john grigg wrote:
> Ahah! And I have read how Hitler and Stalin both also had dysfunctional
> mother/son relationships! Momism can be a powerful force in a man's life!
> Eliezer...how is your relationship with Mom?:)
We get along fine. If there are any problems, I give her a piece of chocolate, which makes her more agreeable.
> I could see you forty years from now having conquered the earth and then
> declaring "see, I told you I could do it Mom!"
No... "I told you I could do it Dad", maybe. Or not. Dad would probably tell me I did it wrong.
Believe me, I am not under the illusion that I can impress the people to whom I am, eternally, the baby who threw up on their new car. "Nobody honors a saint on his hearthstone," to quote Mercedes Lackey.
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