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2014-02-18 02:42:09 PM
5 votes:
wait, you mean it's a good idea to be civil to people? especially ones that have access to your life?

if you think this is bs, keep acting like a jerk to nannys/waiters and other folks "below" you.

you'll notice a frequency in getting weird 24hr bugs like this. and probably a good bout of food poisoning twice a year.

we're all people, it doesn't take much to ruin a persons day. so it won't take them much effort to ruin your week.
2014-02-18 04:23:27 PM
4 votes:

durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.


You weren't a guest.  And he was sending a pretty clear message about what he thought about you.  You were just too dumb to get the message.
2014-02-18 02:24:51 PM
4 votes:
Why is this being linked to on Washington Post? They just reprint Prudie from Slate. What happened to linking to the original content?
2014-02-18 06:26:19 PM
3 votes:

MycroftHolmes: Fano: Many, MANY guys don't own or would never wear a bathrobe. Hugh Hefner was known for always wearing his velour one. And anyhow, the arbitrary definition of "creepy" we seem  to be pushing close to "hang this person that I don't like because I project my issues onto him, which is good enough to begin speculating what awful things he must do, just because I was bitten by a retarded spider and got off kilter senses. Now excuse me while I drink this margarita this handsome charming fellow at the bar just brought me."

Every guy I know has a bathrobe, a pair of sweatpants, a pair of pajama bottoms, or a pair of gym shorts that can be slipped on very easily.  I know of no one that does not have a garment of some sort that could not be easily put on.


Please tell us what the functional difference between a pair of gym shorts and a pair of boxer shorts is.  If someone of any age or sex sleeps at my house they run the risk encountering me in my shorts on my way to the piss parlor at 2 AM.

While it isn't my thing I am also aware of many cultures that don't really concern themselves with non sexual nudity so I have a really hard time understanding how non-sexual non-nudity is such an issue in ours.  If I have guests of any age would I wear my old boxers with the button that doesn't always stay buttoned? No. Would I go hunting in the dark or turn on a light to wake up my wife just to find a different pair of shorts that covers me no more than my boxers? No.
2014-02-18 05:29:03 PM
3 votes:

Fano: Many, MANY guys don't own or would never wear a bathrobe. Hugh Hefner was known for always wearing his velour one. And anyhow, the arbitrary definition of "creepy" we seem  to be pushing close to "hang this person that I don't like because I project my issues onto him, which is good enough to begin speculating what awful things he must do, just because I was bitten by a retarded spider and got off kilter senses. Now excuse me while I drink this margarita this handsome charming fellow at the bar just brought me."


I was 8. I didn't have issues. I wasn't subjected to media scare tactics. My parents were wonderful people. I was never abused as a child. But it was a weird moment and it made me uncomfortable. Then. I want to stress this. This isn't me reflecting back over two decades and deciding in retrospect that I was uncomfortable. This was what I felt at the time.I can't precisely explain why, but that's the way it was, and I'll thank you not to go around victim-blaming 8 year olds.
2014-02-18 04:17:04 PM
3 votes:

durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.


A bunch of punks drinking in HIS basement and you had the balls to say anything but Thank you for letting us drink in your house ? WOW.
2014-02-18 04:10:16 PM
3 votes:

durbnpoisn: That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement. You know, late night beer parties and such. More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear. One time I actually said to him, "dude... Really?" His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine. Be that as it may. But you should consider having some respect for your guests.


Respect?  Like having late night beer parties in a house that isn't your own?
2014-02-18 02:23:57 PM
3 votes:
I need to see the nanny before I render judgment.
2014-02-18 02:19:57 PM
3 votes:
I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.
2014-02-18 02:13:08 PM
3 votes:
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2014-02-18 07:11:56 PM
2 votes:
Egoy3k:If I have guests of any age would I wear my old boxers with the button that doesn't always stay buttoned? No. Would I go hunting in the dark or turn on a light to wake up my wife just to find a different pair of shorts that covers me no more than my boxers? No.

I have a possibly unreasonable dislike towards briefs. Boxers I'm fine with, and it could be because I've just never seen really worn out boxers. But there's something about cotton briefs that makes them look dingy and ratty the second they come out of the bag and they never fit right and things only go downhill from there. Also, they tend to display everything in the least flattering way.

