Saturday Open Thread


I got nothing.

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I was born and raised in a different country - America. I don't know what this place is.
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27 Responses to Saturday Open Thread

  1. tommy says:

    Ok, dude. I’ll try and carry it.

  2. tommy says:

    FTR, your am is my pm. I’m in an opposing time zone. Lol.

  3. tommy says:

    ‘Town says ‘au revoir’ to bad manners, law tells visitors to be polite – A French lawmaker, who was fed up with residents bad manners, has introduced new rules forcing them to be polite, according to a report. Mayor Gerard Plee of the northern Oise town, brought in regulations all visitors to speak politely to staff at the townhall in Lh’raule, situated north of Paris. “As per rules, if anyone forgets their Ps and Qs or fails to say ‘thank you’, they will promptly be told to leave. I believe that when people enter the townhall, they should comply with certain common courtesies, such as wishing people good morning, saying goodbye.” Mayor Plee said. “If I don’t introduce this rule, I have no power to take action against these people because there is no law in France that forces people to say hello, and theres no judge who will condemn someone for not saying it,” he added. He introduced the rule after an incident at the townhall where a visitor was rude. A notice has now been pinned up outside the door of the townhall warning visitors of the consequences of any rudeness. “Visitors to the Lh’raule municipal offices are required to comply with and observe the social norms of politeness and courtesy…especially by greeting municipal staff upon entering the premises” it read. The notice said if someone failed to comply with these norms, they would be requested to leave the premises’. – My take – If you have to legislate rules for politeness, no way am I gonna live there.

    • HELENK says:

      last night on tv I saw a commercial about saying please and thank you. first time I ever saw that. Always thought your parents were supposed to teach that when kids are little

    • tommy says:

      If I remember right, we had a peep here who was based in France. Can’t remember her handle. She was here during the GE. Anyone remember her name or handle? Its the first time I heard of legislating politeness. She maybe in a position to give us further insights.

  4. swanspirit says:

    I got a cuppa coffee and a mini cinnamon bun , the bathroom and kitchen cleaned , and the den vacuumed and dusted .
    And I would love to find someone to work with to help develop a diagnostic tool for potential for violence . There are already some parameters of course , but no definitive tool that I know of like an MMPI

    it would be helpful in many ways , for families , for schools , so many things .

  5. tommy says:

    I can’t set up an opinion poll here. I ain’t a mod. As an unmarried 42 year old male, is this true? ‘Honeymoon phase just a myth – Couples who have been married for about 4 decades are more happy than newly-weds. Couples were found to be unhappiest in the first year of marriage and claimed the honeymoon period was a fable. On a happiness scale of 0-100, people who have been married for 40 years scored more. Experts attribute “unhappiness” among newly-weds to “wedding hangover”. It sets in after couples realise they have made the biggest decisions of their lives, for better or worse’. Gulp, I’m still chicken.

    • DandyTiger says:

      I suspect the longer you’re married, the happier you are to just be alive. Who knows if it’s related to your spouse or not. When you get into the 40 year range of marriage, I suspect happiness is all about a good bowel movement. Too graphic? 🙂

  6. gxm17 says:

    myiq, you must have this! I’d gift it to you if I knew how.

    Mr. White’s Blue Ice

  7. tommy says:

    Honk! My parents taught me to polite. And my mom taught me how to respect women. Nowadays, thats rare. To be non-PC, with single parenthood, they’re trying to earn enough to feed their kids. No time to teach them social behaviour. When they go for work, plonk their kids infront of the TV, PC or video games. And then complain when they grow up as insensitive, selfish individuals. Sorry, thats a slice of my anti-PC rant.

    • myiq2xu (D) says:

      My grandma taught me manners. She was like Yoda with a peach switch. She had a black belt too. It had a shiny buckle.

      Back then school teachers didn’t care about bruises and welts.

    • We still teach all the kids in our family “the Magic Words” Please, Thank You, Excuse me, You’re Welcome. We make them stand up when an adult enters the room, give up their seats to their elders. We teach them not to interrupt unless it is a for real emergency.
      Damn bitter clingers.

      • swanspirit says:

        Absolutely , and also radical, manners were more important IN the family . What a concept .

      • leslie says:

        Same here. My little 2 yr old grand baby says please, than you and when she doesn’t one of us will say, “What do you say?” to remind her. and she ALWAYS knows the right phrase for the situation. True story.

        I just now called a store to say that I was unable to pick up something they were holding for me. As I began explained the situation, the male person who answered the phone interrupted me and said , “What are you calling here for? He hung up the phone without a “thanks for calling” or anything else. I’ll comment on this when I pick up the items they are holding for me tomorrow. There’s really no excuse for this. I worked retail at holiday time for years. I’d have sooner walked into traffic than behave as he did.

  8. foxyladi14 says:

    My Grandma taught me and I passed it on to my kids. 🙂

  9. Just FYI- we had a murder here yesterday. The original call was for a car fire- turns out the body had been shot in the back before the vehicle was set afire.
    I guarantee you, the perpetrator(s) will be in custody before long. Benefits of living in a small town- everyone knows everyone- and their business. Won’t take long for them to figure out who had the grudge.
    Last two murders we had around here, they had the criminals in custody inside of a week- and in jail inside of a year.
    So yes, there is crime out here in the back of beyond- it is just easier to find and incarcerate the evil ones.

  10. tommy says:

    Wow! The values you teach the kids, as you describe it, thats very rare, whether you know it or not. Hats of to you, and your family.

    • Just passing on what we were taught. What all previous generations taught their offspring.
      I always think it is a mark of success when your kids go to play or have a sleep over at a friends- and the parents comment on how well behaved they were and what nice manners they have. lol. (Sometimes I wondered if it was really my kid they were talking about)

  11. HELENK says:

    I was taught manners at a young age. i taught my kids manners and they taught their kids manners.
    I never wanted my kids to be the ones that were not really welcome in someone’s home. we all know someone who we say I would like to see so and so ,but boy I hope they do not bring their kids.
    It is not the kids fault if they are not taught and they do not understand why they are not welcome. Good manners make a difference all through life

    • myiq2xu (D) says:

      I got smacked for using bad manners at home. I got beaten like a rug for using bad manners in public or in front of company.

      I learned quick.

      • HELENK says:

        do not embarrass me in public or you will pay for it in private.

        In our house it was THE LOOK, that was all that was need in public. I laugh because my daughter did the same with her daughters

  12. catarina says:

    I was raised in a cave by wolves.

  13. myiq2xu (D) says:

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