Be constructive, such as by saying, "Mom, when you say things like 'lawyers are unhappy alcoholic bottom-feeders' I feel like you are being unsupportive of my dream to be a lawyer.
Quote from: aerynn on June 30, 2006, 10:36:59 PMBe constructive, such as by saying, "Mom, when you say things like 'lawyers are unhappy alcoholic bottom-feeders' I feel like you are being unsupportive of my dream to be a lawyer.I would go more along the lines of:"Mom, being in this family has already made me an unhappy alcoholic, and bottom-feeding is in my genes on the paternal side, being as Dad reproduced with you. But nobody's paying me six figures to suffer as your offspring. After a lifetime of practicing suffering, it's time for me to turn pro."Then I would explain that the real bottom-feeders will be the Caribbean-trained "doctors" that will be taking care of her when I put her in that nursing home I saw on Dateline NBC.YMMV.
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Quote from: mobo on July 01, 2006, 02:50:32 AM[what is ymmv?]Your Mileage May Vary. It's shorthand for "this works for me, but it may or may not work for you."
The guy who drives my work shuttle said "I'm starting to feel chest pains already...Being around lawyers gives me chest pains"
There are a few of the things that have been said to me:"Do you have any idea how OLD you will be when you graduate?!"