Tax the wealthy. Problem solved.

Schadenfreude baby

We had some sushi last night, and our daughter wanted to try the wasabi.

We warned her it was yukky, but she put a little tiny bit on one finger, and then tasted a little tiny bit of that.  Of course, she made a horrible sour face and wiped her tongue about 5 or 6 times to get rid of it.

Then she said to my wife, "you want some, mom?"
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 1:19pm
Because, of course, parents are widely know (by children) to be basically crazy.  Who knows what they'd like?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 31st, 2007 1:46pm
Does that action actually define "schadenfreude".
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 31st, 2007 1:56pm
No, but Ward's unstated joy at watching his little one deal with the surprise would be an ok definition.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 31st, 2007 1:57pm
She was smiling as she said it, she clearly wanted us to taste the yukky stuff.
Permalink Send private email Ward 
July 31st, 2007 1:57pm
Hmmm.

"[n. SHAW-den-froy-duh] Taking malicious satisfaction in another person's troubles is schadenfreude. Even though there may be some guilt involved, this noun comes in handy when someone feels glee or gloats over another person's suffering."

I hadn't noticed that the child was gleefully hoping the mom
s experience would be as bad or worse as his/her own. 

Got it.  Kids are so cute aren't they.  And wholesome.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 31st, 2007 2:04pm
Innocent, yes.  Wholesome?  That may require some training.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
July 31st, 2007 2:17pm
What am I doing here? This topic has no sexual overtones.
Permalink heartsheep 
July 31st, 2007 2:44pm
at least we hope not.
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 31st, 2007 5:10pm
The title makes me think "baby birthed to spite the father".
Permalink Send private email sharkfish 
July 31st, 2007 7:56pm
Is that guacamole? I so do love guacamole!

Like it? Got some horseradish wholegrain mustard right here that'll clear your pipes (a son bought it).
Permalink trollop 
July 31st, 2007 10:09pm
wasabi into soy sauce? heathens.
Permalink strawdog soubriquet 
July 31st, 2007 10:41pm
I think one of the funniest home videos I ever saw was this little girl that wrecked her bike and busted her ass. She's all crying while her dad tries to comfort her.

Then, she gets this sadistic grin, stops crying completely, and through the biggest smile in the world asks 'Do you wanna kiss my butt?' Hilarious.
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August 1st, 2007 3:18pm

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