Which isn't to say that I want to dictate people's underwear choices. But boxers seem more presentable somehow. I dunno. I'm weird.
2014-02-18 05:23:52 PM
2 votes:
Many, MANY guys don't own or would never wear a bathrobe. Hugh Hefner was known for always wearing his velour one. And anyhow, the arbitrary definition of "creepy" we seem  to be pushing close to "hang this person that I don't like because I project my issues onto him, which is good enough to begin speculating what awful things he must do, just because I was bitten by a retarded spider and got off kilter senses. Now excuse me while I drink this margarita this handsome charming fellow at the bar just brought me."
2014-02-18 05:16:45 PM
2 votes:

Egoy3k: the_vicious_fez: I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark

Did he touch you? Did he ask you to touch him? Did he take photos of you? Did he expose himself to you? No?  Then the only person being anything was you being a drama queen.


No, I have 3 daughters, and if any other kids are at the house you put on shorts, period.
2014-02-18 04:57:03 PM
2 votes:

the_vicious_fez: Egoy3k: the_vicious_fez: I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark

Did he touch you? Did he ask you to touch him? Did he take photos of you? Did he expose himself to you? No?  Then the only person being anything was you being a drama queen.

It was a room full of 8 year old girls, it was late, it was dark, and he just gave off bad vibes constantly. I'm not saying it was flat out wrong, I'm just saying I, as an 8 year old who didn't know this guy well, was weirded out. My parents never walked around in their undies in my house. That's what bathrobes are for.


Before I respond I'd like to say that I was pretty harsh in my post and I regretted it after clicking add comment.

What i mean is that he probably got straight out of bed, threw on the shirt in concession to there being guests and told you to quiet down.  I'm not sure though, maybe he was a complete pedo but it seems to me that most of the creepy vibes people get about dads are because of the constant fear mongering in the media. As an uncle with a young niece I've gotten the looks and the double checks enough that I know exactly what some people think when they see a man and a child together and it disgusts me whenever time with my niece is ruined by idiots.

I was bringing my niece home from soccer practice once and my brother called me and asked me if I would take her for supper because he was late leaving work and wouldn't be home until after supper time.  Being the completely terrible role model that I am I took her to McDonald's.  So we got our meals and drove to a rest stop to eat.  The next thing I know I'm explaining to a police officer who I am and what I am doing with this girl while another officer is terrifying my niece and asking her questions.  Some busybody at the rest stop had hear my niece call me by my first name and called the cops because I clearly wasn't her father. Which is why I reacted poorly to the post.  People assuming that male interactions with children are inappropriate is not good and isn't going to lead to good things.
2014-02-18 04:42:01 PM
2 votes:

the_vicious_fez: I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark


Did he touch you? Did he ask you to touch him? Did he take photos of you? Did he expose himself to you? No?  Then the only person being anything was you being a drama queen.
2014-02-18 04:25:00 PM
2 votes:

MycroftHolmes: durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.

You weren't a guest.  And he was sending a pretty clear message about what he thought about you.  You were just too dumb to get the message.


Sorry, that should have read 'you weren't his guest'.
2014-02-18 02:35:05 PM
2 votes:
That last letter got me a little.

I hear that all the time. "There's so much help out there if you just ASK for it!"

No there isn't. And be prepared for everyone to judge you horribly just for asking, and a very long time before you can get anything that even remotely looks like  real help.

But I guess that's an irresponsible thing to say to someone who is considering suicide.
2014-02-19 01:38:11 AM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.


There is a difference between guests and random kids hanging out at your house.
2014-02-18 08:09:41 PM
1 votes:

MycroftHolmes: mantabulous: I posit that if you're a dude that's so self-conscious about bundling up your junk under multiple layers when interacting with kids in your house, then  you'rethe one that's sexualizing the interaction, not the people walking around their own house in boxers. Seriously, I was born in Germany and raised by German parents and whenever I tell my American friends that I've seen both my mom and dad naked countless times, I get surprised responses, as if there's nothing more shocking and unusual than parents and their kids seeing each other naked.

Context matters.  In a culture where that type of exposure is the norm, it is not outside of the norm.  When it isn't the norm, it is abnormal.  I know this comment sounds stupid, but it is because I am having to state the terribly obvious.


No, it pretty much just sounds stupid.

