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Jul 29, 2005 9:05 pm

Recently left Edward Jones after 8 years to go independent and find my children incessantly whining about missing the inspirational summer regionals in Chicago (haven't been there since last year), and feeling awkward about wearing their "I'm a Jones Kid" T-shirt in public.  What's a dad to do?

Jul 29, 2005 9:52 pm

For God's sake buy them some new T-shirts!  Use the Jones ones for car cleaning rags.  Tell them to shut up and quit whining. If they want to go to Chicago, get summer jobs and save their own money.  Ungrateful brats.

Jul 30, 2005 1:39 am
MEATHEAD:

Recently left Edward Jones after 8 years to go
independent and find my children incessantly whining about missing the
inspirational summer regionals in Chicago (haven't been there since
last year), and feeling awkward about wearing their "I'm a Jones Kid"
T-shirt in public.  What's a dad to do?





Take a small portion of your much higher payout, take them to Chicago
for the weekend at a nice hotel, and buy them some new shirts....

Jul 30, 2005 2:02 pm

Tell them you made a decision for the family and since your in charge there will be no more talk about JONES in this house! Daddy is in control of our future not Jones!


You should not have to explain your business decisions with your children except to maybe make them aware of information above.

If the family trip is so big for you. Take them to the islands in the winter not Chicago in the summer. Everyone will be happy ever after.

Jul 30, 2005 3:27 pm

What reason is there to go to Chicago unless you are catching the Cubs at 1:20?


Jul 31, 2005 11:15 am

Take 'em to Maui- any time of the year- and let 'em know that this is what you can afford for them now that you're on your own. They'll burn the "jones kid" t-shirts all on their own.