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Smath74
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just send a present and don't go. nobody wants a debby downer at a party.

6/23/2014 2:51:51 PM

elkaybie
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10am could be mimosa time. I like bloody Mary's then too.

But if you're that worried then ^ is the way to go.

6/23/2014 9:08:17 PM

lewoods
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I'll talk to the pregnant woman and see what her coworkers are like before I decide. I made crib sheets in a non-baby print (white with small black and green paisleys), and I know the dad will like having something not pastel around, but I don't want to be around if her coworkers rage at the idea of using more adult fabrics for baby things. Some women are just crazy like that.

6/25/2014 1:14:47 PM

StillFuchsia
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I think that's nice of you, I doubt anyone will hate on them for not being baby blue or pink

^^^ dude, stop trolling this thread

nobody here cares about your opinion on childfree people, especially if you have nothing but mean things to say

6/25/2014 1:24:50 PM

Smath74
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lol do you really think that was trolling? if the girl doesn't want to go to the party she shouldn't, especially if she is going to bring down the atmosphere. you are such a cunt. always.

6/25/2014 1:45:40 PM

StillFuchsia
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You're assuming she'd be a drain on the atmosphere despite bringing a thoughtful gift

But no, you've been trolling this thread as long as it's existed

Enjoy your spawn, and accept that we will never have any

It's not smug to make decisions about what you want for your own life: grow up

Thanks

If calling me a cunt makes you feel better, feel free: I guess you're okay with your daughter being called one someday

Because you're truly classy to those you disagree with on a silly message board

[Edited on June 25, 2014 at 7:03 PM. Reason : .]

6/25/2014 6:59:53 PM

EMCE
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I think we should all be able to act like adults, and have a level discussion in and Old School thread. I'm positive that's what the majority of people come in this section for...

6/25/2014 8:20:45 PM

Smath74
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^^she complained about having to go to said party. clearly she doesn't want to go. instead of being a drag and potentially ruining the mood, (if that's how she feels) she should just not go. This is common sense. in no way is this trolling in the slightest. it has nothing to do if she has kids or not.

[Edited on June 25, 2014 at 11:02 PM. Reason : ]

6/25/2014 11:01:47 PM

Beethoven
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I agree with Smath74 on this one. If you're going to attend a shower and bring a gift and then dare everyone to judge you, while doing all of the judging yourself, then don't go. It would be rude to do anything that would shift the focus off of the Mom-To-Be, and that would include not wanting to "be around" because "some women are crazy" like you suspect her coworkers might be.

It would be far kinder for you to give you thoughtful gift to the Mom/Dad and bow out of a party you wouldn't enjoy anyways. Because really -- baby showers aren't all that fun for the majority of people, but if it's just going to be plain torture for you, don't go.

6/26/2014 8:52:13 AM

Jrb599
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I, too, agree with Smath74

6/26/2014 10:46:18 AM

Dr Pepper
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I, three, agree with Smath74

6/26/2014 11:29:03 AM

elise
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What they said ^, ^^, ^^^

6/26/2014 1:29:28 PM

Exiled
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I don't.

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"It's at 10am so no booze and the guest list is all women. Will be interesting."


Never got the impression lewoods didn't want to go, or would in any way be judge-y, just that she was a little wary about the potential guest list. Looks like the we've got the breeders leaping to their own conclusions about a couple generally non-committal statements.

6/26/2014 2:50:20 PM

jocristian
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"Never got the impression lewoods didn't want to go"


Then you haven't paid attention to other posts she has on this site. She is among the perpetually persecuted. Quite frankly, judging by here posts here, she is probably a drag at any party even if the focus of the celebration doesn't go against her personal values.

6/26/2014 2:54:39 PM

Beethoven
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"How awkward will this be?"


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"It's at 10am so no booze and the guest list is all women. Will be interesting."


