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Back when young ScaryDuck worked in the Dole office rather than simply queuing in it, he had to deal with a claimant brought in by his mum. She did all the talking. He was 40 years old.

Have you had to deal with over-protective parents? Get your Dad to tell us all about it.

(, Thu 10 Sep 2009, 15:13)
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Never helicoptered by ma and pa...
...alcoholic mother and abusive father.
But enough of that.

I'm currently re-reading the excellent book 'John Peel' by Mick Wall about the late and great iconic DJ.
Mr Peel's parents were much the same as mine (totally "non-helicopter" - more "submarine" really) and it seems to me that Johns' parental neglect caused John to fill the void in his life by discovering and totally immersing himself in other interests (music).
Perhaps we have Johns' parents lack of helicopter piloting skills to thank for giving us such a legendary icon?

Anyhoo, enough amateur armchair psychology...
My daughter was asking me what I was doing as I typed this and I told her the title of this QOTW.
"Oh, you're a helicopter parent daddy!" she told me.
"WTF?" thought I.
She then reminded me that I worked on the local emergency rescue helicopter a few years back.
Fair enough...
(, Fri 11 Sep 2009, 15:10, Reply)

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