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We have a pool that looks like a giant alien being threw up pea soup in it. We hired a pool service, specifically TELLING THEM about that issue, they came out and said "duh, gee, we can't handle this, call another pool service". Uh, yeah, yeah, I think I will. But afterwards, I'm NOT having you guys back to do the weekly maintenance, m'kay?

One reason I am filling in our pool is that I have never had a pool service that could show up on time and do the job. In fact, I gave serious consideration to starting up my own, on the thought that the fact that I can actually show up for things within 15 minutes of when I said I would would put me well ahead of the competition.*

I want to print out Wally's thread and have my wife read it. She's convinced she's a failure as a mom and syncgirl hates her. Because, ya know, syncgirl talks back to her, doesn't do what she's told, and of course NEVER eats enough vegetables and resists brushing her teeth. All of which are unique to her and have never ever been done by any other child ever in the history of history (*rolleyes*)

Maybe I should start a magazine. I'll call it "Bad Parenting." I'll have a weekly column at the end called "Yes, it's O.K." where parents can write in and I'll tell them that they are actually doing a good job (or report them to CPS.)

Wally

*I had a pool service show up three days late, and when they found out no one was home, they jumped our fence and started cleaning the pool. They still did a poor job.
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