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Old 03-18-2005, 11:36 PM   #1
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Mother In Laws

Mine came over tonight for dinner. After dinner I go downstairs to check on the tank. My mag cleaner is missing. Im looking all over the tank, it just isnt there. I open the hood and the half that goes inside is floating around in the tank. I look around for the rest and I finally found it. STUCK TO THE SIDE OF MY COMPUTER!!!!!!!!!

I go upstairs and ask my 5 year old if she was messing with the mag cleaner. Nope, she denies it. My wife denies it. The mother in law is quiet. I ask if she did it. She says nothing. I announce that the magnet was stuck to my computer. She gets a horrified look on her face. I just turned around and left.

Why cant people leave stuff that isnt their ALONE. GRRRRRRR!!!!
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:42 PM   #2
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So, I presume by your continued ability to post that your computer still functions normally?! I'd be SO flipping mad! Who would have thunk it to be the grown adult and not the 5yo?!
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
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Yes, somehow the super strong magnet stuck DIRECTLY next to the hard drive had apparently no affect.

I was furious, but better to walk away than get in a pissing match with my mother in law and her daughter (who would side with her mother automatically).
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:32 AM   #4
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"hmmm... this thing seems to be some sort of super strong magnet...now where is the worst place I can possibly put it...hmm..."

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Old 03-19-2005, 03:22 AM   #5
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I saw the mag cleaners for the first time a few weeks ago. Very cool idea. I have been out of the hobby for a few years...amazing what has popped up.
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"hmmm... this thing seems to be some sort of super strong magnet...now where is the worst place I can possibly put it...hmm..."
In her purse?
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Maybe she was trying to be helpful....... ~ coughs......
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Old 03-19-2005, 03:39 PM   #8
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I'd be ticked off as well but I think you did the right thing, you never would have won that fight.
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Old 03-19-2005, 08:05 PM   #9
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Seems to me she was just trying to give you that 'new pc' shine. Course, think of it this way..Theres a ton of us who would LOVE for their mother in law of all peeps to give them an excuse to UPGRADE! d00d would be gettin a Dell!

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My mother in law is a marine biologist and really loves checking out my tank. I send her pictures whenever I get something new. Oh, and she's also the one who gave me the 90 gal tank, stand, and MH lights. Not all mother in laws are so bad, I guess.
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