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The “Curse” of North Bergen

I was laying on the couch listening to my human dad babble on.  He was talking about the “curse” of North Bergen.  He grew up there.  He says that people from that community are very direct and blunt and that explains why he has gotten into so much trouble at his many jobs over the years.  When someone says something off target or just plain stupid, he just lets them know without any sugar-coating that what they are saying is “b.s, ridiculous, dumb etc”.  He knows, and has been told often, that he should say these things in a politically correct way but he just doesn’t want to waste the time and energy to do so.  A few years back he had dinner with a couple of his friends from North Bergen High School and apparently they were afflicted with the same problem.  This fact actually made him feel better because now he knew it just wasn’t him but all the people who grew up with him in North Bergen during the 1960’s.  He is not sure that things have stayed the same.  He says the “millennials” think they know everything and don’t listen regardless how blunt or politically correct you tell them that they don’t.  Such hubris has historically led to horrible things happening in the past so he worries about the future.  Well just some random ramblings from the mind of my human dad.  Let me know if you are similarly “cursed”.

Lucky and Dad

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9 comments on “The “Curse” of North Bergen

  1. Middlemay Farm
    May 4, 2015

    Haha. My father’s family!!!! My father was extremely sensitive to people outside the family (unlike his 8 brothers and sisters) but he had no problem bluntly letting us know what our problems were. he was very funny but he didn’t mince words. I miss him calling me a stupid ass and times (and he was usually right!).

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    • dontdoubtthedog
      May 4, 2015

      Well from what I know of you, your father was totally justified 🙂

      What was your maiden name?

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      • Middlemay Farm
        May 4, 2015

        hahahaha–so NB of you! O’Brien. Also the Sangastiano’s and Georgetti’s.

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      • dontdoubtthedog
        May 4, 2015

        Irish and Italian. That explains it :). I just have the Italian part but that was plenty – brutal honesty was the norm, yelling was the normal voice level.

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      • Middlemay Farm
        May 4, 2015

        my cousins were Italian, not me. My father’s parents were Irish and German. Control freaks who didn’t want to be in control. 🙂 My mother is English, Dutch and maybe Irish (depends on if the person she thought was her father really was).

        have you ever seen Life with Father? That’s sort of the way my parents were–though not upper-middle class New Yorkers 🙂

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      • dontdoubtthedog
        May 4, 2015

        Yes I vaguely remember Life with Father.

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      • Genis LeyNel
        May 5, 2015

        I love that turn of phrase “Control freaks who didn’t want to be in control”. I know people like that in my immediate family.

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      • Middlemay Farm
        May 5, 2015

        Families are so much fun. We used to have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (male) who wanted to control everyone and did a pretty good job.

        He actually knew how to open the crate for his sister dogs and how to herd them in. He’d then kick the crate shut with his hind leg–hoping he didn’t have to be crated. 🙂

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  2. Guillermo mortise
    July 4, 2016

    wow!..

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