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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". =)


Oct. 23rd, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)

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
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. =)
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!


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