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Cats in the cradle

Posted by Bob on May 07, 2003

In Reply to: Cats in the cradle posted by Neil Cavanagh on May 07, 2003

: Someone just sent me a rude email. She said,
: 'Smacks of "Cats in the Cradle" syndrome to me.'

: Any suggestions about what this phrase means? I can't find anything anywhere.

: Thanks. :-)

Just guessing: I'd need more context to be sure, but there was a pop song a few years back where the refrain started "Cats in the cradle and a silver spoon..." and it told (in ham-handed fashion) of a father who had no time to spend with his son, who subsequently grew up to ignore the old man in a cosmic karma payback sort of thing.