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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 03:53 PM
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Culterul Differences

In light of mine & Slaughterhouse's stories of visiting the US & Canada I thought I would start a thread where we can (respectfully) discuss the cultural differences between us. Whether it be an American comparing to a European, a Canadian comparing to a S.American or just an East Coaster comparing to a West Coaster, if you've ever wondered how things are done differently in different parts of the globe, here's where you can discuss such things...
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i'll start by asking how families typically are in other countries. example being that in the US many households have both parents working 8 hour+ days, the children go to school & daycare until the parents get home around dinner time (if they work a typical 9-5 type job). being a parent & a mother at that, i find it extremely backwards that we would spend so much time away from home, just to pay someone else to watch our children. i think at least one parent (mother OR father) or close family member should be the one primarily raising the child, not some daycare provider.

being a single parent, but even before being single, i couldn't afford to stay home with my children...i had to work full time. it wasn't as bad before when my children were younger, although it did hurt me to leave them with someone else each day while i went off to work...i felt like i should be the one with them, being that i was their mother. but now that they are in school i'm really struggling as i have very little time when i get home (around 5:30) to get dinner done, homework done, baths done & still have any quality time before they go to bed at 8:30. i'd like to try & at least reduce my time at work so that i can be home for them when they get out of school, instead of them going to a daycare provider, as they do.

so i'm just wondering what it's (typically) like for other people...
post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 04:19 PM
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oh shit ini, this ain't gonna go far i fink.

we ain't so different, and any notable distinctions are gonna be stereotypical generalisations.

but here's one tit bit... and it fails to speak for londoners, limies or euros..... IMO kids are an unreasonable burden and shouldn't be had! just too selfish! how d'you like that cultural difference?

Just coz you don't understand it
Doesn't mean it makes no sense!
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You know there are some countries that will pay top dollar for your kids when they reach a certain age. It could be very profitable.
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oh shit ini, this ain't gonna go far i fink.
it'll go as far as we take it!

and no, i'm not selling my kids.

but that's cool...let it die...just like the snowgod thread. but we'll see who has snow this year! mhmm...ME! it's all going to dump in my backyard, all because i wrote that lil poem to the snowgods!
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haha, i spelt cultural wrong in the title! at first i spelled it culteral & then meant to change the "e" to a "u", but i guess i changed the "a" to a "u". oops.
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Too bad you don't have any mountains to slide down on it with.

I guess making snowangels can be a sport...
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no, but i do have a hill, so i could build some jumps & boxes & have all the fun, while you guys are all scratching your balls wondering where all the snow has gone!
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Also, the snow gods are a lot happier when you actually go out and play in the snow they provide rather than attend a string cheese show...

hippy.
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anyways, whatever...another thread hijacked & killed.
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