You can define what is normal in your own house, not in mine.
2014-02-18 08:03:53 PM
1 votes:

MycroftHolmes: Fano: Many, MANY guys don't own or would never wear a bathrobe. Hugh Hefner was known for always wearing his velour one. And anyhow, the arbitrary definition of "creepy" we seem  to be pushing close to "hang this person that I don't like because I project my issues onto him, which is good enough to begin speculating what awful things he must do, just because I was bitten by a retarded spider and got off kilter senses. Now excuse me while I drink this margarita this handsome charming fellow at the bar just brought me."

Every guy I know has a bathrobe, a pair of sweatpants, a pair of pajama bottoms, or a pair of gym shorts that can be slipped on very easily.  I know of no one that does not have a garment of some sort that could not be easily put on.


I have a pair of pajama pants but I'm not going to bother fishing them out to put them on in the middle of the night in my own house to tell someone to keep it down.

If the sight of me in a pair of boxers is that offensive, please don't come to my house. It's not like I'm sitting around the dinner table in my underwear. It's perfectly legal for a man to walk down the street in nothing but boxers. Trashy yes, but legal, even if children are present.
2014-02-18 07:52:59 PM
1 votes:

Egoy3k: the_vicious_fez: Egoy3k: the_vicious_fez: I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark

Did he touch you? Did he ask you to touch him? Did he take photos of you? Did he expose himself to you? No?  Then the only person being anything was you being a drama queen.

It was a room full of 8 year old girls, it was late, it was dark, and he just gave off bad vibes constantly. I'm not saying it was flat out wrong, I'm just saying I, as an 8 year old who didn't know this guy well, was weirded out. My parents never walked around in their undies in my house. That's what bathrobes are for.

Before I respond I'd like to say that I was pretty harsh in my post and I regretted it after clicking add comment.

What i mean is that he probably got straight out of bed, threw on the shirt in concession to there being guests and told you to quiet down.  I'm not sure though, maybe he was a complete pedo but it seems to me that most of the creepy vibes people get about dads are because of the constant fear mongering in the media. As an uncle with a young niece I've gotten the looks and the double checks enough that I know exactly what some people think when they see a man and a child together and it disgusts me whenever time with my niece is ruined by idiots.

I was bringing my niece home from soccer practice once and my brother called me and asked me if I would take her for supper because he was late leaving work and wouldn't be home until after supper time.  Being the completely terrible role model that I am I took her to McDonald's.  So we got our meals and drove to a rest stop to eat.  The next thing I know I'm explaining to a police officer who I am and what I am doing with this girl while another officer is terrifying my niece and asking her questions.  Some busybody at the rest stop had ...


On the flip side, the only guy who ever made me sufficiently uncomfortable as a kid that I kept my distance turned out to be a legit pedophile who was molesting his step daughter and the foster kids. If it's the kid feeling weirded out and uncomfortable, you should listen to them.
2014-02-18 06:29:20 PM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.


I told my roomate to stop banging dudes in the living room or I would come out of my room naked and ask if I could tag in.
2014-02-18 06:24:47 PM
1 votes:

MycroftHolmes: omeganuepsilon: Meh. I don't see any difference if it was later in the night. Get up annoyed at the squealing, yell at the kids, go back to bed.

Some people just don't care what other's see them in. Nothing creepy about that. Hell, on the random occasion someone walks in on me when I'm on the john, I laugh at their reactions(and give them hell the rest of the day as if I was offended, because ribbing people is fun!). I get dirty at work, I'm not ashamed to stop by the store and pick up milk or eggs on the way home. I get particularly filthy, and I strip down to boxers when I walk in the door. I don't flaunt my beer gut or anything, but it's just the thing to do because you don't want to get machine oil and grime on stuff because it never comes out of anything. Meh, whatever.

It may appear gross to an onlooker, but it is not innately creepy, it's utilitarian.

3pm though, everyone's gathered around the birthday cake waiting on the special girl to blow out the candles, that's a different story, and very creepy.

Of course, anything can be creepy with the wrong maneurisms or outright leering or something, but that's all also creepy fully clothed.

YOu really do not see the difference in how you approach an late teenage\early twenties male and how you approach a bunch of 8 and 9 year old girls?  You honestly think that going into a room full of 9 year old girls in your underwear is a acceptable.  Grab a robe, grab a blanket, only stick your head in, whatever.


