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  • LeonD 10:41 pm on April 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    982 – Being Thanked Over & Over Again 

    Is it weird that I dislike being thanked?
    It is?…oh!

    Well I do. When I do something for someone, I don’t do it to receive some form of gratitude from them, I do it because it was the right thing to do. I’m not saying I don’t expect a person to show me any gratitude for a favour, but usually all I need to hear is the phrase “Thank you, I really appreciate that.” That’s all I need from you, now I know you own me one (and I will come collecting one day mwahahah!)

    Hear’s where things get a little awkward. Sometimes you’ll come across someone that obviously desperately in need of assistance (starving homeless man, lost pet, hungry children) and from the goodness of your heart you decide to go out of your way to help. I understand the need people have have to be grateful, but:
    “Thank you”, “Thank you for doing this” (More …)

  • LeonD 12:05 am on February 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    994 – When She Calls You Daddy & You Don’t Like It 

    Note: this doesn’t necessarily relate to just during sex, but in every aspect of the relationship.

    There are two schools opposing schools of thought on the issue of calling your man “Daddy”.

    One side (Pro-Daddy) is perfectly fine with it. They consider “Daddy” a term of endearment. To men that enjoy it, the term represents protector, strength and leadership and it encompasses all of the good qualities that women recognise in them.

    The other side (Anti-Daddy) is wholly creeped out  by the very notion of it.  The idea of associating someone they are sleeping with, with their parents elicits an “Eewww!” response . Most Anti-Daddies still refuse to accept that their parents had sex in order to conceive them. To them, Mom & Dad are mortal gods that miraculously created life out of thin air. (More …)

    • eM 3:09 am on February 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      This is a toughy. It is a little weird and I agree that it can invoke unwanted images. From a woman’s perspective, being asked “Who’s your daddy?” is uncomfortable. I usually try to ignore it and work the sex talk in another direction. But it’s a toughy because as you said it is 100% acceptable everywhere.

    • leondelafonte 11:19 am on February 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      What if the tables are turned though Em? Would you continue dating a guy that called you Mommy?

      Surely that’s worse. To me, that sounds like something a man with severe unresolved issues would say.

    • Dani 9:53 pm on February 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I dated a man who was older than me (by several years). He wanted me to call him daddy- it was so disturbing to me. I don’t get it either. And for the men who want to be called daddy- makes me think that they have some issues…

    • leondelafonte 10:19 pm on February 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’d love to get an opposing opinion on here, maybe there’s something we’re not getting.

      I’ve noticed that it’s very common in urban culture. Most black female R&B singers use Daddy in their lyrics in. Even Beyonce sings “Give it to momma” in her song Green Light.

  • LeonD 10:34 pm on February 14, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    996 – All Alone On Valentine’s Day 

    Being alone on Valentine’s sucks!

    I know for a fact that every single single-person in the world today, dislikes Valentine’s.  Even some people who might be in healthy relationships will openly declare how much they hate Valentine’s day.

    For the few couples that are in happy (usually budding) relationships, Valentine’s day is the most romantic day of the year. It’s the one day of the year where men who are usually “too cool for school”, openly express their love to the women in their lives and women with lovers finally get to live their favourite Disney moment. (More …)

    • eM 5:17 am on February 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I’m single on Valentine’s Day and have been on all but 2 of them in my life. Tonight, I’m enjoying a glass of wine and watching The Bachelor. Fake love, I know..lol.. One of the sweetest things a guy has done for me is bring me a ‘Get Well’ kit unexpectedly when I had a flu. That tops any forced bouquet, box of candy or meaningless card. If you’re single, celebrate the other loves in you life. Or be happy that you’re aren’t spending it with someone who isn’t worth your time. 🙂

  • LeonD 7:08 pm on February 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    The Most Awkward Valentine’s Moments Week 

    To celebrate the upcoming Valentine’s Day (or pure marketing genius  as I like to call it) 1001 A.M. will be doing Valentines themed posts all the way until the big day arrives. For the people who absolutely dislike Valentine’s day like me, I hope you get a little pleasure from counting down every single awkward moment of it. Tell your friends about it, we could use the readership.

    Interesting fact about Valentine’s day; you are far more likely to break up with a someone on Valentine’s day than any other day in the year, except the Christmas & New Years…now isn’t that ironic.

  • LeonD 9:06 pm on February 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    How do you handle an awkward moment? 

    How do you tell what your friends are really like, deep down?

    It’s in the small moments in life when they are put in a position they couldn’t possibly preempt, and all they have to do is react.

    In the awkward moment, some people hide, some laugh, some just stay silent and the wittiest of us will probably fire off a clever quip that quickly diffuses the wierd into the humourous.

    Us mortals (the ones that weren’t the class clown at school) just aren’t built to be that funny. If you’ve ever heard a bad stand up comedian, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

    So what do we do? I’ll tell you what I do. I shut the hell up and swallow it. One of my biggest problems has been my innate ability to grind people’s gears in one badly timed, badly thought sentence. Speaking at any of these awkward moments in my life, would be like asking to play word Russian roulette. (More …)

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