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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 11:20 PM
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Okay, my Mom was a Home Ec teacher, really strict on the
manners and table etiquette and what not...

We had it drilled into our heads as to how to behave properly when we were around compnay....

(BTW, Leftisright's post in another thread about insisting that dinner be together as a family with no TV brought this memory back)...

So, I am so into this girl....

Right out of high school...

Beautifull, in a long straight haired seventies way complete with the tight ribbed sweater, no what I mean.... ;)

Anyway, we go to this restaurant and I am smokin', making her laugh, talking about current events (How bout that Nixon) and generally behaving in a way that I thought would at least lead to second base....

So we order the food, chat and then the food is brought before us.....

Me, being well trained and all, wait until everything is put down before me before I start to eat....

this girl, well she attacks her food, using her fork like she was stabbing westward and holding her knife like she was going to cut someones heart out....

Well, whatever chance at chub went south as I watched her wolf down her food like there was someone gonna come and take it away from her....

I ended up droppin her off at her house, a purely Platonic kiss ended the evening and I never dated her again....

CURSE YOU MOM AND YOUR GOOD DAMN TABLE MANNERS........
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:16 AM
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1. I don't know why this story struck me as funny, but it did!
Have you ever considered that maybe your mom did you a favor?

Maybe that girl was a disaster waiting to happen......

I know, I know...you lusted for her....and then her table manners turned you off......

Worse things could have happened, my dear WC......I"m not sure what, but .........

OK, just call me Dr.Phil.......


Good to see you around and about tonight.....Great story, BTW....





:hug:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:57 AM
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9. She was.....
A disaster waiting to happen...

And mymanners served me well as I was asked a few times to dine with people who judge on on the behavior at the dinning table....
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:22 AM
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2. Hey now, don't curse your mom!
She did you a favor, speaking as someone who hates watching people eat in that way! Besides, nothing wrong with being brought up with manners. Some women actually find that attractive!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:58 AM
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10. I know.... But I realized I would never be able to have sex
with a woman with bad table manners.....
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:01 AM
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14. Gack, who would want to?
Or with a man (more to my taste) with bad table manners? I've been around people who chew with their mouths open, and having sex with them would be the LAST thing on my mind!
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:27 AM
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3. Yes, but I'll bet your Mom knew how to bake great bread, and knew...
what side of the plate silverware went... ;)
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:28 AM
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4. And didn't chew with her mouth open!
Blech!
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:59 AM
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11. She taught me how to cook, bake and set a mean table....
To bad she forgot to teach me how to clean and organize a house...
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:04 AM
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17. Better turn the Amish Channel back on!
:7
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:05 AM
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19. I would, except We Amish have no electricity.....
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SeattleGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:05 AM
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20. LOL!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:32 AM
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5. Having standards is nothing to lament
If you settle for someone boorish, you'll end up regretting it every day of your life. Why subject yourself (and her) to that?
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:00 AM
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12. Exactly....
too many people take table manners for granted and, because of my mother, I don't
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Az Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:33 AM
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6. Yep, your mom wrecked ya
Sounds like you had a bohemian on your hands there. Ahhhhh.... bohemians. :evilgrin:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:01 AM
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13. There was nothing bohemian about her.....
I discovered she was boring as well as boorsih....
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:39 AM
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7. Wow WCGreen
I had no idea you were such a momma's boy. ;)

Seriously though, I'm the same way at the dinner table. My pet peeves are talking with your mouth full of food, elbows on the table, and not putting your napkin on your lap.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:02 AM
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15. Momma's boy......
Well, in a way yes and in a way no.....

My dad and mom argued and battled over me as a child....

So much so that I could probably qualify for a two parter on the Dr. Phil show....

But in the end, I guess I turned out alright.....
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:04 AM
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18. for what it's worth, I think you turned out just fine.
don't let Dr. Phil convince you otherwise. ;)
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:06 AM
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21. Thank you......
I was truly in love with this girl, I want to have her babies....

But that night, well the romance was over....
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 05:39 AM
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22. It's a Good Thing The "Lust Car" Crashed
Bad manners are indicative of a whole host of bad habits. Just look at this example.

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Lilyhoney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:52 AM
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8. Your story made me laugh.
But then I stareted thinking.

The girl was'nt enough like your mother? :dilemma:
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 01:03 AM
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16. I love that Smilie...
And in a way, you are probably right.....
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:57 PM
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23. Your Mother would have loved me!
My family raised me with all of the grace of a southern woman. You often tease me about eating supper while you are eating dinner but as you know I am old fashioned in some quaint ways. I always knew which fork, spoon, knife, glass and dish were to be used for what and in which order.

There were things that were not talked about in public or in the presence of the opposite sex (oops - saying 'sex' wasn't allowed either).

I took Home Ec two years in a row. My dressmaking skills were so acute that one of the jobs that I did very successfully was to teach adults to cut and sew clothing for themselves. Making a dress with a sewn-down box pleated skirt, set-in sleeves and stand up collar was very precise work. I was a perfectionist, it had to 'look' right and 'fit' right!


Yes, your Mother would have loved me - most Moms did.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:22 PM
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24. You would have been the first.....
Mom didn't really care for that many of my girlfriends...

She kinda liked my wife, but not really all that much....

I wish she could have met you....
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:25 PM
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25. I wish I could have met her too.
She did sound like a wonderful and loving mother.
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