you been talking to my mother?

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  • #126   Space Monkey bang

    Heh. Man. Sounds like my Mom. She’s the travel agent for guilt trips.

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  • #127   mamason bang

    Isn’t poor taste a running theme here? I thought it was the point. That’s what makes it funny and keeps us coming back for more. Keep up the good work!

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  • #128   Wade bang

    #124

    Hence the rage, WL. I can hear the tape in mom #2′s head:

    “A clean home is a happy home. Why won’t this shag carpet clean up? A clean home is a happy home. Why won’t my child help clean this carpet? A clean home is a hap….”

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  • #129   WickedLady bang

    Wade, maybe they need to get a new carpet, then everyone’s happy. Except maybe for dad, who has to pay for it, I know.

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  • #130   Canthz_B bang

    UHG2003…Don’t set me up to deliver a “Yo Mama” joke! :-D

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  • #131   Canthz_B bang

    Nice Wade! Mom #2 may just have that on a home speaker system running on a continuous loop.
    Brainwashing kids is fucking delicious!

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  • #132   unholyghost2003 bang

    hardly poor taste. I didn’t go into therapy, I went into Theatre.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #133   Wade bang

    Yeah, wicked. I had an apartment in college with green shag. It had paths worn into it, like the trails animals make in a meadow. First time I tried to vacuum it, it almost overheated the vacuum cleaner, and I found nails in the bag.

    I was sooo happy when they replaced it over the break.

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  • #134   WickedLady bang

    CB, mom #2 doesn’t have that on a home speaker system. If she does, it doesn’t really work, otherwise she wouldn’t have to leave that note.

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  • #135   Canthz_B bang

    SP, if your Mom’s the travel agent, mine is Julie on The Love Boat of Guilt Trips! She has your whole itinerary set up and a guilt scheduled every hour on the hour!

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  • #136   Wade bang

    but judging from the note, just changing the carpet ain’t gonna make momma happy. :D

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  • #137   Canthz_B bang

    Thanks UHG2003…I try to be funny, not mean.

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  • #138   Space Monkey bang

    I’m guessing you meant Moi. :-)
    That’s her! And you pay out the nose for it. I wonder, do they know each other. I bet they got a network. Some kind of underground ring.

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  • #139   WickedLady bang

    Wade, then I guess mommy needs to change her attitude. Or maybe spend more time on brainwashing the kid. She could do that instead of cooking. Problem solved :D

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  • #140   WickedLady bang

    And by he I mean her.

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  • #141   Canthz_B bang

    No Wade…with the most innocent “Who? Me?” look you can imagine…makes you feel guilty for accusing her of trying to make you feel guilty! ROTFL

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  • #142   Space Monkey bang

    My Mom ever so pitifully casts her gaze downward, sniffles once, sucks in her cheeks like a starving Mexican kid in Juarez selling Chiclets on the street and says in a meek voice, <i? “Iss okei”

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  • #143   Space Monkey bang

    You can just hear the italics in her voice.

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  • #144   WickedLady bang

    Perhaps mom should have her kids listen to Backmask by Mindless Self Indulgence, in which you hear a voice speaking backwards:
    “clean your room
    do your homework
    don’t stay out too late
    eat your vegetables
    put away your toys
    don’t sit too close to the TV
    get dressed for church”

    Nov 14, 2007 at 2:52 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #145   Writer, Rejected

    Mommy, Mommy, Mommy! Why are all your lessons passive aggressive assaults on my tender little soul?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #146   unholyghost2003 bang

    “I’m not trying to make you feel bad … I just love you!” “I understand you are a newlywed. You need to spend time with your husband’s family too. It is O.k. you are abandoning me for Christmas.” “No point in decorating, just your father and I for the holidays… Have FUN with your in-laws!”

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  • #147   D

    aww… I miss my mom

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #148   A.A guy

    Uh Uhg2003, How did you…I mean did you have to….you know….glue some back on?

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #149   A.A guy

    D; Me too,she never calls anymore.

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  • #150   mamason bang

    uhg2003: Balls! Balls! He’s asking about yours! lmao

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #151   Mitsu bang

    WL : nice one!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #152   mamason bang

    A.A. Guy: OMG! I’m still totally PASHY!

