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Writer's Block: Thanks for the Input

What is the worst piece of advice you've ever received?
I was 10 when Tamagotchis came out. They spread like the plague, and at the price of $30, were permanently out of my price range. Being the type of annoying fad that parents saw straight through, there was one ray of hope in the impending visit of my aunt from Australia. It was perfect, this was the type of thing a loving aunt would be more than happy to lavish upon her adorable and deserving niece. I asked for so little! My social status would be restored, I could re-enter the classroom and no longer be one of those plebes consigned to watching other kids play with their digital pets, begging them for a turn. 
So I asked my aunty, who said not only said no, she suggested I paint myself a pet rock.
I just stared at her like, "You don't understand any of this do you?"


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Aug. 18th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
I was 8-9ish.
and to tell you the truth, I had more fun with pet rocks than that thing that went off at night.
Aug. 18th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
Oh God yeah, Tamagotchis make me cringe now. Also pet rocks didn't have the demeaning feature of a digital picture of crap if you didn't attend to them. Remember that? What product designer ever thought that would be a neat feature.
Aug. 18th, 2009 12:35 pm (UTC)
I never took enough care of mine, it always died before then.
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