Why I Hate Mother's Day...

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  1. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    …and Father’s Day and those newer commercially motivated inventions such as “Siblings Day” and “Grandparents Day”, “Grandchildren’s Day,” etc., etc., etc. The only thing missing is “Dear Leader Donnie’s Day.” Look for that in next year’s calendar.

    No disrespect to Ann Jarvis, who initiated the practice (yes, @Dayton3: Google it), but since her time it’s become an excuse to keep the flowers-and-chocolates vendors in business, and that’s the least of its transgressions, IMO.

    Why do I hate Mother’s Day? For one, because there are women who will never/cannot ever have children. A friend of the family had 11 miscarriages before her doctor say “Enough, already” and removed her poor battered uterus. I know any number of women who just never found the right guy until it was too late, or who have serious illnesses that meant pregnancy would endanger their lives (something :blink: and @TheLonelySquire react to with :lalala: “God will provide.”) There are women who would love to have a child, but biologically cannot. (“Oh, she can always adopt!” the morons say. No, not always. Try to connect with reality just once in a while, mmkay?) These women experience a particular pang of pain every time this holiday comes around.

    And before :blink: pulls something out of his ass to the effect that I hate my children, he really needs to try harder. Mother’s Day has been lovely for me – gifts, Skypes and PMs from my kids and grandkids, and a lovely brunch with my partner. (I keep telling him “But I’m not your mother,” to which he says “So? How are the strawberry crepes?”)

    And don’t get me started on the number of women in my high school class whose sole contribution to FB seems to be (A) prayers for some relative – near or distant – who’s dying of Whatever; (B) announcements about the arrival of yet another grandkid (what is that, 12 now? I’ve lost count. Catholics!); or, the worst of all: (C) “It’s been 10 years since my Mommy left us to go to Heaven.” (P.S., this is a woman in her 60s talking.) “We love you and miss you sooooo much, Mommy, and we pray for you every day.”

    Um, if “Mommy” is in Heaven, why does she need your prayers? Nevermind.

    Anyway, pardon me while I enjoy the roses and the gourmet chocolates. Carry on.
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  2. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I got my mother a bird identification book, and a book about the Golden State Killer.
    She loved them.
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  4. oldfella1962

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    sadly, some people could have used a Golden State killer identification book! :no: I ordered my mom flowers (she lives far away) and nearly went :shakefist: trying to order them because apparently
    1-800-FLOWERS outsources their ordering to India. :brood: Yeah, it gives me a "warm fuzzy" when the folks misspell nearly every word and name you tell them, and you have to keep checking their work as you go. :brood: And of course I called my mom as well as got her flowers. My normally holiday-forgetting son actually called my wife to wish her a happy Mothers Day. He only lives 1/2 hour away but he was working today. And my daughter called my wife too but she always does.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    Oops.. shit.
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  6. Ten Lubak

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    I’m sure your kids hate mother’s day even more than you do @garamet
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  7. TheLonelySquire

    TheLonelySquire Fresh Meat

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    @garamet ..happy mom's day..or happy whatever makes you happy. take a chill.
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  8. TheLonelySquire

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    Then you have the people who disagree just to disagree. TLS cures cancer. Disagree!
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    Sounds like you might have been calling for Proflowers' Florist Express department.

    I actually did work their call center and while you can get an American for the regular flowers-in-boxes, the florist delivery ordering team is all outsourced, save for about four hours. I had a chat from a guy trying to fix an order that I ended up having to call them myself, and even I was pissed at the end of it.

    As for Mother's Day, I remember an NPR segment saying the create felt the same way as Garamet about it and was livid as fuck about it all. Good thing she didn't live to see Black Friday become all but a federal holiday.
  10. garamet

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  11. Chad Kardashian

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    Happy Mother's Day
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  12. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    As I indicated in the OP, it was. Thank you.
  13. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I agree with Leslie Jones about flowers.
    It's just watching something die.
    You're gifting someone a carcass.
    True crime books are actually LESS morbid than flowers.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Yanno, I live in a place where things are blooming all year round. (This is night-blooming jasmine season; take a walk in the twilight and the air smells like custard. :wub:.) While I understand that flowers are the go-to for Mother's Day, I feel the same way you do. Every morning now, I have to pick out the dead ones to keep the live ones looking perky.

    Fortunately, my son's gift included chocolates (you can never have too much chocolate) and a contribution to the Make-a-Wish Foundation. My daughter's gift was a contribution in my name to the Audubon Society.

    I'm one of the fortunate ones. Which, according to @Ten Lubak, precludes me from having any feelings for those women who aren't. :shrug:

    Wait for Lubak to remind us of what a wonderful relationship he has with his mother. :garamet:
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    My mom just moved into an apartment with more light than the old one, so I sent her a live gardenia plant :yes:
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    I think you've used this against her before. Still, an oldie but a goodie.
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  17. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Yeah, you two clowns are joined at the hip, or maybe some other body part. Keep the feedback loop going, though. In the absence of original thought, it's really all you have. :itsokay:
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  18. Ten Lubak

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    It is wonderful, thank you. Every year I shout "Happy Mother's Day" from the rooftops because I'm a proud son

    Now let's examine your abortion of an OP shall we?

    Here we have the anti business sentiment and disdain for people making money, which is common with the Garamet - heaven forbid people make money to provide for their families on a "commercially motivated invention". The Garamet you see hates people that are more successful than her, which is basically everyone

    Here we see the Garamet wallowing about in her usual liberal habitat - that because something makes a few people unhappy, everyone else who enjoys the family unity that Mother's Day brings about should be derided and made to feel bad

    Liberals like the Garamet hate it when other people are happy, they can't stand it you see

    Ah! What a treat - the Garamet has shown us here the hypocritical liberal mentality of "do as I say, but not as I do" - engaging in the very practices that she supposedly hates and makes other people feel guilty for engaging in them

    Now we see the Garamet finding nice sentiments shared amongst family members to be distasteful and annoying. This behavior ties in with her being unable to be happy for other people but you'll notice that the religious element of prayer here is really rubbing the Garamet's rhubarb, making her fiercely detest these kind acts of remembrance and celebration


    A Snickers is not gourmet chocolate

    In short - this post really makes you look like a cunt, G :itsokay:
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    The only thing you know about me is what the voices in your head tell you. Snuggle up to Lubak. He's making multi-paragraph posts instead of his usual drive-bys. That means he's lonely and looking for attention. :(
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    At least you have him figured out.
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    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Yeah, he thinks he's so sophisticated, but he's actually easy.
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