You Ever Notice...and What's the Deal...

D'Snowth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
36,153
Reaction score
10,175
So I've noticed these financial and economical publications have pretty much stopped publishing their annual reports and statistics of how much mothers would be earning in terms of salaries if they actually got paid for all they do all year such as cooking, cleaning, caring for the children, among other things.

Because I used to think every year, if they can actually take the time to figure all of those numbers out, why can't they figure out a way to actually make it happen and actually let mothers get paid . . . guess they figured it was a lost cause.
 

fuzzygobo

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 11, 2004
Messages
3,365
Reaction score
2,782
Well, unfortunately motherhood is not a paid position. What happens if you sleep in late?
If you're an abusive mother, how come you don't get fired?

If yore a mother (probably a hundred million or so) how long do yo get paid? Until the kid is 18? 21? Forever?
What if you become a grandmother? Do you get a raise because your family gets extended by a generation?

What if you're the Octomom? Or a Mormon? You'd bankrupt the system.

Or, how much did your dad pay your mom to raise you?

That study seems to reach a dead end because you can't put a tangible price on motherhood.

The best thing you can do tomorrow (if you're broke and can't even afford a card, let alone candy or flowers) is say Thank you Mom, for everything and tell how much you love her.
Love is free, but priceless.

Happy Mother's Day to all moms near and far.
 
Last edited:

D'Snowth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
36,153
Reaction score
10,175
So I recently realized something about the new(er) SS set that actually doesn't seem to have gotten just a whole lot of mileage: David Gallo had explained there were various different cans or recycling bins throughout the street for Oscar to pop out of at random so he can get in on whatever action is happening in any part of the street, such as the community center, or Abby's garden - basically implying that Oscar's got tunnels all under the street.

That concept doesn't seem like it's gotten much at all . . . like, I think I can count on just one hand - and still have fingers left over - all the times since the new set was introduced I can remember Oscar just popping up out of a random can or bin.
 

minor muppetz

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 19, 2005
Messages
14,845
Reaction score
2,277
So I recently realized something about the new(er) SS set that actually doesn't seem to have gotten just a whole lot of mileage: David Gallo had explained there were various different cans or recycling bins throughout the street for Oscar to pop out of at random so he can get in on whatever action is happening in any part of the street, such as the community center, or Abby's garden - basically implying that Oscar's got tunnels all under the street.

That concept doesn't seem like it's gotten much at all . . . like, I think I can count on just one hand - and still have fingers left over - all the times since the new set was introduced I can remember Oscar just popping up out of a random can or bin.
In that recent "Device Free Dinner" video, Oscar goes down into his bin and then pops up from in front. Was there a hidden trash can there?
 

D'Snowth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
36,153
Reaction score
10,175
It seems to me that the Brits aren't very good at coming up with baby names, because from my observation, a lot of them have the same names. For instance, a lot of British men are named Simon or Colin, while a lot of British women are named Emma or Emily.

Though, to be fair, this could be the British equivilent of how certain names are really popular in America, like John or Sarah.
 

D'Snowth

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
36,153
Reaction score
10,175
I'm gonna pull a minor muppetz here and go into an observation I've made from the movie RATATOUILLE:

Colette jumps to Linguini's defense when Skinner threatens to fire him over messing with the soup, on the grounds that firing the person responsible for making something a critic enjoyed would look bad for Gusteau's restaurant (which has been struggling since Gusteau's death); Skinner reluctantly decides not to fire Linguini after all, and also decides to put Colette in charge of him since she defended him.

After Remy spends some time "training" Linguini in a kitchen setting and is able to recreate the soup he "accidentally" made, Skinner decides to put Colette in charge of him in terms of furthering his training in the kitchen, which angers her because she feels she's worked too long and too hard to build up her own reputation as Gusteau's new (first and only woman) Sous-chef to have to take on the task of training "some garbage boy who got lucky."

So not only does it seem like Skinner had forgotten that he already put Colette in charge of Linguini in the kitchen, but it also seems like Colette forgot she defended and stood up for him when Skinner was initially firing him, when even she was impressed that it seemed a mere garbage boy could make something delicious by accident.
 
Top