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post #4801 of 12572
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I see now between this thread and others you are one of those anti-america everything douchebags.

See what I mean? Of course you do, you're the guy who prompts me to talk about silliness I see in American attitudes toward something as inconsequential as minor tardiness toward social events then faults me for speaking ill of anything in America.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

... because I get there early to sit at the back of the theater. Or because I love wandering around a dark theater "is this seat taken? It is, ok, thanks. Is this seat taken? Thanks. Oh, hey guys, there's two seats here and two seat way over there that you can take. At least we're both at the same theater!"

Different mentality, I guess. I just generally don't care much about where I sit in a theatre and I don't see why there's a need to sit next to each other in a big group at a venue like a movie theatre. It's not like you can talk to your friends or anything. If I got upset about it I'd ruin my own fun even more (and possibly that of others), so I figure it's better to relax about things I don't really have control over.
Edited by why - 12/12/12 at 12:49pm
post #4802 of 12572
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Originally Posted by why View Post

See what I mean? Of course you do, you're the guy who prompts me to talk about silliness I see in American attitudes toward something as inconsequential as tardiness then faults me for speaking ill of anything in America.

You are making stupid generalizations about an entire country when these things are about individual tastes and preferences and nothing related to american culture.
post #4803 of 12572
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You are making stupid generalizations about an entire country when these things are about individual tastes and preferences and nothing related to american culture.

Of course it's a generalization. I'm talking about a cultural mentality...that's kind of implied in the definition.

It's just a natural consequence that I say things about American culture given that a) I'm American b) the overwhelming majority of people on this forum are American.
post #4804 of 12572
I work with tons of these, "Well, in Europe this" and "Well, in Europe that." So annoying. Especially when they aren't putting their money where their mouth is.
post #4805 of 12572
I live in Europe and I'm still pissed off by latecomers
post #4806 of 12572
Being late is basically saying "my time is worth more than yours". So what, I'm cool to just sit around waiting for someone whose life is so jam packed with important stuff that I should just be grateful to see them at all? Fuck that, if you are more than 5 minutes late without a text/phonecall/im/facebook/carrierfuckingpidgeon then I'm leaving to do what ever was planned without you. As far as I'm concerned being late is one of the most basic rudenesses.

EDIT: I should clarify that if someone calls me up and says " hey dude, I'm gonna be 10/20/30 minutes late, that ok?" I'm happy to wait as long as it takes. Delays happen, not informing people of a revised ETA is not acceptable.
post #4807 of 12572
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I work with tons of these, "Well, in Europe this" and "Well, in Europe that." So annoying. Especially when they aren't putting their money where their mouth is.

What do you mean by that?
post #4808 of 12572
If Europe is soo much better at all this other stuff, why aren't they there? Because there is clearly something better here for them.
post #4809 of 12572
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

Being late is basically saying "my time is worth more than yours".

I agree with that to an extent -- that is, the extent to which my time is actually worth something.

If I plan to take an evening off from whatever I'm doing, I value my time only by how much entertainment/relaxation/whatever it can provide. And if I ruin my own relaxation/entertainment/whatever by getting upset about tardiness then my time loses all value. I guess that's why for social functions I generally don't care much. Either that, or I'm just glad to be doing anything even if it's just standing at the refreshment stand eating Milk Duds. laugh.gif

That said, I really hate it when people waste my time (waiting extra time for an appointment, to start a meeting, etc.) because I could -- and likely would -- be doing something else in those situations.
post #4810 of 12572
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

If Europe is soo much better at all this other stuff, why aren't they there? Because there is clearly something better here for them.

Just because a person lives in one place doesn't mean another place can't have something better, or even that the person willfully chooses to live in that place (a lot of Americans don't live or work in Europe because they're not allowed to and vice versa). I don't know what you're trying to say here.
post #4811 of 12572
Ok. It is that they bring it up all of the time. Europe always has something better for whatever situation work related arises. They are always exapserated too. Like, why don't you people get with the program. Assholes.
post #4812 of 12572
"you know on the Spanish coast, in Europe, you'd be considered too fat to be eye candy."
Edited by gomestar - 12/12/12 at 1:53pm
post #4813 of 12572
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Originally Posted by why View Post

Also, I'm usually never late.

60% of the time, it works every time?
post #4814 of 12572
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Originally Posted by Blackhood View Post

EDIT: I should clarify that if someone calls me up and says " hey dude, I'm gonna be 10/20/30 minutes late, that ok?" I'm happy to wait as long as it takes. Delays happen, not informing people of a revised ETA is not acceptable.

This. You people who bitch must not live anywhere with heavy traffic.
post #4815 of 12572
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I work with tons of these, "Well, in Europe this" and "Well, in Europe that." So annoying. Especially when they aren't putting their money where their mouth is.

it is called nostalgia...

When you move to a foreign country,you tend to remember mostly the best things about it..

Also ,sometimes,you only appreciate things when you did lose them..
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