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easter's Dad

weather: partially sunny
outside: 11°C
mood: *ROTFL*
easter had warned me that she shares the computer with other members of her family and if I find her ignoring me, it could be the others using the computer, but forgetting to log her off. =D I saw "her" online and decided to start talking =)

Session Start (bride:easter): Sat Oct 23 15:01:10 2004
[15:01] bride: okay, XYZ is lame!

A few minutes go by and I realize that it might be her Dad.

[15:05] bride: erm... Hi easter's Dad *wave* =D

A few more minutes go by.

[15:08] easter: hi!
[15:08] easter: sorry. she's not here.
[15:09] bride: that's alright, Sir =)
[15:09] easter: J---- is fine...I'll tell her it's lame.
[15:09] easter: Take care!
[15:09] bride: haha =)
[15:09] bride: thank you =)
[15:09] *** "easter" signed off at Sat Oct 23 15:09:24 2004.
Session Close (easter): Sat Oct 23 15:09:47 2004

Okay, so I'm just way too easily amused, but "I'll tell her it's lame" just totally cracked me up. I can see him rolling his eyes at the ceiling thinking, "girls... sheesh..." too XD =D =D

BTW, Daae, I could never be on a first name basis with my friends' parents. It's my Chinese upbringing, that feels way too disrespectful and I can't bring myself to do it even if I'm asked to. Usually, it's "Aunt Maria" and "Uncle Marco", etc. The most informal I've ever done was to attach "-Mom" or "-Dad" to the end of their names. Like "Shirley-Mom" and "Bill-Dad". =)


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sertrel
Oct. 23rd, 2004 04:01 pm (UTC)
I remember as a kid, calling my mother's friends "Cheng-mama" and "Yi-mama", and even now, that's what I still call them.

As far as my non-Asian friends' parents... If they outright tell me not to call them Mr. or Mrs. and tell me to use their first name I will, but it might take a few times to remember. :p
bride
Oct. 23rd, 2004 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we used to do that too. More recently, if we're talking directly to them it, would be "Cheng Auntie" and "Yi Auntie". If we're talking to their kids (ie. our age), we call them "Auntie Maria", "Auntie Tiffany", etc.
vaulted_eel
Oct. 23rd, 2004 05:38 pm (UTC)
Haha, that's awfully cute. :D

I've messaged my cousin before when she's at her dad's -- if she's away, sometimes my uncle will get on and try to mess around with me. I can usually figure out it's him because it takes about five minutes for him to type an entire sentence. *g*

I never felt comfortable calling my friends' parents by their first names either, even if they insisted on it. Same thing with teachers, unless they happen to be really close to my own age.
kat_box
Oct. 23rd, 2004 05:55 pm (UTC)
The most informal I've ever done was to attach "-Mom" or "-Dad" to the end of their names. Like "Shirley-Mom" and "Bill-Dad". =)

Hmmm.... wonder who's parent's you would be talking about there? ;) *hee*
bride
Oct. 24th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
Ah dunno, man =)
life_beautiful
Oct. 23rd, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
I can never call friends' parents by their first names either, even though everyone else does.
kaseido
Oct. 23rd, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
*g*

I was always much more formal around other people than the California norm, probably because my parents were much older and raised me somewhat Old World -

OTOH, it's only been about a year or so that people have started consistently calling me "sir" or "Mr.," and, omg, is it distressing! It's like, you can feel "Gramps" headed on its way, waah! :P
bride
Oct. 23rd, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC)
I'm already a "Grandma" (or a form of). =) Chinese familial titles go by generation. The title for a relative who is in your parents' generation is some form of "Uncle" or "Aunt". The title for a relative who is in your grandparents' generation is some form of "Grandpa" and "Grandma".

I have cousins who are grandparent-aged already (it's a long story that involves World War II). Their children are older than I am and have been calling me "Auntie" since we met when I was 3yo. My cousin's grandchildren call me "Great-Aunt" which gets essentially shortened to "Grandma" for the very young ones who can only get one character out at a time. =)
kaseido
Oct. 23rd, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)
I feel better! ;D

and, very interesting! I'm at the young end of my generation in my family, but the oldest, who're pushing 60, didn't have kids, leaving all my nieces/nephews in the teens and down. Grands would be a little bogglesome!
ducks
Oct. 23rd, 2004 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'm the same way. It's always Auntie or Uncle, or Mr. X and Mrs. Y. I would never be comfortable calling anyone of an elder generation by their first names. Even if they insist, I would still forget and greet them as Mr. or Mrs.

(I do find it strange that I call coworkers by their first names, and they're old enough to be my parents!)
tinyflamingo
Oct. 24th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Ha ha ha ha ha. Yes, the message was passed on to me what you found lame. :) My Dad can be a riot!

I still call friend's parents "Mr." and "Mrs." Even my best friends' parents are "Mom" and "Dad" rather than their first names. It's so weird, too, because Sarah is a teacher and when I go out with her and her co-workers they've told me to address them as "Mary" and "Mick," etc. Some of these people were my teachers too so I generally just mumble ahhherrrr.

I have a little second cousin who is fourteen, and her mom didn't want her to call *me* by my first name because there's a fourteen year age gap! Her mom tried to make her call me "Aunt Dayna" but I absolutely put my foot down as I felt it would create a gap between us that I don't feel the need to empahasize.
bride
Oct. 24th, 2004 04:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, my cousin, Stephen is still "Cousin Stephen" to me =)
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