Or just do what I did when the girls had sleepovers. Yell "Shut the fark Up!" I was always fully clothed, but I never censored my mouth. I'm sure some kids went home complaining about that.
2014-02-18 06:20:25 PM
1 votes:
I posit that if you're a dude that's so self-conscious about bundling up your junk under multiple layers when interacting with kids in your house, then  you'rethe one that's sexualizing the interaction, not the people walking around their own house in boxers. Seriously, I was born in Germany and raised by German parents and whenever I tell my American friends that I've seen both my mom and dad naked countless times, I get surprised responses, as if there's nothing more shocking and unusual than parents and their kids seeing each other naked.
2014-02-18 06:05:39 PM
1 votes:

the_vicious_fez: Fano: I thought your post was reasonable in the first place. It's the adults that I'm aiming this more for.

My bad. Carry on.


Sorry. I guess my post meandered a little. I just wanted to remind people that pedos/rapists/perverts can be perfectly charming and respectable, and that some people marked as "creeps" can be harmless normals with mediocre/poor social skills with little awareness of what their behavior looks like to others. Combine that with being unattractive or unpleasant, and you have a witch hunt in the making. I just know that I have had drama queen friends that magnify some people's weird habits into full fledged assumptions.

On point again, the person in Prudie's column is a horrid human being.
2014-02-18 05:52:38 PM
1 votes:

MycroftHolmes: And no, underwear!=swimsuits. Swimsuits are meant to be outer wear, underwear is not. There is both a functional difference in the garments, as well as a context.


And underwear hides more skin. And a hot young woman can walk around on the beach wearing a mostly imaginary thong and a tiny bikini top and it's perfectly okay: if you ogle her or talk to her you're obviously a creepy rapoid lecher because this isn't a strip bar you pervert.
2014-02-18 05:45:18 PM
1 votes:

the_vicious_fez: That's what bathrobes are for.


As any alert farker can tell you, there's another excellent reason for guys to wear a bathrobe around the house.

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2014-02-18 05:28:17 PM
1 votes:

Fano: Many, MANY guys don't own or would never wear a bathrobe. Hugh Hefner was known for always wearing his velour one. And anyhow, the arbitrary definition of "creepy" we seem  to be pushing close to "hang this person that I don't like because I project my issues onto him, which is good enough to begin speculating what awful things he must do, just because I was bitten by a retarded spider and got off kilter senses. Now excuse me while I drink this margarita this handsome charming fellow at the bar just brought me."


Every guy I know has a bathrobe, a pair of sweatpants, a pair of pajama bottoms, or a pair of gym shorts that can be slipped on very easily.  I know of no one that does not have a garment of some sort that could not be easily put on.
2014-02-18 05:22:17 PM
1 votes:
Egoy3k:

So you must never go to the beach huh?

Context is important here. I don't see a lot of guys walking down the street in speedos and being that I don't live near a beach, if I did I'd be anywhere from vaguely amused to somewhat alarmed, depending on what else he had with him, his general mannerisms, the time of day, etc.

Pirsig said it best: 'There is only one kind of person, Phædrus said, who accepts or rejects the mythos in which he lives. And the definition of that person, when he has rejected the mythos, Phædrus said, is "insane." To go outside the mythos is to become insane.'

I'm not saying anyone who colors outside the lines of propriety is insane. Pirsig is, but I think even he would agree that degree matters. However, those who choose to reject the trappings of society incur a price, and that price might be weird looks or suspicion, depending on which rules they choose to break.

I'm not trolling. I'm just trying to explain a very complicated thought process over a low bandwidth medium to a bunch of people I've never met. It's not going to work and I know it's not going to work because, once again, we don't share context and context is important, but fark it I'll try anyway.
2014-02-18 05:13:45 PM
1 votes:

Egoy3k: Before I respond I'd like to say that I was pretty harsh in my post and I regretted it after clicking add comment.

What i mean is that he probably got straight out of bed, threw on the shirt in concession to there being guests and told you to quiet down.  I'm not sure though, maybe he was a complete pedo but it seems to me that most of the creepy vibes people get about dads are because of the constant fear mongering in the media. As an uncle with a young niece I've gotten the looks and the double checks enough that I know exactly what some people think when they see a man and a child together and it disgusts me whenever time with my niece is ruined by idiots.

I was bringing my niece home from soccer practice once and my brother called me and asked me if I would take her for supper because he was late leaving work and wouldn't be home until after supper time.  Being the completely terrible role model that I am I took her to McDonald's.  So we got our meals and drove to a rest stop to eat.  The next thing I know I'm explaining to a police officer who I am and what I am doing with this girl while another officer is terrifying my niece and asking her questions.  Some busybody at the rest stop had hear my niece call me by my first name and called the cops because I clearly wasn't her father. Which is why I reacted poorly to the post.  People assuming that male interactions with children are inappropriate is not good and isn't going to lead to good things.


