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Somehow I am not impressed

May 26th, 2009 at 04:47 pm

This is a personal pet peeve of mine....

When one lists recent purchases, I tend to get glazed over eyes, and wonder why I am being told this information.

Now if you buy a new gadget and want to show me it, sure, we like to share the joy.

But to simply run down a list of toys and expect me to care? What could possibly come of that besides your pride at all you have.

Do you need me to come tell you a list of recent achievements of my kids? Would it make the mother of an 18 month old, who can't walk, happy for me to say "EL can walk, says two or three words and can find our noses, and her ear, plus she knows if she takes her diaper off she will be taken potty, yes she can 'pee on demand' oh and she can 'moo'"

Seriously what good can come of that?

Sure if I came on here and said "EL found her ear today!" all the kid loving folk could rejoice with me, but my listing all the things she can do is more like a resume, or "don't you think she is the best!"

Not to mention the mother of any 11 month old who isn't up to par is left to wonder why.

The only time a list matters is to oneself (and spouse), or when checking the health of a situation. You need to compare your own list to a baseline, such as if you are on track for retirement for finances, or age appropriate milestones for kids.

The rest of the time, please don't list all your toys/kid skills, just tell me todays and I will rejoice with you.

10 Responses to “Somehow I am not impressed”

  1. Broken Arrow Says:

    Sorry dear!

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Sorry, still at work. Anyways, just wanted to apologize and I think I'm just automatically defensive because I honestly do feel like a bad person spending all this money.

    So, that's why I feel like I have to justify why it's a good idea, because it will ultimately replaceable several other machines, so it will ultimately cost less into the future. That's basically it....

    So, how long do I have to be in the dog house? Um.. maybe now is not a good time to ask that eh?

  3. princessperky Says:

    Oh no BA not you! You said one cool thing you bought, I am totally down with that, it is some other poster on the forums who lists what he bought, not you I am annoyed at not in the slightest

    I am so sorry you thought that.

    Really please forgive me for making you feel bad. I was not referring to your post.

  4. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Well, I guess it says something about me that I chuckled silently and wanted to hear more about mooing.

    BA, you weren't listing toys. You were working out your new approach to buying good computer stuff.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Silly princess, no need to ask for forgiveness! So, it's all a simple misunderstanding, no problems. So long as you're happy, I'm happy. Big Grin

  6. whitestripe Says:

    now i am curious to find this poster and see what all the fuss is about! Smile

  7. SicilyYoder Says:

    I listed a list, but it was the opposie- non-materistic things- sorry if it was my list- I was aksing for advice.

  8. SicilyYoder Says:

    I am tired and going to bed..sorry about the misspelled words- I meant to type, "opposite", and "asking."

  9. princessperky Says:

    Nope the memories was cool, I listed some of my own, and thinking of the past brings up plenty of good and bad, listing the good was good for me.

  10. princessperky Says:

    Oh yeah, and just for Joan, EL nods her head and says 'ya' when you tell her thank you. Smile

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