All posts tagged culture
Posted by lizeccentric7 on August 20, 2012
Why do we American women dislike the word “ma’am?”
I hear that ear-piercing word each time I go to the grocery store. A young bagger or cashier says, “thank you ma’am.” My husband does not understand why I return home in a bad mood.
It is a huge faux pas to call any American women “ma’am.” We will not say anything hateful back to you, if called that evil word. However, our thoughts scream, “I am not old enough to be called “ma’am.” We also think to ourselves, “do I look that bad?”
Miss = single
Mrs. = married
Ma’am = Erase from your memory of words, please (thank you, kindly)
“Ma’am” should be removed from the English language.
What are your thoughts on the subject?
Is the word “ma’am” used in your country? If so, is it thought of as a positive or negative word?
Posted by lizeccentric7 on July 24, 2012
•Bitch that lives in the suburbs
•Pretend to be wealthy (far from it)
•Expect kids to be perfect
•Reputation is everything to them
•Can be male or female
The reality is a suburbitch’s child will most likely end up in therapy. I can imagination the therapist saying, “it’s ok, not to be perfect.”
Great parents do not sweat the small stuff. A suburbitch gets angry when their children break something by accident. Does that really matter? Thus the new word I made up, “suburbitch.”
A suburbitch freaks out if their child comes home with a grade lower than a “B.” In the big picture of life, is it worth getting angry if a child gets a “C?” The child has to make perfect grades, look perfect, act perfect, and do great in sports. It is an enormous amount of pressure.
Suburbitches also have their children in extracurricular activities six days a week! Where is the childhood fun in that?
Why are suburbitches adopting the new “my child must play every sport and every instrument – and be perfect” parenting style?
The kids hate it. Hey suburbitches, how about you let your kid be a kid, and have some fun? Stop putting enormous pressure on them.
Childhood is supposed to be fun!
Do you think the above parenting style is odd or normal?
Do you like the word I made up?
I wonder if suburbitch will end up in Webster’s Dictionary?
Posted by lizeccentric7 on July 21, 2012
Can someone explain to me why every single time I eat out at a restaurant the food is so horrible that my dog would not eat it?
I do not understand why we Americans put up with a lack of nice restaurants and poorly prepared food.
I would like for the food to taste better than a McDonald’s chicken nugget when eating at a “nice” restaurant.
There are zero healthy places to eat in this area. I would need to drive over a few states to get a great meal.
Why can’t I find a healthy, nice, elegant restaurant in this state?
Food that doesn’t just literally turn into ass fat would be great!
Is this asking for too much in America?
Posted by lizeccentric7 on July 16, 2012
“When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan’s Cathedral.”
“In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.”
-Steven Halpern (quote author)
Posted by lizeccentric7 on May 19, 2012
“It’s not vanity to feel you have a right to be beautiful. Women are taught to feel we’re not good enough, that we must live up to someone else’s standards. But my aim is to cherish myself as I am.”
Posted by lizeccentric7 on May 17, 2012
When I was a kid…….
-Roach-clips with feathers were worn as hair barrettes
-People did not wear seat belts
-Everyone drove around with 40 ounce beers in their lap
-We did not have air-conditioning
-No one discussed anyone else’s business
-My school did not have air conditioning
-The economy was bad, but people were happy with the simple things
-No one had cable
-Dishes were washed by hand
-TV dinners were heated in the oven
-There were no cell phones
-Cassette tapes were used to listen to music or records (I had records)
-8 track tapes were still in use
-VCR tapes were used to watch movies
-No one ever called the cops
-Arguments were settled by physically fighting
-Kids played outside
-Most people drove “junky” cars
-Music was awesome
-Bullying was dealt with by fighting
-Most people were thin because of no cable or Internet (most people didn’t have it)
-Neighbors helped each other
-Eating out was a special occasion
-Kids played on swing sets & rode bikes
-Atari was the cool game to play
-People loved to dance
-Poker or spades were played for hours (12-24 hrs) (poker night)
-Billards were the in-game to play
- Happy 8 Track Tape Day (living4bliss.wordpress.com)
- Technostalgia for the Digitally Hip (webroot.com)
- Pop Poker: Poker and the Titanic (pokerlistings.com)
- Remember the 8 Track Tape? (publishnprosper.com)
- I Still Listen to 8 Tracks (publishnprosper.com)
- David Bowie – Pin-Ups (8-track) (thelifelongmixtape.wordpress.com)
Posted by lizeccentric7 on May 16, 2012