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I have enjoyed countless hours reading over different posts. Some have been needless bantering while others are very informative. Regardless, thanks for continuing entertainment.

Oh yeah...4 more years for me. DW will likely stay with MegaCorp a few years longer till the kids get into college.

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I have enjoyed countless hours reading over different posts. Some have been needless bantering...
No, they have not.
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No, they have not.

I'm sure he meant to say "pointless bantering"
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I think the new member (welcome to the forum!) made it perfectly clear what he meant.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:20 PM   #6
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Welcome Jimmer25!

And there is a difference between needless bantering and pointless bantering.
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I have enjoyed countless hours reading over different posts. Some have been needless bantering....
You rang?
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And there is a difference between needless bantering and pointless bantering.
I disagree - one is unnecessary while the other is groundless.
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I disagree - one is unnecessary while the other is groundless.
I'm going to need to know what your point is.

A day without banter is like a day without a point.

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I disagree - one is unnecessary while the other is groundless.
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I'm going to need to know what your point is.

A day without banter is like a day without a point.
The nonessential is getting excessive around here...
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I have enjoyed countless hours reading over different posts. Some have been needless bantering while others are very informative...
Can a post be both? What is unique about this forum is that we have many informed banterers.

Hmm... How about bantering informers?
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Good list, but you missed one topic.

9. For a married couple, if one is working while the other is not, can the loafer call him/herself FIRE'd?
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Good list, but you missed one topic.

9. For a married couple, if one is working while the other is not, can the loafer call him/herself FIRE'd?
Or just a kept man/woman!
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:00 PM   #17
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Yeah number 9 is good. I think I'll consider myself a loafer, since that's how most my friends will see it.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:30 AM   #18
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Yeah number 9 is good. I think I'll consider myself a loafer, since that's how most my friends will see it.
I see they sucked you into needless banter, and it took only 3 posts.
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I see nothing wrong with being a kept woman. It pays well, the hours are good and lotsa folks are unsure just what the title means. I sometimes just say I'm a stay-at-home-mom to two dogs--now that is a bit of work, but worth it.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:51 AM   #20
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Why is a stay at home mom viewed as a caring parent and a stay at home dad is just another guy in a bath robe that needs to shave and look for a job?
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