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:53 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #153   unholyghost2003 bang

    Ah! O.k. … I never had balls. I have boobies. Hence my confusion.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 3:55 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #154   mamason bang

    Oh well, it’s just not funny if your a girl!

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  • #155   mamason bang

    I don’t miss my mom. She was just bat shit crazy. Probably still is. I”m (twitch) OK though!

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  • #156   mamason bang

    Mitsu, Hey sweetie pie! Let’s just forgive and forget. I miss you. You don’t have to if it’s too much trouble. Oh, nevermind. ; )

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  • #157   Space Monkey bang

    mamason- LTMSH!- laughed til my sides hurt

    kill’em with kindness…

    Nov 14, 2007 at 4:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #158   mamason bang

    Oh, how cool! Thanks Space Monkey, whoever you are! :-P

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  • #159   mamason bang

    I do, I do, I do want a pee yellow face! ;-D

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  • #160   mamason bang

    Phooey! :-(

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  • #161   Canthz_B bang

    WickedLady…you have a wry wit.
    I’m sure your friends love it.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 4:29 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #162   mamason bang

    :-) ;-) :-p :-D Just practicing.

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  • #163   mamason bang

    I’m a dork!

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  • #164   Canthz_B bang

    mamason…I do that sometimes really late at night / early in the morning (my time) too! LOL

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  • #165   WickedLady bang

    Haha, thank you, CB. Yes, they do love it. Almost more than they love me, I’m afraid.

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  • #166   Space Monkey bang

    If you mouse over the faces it tells you the combo to make the different faces. I learned that in a vision last night.

    Nov 14, 2007 at 4:36 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #167   Space Monkey bang

    It’s a capital “P”, mama.

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  • #168   Canthz_B bang

    I am neither friend nor foe, so save it when you feel the desire to direct it at me. I do not appreciate it.
    Thanks :-)

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  • #169   mamason bang

    SM: Thanks for the clue. I’m not stupid, however I am ignorant about … well… some stuff.

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  • #170   mamason bang

    …Like how to make pee yellow smiley faces.

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  • #171   Space Monkey bang

    If 207 was directed at me: 205 & 206 were meant for mamason, FTR.

    If 207 wasnt meant for me: then carry on.

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  • #172   Space Monkey bang

    Although , mamason, if you drink plenty of water, your pee shouldn’t be that yellow. Not that mine is or anything, just sayin’.

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  • #173   Team Cassandra bang

    Hey C_B #4….(I’m just getting a chance, now, to read through all the posts).

    I’ll have you know that this note is, most definitely, from Mom with a spine…A bendy spine, ready for any situation (including one with a passive-aggressive teenager).

    If you think, for one moment, that Carlina was going to be able to continue to avoid having dinner with her mom after that note you have another think coming, young man.

    We are not men. You cannot see us coming, but when we’ve hit – you know it. ;)

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  • #174   WickedLady bang

    CB, I didn’t mean to offend you. You see, that’s the problem with my wry wit: hardly anyone understands it. When I say fool, I mean it in a joking kind of way, not at all offending. It’s kind of the way we talk to each other here in the Netherlands. It didn’t really occur to me you might take it the wrong way. Sorry. :(

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  • #175   Canthz_B bang

    It’s okay WL, as I have said before…we tend to forget that we are sometimes miles and cultures away.

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  • #176   Space Monkey bang

    That’s a question, Private.

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  • #177   mamason bang

    Vertical hyphen thingy? Do whaaat? What’s it next to? Are you talking about … well, shoot. I have know idea.

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  • #178   WickedLady bang

    I’ll keep it in mind, but if I happen to say something like that again, just remember I don’t mean anything by it. :)

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  • #179   Space Monkey bang

    LTMSH- Laughing (quietly in my office) Til My Sides Hurt- mamason. You crack me up.

    uhg2003- bingo.

    I’m also trying to start a new internet acronym thingy. Tell your freinds. Wady thinks he can take all the glory? Hrmph.

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  • #180   Canthz_B bang

    #227 TC, That may be…but in my experience (4 adult children) telling works better than asking with adolescents.

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  • #181   Space Monkey bang

    So does Wade, he thinks he can take all the glory, too. And also tell your friends as well as your freinds and any other frends, also, too.

