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kleinbl00  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm a _____ (fill in the blank)

Sometimes you have to choose between being a dick or being roadkill. My kid? I gotta lean against the door to keep her from getting out when she throws a tantrum like that. It opens in, which means I'm right up in there with her, which means she tugs on my leg and stuff... but it's all about boundaries. She's mad, she's not getting her way, but she's safe and she's learning that daddy's in charge. Makes me feel like shit, too. I still do it.

Had you beat the kid up a week ago he wouldn't have come back. Or, he would have come back with a gun. All you can do is use your best judgement and hope you guessed right each time. If you didn't second-guess yourself you'd be incapable of learning.

If you had to choose between "the end of on-street parking" or "the end of shootings" which would you choose? 'cuz the grocery store is gonna clean up the neighborhood. Their investment far outranks yours. That's one thing about gentrification - it's hell on crime.

Grace under pressure is a great attribute to have. For some of us, it's more of a goal. Take care of you.

cgod  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Gentrification is great for coffee shops as well.

I said in a comment the other day that in five years you'll be able to by a scented candle or a dog coat on every block and that in away the neighborhood won't be much different than it is now, filled with things that I dislike which only tangentially effect me.

My gentrification goal is to have a hot summers day where I have more customers than I see men without shirts walk by. I know that day will come.

The Somali guy is really a sweet hearted looser. He gets sooooo high on crack and malt liquor that he's not captain of his own ship any more. He's also a real pain in the ass and makes a huge scene every where he goes. People say I should call the cops on him but I just can't. He's already a burden on his strict Islamic family and they aren't rolling in dough to pay his tickets or fines.

kleinbl00  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not gonna lie, dude. I did a thunderous demographic analysis with veen's help when we sited the birth center. But before I put my faith in my own math (15-minute isochrones containing the highest number of white women 25-35 with some college education, from census data), I mapped out all the Whole Foods Markets.

100% correlation. Out of 150 midwives in LA, there are 4 that aren't within 10 minutes of a Whole Foods.

Then just to see, I looked for a negative correlation - I decided that Five Guys' market demographics probably overlapped the alternative birth community by coincidence at best.

0% correlation.


steve  ·  1424 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This may be the single greatest comment I've read on this site.

b555  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·  


thenewgreen  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·  

cgod and kleinbl00 we ought to have an entire post on how to best handle tantrums. My daughter is very smart, I would be shocked if yours weren't too. As such, she has become adept at trying to manipulate situations to her advantage.

I would welcome a post on dicipline at some point.

Good luck fellas

goobster  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·  


kleinbl00  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Beatings will continue until morale improves

user-inactivated  ·  1426 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You never told me you were Irish!