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    Irritating childhood habits that can't be got rid off and which are hereditary

    I have three children. When they were little at this time of year they would irritate me enormously by picking half developed apples from my apple trees, and then using them for baseball practice - I will admit that I probably wouldn't have found it so annoying if they'd used a cricket bat, but they never did.

    Anyway that was more than 20 years ago. Yesterday the younger of my two sons (now 27) came to visit, as did his sister (28) - not having seen them for ages I thought I'd take a day off work, so had a lie in this morning - so I get up at 9.00 am, wander down to the kitchen and look out into the garden - lo and behold they're both out there, have found a baseball bat (I have no idea where) and my daughter is picking apples, pitching them at my son who is wielding the bat

    Thus irritated I called my 89 year mother in order to express my annoyance. I had expected some sympathy, but in fact was met by laughter and the reminder that as a child I had a very similar habit involving an old pitching wedge of my father's and a plum tree
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    I have three children. When they were little at this time of year they would irritate me enormously by picking half developed apples from my apple trees, and then using them for baseball practice - I will admit that I probably wouldn't have found it so annoying if they'd used a cricket bat, but they never did.

    Anyway that was more than 20 years ago. Yesterday the younger of my two sons (now 27) came to visit, as did his sister (28) - not having seen them for ages I thought I'd take a day off work, so had a lie in this morning - so I get up at 9.00 am, wander down to the kitchen and look out into the garden - lo and behold they're both out there, have found a baseball bat (I have no idea where) and my daughter is picking apples, pitching them at my son who is wielding the bat

    Thus irritated I called my 89 year mother in order to express my annoyance. I had expected some sympathy, but in fact was met by laughter and the reminder that as a child I had a very similar habit involving an old pitching wedge of my father's and a plum tree
    The fact that you're living inside an Enid Blyton book strikes me as a much more fundamental problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    The fact that you're living inside an Enid Blyton book strikes me as a much more fundamental problem.
    at least I have lashings of ice cream and lemonade


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    Quote Originally Posted by fredfertang View Post
    at least I have lashings of ice cream and lemonade
    Wasn't it ginger beer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Wasn't it ginger beer?
    on reflection I do believe you're right

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    Those bloody books convinced me that the stuff would be nice, but then I tried it and it was awful. Very overrated. And not beer at all ffs.
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    Those books tried to make tomatoes sound good - fresh, ripe tomatoes. Used to make me wonder if England had different, better tomatoes than India.
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    Enid Blyton books used to make me so hungry

    Then again Harry Potter and ASOIAF did the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by harsh.ag View Post
    Those books tried to make tomatoes sound good - fresh, ripe tomatoes. Used to make me wonder if England had different, better tomatoes than India.
    How do you know it doesn’t?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIMH View Post
    Enid Blyton books used to make me so hungry

    Then again Harry Potter and ASOIAF did the same
    How old were you when the first Harry Potter book was published?

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    Turns out the first one was published on my 14th birthday. Destined for fame clearly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    How old were you when the first Harry Potter book was published?
    First published in 1997, movie was 2001 and the first real Harry Potter hysteria I remember was for the 4th book that came out in July 2000.

    Pretty sure that means GIMH would have been a teen
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    Fair enough then he'd have some affection for it. Let's be honest though, if you're an adult and you get caught up/ interested in that sort of fantasy-type dross, you're plainly suffering from a cerebral defect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    How do you know it doesn’t?
    Tried them. Admittedly can't lay claim to having tried them all, just the supermarket stuff.

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