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  • #182   Canthz_B bang

    I like “LTMSH” SM…I shall share it with friends. :-)

    Nov 14, 2007 at 5:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #183   mamason bang

    SM: I will help spread your new acronym thingy. (That sounds a little dirty)

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  • #184   Team Cassandra bang

    That’s cuz you’re a boy. And prolly also cuz you’re you. If you started acting all coy, your kids would think you’d gone soft in the head. I can be forceful but some things make me whiny, which doesn’t work at all. I was never like that before but I’ve found that motherhood has given me a knack for quiet guilt-tripping. Even I’m amazed at my potency!

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  • #185   Space Monkey bang

    I thought of Laughing Til I Turned Red, but, uh, I dont turn red. And if I do you cant tell. Plus, I wanted a universal acronym to unite all races, ethnicities, and cultures. Something everyone could use. And I’d like to thank all the little people that worked so hard to help get thsi off the ground.

    :-( I gotta get off the ‘net.

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  • #186   Canthz_B bang

    When they reach the rebellious age range of early/mid teens…guilt fails.
    That strong basis of respect must be instilled before then. Otherwise your words fall on deaf ears.

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  • #187   mamason bang

    In my house my children refer to me as “She who must be obeyed”!

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  • #188   Space Monkey bang

    mamason- L (quietly in my office)TMSH! No, no. that was a ROTFLOLTMSH. My keyboard is smoking.

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  • #189   Team Cassandra bang

    Well, mamason – I could tell you but then I’d have to kill you. :P

    It’s on the darkside where the delinquents are etching poopie messages on the table while the Heisa Monster sleeps.

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  • #190   mamason bang

    SM: “And I’d like to thank all the little people that worked so hard to help get thsi off the ground.”
    Haven’t “they” installed your preview button?
    LTMSH :-P

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  • #191   KarenLW

    For # 239 an others….I recall we learned the other day that it’s called a “pipe”. My short-term memory loss is coming back. ;-)

    btw, not lurking…have actually been working all day….grrrrrr.

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  • #192   Space Monkey bang

    Shut up. (crossing arms childishly and looking away) Mine’s broken. Nyah.

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  • #193   Space Monkey bang

    Google ad: are you the world’s best mom.
    I wonder if they’ll put one for travel agents.

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  • #194   WanderingPenguin bang

    ;) Nah, CB….just a P/A message saying that maybe – just maybe, mind you – the last 150 posts or so would be better served…. “over there” *nods head vigorously to the right*. :D I think this thread is setting some kind of land speed record for fastest to 300 comments!

    Thanks, though, for the concern. As far as I can tell “it’s” working for me.

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  • #195   A.A guy

    Uhg2003 ;Honestly, I could have SWORN everyone on this site was a guy from Toronto(except CB,whose wrath could only be that of a woman scorned).From now on I will attempt to keep my comments genitalicly correct.

    Hey look,a preview button!

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  • #196   Zsa

    gneitalicly correct – HA! love it.

    Love, ~not a guy from Toronto~

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  • #197   Mishee bang

    ACRONYM!

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  • #198   Misplaced

    So the kid is lazy and has a shit attitude. And the best part is that she send passiveaggressive the notes her mom left for her(which is passive aggressive in itself)-wow she must be a treat.

    I’d vote her “most likely to give birth in the toilet during prom”.

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  • #199   Carlina

    Thanks for posting my note, you guys! What they include was when I said that my parents and I are very close. I also have a very nice outlook on life and am doing just fine now.

    Misplaced: YOU FAIL.

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  • #200   Carlina

    Wait, I completely botched my previous comment. Nevermind. This only hurts my chance at proving to you that I’m not on drugs, doesn’t it? Oh well.

    Long live passiveagressivenotes.com!

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  • #201   Andy bang

    Carlina, thanks for responding. Even botched, that note was pretty coherent, so… if you’re doing drugs, you must be at the right balance. :D

    Glad you’re doing well now.

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  • #202   A.A guy

    Carlina; How was dinner last night?

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  • #203   Lurker

    Team Let the Kids Wallow in Their Own Filth!

