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Dr Batsen D Belfry Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:06 AM
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My wife's Hannukah gift got the Heisman
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 09:23 AM by Dr Batsen D Belfry
My grandparents are fairly open-minded individuals, and after seeing Jimmy Carter on the Tonight Show last week, we figured his book would be OK for my grandmother. My wife $ (pronounced Ka-ching) gave her the book last night. Instead of politely thanking my wife, my grandmother said "No thanks, take it back. I won't read it."

I have never seen such a thing, especially from my grandmother, who has been reigning Queen of Etiquette for some time.

This year, we didn't even make it through dinner without offending.

Later,
DBDB

PS - For those who don't understand the Heisman reference, it refers to pushing away, like the trophy's stiffarm. Like my brother said about picking up women: "I gave her my best line, but she gave me the Heisman"
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:55 PM
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1. Wow, that was astoundingly rude!
Since she's never acted like this before, do you think there could be something physically wrong with Grandma?
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BarenakedLady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:57 PM
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2. Any chance of Alzheimer's
or dementia of some sort? Sometimes rude behavior is a sign. :shrug:
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:02 PM
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3. Trade book back in for Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" DVD
Then mail it to her with a follow-up visit to watch it with her.
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:18 PM
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4. Wow, that's pretty harsh. Especially if anyone bothers to pick the book up and read it. I gained
a new affection for Jimmy Carter after reading his book. The man is smart and very easy to read and understand.
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Dr Batsen D Belfry Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 06:48 AM
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6. I haven't read it yet, but
It is my understanding it is mostly the title that is controversial. I heard him speak about the book, and from what I gather, it is to stir up debate over the fact that there has been no dialog with th eUS involved since Bush has led his merry crusade through the Middle East.

What he is saying is dialogue is the key. The fact that Egypt and Israel still have a standing peace agreement that both sides are following is a testament to that.

If anyone knows the ME, it is Jimmy Carter. He is the only one to succeed over there.

DBDB
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Dr Batsen D Belfry Donating Member (650 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 06:43 AM
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5. Just old age
They are both pushing 90, so they get to say and do as they please.

DBDB
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mduffy31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 10:57 AM
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7. The Ka-ching
was that a DML reference when Jim Carrey was on?
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