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MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9710 on: August 07, 2009, 08:51:08 AM »
Do tell.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9711 on: August 07, 2009, 10:35:20 AM »
Expecting gratefulness for one's sacrifices for others is usually a mistake, IMO.

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9712 on: August 07, 2009, 10:45:00 AM »
TCR if you hang out with self-centered assholes.

I'M grateful he's willing to move to a city he hates so I can go to a better school.

I think that might be the problem, though -- I only get to do this once.  I can't keep carting him wherever I want to go forever.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9713 on: August 07, 2009, 12:17:06 PM »
1) is not always true if it's academia.  Many of my professors seem fond of using the term; it is even preferred.  But, in the real world, Reez is credited.

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9714 on: August 07, 2009, 12:29:36 PM »
Well, we will just have to agree to disagree about the point of calling someone "partner" (ETA: I mean re gender roles).  Although that said, I don't actually do that IRL, and I don't necessarily plan to do it if I bring him around once I get an SA/job.  This is purely for OCI purposes to avoid having people ding me for not being engaged/married (as if why I am or am not engaged/married to this person is something that's really their business).  And like I said, I'll likely leave it up to them to decide whether I'm talking about a woman or a man.

And I don't fully agree with your statement in (2), but mostly because it seems like this is how guys characterize pretty much every man works/woman stays at home relationship.  If I were at home doing a bunch of housework drudgery, I don't think I'd feel much gratitude.  If I had a husband who insisted on this kind of arrangement and then held his breadwinning over my head as carte blanche to either be an a-hole or to be the primary decision-maker in the household, I probably wouldn't be grateful, either.  But if someone asked me if I wanted him to pay my law school tuition because he cared about me and wanted to see me succeed, then yeah, I'd feel grateful.

I feel like my current situation is closer to the latter.  

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9715 on: August 07, 2009, 01:44:04 PM »
Do tell.

i get yelled at enough already, thank you very much.

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9716 on: August 07, 2009, 01:54:09 PM »
I won't yell at you, I promise!  ;)

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9717 on: August 07, 2009, 02:17:10 PM »
I won't yell at you, I promise!  ;)

it's not always about you, you know.  :P

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Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9718 on: August 07, 2009, 02:28:05 PM »
I won't yell at you, I promise!  ;)

it's not always about you, you know.  :P

Something tells me I'm the only person around MAS who would yell at you for sexism.  Unless maybe Miss P. made another appearance.

Re: MAS: Welcomes Our New Socialist Overlord
« Reply #9719 on: August 07, 2009, 02:37:44 PM »
I won't yell at you, I promise!  ;)

it's not always about you, you know.  :P

Something tells me I'm the only person around MAS who would yell at you for sexism.  Unless maybe Miss P. made another appearance.

the moment's passed, anyway.  my response will just have to remain in the magic box.