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Old 04-20-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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Yes, kid. Ask yourself if your own mother didn't always considered you her kid but be careful you don't get a spanking for questioning what you should have known.

He already posted on another thread that this move mutually helps him and his mother financially. Unless you think they'll bring polygamy back, that likely will become the norm, as life gets more expensive and as we've already put all the wominfolk to work back in the great inflation of the 1970s. Alternatively, there's always child labor, I suppose.

My own brother has three generation living under his roof. The OP stated in his other thread that his mother appreciates his company. How horrible that children should get along with their parents so well as to consider them friends who they'd like to live with. Or that they might live with each other for financial reasons or reasons of health or companionship. Should I see to it that my brother kick his father in law out of the house?

The OP did nothing more, as I noted, than express his cultural difference from his dad. There might have been some familial emotion attached to his expression of that. I suppose that would be difficult to discern in others or ever relate to oneself when one has always had such smooth relationships with our own parents.

Perhaps in this thread he has learned more about how strong the fan mentality (which his father enjoys) can be by the responses given him here, but that does not make those responses any the more appropriately delivered.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:12 AM
 
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Once my mom moves into this unit and my dad moves out I'll officially start paying rent to her. In the meantime they wanted me to save up some money which I did. It's true, I have been the screw up in the family most of my life. But my mom knows the potential I have. I think she'd take pride in seeing her youngest child rise to the top. It's like those movies about horse races where the horse in the back catches up and surpasses everyone.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:43 AM
 
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Good luck to you - my point was mostly about having a little patience w/ your dad's passion for baseball - and no way wanted to belittle your living arrangement. I think w/ today's economy more and more families are doing the same. I lived in Europe for a lot of years and its pretty normal for 2-3 generations to live under the same roof - mostly due to economics.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:04 AM
 
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Good luck to you - my point was mostly about having a little patience w/ your dad's passion for baseball - and no way wanted to belittle your living arrangement. I think w/ today's economy more and more families are doing the same. I lived in Europe for a lot of years and its pretty normal for 2-3 generations to live under the same roof - mostly due to economics.
I think acceptance might be more helpful than patience. He loves it the OP doesn't. No need to go on about white trash or have wishes for the Rays to leave which would be bad for people who love the sport.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:39 AM
 
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"..how strong the fan mentality ..."

My initial post didn't contain any " fan mentality. It was meant to question the relationship with his father and his maturity level. In my opinion, a 36 year old living with his parents is not necessarily a bad thing. However, whining about his father's obvious passsion for the game (or passion for apple pie, or shrimp on the Barbie, or naked sunbathing for that matter) and being afraid to tell his father about his dislike of baseball and the city he lives in screams immature. At 36, if I didn't like the city I live in the actions of my "roommate" etc. I would find the ways and means to leave. I'm fairly sure I wouldn't be turning to a chat board for resolution. Egg Away!
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Beach
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Eh, give the guy a break. Pretty awesome his family apparently gets along well enough to live together. MY wife does not care to be around me when I watch MMA. I actually find it kind of cute that he was able to paint such a vivid picture. Apparently it makes more of an impression on him than he thinks. Trust me, I know because it happened to me. When your father does things you despise you will remember them, long after he is gone. Once he is gone, you will make jokes about those memories and become fond of them. They will not be memories of a negative nature, they will be humorous memories and I am sure the days when 'grandpa' would yell at his radio will be shared with his grandchildren.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:19 AM
 
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You posted the following about one of my comments...

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"Geeeze, give the kid a break"

36 years old.
to which I posted this, tongue in cheek, regarding your comment on my comment...

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Oh grow up. It's a phrase, not a treatise. I'm 53 and still a kid. And if you don't believe that, keep nitpicking me and I'll egg your house. Nya Nya.
I have my suspicions (too much beer?, relax, just kidding) but do not know for certain how it is that you perceived that my discussing "fan mentality" elsewhere in this thread was directed strictly or even at all towards you, supposedly, had that event ever occurred, prompting you to post this...

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"..how strong the fan mentality ... My initial post didn't contain any "fan mentality."...
...as I first mentioned "fan mentality" about 8 posts before you even joined the converstation & I do not see where I mentioned "fan mentality" at all in a response to anything you said. So it seems you are doing a bit of projecting something you think I said directly to you but what is in fact nothing that I ever said to you.

So other than to say that this misunderstanding has been nothing but a figment of your own imagination, I have no other defense against your charges as what you experienced was neither mutually experienced nor ever initiated by me.

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It was meant to question the relationship with his father and his maturity level. In my opinion, a 36 year old living with his parents is not necessarily a bad thing. However, whining about his father's obvious passsion for the game (or passion for apple pie, or shrimp on the Barbie, or naked sunbathing for that matter) and being afraid to tell his father about his dislike of baseball and the city he lives in screams immature. At 36, if I didn't like the city I live in the actions of my "roommate" etc. I would find the ways and means to leave. I'm fairly sure I wouldn't be turning to a chat board for resolution. Egg Away!
And yet you've turned to a chat board to discuss how you wouldn't be turning to a chat board. Sorry but I do not care to become familiar with all those rules. Call that my immaturity if you like. But I would rather have lived life and grown old as youth with all its mistakes, than as the aged with all its regrets.

Now you'll have to excuse me but I don't have time to egg you. I'm too busy painting my face.

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