Maple Leeds wrote:bit of a balance really. my folks let me have the odd glass of wine/cider with dinner when I was a kid and I learned to drink fairly responsibly (until uni with its subsidized prices). Even on the tear, I pretty much always drank within my limits - thing is I never touched the spirits really and my physical capacity for pints is about 8 after which I can't fucking move but I won't end up face down in a ditch. I think the alcopops are a disaster - too easy to drink. Generally I always found that girls seem to get in more bother - they're physically smaller and tend to drink cocktails rather than pints: bad combo.
I have a parenting dilemma. I have a little girl on the way next month. Her grandads a Toon fan and he's already sent her a toon shirt. Do I say thanks and then use said shirt as a dish rag? Or keep shirt and allow her to wear it when he visits? (he lives 3000 miles away so not very often). If she wears it, most people here will think she is an NHL referee...
FarmersBoy wrote: shagging outside and making it sordid.
Disco Dan wrote:I mean, I'm not gonna go down the ultra-liberal 'anything goes' path because that's not a reflection of my own views, but to say 'you can't do anything, do not touch it' would be hypocritical would it not?
Disco Dan wrote: And more to the point, do drugs and alcohol simply fall into the same bracket, with their status as legal/illegal being arbitrary to a degree?
eric olthwaite wrote:I suspect this is mostly a rhetorical question, but how do you persuade a teenage girl that there is no significant qualitative or functional difference between:
- A plain V-neck cardie made by starving / abused Indonesian children, which retails for £6 at Primark, and
- A plain V-neck cardie made by starving / abused Indonesian children, with a tiny little yellow badge on the left breast denoting to those who might give a shit that it is a product of the Lyle & Scott brand, which retails for £85?
the flying pig wrote:as i'm sure you've realised, anyone who had a reliable antidote to pester power would have long since made their first few millions by selling the book or DVD or whatever of their secret... and probably subsequently been gunned down by a shadowy figure in the employment of the advertising industry...
all i can really suggest re: expensive buys of this sort is that you, firstly, ration them very strictly and, secondly, link them somehow to concessions in other areas, such as specific exam grades, work around the house, that sort of thing.
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