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#1  Postby denise » Feb 09, 2017 4:12 am

Hello all,
I am the mother of a 14-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl. My kids are very active in all the sports and all other activities. They have been participating since they were small, and they always win most of the competitions. I am so proud of them. So, there are a lot of trophies lying at home. But, they are not kept properly. I want to display them all, and it should be seen in our hall. Now, we are doing some renovation works, so I thought of getting some shelf to display the trophies. I checked online for some simple ideas, and found this, <<link to commercial web site removed>>. Are these good ideas? How do you all manage to display the trophies?


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Re: Proud mother

#2  Postby Fallible » Feb 09, 2017 8:00 am

:lol:
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#3  Postby monkeyboy » Feb 09, 2017 9:24 am

Mother says I have to keep my trophies hidden away in the basement.........
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#4  Postby Cito di Pense » Feb 09, 2017 9:36 am

denise wrote:How do you all manage to display the trophies?


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Re: Proud mother

#5  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2017 10:14 am

Pride is an irrational emotion at the best of times, even more so when it's in somebody else's deeds.

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#6  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2017 10:36 am

Let me explain to you why your pride is irrational. Say your boy won a trophy in a swimming competition. Why did he win? Was it his tenacious attitude? If so, neither you nor he can take credit for that, as it is the consequence of environmental and genetic influences beyond your control. Ah, you might say, but I am responsible for bringing him up that way! But you're not really responsible for how you raised him - you were only doing what you thought best at the time, and those decisions were formed in your brain according purely to environmental and genetic influences beyond your control. I'm not saying you can't love your kids - there's nothing irrational about love afaik, but pride looks cringeworthy and stupid to me. It's immodest for a further thing.
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#7  Postby BlackBart » Feb 09, 2017 10:47 am

I rent a large warehouse near Heathrow for all my trophies.
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#8  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2017 10:50 am

Do you also keep a supply of loo role so you can...erm...relieve some of that self-loving pride fest?
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#9  Postby BlackBart » Feb 09, 2017 10:52 am

Keep it real, Keep It Real! :thumbup:
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#10  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2017 10:58 am

That's rich, coming from somebody who claims they need a warehouse to store all their trophies in! :lol: :cheers:
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#11  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2017 11:00 am

Have I mentioned I won my secondary school chess championship and captained the school team when I was in the first year, aged just 11? Aren't I clever!
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#12  Postby Mazille » Feb 09, 2017 11:03 am

I aim to be a trophy wife. :teef:
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#13  Postby BlackBart » Feb 09, 2017 11:27 am

Keep It Real wrote:That's rich, coming from somebody who claims they need a warehouse to store all their trophies in! :lol: :cheers:


Awww! Here, you can have one too KIR - We'll have it engraved with 'This weeks most hilarious sense of humour fail' :lol:

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#14  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 09, 2017 11:31 am

I got your joke - I was joking too. I guess you should keep that trophy for yourself!
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#15  Postby BlackBart » Feb 09, 2017 11:34 am

Keep It Real wrote:I got your joke - I was joking too.


Uh. Huh.

I guess you should keep that trophy for yourself!


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#16  Postby newolder » Feb 09, 2017 11:58 am

BlackBart wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:I got your joke - I was joking too.


Uh. Huh.

I guess you should keep that trophy for yourself!


That's OK, I wouldn't be able to shut the warehouse door.

You can use my warehouse, it's empty. :waah:

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#17  Postby Scot Dutchy » Feb 09, 2017 1:34 pm

The size of the trophy is usually the inverse of the importance of the competition.
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#18  Postby Mazille » Feb 09, 2017 1:45 pm

It's not about the size, it's about what you do with it.


At least that's what I heard. :shifty:
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#19  Postby Fallible » Feb 09, 2017 1:53 pm

So...people think Denise really wants a discussion on trophy storage, then...
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If I hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow
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#20  Postby BlackBart » Feb 09, 2017 1:56 pm

Fallible wrote:So...people think Denise really wants a discussion on trophy storage, then...


:ask: Is there a prize for guessing right?
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