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  • What Would You Tell Your Mother?

    I love bargaining, haggling, dealing....

    Sometimes, the person who you're dealing with (car salesman, doctor, investment broker) gives you "options" - several different possibilities.

    About 10 or 15 years ago, I heard a Jewish friend say "I always ask 'what would you tell your own mother'", and I've adopted that strategy.

    Interestingly enough, there are a number of people who still have a soft spot for mom, and are decent enough to be honest, that I'll often see a change of facial expression or posture, as they respond, "well, in that case...."

    It really has served me well. Most recently when I asked my doctor about getting the vaccine, when I had Covid in January with pretty much ZERO impact (so far).
    She gave me a list of options, then I asked her "what would you tell your mother".

    She responded, "well, under the same circumstances, with her having your medical history, I think I'd tell her to wait a few weeks". She went on to explain that she was actively perusing some information on the vaccine options with regard to persons who have already have had Covid, and what the potential "immunity" would be without the vaccine.....

    So, I'm waiting. That's what she would tell her mom.



    ETA: DO NOT turn this thread into a VaxOrNot --- that was only an example -- I'll follow my own doctor's advice.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    "Mom, can I go get myself injected with some dead Covid remains? All my friends are doing it! "

    ~ Russell ("MelMak")

    "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

    Fight_spam!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
      "Mom, can I go get myself injected with some dead Covid remains? All my friends are doing it! "

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
        "Mom, can I go get myself injected with some dead Covid remains? All my friends are doing it! "

        Make sure you do it right the first time!


        Securely anchored to the Rock amid every storm of trial, testing or tribulation.

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        • #5
          When I saw the thread title my instinctive reaction to that question is "CP done did it!!"

          I'm always still in trouble again

          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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          • #6
            Mom! Tell CP to leave me alone!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              Mom! Tell CP to leave me alone!
              Mom! He's on my side!

              I'm always still in trouble again

              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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              • #8
                Rogue had his eyes open during the prayer - I saw it!
                "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                  Rogue had his eyes open during the prayer - I saw it!
                  Ban him!

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