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post #61 of 481
I definitely agree with that. I am not a photo clicker simply for the fact that I miss so much trying to get good pictures. All the times I have travelled I have never taken photos. My memories serve me well enough.
post #62 of 481
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I definitely agree with that. I am not a photo clicker simply for the fact that I miss so much trying to get good pictures. All the times I have travelled I have never taken photos. My memories serve me well enough.

I'm not much of photo taker myself but I can see the attraction, both as a hobby and a marker of memories.
post #63 of 481
tl;dr/Colin Powell warning:

Did I make too big of a deal out of this? The following chain led to some friction afterwards.
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From: Rebecca
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:21 PM
To: employees
Subject: RE: Kitchen
[attachments]

Operation CLEAN THE FRIDGE took place this afternoon. Trays and shelves were removed and washed. Many items were discarded, container and all. If you are missing any items, they either were expired, moldy, liquefied, dried out or had no name. I am unable to comprehend why the “adults” in this office continue to let this happen. It is disgusting and unsanitary to leave your rotting food in the fridge for others to clean and discard for you.

From: Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:24 PM
To: Rebecca; employees
Subject: RE: Kitchen

Did those disgusting adults also leave rotting food in your email? Just curious, and thank you for sending the lovely photos right after lunch.


From: Rebecca
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:25 PM
To: employees
Subject: RE: Kitchen

Yes they did. My pleasure.



From: Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:34 PM
To: Rebecca
Subject: RE: Kitchen

Please don’t send me an email like that again. If you want the culprits to know who they are then perhaps just list what was in there.


From: Rebecca
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:39 PM
To: Maxwell
Subject: RE: Kitchen

If you use the fridge, which I know you do, then you are not exempt from receiving email about the fridge. If you don’t want to look at the photos, don’t open them.


From: Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:49 PM
To: Rebecca
Subject: RE: Kitchen

Yeah that wasn’t my point at all. Don’t send me photos of rotting food again.


From: Rebecca
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:16 PM
To: Maxwell
Subject: RE: Kitchen

First of all Maxwell don’t tell me what to do and check the tone your email.

The email was meant to be informative to let everybody know what is sitting next to the food they plan to eat. If I knew who the owners of the food was I would leave the container on their desk. I’m not creating a “list” of crap I can’t identify because you have a weak stomach.

If you have a problem with it, you should take it up with management.


From: Maxwell
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 3:20 PM
To: Rebecca
Subject: RE: Kitchen

My stomach also isn't the point. I'm amazed that the notion of courtesy has eluded you all of these years of working in a professional environment and that it would require scolding from management. I am also amazed that you don't see the irony of your emails. You think it is somehow more "adult" to intentionally inflict nausea on the entire office because a couple of co-workers accidentally left some food in the fridge?

post #64 of 481
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post


I'm not much of photo taker myself but I can see the attraction, both as a hobby and a marker of memories.

I worry that when taking photos on trips, the time between them becomes lost.
post #65 of 481
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

I have one. >


I'd look at it like this, your are the master of your own home and can enforce any rule you like. To some degree this extends outside the home, at my own table I'd tell my brother or my kids to get their feet off the chair, but the manager/owner is the one who decides what goes in their establishment. If they are comfortable with feet on chairs, it's really their call. The insult is not so egregious that needs must you take action.

That said, the world is full of the ignorant and savage so next time keep a Best Made close at hand to lend proper gravitas to your meaningful stares.
post #66 of 481
Mordecai, I lol'ed.
post #67 of 481
M, you simply can't stop there. We know she didn't.

Speaking of mothers and their odd antics...I only visit mine every couple of years and at least once or twice she is part of a party for a dinner at one of the area's nicer eateries, such as they are. She has developed this thing where she will only have water throughout the meal. If an attempt is made to refill her glass she gets very pissy. If the bus person tries to refill her glass more than once she will grouse about it the entire meal. Then come dessert, she will not have any, but if a coffee does not arrive almost instantly, she again starts to grouse.

Speaking of water glasses, and let's toss in wine, how big of a faux paus is it for the staff to reach in and pick up your glass for refilling? If they pick it up by the rim vs. the bottom or stem? Would you say anything?
post #68 of 481
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post


Tell Mr. Nay to stop being a little bitch, and inform him that being a hick carries no real dietary restrictions.

