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The Worst Thing Today

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sweetpotatoboy
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu October 15th, 2009, 11:04 am

So sorry to hear that, MLE.

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Postby LoveHistory » Thu October 15th, 2009, 6:35 pm

Very sorry MLE. My grandfather died of lung cancer when I was three.

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Postby michellemoran » Fri October 16th, 2009, 2:46 am

I'm sorry to hear that MLE.

This definitely doesn't compare to lung cancer, but I felt seriously ticked that I spent an hour in front of the TV waiting to see if the little boy would land safely in the balloon today (and I never watch TV - maybe once a month) and then saw this interview where the child lets it slip that he "did it for the show".
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Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Fri October 16th, 2009, 2:51 am

Thanks, all.
Michelle, you can store that one in your teacher's notes in case you ever get assigned to the lower grades!

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Postby michellemoran » Fri October 16th, 2009, 2:58 am

Hah. Yes, if I ever return to teaching, I would be very careful what sort of things came out of my mouth... I never had a credential to teach the young ones though. Poor boy. If it's really a hoax, he's let it all slip and his father is not going to be pleased.
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Postby SonjaMarie » Fri October 16th, 2009, 3:31 am

But what show did he mean? If it was all a hoax, it's awful and they should pay the cost the rescuers put out.

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Postby michellemoran » Fri October 16th, 2009, 3:57 am

I don't know. Did his father tell him it was a hide-and-seek game they'd be playing for a show they'd be filming? Very odd, especially given the family's background.
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Postby Divia » Fri October 16th, 2009, 9:51 am

Im sorry to hear that MLE.

My only issue is the cold and snow that is suppose to happen. booo.

As for that kid.....that whole story is just weird. Yeah little kids cant keep a secret to save their lives.
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Postby Madeleine » Fri October 16th, 2009, 11:24 am

That's terrible news MLE.

Re the boy in the balloon - it's in the papers here today and it does sound a bit strange, the family aren't exactly publicity-shy are they!
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Postby Chatterbox » Thu October 22nd, 2009, 1:39 pm

Another bout of dental pain, and this time no money to go to the dentist. No sleep last night due to pain. And nope, dentist doesn't work on the instalment payment plan or anything else. No money, no service.


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