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Yeah, your boss or landlord probably is a useless fucking piece of shit, but there are better ways to tell this story to mom, or better yet, find a different story altogether. No one likes a complainer. Really, just break out all the manners you should be using anyway. Make eye contact, participate in the conversation even if it's boring, don't steal toilet paper from their bathroom just because it's free and you forgot to stock up for your own apartment. If you really had to be reminded about any of this, you probably don't stand a chance with the parents, anyway.
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