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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Tagged : Nothing but the Truth

The New Parent likes for me to tell the truth and nothing but the truth. It's about things -or things that people say, do, think.. that don't sit well with me. So here goes:

Abuse. Of any form- verbal, physical, emotional, etc. Drug abuse. Environmental abuse. Abuse of power.

Excuses. There’s no need to make a big production of every apology, a simple “I’m sorry” would suffice. (I’ll eventually ask questions, so save your explanations for later. Grin.)

Extravagance. I’m really okay with this but it's entirely another story if you sacrifice your - or your family's need over a want. And then PLEASE don’t tell me you’re broke and don’t ask me to loan you some money when just the other day you were flaunting the Patek and Louis Vuitton bag you bought over the weekend.


  • that presents/gifts should be expensive. (It need not be, but if it’s expensive and it’s for me then, thank you very much! Chuckle.) Seriously now, it shouldn’t necessarily be expensive, what’s important is the gesture.
  • (or the cliche saying) that history repeats itself.

Expectation that we immediately, with just a blink of an eye, become experts (of whatever). Be considerate (am pretty sure it will be greatly appreciated if you give allowance for some mistakes).

Smoking in a public vehicle (hence, exposing non smokers to sidestream smoke). Again, please be considerate.

Speaking of consideration.. When I see a pregnant woman or an old woman standing in a public transportation while few feet away a number of beings belonging to the young and strong population sit comfortably. Have mercy.

Assumptions. Please spare me.

Flattery will get you anywhere. Please, please, I am begging you, please don’t.

Now I'm tagging: Maiylah, Lutchi, Tiff and ZJ.

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The New Parent said...

Hi Z--wonderful post and thank you for participating.
Especially liked the flattery and consideration ones (smile)!

Stephanie said...

Like you I don't mind if people have nice things but it drives me nuts when they have all this stuff and complain about not being able to pay their bills! Where are your priorities?!

ZJ said...

This is a great post! Will do mine :D I agree with you on all the points you raised, particularly on the excuses part!
Have a great weekend, Zam.

Agring said...

what a great post! Thanks for the comment and for dropping by!
Bless you and TC...

Melanie said...

Interesting post. I love these kinds of posts where I get to learn more about my blogging friends.

maiylah said...

thanks for the tag, Zen!
will do this before the week ends ... oks lang, ha? :)
happy tuesday

WorksForMom said...

Great responses, this was fun to read!

ZAM said...

Just wanted to thank everyone for dropping by and posting their comments. I do appreciate hearing your opinions too.

@ Maiylah, it's fine. Take your time. Smile.