July 18, 2011

To another mom while shopping with her teenage son...

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  1. Then how does he handle watching the movies?

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  2. I was about to post the same thing... but presumably the answer is that she has naively accepted her son's excuses as to why he should be allowed to watch the movie for the books he's studying at school.

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  3. Is it me, or does the name "Trevin" sound like a sneeze?

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  4. Yes, lady. Actively avoiding anxiety instead of confronting it is the perfect strategy. I'm sure Trevor will grow into a balanced mature adult.

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  5. I wish I was Trevin's age, so I could hit him repeatedly.

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  6. I wonder how he copes when the book has a different ending...

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  7. This is where I'd lunge across the counter swinging a Mjolnir replica.

    It's probably for the best I don't work in a comic shop.

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  8. Anyone who names their kid "Trevin" has already caused him more anxiety than any movie ever will. Lady, you're just an idiot.

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  9. there is no hope for trevin. he should just start going to therapy right now if he isn't in it already.

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  10. so no "choose your own adventure" books for trevin? too stressful for the poor lad.

    (i'm hoping this poor bastard wasn't too far into his teens. if so,see my last comment....)

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  11. Yeah... I can see Trevin committing suicide after his first break-up.

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  12. Ahh, Helicopter Moms... is there there no corner of sanity that you can't try an protect your precious little rugrat from?

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  13. My favourite part is how it sounds like she's proud of the fact.

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  14. And here's me getting pissed off if the heading on a NotAlwaysRight.com article spoils the punch line.

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  15. "He was always such a quiet boy, I never thought he'd shoot thirty people...but, then again, with a name like Trevin..."

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  16. It all started when Mom wouldn't let little Trevin watch any porn except the ones she starred in...

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  17. Y'know, it's entirely possible that Trevin has some form of anxiety disorder, autism, Asperger's, OCD, etc.
    "Uh oh, fifteen minutes to Judge Wapner."

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    1. I'm glad someone else said it. There are disorders that require this sort of careful parenting, unfortunately.

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  18. Sounds like Jus' Folks to me. My Mom can't stand ANY suspense in movies or books. For the former, it helps if I basically tell her the ending or who's going to die; for the latter, she basically cheats by reading the last chapter, THEN plowing through it. :|

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  19. No no no, you misunderstood. That little monster known to us as Trevin just HATES reading, so he pretends to read books based on movies, why? So that he could say "Oh yeah, I've read this one. It's about that big guy with a laser cannon built into his nose, and, and he fights space pirates from another galaxy, and there's this really cool theme song... eh... I mean, I like to imagine there's this really cool theme song when I read the book. Because I read books. Reading is, eh, cool. Yeah."

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  20. And this Trevin is going to grow up to become a script writer for films based on comics. World, rejoyce and thank his mom! :P

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  21. Movies go by faster. And if you get them on video you can fast forward. Of course Trevin hasn't figured out what I figured out long ago, if you get too anxious (yeah, yeah, I'm crazy, whatever) you can skip to the end and then finish reading the book once you figure out who's still around when it's all over.

    Feel free to make fun. My husband teases me all the time.

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  22. And if suspense is all that makes a book worth reading to you, I'd argue I'm getting *more* out of those books I know the ending to than you are ;)

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  23. "I wonder how he copes when the book has a different ending"

    No, he doesn't read books that have been made into movies; he only reads novelizations of movies, which aren't going to vary that much.

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  24. Clearly he's screwed twelve ways from Sunday if he ever needs to look something up in the dictionary...

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  25. Is "Trevin" the remains of conjoined twins named Trevor and Kevin?

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  26. Lovely parenting skills.

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  27. The same was the case with me. During my childhood time I too used to read books related to games and movies and very less related to studies. My mom was fed up with my practice.

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