Posted by Joke at 6:31 AM
bluemountainsmary posted at 7:30 AM, July 15, 2008
Off topic - but that whole St Bernard thing - may well be your responsibility as potential father in law -
You might struggle with the whole dog thing though - as I recollect you are not overly fond of our four legged friends..
Joke posted at 8:36 AM, July 15, 2008
Our two-legged friends are no prize either.
Neither are our winged/finned friends. Houseplants are suspect also.
Joke posted at 8:38 AM, July 15, 2008
P.S. That's not to say that, by ferrying ardent spirits to slake those in thirst, a dog mayn't earn his (or her) keep in my household.
Stomper Girl posted at 8:50 AM, July 15, 2008
Well now I need part two of this thrilling epic, or at least a bit more information about what you said to Ma and Pa Bully. (I would not know myself what to say in the same situation)
By the way, NOS is a hero for putting the bully in place. Although he may have upset the golf purists somewhat.
Joke posted at 12:19 PM, July 15, 2008
NOS is a rare breed, being both heroic (for putting the Awful Boy in his place) and shrewd (for doing so at a distance). Given that Awful Boy might well be able to turn anyone of his fellows into a crimson stain upon the pavement, it was pure genius for NOS to make sure he had a head start for the open spaces.
What I told Mrs. Awful Boy was that "I had heard" that "something had happened" at golf camp -- by this point the young brute had already been exiled from golf camp -- and that all the children had voiced displeasure with his behavior and bullying. "This, I needn't say, is not acceptable and I am sure you will be very sharp with Awful Boy in correcting him. I don't know that this level of leniency can be expected in the future."
See, what I did there was not wait for Ma Awful to call me to complain about NOS giving her son a welt or bruise. What one has to avoid is the rhetorical defense of "Yeah, well, YOUR kid did..."
shula posted at 1:56 AM, July 16, 2008
meggie posted at 4:07 AM, July 17, 2008
Such a satisfying outcome! Well done NOS, & also, his Pater!