debeguiled said:glugger said:She's actually 100% correct. In summary:Suits said:In one humorous example (that a sibling later told me about), she responded to a discussion about why beer bottles are usually green or brown, by stating that degradation of the beverage due to the sun's ultraviolet rays may have been a problem in the past, but at the present time, choices in bottle colour are due simply to tradition. This is patently untrue, as far as I'm aware, but my mom never wastes an opportunity to try to sound smart even in situations where she has literally no knowledge of a subject.
-Brown bottles are the best at filtering out uv light.
-During WW2 there was a brown glass shortage, so 'premium' brewers used green glass to distinguish their beer from cheap clear glass brands.
- These days all colours of beer bottles have a uv protection coating.
Yeah, but she probably didn't even know she was, because in her case it didn't matter.
That is Suits' point.
That is my point. If she was correct it would be completely random chance. She regularly offers opinions that she believes to fact on topics that she has no knowledge of.
This is largely because she's not really knowledgeable on any actual topic, aside from childbirth, Meyers-Briggs, diapers, childbirth and childbirth, but views herself as an intelligent intellectual. This leads to a lot of over-compensation on her part. She's also in a small, under educated town where literally everyone is dumber than her.
I did, however, discovered a number of years ago in Tianjin that the green Harbin beer bottles was a drinkable substance, but the clear Harbin beer bottles tasted like absolute piss. Upon experimenting with several brands, I discovered that this was true with other brands as well. Therefore, I'm not fully confident that she is entirely correct, at least in Asia.
The cool thing is that she's not diminutive of her children's accomplishments, but rather proud. During my last visit, when a conversation went in the direction of the product development work I've been doing, I shared some of my information on the subject. Nothing more than a three sentence summary on a particular issue, but my mother was visibly impressed and had not problem indicating as much.
That's a good mother. Despite her flaws (and everyone has some), she's not competitive to the point of undermining her children's progress in life in an effort to boost her own ego. That's the definition of genuine maturity.
In fact, my mother puts my female peers to shame in her success at being a good mother and wife to my father. If I ever marry, my wife will have a lot to live up to, because my mom has set the bar high.