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I miss Robin. It's funny how all kinds of random things will make me think of him. Even something as simple as when we were at Target last night: M came up to me and said, with a sad look in his eye, "I just saw Multi-Cat litter boxes." Yeah, me too. We are a single cat household now.

Anyway that's a sad note, so I will switch to a funny story to end on. I was at a pool party with a bunch of friends, some of whom had children. The kids were playing in the pool, and the one little girl let out this god-awful shriek!!!! Just in play, but it was horrifying!

My girlfriend said, "Now Renniekins isn't going to want to have kids, now that she's heard you make that noise."

"I know," I said laughing, "I didn't even know they were capable of such sounds!"

Another girlfriend chimed in, "That's enough to make you stop ovulating."

"Yeah, I can picture all my little eggies, trying to swim back into the ovaries, elbowing their way up, calling, "let us back in!!!"

My husband added, "And then all the little swimmers will be wandering around going, "It's awfully quiet in here, where is everybody??"

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writerwench From: writerwench Date: July 5th, 2013 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh dear god yes

Little girls seem to be capable of shrieking at a pitch designed to lacerate ear-drums and make any non-parent want to either run away from them very fast, or shut them up by any means possible, fair or foul.

Kudos to the mother who reproved her daughter. I wish that happened more often.

I nearly got into a fight with a slag (trailer trash) woman at a supermarket once, because her horrible brats were playing all over the shop, running around shrieking and screaming. One came up behind me and screamed at the top of her lungs. I swung round with hand raised... dang, she cleared off fast. Yeah, that message got home to the kid, at least, but the breeder was quite aggressive about it.

Hooray for store security and the approving nods and support of fellow shoppers, I say.

Little girls should NEVER EVER EVER be allowed to think that screaming is acceptable, cute, amusing, funny, or anything other than utterly foul bad manners. srsly.
writerwench From: writerwench Date: July 5th, 2013 10:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh dear god yes

And it's largely because of feral kids screaming and being foul that my daughters have decided not to have children, and are giving me grand-kitties (proxy cats) instead. I'm good with that.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: August 15th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Oh dear god yes

Well, in the child's defense, she was playing in an outdoor swimming pool. If there is ever a time when shrieking isn't entirely unreasonable, that seems to be one of them.

It was still awfully loud, and startling. But more of a "roll your eyes" moment than a "tear her hair out" moment. (: I was still glad her mother told her to stop!
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