I don't think he was anything more than a cold, awkward guy who just didn't have the first clue of how to interact with kids (which was weird because he had a few). And the reality of the situation was most likely exactly as you described. When I say I was creeped out, I don't mean I started crying, or I went home and told my mom that my friend's dad was wandering around in his undies. There was no aftermath. It was just a weird moment that I still remember 20 years later.

The media fear mongering thing is a separate and very real issue that I worry about a lot about. There's a line between fighting for equality and rights and vilifying half the human race and it should be pretty damn broad and obvious but somehow people manage to miss it completely.
2014-02-18 05:08:09 PM
1 votes:

MycroftHolmes: omeganuepsilon: Meh. I don't see any difference if it was later in the night. Get up annoyed at the squealing, yell at the kids, go back to bed.

Some people just don't care what other's see them in. Nothing creepy about that. Hell, on the random occasion someone walks in on me when I'm on the john, I laugh at their reactions(and give them hell the rest of the day as if I was offended, because ribbing people is fun!). I get dirty at work, I'm not ashamed to stop by the store and pick up milk or eggs on the way home. I get particularly filthy, and I strip down to boxers when I walk in the door. I don't flaunt my beer gut or anything, but it's just the thing to do because you don't want to get machine oil and grime on stuff because it never comes out of anything. Meh, whatever.

It may appear gross to an onlooker, but it is not innately creepy, it's utilitarian.

3pm though, everyone's gathered around the birthday cake waiting on the special girl to blow out the candles, that's a different story, and very creepy.

Of course, anything can be creepy with the wrong maneurisms or outright leering or something, but that's all also creepy fully clothed.

YOu really do not see the difference in how you approach an late teenage\early twenties male and how you approach a bunch of 8 and 9 year old girls?  You honestly think that going into a room full of 9 year old girls in your underwear is a acceptable.  Grab a robe, grab a blanket, only stick your head in, whatever.


So you must never go to the beach huh?
2014-02-18 05:03:01 PM
1 votes:

MycroftHolmes: durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.

You weren't a guest.  And he was sending a pretty clear message about what he thought about you.  You were just too dumb to get the message.


MycroftHolmes: the_vicious_fez: MycroftHolmes: MycroftHolmes: durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.

You weren't a guest.  And he was sending a pretty clear message about what he thought about you.  You were just too dumb to get the message.

Sorry, that should have read 'you weren't his guest'.

I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark.

/actually, that guy in general was creepy as fark. Never liked him.

OK, that is different...and creepy


Meh.  I don't see any difference if it was later in the night.  Get up annoyed at the squealing, yell at the kids, go back to bed.

Some people just don't care what other's see them in.  Nothing creepy about that.  Hell, on the random occasion someone walks in on me when I'm on the john, I laugh at their reactions(and give them hell the rest of the day as if I was offended, because ribbing people is fun!).  I get dirty at work, I'm not ashamed to stop by the store and pick up milk or eggs on the way home. I get particularly filthy, and I strip down to boxers when I walk in the door.  I don't flaunt my beer gut or anything, but it's just the thing to do because you don't want to get machine oil and grime on stuff because it never comes out of anything.  Meh, whatever.

It may appear gross to an onlooker, but it is not innately creepy, it's utilitarian.

3pm though, everyone's gathered around the birthday cake waiting on the special girl to blow out the candles, that's a different story, and very creepy.

Of course, anything can be creepy with the wrong maneurisms or outright leering or something, but that's all also creepy fully clothed.
2014-02-18 04:47:34 PM
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the_vicious_fez: Egoy3k: the_vicious_fez: I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark

Did he touch you? Did he ask you to touch him? Did he take photos of you? Did he expose himself to you? No?  Then the only person being anything was you being a drama queen.

It was a room full of 8 year old girls, it was late, it was dark, and he just gave off bad vibes constantly. I'm not saying it was flat out wrong, I'm just saying I, as an 8 year old who didn't know this guy well, was weirded out. My parents never walked around in their undies in my house. That's what bathrobes are for.


If I have to get up in the middle of the night to tell a gaggle of giggly girls to STFU, it's doubtful that I would stop for a robe.
2014-02-18 04:38:07 PM
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the_vicious_fez: MycroftHolmes: MycroftHolmes: durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.

