Tear ducts at 1.5 yards

If you thought you were disappointed, imagine the anguish of these sisters on the way home from the animal shelter:

Jada, in pink, is going to be a first-class manipulator someday. Like a week from Tuesday.


  1. fillyjonk »

    8 March 2018 · 5:39 am

    That’s hilarious to me because those girls are like the two sides of my personality.

    Blue Shirt is the one I let the world see, but deep down inside, Pink Shirt is definitely there.

    (I just wish the events in my life more often had an ending like this video does.)

  2. Holly H »

    8 March 2018 · 8:33 am

    So, this mother PRETENDED to break their hearts, for the sake of a video? I foresee a couple of super-rebellious teenagers someday. And I don’t blame them.

  3. Roger O Green »

    8 March 2018 · 8:37 am

    If the girls are manipulators, they’ve gotten lessons from their parents.

  4. fillyjonk »

    8 March 2018 · 9:24 am

    Roger: truth.

    Though I suspect a lot of us realize as adults that some of the things our parents did have marked us for life. I love my parents but I know my tendency to panic about money and “scarcity” is related to how they thought.

  5. Holly H »

    8 March 2018 · 9:35 am

    Money. Where is the happy medium? I tend towards over-frugality (I come by it honestly; I have a lot of Scottish genes). But that’s better than the other way around.

    I loved the moment in A Christmas Carole (starring Patrick Stewart), when Scrooge asked pathetically, “How much for bread with my soup?” It illustrated beautifully that a skinflint deprives himself as well as others.

    My goal is to stay just shy of such self-denial, but not by much. And I make it a strict rule to always tip at least 20%, to re-train my inner cheapskate.

  6. McGehee »

    8 March 2018 · 9:55 am

    Mrs. McG and I never miss an episode of “AFV,” but the videos where parents perpetrate a malicious prank on a child (think “toilet paper birthday cake” for example) are among our least favorite — along with the ones where a misbehavior is effectively rewarded by being submitted as a video (it doesn’t help that those latter videos have tended to win the big money).

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