This is a discussion on Funniest thing said to daughter's date... within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by SIXTO I appreciate what you are saying, but as I father I look at it this way... In most of these stories, ...
I imagine that most of the stuff on this thread is posturing but it does demonstrate the love and concern for our children. Like the Loretta Lynn story I posted about her Grandfather saying "You take good care of my little girl or I will kill you" is not really a threat but rather a statement of fact. As SIXTO said you really need to see where the Father is coming from. He just lets you know that he is serious about his little girl.
My Father-in-law never really forgave me for taking his little girl away but he was as good to me as I could ever ask. He never threatened me but I know that he would have stood by his daughter if he needed to. Most of this is in fun like the carrying the fellow throught the woods and pointing out places to bury bodies and we do it because we were young once and want to pay someone back for what we went through. My Father threatened to kill a man over my Sister but didn't do it, although I really believe that if he had been given the right chance he would have and she was 30 at the time.
You can believe and run your mouth about whatever you want to but when you get serious about a girl or guy you get the whole family involved. When you marry you marry the whole family. As a wise man once told me, look at your girlfriend's mother, that is what you will be marrying.
Sixto. + 3 and it always make's for a good story down the road if it work's out or not.
".. but any woman who knows anything at all would tell you she's never really seen into any man's heart. The soil of a man's heart is stonier.... Bedrock's close. A man grows what he can ... and he tends it."
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
By the bold words, I take it your dad is a pretty big guy. Maybe his size alone was the intimidation. As the father of a seven year old daughter, I have some time to consider what to tell her dates when that time comes around. I joke with my wife about being in a wife-beater cleaning a gun with another gun on my hip when the date comes in, or doing something similar to Martin Lawrence/Will Smith in Bad Boys II. But like FN said, its about showing how much we care for our daughter.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
"Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it."
My daughter was a very capable competitive martial artist. I just pulled her dates aside, and whispered, be careful, she can kill ya one-handed.
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
I can only remember one time growing up that I ever got a "talkin' to" by any dates father and all he said to me was "You seem like a nice guy but I love my daughter, and I own a lot of property in Maine and no one ever goes up there." He did invite me to go hunting once and I made it back so I guess his daughter had no complaints.
My wifes grandfather told me that he had 100 acree, a backhoe and no one would miss my scrawny white butt.
I believed him :-)
Reminds me of the scene in Bab Boys II when Reginald comes to take Marcus's daughter out. Martin Lawrence and Will Smith....crude language but FUNNY
"If I was an extremist, our founding fathers would all be extremists," he said. "Without them, we wouldn't have our independence. We'd be a disarmed British system of feudal subjectivity."