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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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sometimes it works!
Honestly sometimes it really really works. Take for example my big brother, he's a man of substance, a man of integrity and a man who really knows human nature, so when the solicitor handling his house purchase dragged thier feet, he unleashed the big guns.

Mother Rockers.

Mother Rockers is the reason I and my big brother are so very special. She's an accepting kind and sweet woman with a temper that when it's directed in the right direction can melt glass.

So when Mother Rockers meets the lollygagging solicitor all hell breaks loose, with my very shrewd brother taking a back seat.

Here's the genius of it... no grown man wants to be scared of his clients mother. No grown man wants to be shouted at by a clients mother. No grown man can keep a full bladder in check whilst a middle-aged woman tells him that they are not angry but they are dissapointed.

Big brother moved in the following week.

Here's the advice for the night, fire your mum at anyone who's being a twunt, they'll turn into a worried 7 year old, because no one wants to let mummy down.
(, Sat 12 Sep 2009, 20:14, 4 replies)
I used to use my mother like a weapon too. It's brilliant once you've grown up enough to realise that if you target it properly, far from embarrassing you, she can get you what you want.

For example, in highschool I got out of a rather large fine from a bus company simply by agreeing to let the supervisor call my mother. He just hung up and said "uh.. I think you'll be in enough trouble.. just don't do it again" and looked a little worried for my safety. When I got home she just said "Why did you give him your real name?!" :)
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 20:54, closed)
top work!
nice, I still use her now and again, but now I'm a daddy and I'm looking forward to doing the same for my boy :-))
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 21:48, closed)
I think I would probably have just laughed at your brother and called him a pussy.

That's why I wouldn't have many clients.
(, Sun 13 Sep 2009, 22:44, closed)
try this thought.
angry slightly camp blonde man + solicitor = laughter
angry middle aged woman with the ability to make you feel very guilty (irish catholic you see) + solicitor = slight damp patch.
(, Mon 14 Sep 2009, 20:17, closed)

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