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Watch what you say to little ears

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Cliff Salisbury

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My mother taught me to read when I was
four years old (her first mistake). One
day, I was in the bathroom and noticed
one of the cabinet doors was ajar.

I read the box in the cabinet. I then
asked my mother why she was keeping
'napkins' in the bathroom. Didn't they
belong in the kitchen?
Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary
facts, she told me that those were for
'special occasions' (her second mistake).

Now fast forward a few months....It's
Thanksgiving Day, and my folks are leaving
to pick up my uncle and his wife for
dinner. Mom had assignments for all of
us while they were gone.
Mine was to set the table.

When they returned, my uncle came in
first and immediately burst into laughter.
Next came his wife who gasped, then
began giggling. Next came my father,
who roared with laughter.

Then came Mom, who almost died of
embarrassment when she saw each place setting
on the table with a 'special occasion'
Kotex napkin at each plate, with the
fork carefully arranged on top. I had
even tucked the little tail in so they
didn't hang off the edge!!

My mother asked me why I used these
and, of course, my response sent the other
adults into further fits of laughter.
'But, Mom, you said they were for special
occasions!!!'
 

Ms. Janet

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Cliff,

Your mother was exactly correct. That time of the month is a special occasion for chicks. I also feel "special" when I'm on the receiving end of it.:(
 

Artemis Fowl

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Ah yes. When I was 5 it was "GI Joe's Sleeping Bag".
 

Joe Milla

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thats funny. in this time need a good laugh.
 
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