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"I'll talk to the pregnant woman and see what her coworkers are like before I decide. I made crib sheets in a non-baby print (white with small black and green paisleys), and I know the dad will like having something not pastel around, but I don't want to be around if her coworkers rage at the idea of using more adult fabrics for baby things. Some women are just crazy like that."


I'm not sure how you didn't get the impression she didn't want to go.

[Edited on June 26, 2014 at 2:59 PM. Reason : ^That. lewoods consistently hates on other "stereotypical" women.]

6/26/2014 2:58:03 PM

lewoods
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All the baby showers I have been to have been extremely boring and religious (southern baptist), so I'll give this one a try and see.

6/26/2014 3:01:20 PM

jocristian
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That's the spirit...

6/26/2014 3:27:37 PM

Smath74
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That's the spirit...

6/26/2014 4:13:17 PM

Kurtis636
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Smath74 nailed this one. Just send a present if the couple is important to you and you can't get over yourself. Don't show up and be a drag on the gathering.

Maybe one day you'll be the kind of person who can participate in an event which isn't your cup of tea, but is important to someone else without whining. I think they call those people adults.

6/26/2014 4:17:32 PM

jbrick83
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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-14343/the-one-question-i-wish-people-would-stop-asking.html

Just for discussions sake. Also highlights most of the reasons why I don't ask couples if/when they plan on having children.

[Edited on July 2, 2014 at 10:01 AM. Reason : .]

7/2/2014 10:00:39 AM

BridgetSPK
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Women have been complaining about that question for decades. It won't go away. People can't help themselves.

7/2/2014 10:09:26 AM

lewoods
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When people ask you when you are going to have kids you should ask them when they are going to start getting mammograms or prostate exams.

7/2/2014 10:20:19 AM

jbrick83
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I never ask couples if/when they are going to have a kid.

But if they have one kid...I'll ask when the next one is coming...or if they have two....I'll ask if they're "done".

7/2/2014 11:27:40 AM

StillFuchsia
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Went to a baby shower this week: it was fine except for one woman who joked that I "must be next!"

That cracked me up

8/7/2014 8:10:44 PM

lewoods
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Yeah, if I get pregnant the only party I'm having is at Planned Parenthood.

8/7/2014 11:05:30 PM

Jrb599
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8/21/2014 3:33:01 PM

NCSUam0s
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Haha, I came here to post that ^

8/21/2014 4:23:37 PM

rjrumfel
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We don't find ourselves swimming in poo and puke. For that comic to be accurate, you need to replace that lady's wallet shitting out money, as that is what really happens when you have one.

8/21/2014 8:07:39 PM

ShinAntonio
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One of my friends from high school posted "One day, years from now, I will get to have and see friends again."

I also laughed pretty hard at the end of this news story.

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/19/341542558/in-case-you-didn-t-know-feds-say-raising-a-child-is-expensive

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"LINO: Although children can be very expensive, I think we need to keep in mind that they have many benefits.

FESSLER: Although he didn't elaborate. Pam Fessler, NPR News."

8/21/2014 10:29:31 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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Seems that everyone my age or a little older only has time for soccer games and sitting in a chair holding an infant. I end up fishing with guys old enough that their kids have left home.

11/17/2014 9:53:35 PM

NCSUam0s
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12/29/2014 11:33:37 AM

goalielax
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as long as people who find that to be funny don't have kids, that gene of liking shitty youtube videos will eventually die out.

i appreciate all of you for self-selecting yourselves out of evolution

[Edited on December 30, 2014 at 11:26 AM. Reason : .]

12/30/2014 11:25:44 AM

NCSUam0s
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My husband and I are probably doing a disservice to society by not having kids given that we are both intelligent, well-educated, in good physical, mental, emotional and financial health, which is unlike the majority of people who are procreating.

So, how many kids do you have goalielax, and why are they so amazing?

12/30/2014 11:38:25 AM

jbrick83
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That video is funny. Although those opinions are found mostly in dudes. The majority of females find babies cute.

