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Old 01-10-2006, 01:32 PM   #21
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I'm gearing up for this question already. When I tell folks I am ERing, there first response is , "what are you going to do?". My response has been "Not what I'm doing now." , or "Nothing". The later tends to end the conversation.

You spend all your life trying to justify your existance in life through your work at parties, gatherings , etc. I feel no need continue when I ER. THe answer of "Nothing", will make them refelect on what They are really doing.

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Re: What he does all day.
Old 01-10-2006, 01:41 PM   #22
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Well, thats a fair answer given that i'll be in the 80-90 range by then.

Should be pretty amusing to go to my sons high school graduation just before I turn 60... "Oh look gabe, your grandparents came to your graduation!".
I was 42 when my second son was born, so that happened to me a few times. There seem to be more older Dads around now though.

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Just tell them you quit working so you could chase women full time.

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Hey, just have a baby. Then you dont need to chase them, they come right up to you and flirt. Heck, you're 99.99% harmless.
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Hey, just have a baby.* Then you dont need to chase them, they come right up to you and flirt.* Heck, you're 99.99% harmless.
A really fluffy dog that looks like Bingo is almost as good. Not only is my dog fluffy, he is named Bingo.

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I've gone walking with a very cute puppy. Very cute baby beats very cute puppy hands down. No contest. However, the puppy is somewhat less self limiting...
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I've gone walking with a very cute puppy.* Very cute baby beats very cute puppy hands down.* No contest.* However, the puppy is somewhat less self limiting...
Well, you are younger too ... But you are probably right, having a cure baby proves that you can make cute babies. Having a cute dog just proves that you have $600, and reasonable tastes.

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having a cure baby proves that you can make cute babies
Yeah, I get that from Mrs () a lot when I want to take the baby out with me. "Yeah, you just want to show the girls what you can do..."
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Yeah, I get that from Mrs () a lot when I want to take the baby out with me.* "Yeah, you just want to show the girls what you can do..."
Another slightly more subtle point, a cute baby also demonstrates that you can attract a pretty woman, who is willing to take on baby making with you. All in all, a top grade recommendation.

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Or that you can run faster than mom and dad after grabbing the baby...
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Or that you can run faster than mom and dad after grabbing the baby...
OK, checkmate.

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I hate you, your free time, your trout, your beers.....

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Free time ain't free, brah...
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Yes, this is hard. Although I must admit it is easier for a woman to say she stays at home, the next question is when are you planning to have a baby, which is a harder question ~ not as to whether I am, but as not to how to answer honestly without offending the person with all the babies!
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Another slant on the "what do you do all day?" question:

My husband has a coworker who has had some hard times, and "George" moved to an area where he could afford to buy a little place, but it is basically a trailer park.* Now George is a hard-working guy, responsible and all that.* *He's just a nice guy who wants his own place, and this was all he could afford.* Most of the men in his new neighborhood are unemployed, and they basically sit around the house all day, drinking or whatever.*

George has become friends with a young boy in the neighborhood, who doesn't have much to do and just wants someone to talk to.* At one point, the kid asked George, "where do you go all day?"* Having no role models, he just didn't understand the concept of going to work!!* ** We still laugh about that, though it really isn't funny, when it comes right down to it.*

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Yes, this is hard.* Although I must admit it is easier for a woman to say she stays at home, the next question is when are you planning to have a baby, which is a harder question ~ not as to whether I am, but as not to how to answer honestly without offending the person with all the babies!
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Yes, this is hard.* Although I must admit it is easier for a woman to say she stays at home, the next question is when are you planning to have a baby, which is a harder question ~ not as to whether I am, but as not to how to answer honestly without offending the person with all the babies!
Shiny: You might try just being honest, and thus not offending the person with the babies.

As in: "I'm too selfish and self-centered, to accept the responsibility of parenthood".

Seems to work for both of my adult daughters.

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I never had even the slightest maternal urge and my answer to the baby question was always, "I'm unable to have children". It immediately squashed any baby talk
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Q: what do you do all day ?

A: I am an adult film star. I work undercover on contract assignment
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Q: what do you do all day ?

A: I am an adult film star. I work undercover on contract assignment
Me too! We should form a union: "Brotherhood of the Wag#1001"
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