You weren't a guest.  And he was sending a pretty clear message about what he thought about you.  You were just too dumb to get the message.

Sorry, that should have read 'you weren't his guest'.

I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark.

/actually, that guy in general was creepy as fark. Never liked him.


OK, that is different...and creepy
2014-02-18 04:34:08 PM
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MycroftHolmes: MycroftHolmes: durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.

You weren't a guest.  And he was sending a pretty clear message about what he thought about you.  You were just too dumb to get the message.

Sorry, that should have read 'you weren't his guest'.


I was about 7 or 8 years old at a sleepover (all girls) and at some point that night my friend's dad wandered in to ask us to keep it down. He was in a shirt and a pair of obviously well-aged tighty whities. It was horrifying, and creepy as fark.

/actually, that guy in general was creepy as fark. Never liked him.
2014-02-18 04:19:33 PM
1 votes:
If everyone just drank Brawndo, this could never have happened.
2014-02-18 04:16:41 PM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.

That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.


As opposed to telling a grown man how he should behave in his own house?
2014-02-18 04:05:11 PM
1 votes:

Anne.Uumellmahaye: I was a live-in nanny in college. The dad was an insufferable douche who would walk around in only boxers from the time he came home from work till the time he left again in the morning.

I used to want to tell him, there's a reason your children are all huddled at my door waiting for me to wake up and let them in first thing in the morning. You are creepy. Even your offspring sense it.


That reminds me of a story...

We used to all hang out in this one guy's basement.  You know, late night beer parties and such.  More than a few times, I'd go by the kitchen on my way out and find the stepfather standing at the fridge in his underwear.  One time I actually said to him, "dude...  Really?"  His response was, "It's my house. I can do what I want."

Okay, fine.  Be that as it may.  But you should consider having some respect for your guests.
2014-02-18 03:54:50 PM
1 votes:

Diogenes: Dear Prudie: I'm a live-in nanny who works for this totally annoying couple, so I secretly made them drink toilet water. Now they're both sick. Should I feel badincarcerated?


That's totally an admission of a crime. Prudie needs to work on making up stories so they are only hypothetically against the law.
2014-02-18 03:35:29 PM
1 votes:

Peki: That last letter got me a little.

I hear that all the time. "There's so much help out there if you just ASK for it!"

No there isn't. And be prepared for everyone to judge you horribly just for asking, and a very long time before you can get anything that even remotely looks like  real help.

But I guess that's an irresponsible thing to say to someone who is considering suicide.


This. Once you admit that you aren't suicidal at the very moment, it'll be 2 months for the next appointment. At which point, you're only at the beginning.

And, if you actually are suicidal, they'll send a firetruck and a cop. While I know some very cool cops and firemen, none of them know how to help you.

I've actually tried to use the EAP at work. Now, I just get enraged whenever I hear a manager saying how awesome it is that we care enough to provide EAP.
2014-02-18 03:09:54 PM
1 votes:
She should feel bad. If she had cleaned the toilet properly this wouldn't be an issue.
2014-02-18 02:52:54 PM
1 votes:

blatz514: Wellon Dowd: Bslim: I need to see the nanny before I render judgment.

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Great, now all I hear is that whiny voice.


That's why God invented threesomes.
2014-02-18 02:31:14 PM
1 votes:
Passive aggressive people like this should be whipped.
I mean honest to goodness cat o'nine tails.
2014-02-18 02:25:52 PM
1 votes:
as stated later in the column by a write in doctor....thats really not that much of an issue, health wise and fairly unlikely to cause them health issues that last longer than a couple of days.
2014-02-18 02:24:56 PM
1 votes:
All "advice" columns are fictional.
2014-02-18 02:23:55 PM
1 votes:
Better than Sochi water..

www.journeytothecloud.com
2014-02-18 02:22:37 PM
1 votes:

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: "Making people ingest fecal matter without their knowledge is indeed likely to make people ill"

So, if they know they're doing it, we're good?

Huh, the more you know.


Yeah, the body has ways of shutting that down when it's legitimate poisoning.
2014-02-18 02:19:48 PM
1 votes:
depends ..how big are her boobs?
2014-02-18 02:18:54 PM
1 votes:
Wouldn't that be poisoning?  Which I think is criminal, yes?
2014-02-18 02:13:11 PM
1 votes:
I like Prudie's response: "You sound like an insufferable person, you should have been a great match with them."
 
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