The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Open Bar: Arguments About Turtles, All the Way Down« on: October 13, 2014, 06:48:59 pm »
The fascinating thing about her suggestion is that the point of the program is to provide field research experience for me, not to enrich my children's life experiences.
And then it was shortly followed up by another guy lamenting that it's only an 11-day program and not a 6-month program. Jesus fucking christ people, I just want to get accepted to the program I actually applied for, not some hypothetical 6-month program where I can bring my children. Let me at least get accepted to the thing I WANT before starting in on how it's too bad it isn't something else entirely.
I also used to behave like that, sometimes. It's envy that masks itself with a disparaging comparison. They will resist the idea that they actually resent you for nearly living their dreams. The best response I found is to say "I'm so jealous" re: something they do.