You are German and you work hard...

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    Jan 17, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    I hate this lecture. Ever since I was little this was instilled into my mind from my Dad.

    I'm about to lose my job, and I've avoided my Dad since. He is my best friend, and we talk everyday. He had my sister check on me earlier today, but she knows everything that's going on. She also leaves it to me to tell him.

    I'm just avoiding the lecture.... Again. My sister said to avoid it as long as possibleicon_sad.gif

    Anyone else have this?
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    Jan 17, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    so yo gonna avoid him forever?

    Be a man, listen to your dads lecture and get over it.
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    Jan 17, 2011 4:53 AM GMT
    Huh?...You are german?...Well, you really have to work hard icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 17, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    I'm gonna talk to him tomorrow and tell him the truth. It's like my sister said, "this is a blessing in disguise; you can't get a PhD and work 40+ hours a week."

    "We will make this work for you."

    I hate being a failure to my Dad. I'm my worst critic. My Dad is my second.
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    Jan 17, 2011 1:12 PM GMT
    I can totally relate to you... been in the same boat. Everytime I visit my parents, I leave with a knot of guilt in my stomach.
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    Jan 17, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    hauptstimme saidI'm gonna talk to him tomorrow and tell him the truth. It's like my sister said, "this is a blessing in disguise; you can't get a PhD and work 40+ hours a week."

    "We will make this work for you."

    I hate being a failure to my Dad. I'm my worst critic. My Dad is my second.
    You obviously haven't learned coded language yet. That means they're gonna pay for you tuition. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 17, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    hey kitty, why you live with your dad?
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jan 17, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    You are 29 and have to live life for you, not for anyone else in the world. I think that the current economic climate is more than an adequate excuse for losing a job. Tell him you're an American and you are finding your own way through one of the toughest times in American history pretty successfully. Then end with my favorite, "Conversation over." icon_smile.gif

    Everyone's a critic. As I'm sure you know, many of the best musicians, artists, etc., don't read reviews because it adds a dependence on what someone else thinks not what they think or what the art is really about. Close the newspaper.
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    Jan 17, 2011 6:51 PM GMT
    Over and no lecture this time!

    He said, "I'm proud of you, and you are standing up for what you believe in. My son is gonna be a doctor, and that's all I can ask for. We will make this happen for you. I love you; Don't stress over it."

    I love my German heritage.
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    Jan 17, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    German joke time

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    A Thousand Years of German Humour
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    Jan 17, 2011 6:58 PM GMT
    Sorry, but I have met and worked with my share of lazy Germans. So I don't buy into the stereotype...
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    hauptstimme saidOver and no lecture this time!

    He said, "I'm proud of you, and you are standing up for what you believe in. My son is gonna be a doctor, and that's all I can ask for. We will make this happen for you. I love you; Don't stress over it."

    I love my German heritage.



    Germans tend to think they are better than others
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:01 PM GMT
    Vielen Glueck, Hauptsimmchen.
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    I actually loved the Germans I've met and found them incredibly self-aware. While in conversation, they even mentioned how sorry they were for their ancestors' poor behavior, like it was their fault. I found them so accommodating towards me. I am actually part German and can speak very little, so maybe that's why??

    And I mean, that's a favorable stereotype, so obviously it may not be true across the board, but that's a good experience I've had. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:31 PM GMT
    marcobruno1978 saidSorry, but I have met and worked with my share of lazy Germans. So I don't buy into the stereotype...


    They know how to build a car though.
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:40 PM GMT
    8th generation German-American on father's side (arrived 1710, fought in Revolution, wrong side...haha). 5th generation German-American on mother's side. (arrived ~1868 )
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:47 PM GMT
    Dude, just get it over with. Better to hear it now then to hear it later. If you wait and procrastinate then it just makes it that much and worse and it says a lot about your character for the simple fact that you can't talk to your dad or bear to listen to him lecture you. That's a bit childish. How old are you again?

    Grow a pair and move on, buddy. According to you you're about to lose your job for whatever reason. You don't want to lose your dad's respect at the same time now do you? By you being a silly nelly about talking to your dad who is sure to lecture you (it's what parent's do) but could also give you some pointers and encouragement you run the risk of being a disappointment not because you're about to lose your job but because you can't man up and talk to your dad which shows weakness. No dad wants to see that in their child.
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:58 PM GMT
    Mil8 said
    marcobruno1978 saidSorry, but I have met and worked with my share of lazy Germans. So I don't buy into the stereotype...


    They know how to build a car though.


    They didn't do a good job building the one I had.
  • LJay

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    Jan 17, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Isn't it amazing that, whatever else they may be, dads are dads?

    It's going to be a pleasure to hear that you have done well.
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    Jan 17, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    Im quarter german, I quite like em ;)