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post #5731 of 13264
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I am ONLY talking about STUPID things people do while misinterpreting rules of general etiquette.
If you stand in a full elevator with your face to the elevator door you should exit first instead of backing into the elevator in an attempt to comply with your misconstrued idea of gallantry. You are holding everyone up and making a scene, which has nothing to do with you being a gentleman but everything to do with you trying to mimic behavior of other gentleman-farmers.
The same way you should walk through the door FIRST and then hold it for your female colleagues instead of performing acrobatic, one-leg balancing acts in order to hold the door that opens inside.
You might consider all of this extremely touching and gentlemanly while I see a rube acting like a monkey.
Quoted for truth.
post #5732 of 13264
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

CROSSFIT!

another fitness program to make the gym rats think they're above the rest and brag about how they push themselves to ungodly limits- until the next new fitness fad comes along
post #5733 of 13264
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I just think it is irrational and quite funny, that elevator habit. Possibly result of general misconception about good manners among population.

I've seen people leaving the elevator and getting the door shut with them in the middle so it became a habit of mine to hold the door open button for kids, women, old folks and people bringing heavy stuff... unless I'm with my kids coz I have an irrational fear of them stepping out and me getting stuck in the elevator and it closes
post #5734 of 13264
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

I am ONLY talking about STUPID things people do while misinterpreting rules of general etiquette.
If you stand in a full elevator with your face to the elevator door you should exit first instead of backing into the elevator in an attempt to comply with your misconstrued idea of gallantry. You are holding everyone up and making a scene, which has nothing to do with you being a gentleman but everything to do with you trying to mimic behavior of other gentleman-farmers.
The same way you should walk through the door FIRST and then hold it for your female colleagues instead of performing acrobatic, one-leg balancing acts in order to hold the door that opens inside.
You might consider all of this extremely touching and gentlemanly while I see a rube acting like a monkey.

There are clearly exceptions to every rule yet all this said some common sense is all that one needs to conclude if you are being a gent,a douche or some frat boy with no social grace. If you run a situation through the old "if my mother was here" qualifier it should provide some clarity.
post #5735 of 13264
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

another fitness program to make the gym rats think they're above the rest and brag about how they push themselves to ungodly limits- until the next new fitness fad comes along

Significant overlap between Crossfit and Tough Mudder.
post #5736 of 13264
My wife spends at least one full day a month (8+ hours) "organizing" some area of the house. Despite this, she can never find anything.


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Edited by Gibonius - 3/2/13 at 8:44am
post #5737 of 13264
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

I've seen people leaving the elevator and getting the door shut with them in the middle so it became a habit of mine to hold the door open button for kids, women, old folks and people bringing heavy stuff... unless I'm with my kids coz I have an irrational fear of them stepping out and me getting stuck in the elevator and it closes

In Japan it is the done thing for the person nearest the buttons to push the open button until everyone gets out. In Australia the doors won't close if someone is half way out. Freaked me out the first time a Japanese elevator door tried to eat me.
post #5738 of 13264
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

My wife spends at least one full day (8+ hours) "organizing" some area of the house. Despite this, she can never find anything.

One full day a week? A month?
post #5739 of 13264
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

One full day a week? A month?

Yeah a month. Left that out shog[1].gif

I spent like 30 minutes once a month or so and can find everything. I just have a weird memory for finding shit, a lot of my stuff is horribly organized happy.gif
post #5740 of 13264
I'm also terribly disorganized. But a full day of cleaning per month doesn't sound all that out of the ordinary (or it wouldn't if it actually paid off).
post #5741 of 13264
Yeah I try to take one weekend day per month to clean the house. I am too cheap to hire a cleaning person so that means vacuuming or mopping floors, dusting, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, etc.
post #5742 of 13264
Woke up with all the indicators pointing towards a cold. Bah.
post #5743 of 13264
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Woke up with all the indicators pointing towards a cold. Bah.

Dammit, I told you to stay away from that Monsanto wheat!
post #5744 of 13264
I've fallen behind...but usually I have to do something similar.

Trying to coach myself to do less cleaning but more often (since I would rather have a regular habit than a monthly binge) but it is kind of a chicken and egg problem.
Hard to do small bits of cleaning if the place is messy since I don't want to stop until I either run out of time or have cleaned everything. But if I take a whole day and get everything sparkling, I get like a cleaning hangover and can't clean until it actually starts to get messy again.

I'd consider a cleaner, but most of them suck and just do superficial cleaning of the stuff people notice (to make your house look nice). I'm pretty good at real cleaning, the kind with sponges and mops and scrub brushes, but my real problem is clutter. Cleaners don't seem to deal with that kind of stuff...maybe I need more like an "organizer" instead of someone who comes by twice a month to make sure there are no pubes on my toilet seat.

I can find my stuff without much searching though...that's key.
post #5745 of 13264
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I've fallen behind...but usually I have to do something similar.

Trying to coach myself to do less cleaning but more often (since I would rather have a regular habit than a monthly binge) but it is kind of a chicken and egg problem.
Hard to do small bits of cleaning if the place is messy since I don't want to stop until I either run out of time or have cleaned everything. But if I take a whole day and get everything sparkling, I get like a cleaning hangover and can't clean until it actually starts to get messy again.

I'd consider a cleaner, but most of them suck and just do superficial cleaning of the stuff people notice (to make your house look nice). I'm pretty good at real cleaning, the kind with sponges and mops and scrub brushes, but my real problem is clutter. Cleaners don't seem to deal with that kind of stuff...maybe I need more like an "organizer" instead of someone who comes by twice a month to make sure there are no pubes on my toilet seat.

I can find my stuff without much searching though...that's key.

I used to be real bad with clutter. Not a hoarder by any stretch, but just really disorganized and had too much stuff. On the monthly cleaning day I make sure to organize everything as well and throw out stuff if I haven't used it in three months.
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