And obviously...if you have kids...you don't really relate to it anymore.

12/30/2014 12:03:22 PM

goalielax
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i don't know anyone with kids who act like that. if i did i would sock em in the mouth. i mean how the fuck do you not know if your friend doesn't want to hold your kid? are you that awful at reading body language?

^^haha can't laugh at yourself, can we? i'm all for the back and forth about this stuff and can laugh at both sides. but the video wasn't really funny. sorry

[Edited on December 30, 2014 at 12:39 PM. Reason : .]

12/30/2014 12:31:43 PM

jbrick83
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It's a fucking exaggeration for crying out loud...but built on truths. Although the baby facebook pictures part is 100%.

12/30/2014 12:40:01 PM

goalielax
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jesus christ - y'all way too defensive of a bad youtube video.

the truth is, if you're friends with someone who openly talks about baby shit, you should stop being friends with them. not because they have a baby. but because they're socially inept and embarrassing

[Edited on December 30, 2014 at 12:54 PM. Reason : .]

12/30/2014 12:51:05 PM

Crede
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"can you not ruin burritos for me, thanks"

you know, if you agree with something buzzfeed made I think it's time to reflect on your position

12/30/2014 1:01:06 PM

jbrick83
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My guy friends rarely talk about their babies....their wives, however, won't shut the fuck up about them.

12/30/2014 1:47:34 PM

aimorris
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Video wasn't great but I did laugh at the facebook part.

12/30/2014 2:12:46 PM

goalielax
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btw, i meant baby shit in the literal sense...like the video's "long green one" gag

12/30/2014 3:23:08 PM

Kurtis636
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From what I've gathered, all of that stuff is very interesting if it's your kid. Otherwise, nobody else really cares all that much. If you have children of the same age it's all well and good to talk about, but it's a completely useless conversation with someone who doesn't have kids, we have no frame of reference.

It's really about the same as people who are vegan or do crossfit. We get it, big part of your life, I don't give a shit. Let's talk about shared interests or experiences. Save the developmental talk for your friends who have similarly aged kids.

12/30/2014 5:30:02 PM

lewoods
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If I can kill it by dropping it, then you are really dumb to try to get me to hold it. Babies, rabbits, etc. should be kept away from me. At least the rabbits can be cooked, but babies can not. I don't babysit, but if I see a really good deal on diapers or baby food I will get them for my friend with a kid and that is the understanding we have.

12/31/2014 12:28:09 AM

Smath74
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so now you are likely to kill babies out of spite? jesus you are ill.

12/31/2014 11:36:59 AM

CaelNCSU
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"showing a man a baby picture is equivalent to showing a woman a picture of his car. "A #baby is more important than a car, dontcha think?" Yes, but a picture of a baby isn't more important than a picture of a car. "Yeah, but--" I know. Logic is mean."


http://thelastpsychiatrist.com/2014/01/randi_zuckerberg.html

12/31/2014 11:48:42 AM

Crede
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Wow really arguing semantics there. Why stop there? It's just two different arrangement of atoms.

12/31/2014 1:08:13 PM

Str8BacardiL
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No one with children or pregnant is coming to my NYE party. Which means we are only gonna have 6-10 people.

12/31/2014 1:27:14 PM

JeffreyBSG
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I'm seriously starting to rethink my lifelong intention to have kids

For one thing, I'm 33 and single

But also, I really, really value sleep, and freedom, and a quiet living space...and apparently babies annihilate all these things. I guess I'm hoping that a 4-7 year old wouldn't be quite so loud and inconvenient as a baby. Shrug. Anyway, it's a moot point b/c I have nobody to have kids with right now, but I'm still giving the matter some serious thought.

12/31/2014 7:33:28 PM

NeuseRvrRat
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parents love to whine about doing parental shit

12/31/2014 7:49:51 PM

JeffreyBSG
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it's Louis CK more than anybody that's making me nervous

1/1/2015 12:32:32 AM

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