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Scooby Hoo

Joined: 10/5/99 Posts: 1607
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Your post is somewhat ironic and paradoxical...


You say, "I don't want to call out such a legend", then add your planned "but dang".

We see this approach to tactful bile when we hear a so-called friend say, "I don't want to say anything bad about so-and-so, but I would like to...". We know -- implicitly-- the first statement is a slickly disingenuous disclaimer for the previous or ensuing smack-down to come.

LW's parents and BW have been great; just what parents should do -- counsel, hope, and guide.

Rather than pen a post in which you phrase things as a "call out", you could have simply concurred that parents comments on their children are often reflective of their BEST HOPES for their child.

Anyone who has been a parent could tell you that they often failed to realize that their best hopes and influence gets supplanted by close peers as their kids venture into school. Why not give any such parents --not just the Word's, who have meant a lot to UVA-- some leeway and compassion when their child's decision doesn't always align with their advice, hopes, and plans?

(In response to this post by HoozDaMan)

Posted: 03/14/2017 at 4:57PM



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Current Thread:
  Right. Very poor interpretation of BW's post. -- 4thYear5th 03/18/2017 10:56AM
  All to sensible, Norfolk Hoo. ** -- 141lile 03/15/2017 08:37AM
  A dad made a comment about this son ... -- Trigon 03/14/2017 11:28PM
  Your post is somewhat ironic and paradoxical... -- Scooby Hoo 03/14/2017 4:57PM
  I didn't mean it to be the way you took it -- HoozDaMan 03/14/2017 6:57PM
  FWIW I took it the way you meant it ** -- wadhoo 03/14/2017 7:41PM
  You're a real PC MO**, that crap is just what the poster -- Charleston Cav 03/14/2017 6:56PM
  As I stated below, I think there is more -- Spudnut 03/14/2017 2:53PM
  Word is they are unrelated situations. ** -- hoodeyo 03/14/2017 9:05PM
  Things change ** -- rives 03/14/2017 2:18PM
  Seasons change.... people change... ** -- ProfessiHOOnal 03/14/2017 2:51PM
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