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post #166 of 481
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


I'm not American Fritz.
Again not the point.
Back to topic now.
post #167 of 481
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No it's not and I'm sorry if you think it is.
I wanted to say that imo being polite, helpful, kind, respectful, have a positive aura, whatever is seen positive in every society, be it Ukrania, China, Turkey, Germany, Nigeria or the US. If this is not the case, please tell me that polite people are seen as bad-mannered in your part of the US. I doubt that but because you (not only you, more Fuuma etc.) bashed Louis XIV for helping old people etc - at least that's what I interpreted - I sarcastically said that your society is the only one in which these habits are not positive (I could have said US society in comparison to every other society, but again, I didn't believe so and was just giving a broad hint)
But whatever.

Fritz, I'm not American.

In baseball parlance, you are batting 1000.
post #168 of 481
i think dropping the golf subject is probably a good idea.

here's another one:

sit down to business dinner in very expensive, and very cosy, restaurant known for the quality of its food. very well-off quartet arrives and sits at table next to ours. at least one of the women is wearing an abominable perfume, and by the smell can only have immersed her entire body in it. restaurant is packed and there are no more available seats, and party appears to be on familiar, friendly terms with the maitre d.

this actually happened, and i ended up stewing in my own fury along with my equally-annoyed colleague (who were sitting nearest to the she-devil in question), as we felt we'd have been tossed out before the regulars.
post #169 of 481
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Originally Posted by freedom_fries View Post

i think dropping the golf subject is probably a good idea.

here's another one:

sit down to business dinner in very expensive, and very cosy, restaurant known for the quality of its food. very well-off quartet arrives and sits at table next to ours. at least one of the women is wearing an abominable perfume, and by the smell can only have immersed her entire body in it. restaurant is packed and there are no more available seats, and party appears to be on familiar, friendly terms with the maitre d.

this actually happened, and i ended up stewing in my own fury along with my equally-annoyed colleague (who were sitting nearest to the she-devil in question), as we felt we'd have been tossed out before the regulars.

So what's the question?
post #170 of 481
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Originally Posted by freedom_fries View Post

i think dropping the golf subject is probably a good idea.

here's another one:

sit down to business dinner in very expensive, and very cosy, restaurant known for the quality of its food. very well-off quartet arrives and sits at table next to ours. at least one of the women is wearing an abominable perfume, and by the smell can only have immersed her entire body in it. restaurant is packed and there are no more available seats, and party appears to be on familiar, friendly terms with the maitre d.

this actually happened, and i ended up stewing in my own fury along with my equally-annoyed colleague (who were sitting nearest to the she-devil in question), as we felt we'd have been tossed out before the regulars.

You should loudly inquire to your table "what is that very strong perfume smell, do you guys smell that?", everyone should then loudly agree that they also notice it. Leave it there.

While you're stuck smelling her you will influence her future behavior.
post #171 of 481
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Originally Posted by freedom_fries View Post

i think dropping the golf subject is probably a good idea.

here's another one:

sit down to business dinner in very expensive, and very cosy, restaurant known for the quality of its food. very well-off quartet arrives and sits at table next to ours. at least one of the women is wearing an abominable perfume, and by the smell can only have immersed her entire body in it. restaurant is packed and there are no more available seats, and party appears to be on familiar, friendly terms with the maitre d.

this actually happened, and i ended up stewing in my own fury along with my equally-annoyed colleague (who were sitting nearest to the she-devil in question), as we felt we'd have been tossed out before the regulars.

Unless you plan to go live in the woods you'll just have to chill and stop freaking out....

she-devils make life worth living anyway...
post #172 of 481
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Fritz, I'm not American.

In baseball parlance, you are batting 1000.

What is you?
post #173 of 481
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Originally Posted by freedom_fries View Post

i think dropping the golf subject is probably a good idea.

here's another one:

sit down to business dinner in very expensive, and very cosy, restaurant known for the quality of its food. very well-off quartet arrives and sits at table next to ours. at least one of the women is wearing an abominable perfume, and by the smell can only have immersed her entire body in it. restaurant is packed and there are no more available seats, and party appears to be on familiar, friendly terms with the maitre d.

this actually happened, and i ended up stewing in my own fury along with my equally-annoyed colleague (who were sitting nearest to the she-devil in question), as we felt we'd have been tossed out before the regulars.

When an entire generation of Europeans has learned the joys of bathing, you will have to worry about this less.
post #174 of 481
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


Unless you plan to go live in the woods you'll just have to chill and stop freaking out....

she-devils make life worth living anyway...

i'm generally not one to freak out, but if there is one place one should never wear offensive perfume, much less bathe in it like said Frau, it is in a small, crowded gourmet restaurant.
post #175 of 481
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post


When an entire generation of Europeans has learned the joys of bathing, you will have to worry about this less.

We have some friends who live down the street, one of whom comes from an old money family in Saint-Tropez. They are sweet, good hosts, have interesting taste and a beautiful house in our neighborhood, but we never go there because they smell like an all ages punk show performed in a meat locker.
post #176 of 481
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When an entire generation of Europeans has learned the joys of bathing, you will have to worry about this less.

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When I lived in Europe I was a consultant and around early June this one guy that worked there started musting up the entire floor. An elevator ride with this dude would dizzy you for hours. He worked in this side office with 4 other guys. You couldnt get anywhere near that shit. I dont know how the guys sitting in there could stand it but there they were, victims of nasal rape.
post #177 of 481
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post


When an entire generation of Europeans has learned the joys of bathing, you will have to worry about this less.
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post


We have some friends who live down the street, one of whom comes from an old money family in Saint-Tropez. They are sweet, good hosts, have interesting taste and a beautiful house in our neighborhood, but we never go there because they smell like an all ages punk show performed in a meat locker.

let's not attribute the sins of southern europe to an entire continent.
post #178 of 481
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When an entire generation of Europeans has learned the joys of bathing, you will have to worry about this less.

I know you're kidding but this is mainly the result of American GI arriving in places like France where plenty of restrictions/problems were in place and people didn't get to wash as much and assuming it was a normal state of affair. Oh and I sometimes don't bathe and no one fucking dies, some people are waaaaayyy too anal about this stuff.
post #179 of 481
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post


I think I said "Yes, Chef Trotter, I'll try to work on that sir."
I was/am a bitch.

Chefs are a nasty bunch.

I worked with this arrogant angry Michelin chef who got so pissed off at one of the sous chefs that when the guy opened an oven and leaned down to get something out, he kicked him in the ass and the guy went in head first.

The sous was fat, so when that foot hit that tail square between the ass bones it sent this tight reverberation thru his torso.

When he got out he came out with the steak he went in to get in the first place. Dexterity for a big boy, I tell you. Then he became enraged for an instant and you could see him looking at the steak wondering if he'd throw it at the chef. Pussy backed down. I would have gone for the boiling oil if someone did that to me.
post #180 of 481
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post


We have some friends who live down the street, one of whom comes from an old money family in Saint-Tropez. They are sweet, good hosts, have interesting taste and a beautiful house in our neighborhood, but we never go there because they smell like an all ages punk show performed in a meat locker.

This phrase deserved being noticed.

Real question:

You're at a fairly decent place and your entrees either arrive with your appies or 3-4 minutes after your appies get dropped. What do you do?
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