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  • #204   anglophile bang

    Sorry to blow your mind, Mishee. As the third girl in the family, I am afraid I also disappointed my father in my gender. He took it a lot worse than you did. :P

    Nov 15, 2007 at 2:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #205   Carlina

    Thanks Andy. :-)
    A.A: Dinner was “fucking delicious”, heh. Seriously though, my parents and I are going out to dinner every Friday from now on. I had forgotten how fun that is!

    Nov 15, 2007 at 8:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #206   GVI bang

    Team Passive Aggressive Notes That Lead To Family Dinners And Hugs!!

    Nov 15, 2007 at 8:51 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #207   mishi monkey bang

    That was so my sister… me, I was the good daughter! :-)

    Nov 17, 2007 at 12:06 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #208   Mishee bang

    Carlina – yes you will find as you get older that going out to dinner with the ‘rents is great – especially because they usually pay! That’s when I order another drink!! :D

    Nov 17, 2007 at 2:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #209   Kirsty

    Firstly, if this woman is taking A class, then she really shouldn’t be pointing fingers at her kids about cleaning up the house.

    Likely as not, in her drug-induced haze, she is the one who made all the mess in the first place – dropping crisps on the floor as she swings about the lounge room dancing to barry manilow and knocking glasses of cask wine everywhere.

    Secondly – if she’s on A class, things like working, cleaning, doing laundry and cooking dinner must pass as if it were a pleasant dream, with monkeys and fairies pitching in to help get the job done.

    One can only hope she remembers to turn the oven off, unlike the silly boy in that other PA note.

    Dec 4, 2007 at 5:03 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #210   Sundaeg1rl

    Hahaha, good old emotional blackmail, my mum’s the same. I hope to have honed the craft by the time my daughter’s old enough to (not) give a shit.

    Dec 4, 2007 at 5:10 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #211   i can has guilt trip?

    [...] it home for easter, which is what most southern refugee children with guilt complexes tell their doting mothers even though both sides know said child has no intention of showing up to hide eggs and eat [...]

    Apr 2, 2008 at 3:42 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #212   bobby

    Team respect your momma.

    Jul 18, 2008 at 3:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #213   fuhuck

    Fuck Carlina. Momma oughta sell her to some Thai pimps. Take the proceeds and get snipped. Sucking up to a babybitch–great idea, mom.

    Here’s my try:

    “Hey, Carlina. Your attitude is immature and ridiculous. You have two choices: join the family and act like a human being, or we’re fucking sending you to the most repressive Catholic military school on the planet. The one with the ass-raping nuns. Your choice. We’re sick of fucking pandering to your adolescent whims. PS, you’ll eat when you get a job and pay your way.”

    Probably easier to dope her up and put her on a Greyhound bus to Tijuana. Fuck you, Carlina.

    Sep 3, 2008 at 6:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #213.1   Carlina

      fuhuck: Your commentary would be hilarious if the basis wasn’t completely misguided. I love and respect my parents incredibly much. In fact, I go out to dinner with them every Friday night now. If you read any of the article other than the ~BLASPHEMOUS~ note itself, you’ll see that it was written in early November. A little to late to be preaching, ain’t it (even though I wouldn’t call it ‘preaching’.)

      When that note was written, I was going through a rough time and locked myself in my room to just be alone. Simple as that, no further justification needed. I will certainly agree that the majority of the youth are bunch of arrogant, spoiled little pricks – and that I would usually be the one to say everything you just did – but the fact of the matter is, this case doesn’t call for the bitching tangent you just went on.

      If anyone is butthurt over this, it’s you; not my parents, not me, not anyone else who could have been directly affected by this. Your foul mouth doesn’t impress me and it sure as hell doesn’t put your point across. I never knew that the word ‘fuck’ and phrases like “Probably easier to dope her up and put her on a Greyhound bus to Tijuana,” were necessities in achieving a great argument. You know, because comments like that are TOTALLY relevant.

      P.S. The hint of sarcasm in the note, apparently, didn’t register with you. I guess the lack of unnecessary vulgarities is what threw off, huh?

      Sep 4, 2008 at 5:11 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #213.2   GK bang

      Over a year later, still nobody cared.

      Sep 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #214   Sometimes, Mom is (actually, maybe, a little bit) right...but that doesn't mean you should be Facebook friends with her. | PassiveAggressiveNotes.com

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