intro and other stuff
Melissa at Proffitt.com
Tue Aug 31 15:43:35 EDT 1999
>Oh, PS Just wanted to add this snippet, a great comment from Melissa:
> >>(The reason this bugs me so much is that so many people--not the ones
> >>on this list, but my mother-in-law is one of them--read a book, don't
> >>it, and say "This is a bad book" as though their opinion of it was
> >>what every other reader would think. Grrr.) Yeah, a lot of us on this
> >>are at least chronologically grownups, and we all have strong
> >>this doesn't make us right. Except me, because I am always right. :)
> LOL! Is it possible that your mother-in-law has a twin sister? Mine
>does this with movies and it drives me up the wall.
Probably! I don't know, I love my mother-in-law and we get along so
well...she just has this one really annoying habit. Of course, once I
figured out what criteria a book had to have for her to consider it "good"
it was easy to translate her comments into rational criticism.
> Oh, yes,
> >>Yeah, a lot of us on this list are at least chronologically grownups
> I might even go so far as to add 'allegedly.' I still wonder why my
>eight year old daughter so trustingly believes that I actually have any
>answers. Touching really. Or frightening. Boy, is she in for a shock when
>she 'grows up'
I still don't understand why I was allowed to have children. When did I
grow up to that extent? Isn't there a test of some kind? It's taken years
to think of myself as over 21, even...
(whose CHILDREN think she is not always right, especially in matters of
bedtime and candy)
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