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    cr*p now my kid is gonna ride the subway solo for love

    cudda guessed this was coming ... ;(

    he's been to Boston with friends by "T" even evening runs for concerts & games, but now he wants to go alone, & knowing them he'll be wrapped in her arms 'till late so that means pops is gonna be worrying about him running the rails solo when the boogy man is out. wifey says there's nothing to worry about. good grief.

    I know I can't drive him to his booty-call, but ...

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    Why can't you drive him to the booty call?
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Why can't I drive him to the booty call? After all, I've got that *****in Freestyle shagmobile.
    fify

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    Thanks, I thank....
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    not sure I followed all that. I've loaned him my shagmobile before but we're talking Boston, and I don't think he can find street parking there. don't think he has successfully parallel parked other than for the driving test and its a new shagmobile.

    I can drive him but what self respecting 17yr old is gonna let his dad do that? plus ... what I'd be waiting outside for them to finish up? what if they are sleeping? I gotta go bang on dorm doors ... just too ugly to ponder ...
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    not sure I followed all that. I've loaned him my shagmobile before but we're talking Boston, and I don't think he can find street parking there. don't think he has successfully parallel parked other than for the driving test and its a new shagmobile.

    I can drive him but what self respecting 17yr old is gonna let his dad do that? plus ... what I'd be waiting outside for them to finish up? what if they are sleeping? I gotta go bang on dorm doors ... just too ugly to ponder ...
    just park for him and then hang out in the common area of the dorm. nothing creepy about that at all.....
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Get him in the gym. Make him lift heavy.

    Teach him how to dress, neither so good that he looks like a big score or so bad that he looks like he can disappear and not be missed.

    Worked for me in some pretty bad areas, as in anything short of places where if you were the wrong ethnic group you were in trouble.
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    Kinda like the feeling I got when my 17 yo son went to NYC with his buddy to just 'hang out', then my 17 yo daughter had to do it because her brother had. Then this past weekend, she(now 19) drove from NJ to VT and back by herself.
    Have kids, never sleep again.
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    Remember your teenage years, they are just following in your footsteps.

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    Bit lost...why can't he just spend the night if this is an issue. I mean...if the girl lives with her parents and they're letting them do that there then why should sleeping over be a problem. Or did I catch that this is happening in the dorms? Does he not have any friends he can crash with?

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    Sometimes you got to let them fly.
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    at 17 i lived on my own.

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    Next it will be Sox games and day trips to Wonderland, with a girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
    Sometimes you got to let them soar.
    FIFY

    My youngest daughter went to Japan when she was around that age, I didn't sleep till she got home.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    The T isn't even open late. Boston is like the city that shuts down public transportation at 11:30.

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    Ahh, the Y chromosome. The Y chromosome is like the terminator. And what do we know about the Terminator?

    -It cannot be bargained with.
    -It cannot be reasoned with.
    -It absolutely will not stop.

    Good luck with your young man, who is going on Booty call. Just stay off the Orange line at night, and the branch of the Red line that
    goes off into Dorchester. Blue Line, Green line should be safe, except for the Boston College branch of the Green line. After a big BC
    game, it fills up with hard drinking sports fans, some of whom are looking for a fight. Just something to be aware of.
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    17 in Boston on the T actually sounds much safer than 17, drinking, driving dad's car... Stay off the Orange line north and south of the city and he'll be fine.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Haha the T...I thought you meant the actual subway in NYC. Aside from engineering students trying to borrow his smart phone, I think at 17 he'll be fine.

    I was hanging out in the Bowery in the 80s on weekends by that age. Now that was exciting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsqueak View Post
    Haha the T...I thought you meant the actual subway in NYC. Aside from engineering students trying to borrow his smart phone, I think at 17 he'll be fine.

    I was hanging out in the Bowery in the 80s on weekends by that age. Now that was exciting.
    What he said. Last time I walked past Thompkins Square Park, there were families roller blading.

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    we both survived ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
    ride the subway solo for love
    Is this a euphemism?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TampaRaleigh View Post
    Is this a euphemism?
    The same could be asked about the term Wicked Weasel, could it not?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    The same could be asked about the term Wicked Weasel, could it not?
    I'm wondering how many folks got in trouble at work for googling that.

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