Epic. Bill is actually pretty understanding. I was with him at a club in Atlanta once and a big guido thought it would be funny to play with his pocket square. Mr. Nay calmly made a joke out of it. What should he have done?
post #69 of 481
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Originally Posted by randallr View Post


Epic. Bill is actually pretty understanding. I was with him at a club in Atlanta once and a big guido thought it would be funny to play with his pocket square. Mr. Nay calmly made a joke out of it. What should he have done?

Offered to give him the PS to wipe his ass with because the stench tells me it's not something he usually does without help from his momma.
post #70 of 481
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

M, you simply can't stop there. We know she didn't.

Speaking of mothers and their odd antics...I only visit mine every couple of years and at least once or twice she is part of a party for a dinner at one of the area's nicer eateries, such as they are. She has developed this thing where she will only have water throughout the meal. If an attempt is made to refill her glass she gets very pissy. If the bus person tries to refill her glass more than once she will grouse about it the entire meal. Then come dessert, she will not have any, but if a coffee does not arrive almost instantly, she again starts to grouse.

Speaking of water glasses, and let's toss in wine, how big of a faux paus is it for the staff to reach in and pick up your glass for refilling? If they pick it up by the rim vs. the bottom or stem? Would you say anything?

It is hard for me to imagine anybody picking up a wine glass by the rim. Have you actually seen this? I would never say anything about picking it up by the stem, but the rim???
post #71 of 481
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


Offered to give him the PS to wipe his ass with because the stench tells me it's not something he usually does without help from his momma.

The only thing about that was that this guy was quite a bit bigger than both of us combined. Think 6'3" 300 and pretty cut. I had a little liquid courage in my and had to bite my tongue a little bit. I think Bill is a little more used to the asshattery that goes on in Atlanta.
post #72 of 481
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Originally Posted by iammatt View Post


It is hard for me to imagine anybody picking up a wine glass by the rim. Have you actually seen this? I would never say anything about picking it up by the stem, but the rim???

Seen it. Hard to believe, no? I asked for a fresh glass and a fresh pour.
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Originally Posted by randallr View Post


The only thing about that was that this guy was quite a bit bigger than both of us combined. Think 6'3" 300 and pretty cut. I had a little liquid courage in my and had to bite my tongue a little bit. I think Bill is a little more used to the asshattery that goes on in Atlanta.

My understanding is that Nay has a diminuitive stature? If so, this guy was even a bigger douche than first read indicates. I don't know what I would have done; it would probably have been dependent on mood and my posse sized up against his and also what his actions were like exactly. At this stage in life I probably would have avoided a fight because at some point in life you can win the fight but still be the loser. Doesn't mean you can't let the guy know he's a douche though in a manner where escalating would look like even a bigger douche.
post #73 of 481
whenever the ice cream I order is being handed to me, I usually grab it by the actual ice cream instead of the cone - is this considered rude?
post #74 of 481
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

My understanding is that Nay has a diminuitive stature? If so, this guy was even a bigger douche than first read indicates. I don't know what I would have done; it would probably have been dependent on mood and my posse sized up against his and also what his actions were like exactly. At this stage in life I probably would have avoided a fight because at some point in life you can win the fight but still be the loser. Doesn't mean you can't let the guy know he's a douche though in a manner where escalating would look like even a bigger douche.

You just look at the guy, fix the square, and say "Man, I don't even know you. Don't touch me. It's not cool. " and leave it at that. wtf are you going to do? Challenge him to kumite? Make your point, and let it go. Most likely, he will be uncomfortable, and make another douchey comment, but the likelihood of his actually escalating the situation when you are calm, not making aggressive gestures or using aggressive language, and you make him seem lame and immature, is pretty low. This from someone who used to work a door, and is about 165 lbs when lean and muscled out. It's all about putting people in their place without provoking them.
post #75 of 481
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

whenever the ice cream I order is being handed to me, I usually grab it by the actual ice cream instead of the cone - is this considered rude?

It's your icecream. You should grab it with your mouth for next level effect.
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