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Old 09-02-2013, 16:51   #76
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I like your brother more also.
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Old 09-02-2013, 16:54   #77
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Maybe you're a butthole , I suggest asking your sister in law.

BTW, Happy Birthday.
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Old 09-02-2013, 16:58   #78
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Old 09-02-2013, 17:09   #79
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OP, I understand where you're coming from. The actual gift has nothing to do with what you're feeling. Your parents took time and effort to get your brother something to commemorate a "milestone." Not so much with you.

I had that same feeling when I went all out for our 20th wedding anniversary and my wife didn't do squat for it. First class airfare to Orlando. Stayed at a nice resort. Got tickets to Disney and Universal Studios. This was a trip she had been wanting. I can't stand theme parks. Not only did I scrimp and save to pay for the trip, I also bought her a new diamond engagement ring to replace the one she lost several years ago. It took over a year of planning and saving money for me to do all that.

What did my wife do to commemorate our anniversary? Nothing. Not even a card. I was very disappointed. The material gifts didn't make a difference. It was that she hadn't put any thought or effort into doing something to mark a very important day. A month later she did tell me to buy a pistol I was looking at at the LGS and she would pay for it. Said to consider that her anniversary present to me. I really like the pistol and appreciate it..but still..no thought or effort on her part.
Considering all the time, money, and effort you put into your gift to her, that had to really hurt to not even get a card from her. Did she have any sort of excuse?
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Old 09-02-2013, 17:18   #80
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I like your brother more also.
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Old 09-02-2013, 17:48   #81
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And who still gets birthday presents from their parents at 40 years of age? Grow the **** up!
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Old 09-02-2013, 17:51   #82
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Listen, 4 is a big deal birthday. You are no longer a baby, not even a toddler. You have graduated to being a boy, and that's something of which to be proud. If your mom and dad didn't make a big deal out of it then . . . wait. . . . hold on . . .

:::::re-reading OP::::::

Oh. It says 40 not 4. In that case. . .

. . . are you effing KIDDING me? After age about 16 -- and sure as heck after age 21 -- any man who makes a big deal about his birthday ought to be ashamed. You say your mom is still alive? Well how about on your birthday you buy her some flowers or something, since SHE is the one who actually accomplished something that day.

Seriously. What the hell has happened to men nowadays?

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Old 09-02-2013, 17:54   #83
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I wish I could still have dinner with my parents.
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Old 09-02-2013, 18:42   #84
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Old 09-02-2013, 19:48   #85
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:12   #86
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This is the way I see it. I'm one of five. All my siblings say I'm the most loved, the apple of mothers eye. In my situation, mom and I share and talk about what we both love. Mom loves to talk about certain topics, as do I. Maybe your brother talks about things with your parents they love. I know this, your parents love you two equally, just differently.


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Old 09-02-2013, 20:36   #87
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I have six grandkids. Some are destined for greatness, some are destined for slightly less greatness.

As a grandparent I love them all equally, and I treat them all equally. To do any different is bad (grand) parenting.

OP, see where I'm going here?
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Old 09-02-2013, 20:40   #88
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I have six grandkids. Some are destined for greatness, some are destined for slightly less greatness.

As a grandparent I love them all equally, and I treat them all equally. To do any different is bad (grand) parenting.

OP, see where I'm going here?
Yes, but grandparenting is different from parenting.
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The fact that you posted the story online explains quite a bit.
Oh Flipper for the love of God we agree on something.


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Is that really your problem? Just buy whatever you want for yourself on your birthday. Problem solved!
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Old 09-02-2013, 22:26   #92
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Happy birthday.

A few years can be a long time financially, especially the last few years, for a man with 40 year old sons. Times change, I sure can't do for my kids now what I could have even a few years ago.

Be happy you have your dad.

In just "a few years/3", I lost my YOUNGER brouther, my mom, AND my dad. He NEVER could afford to buy me guns. I wish he still had his 410 double that I have now and his fishing poles and all the rest of his stuff and was calling me up at work to come and take him fishing or rabbit hunting. When I was 40 years old, I was buying my dad guns and happy I could do it.
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I can understand where your coming from, but I'd just forget about it.

My dad and I are on good terms. By far the best of my siblings. However, he doesn't call me on my birthday that included my 40th... Present? Card? Nope...

Who knows what the issue might have been. Maybe their finances aren't what they were...

Just forget it and move on.
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I know what you guys mean, my house is so big one Wi-Fi router doesn't cover it. When I was single, supermodels kept calling my cellphone and using all my minutes. Then they wanted to have sex all the time, and I could never drive my Jag.

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my wife just asked was your brother hot ??
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Wow, all I have to say is....wow.
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I guess I had my hopes up of getting something special, something to remember, and something to cherish as a special gift from my parents
I just turned 32, and my dad is dying. He's not going to be around on my 40th birthday. Don't be such a whiner and count your blessings.
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