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"Bitch, you didn't just say that."

by marymc on March 17, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

St. Patrick's parade weekend. We're in a bar and start talking to a couple from Ireland. Within 20 minutes, she says that Americans have totally f*cked up this country, that Catholics and Protestants are pretty much the same thing, that my father's illness and subsequent death are no excuse for not voting and I am a bad mother for thinking our adult children living independently (as opposed to living with us) is a good thing. I walked out or I would have cut the bitch. Only in NYC....


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