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post #46 of 61
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Bounder, regarding your signature text ^ ...what does NASA recommend we do with the sharp objects in our kitchens?

Well, I think they would suggest that we not drop them from orbit. wink.gif
post #47 of 61
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Bounder, regarding your signature text ^ ...what does NASA recommend we do with the sharp objects in our kitchens?

Excellent point. People have been complaining for years that America has been turning into a nanny state but I thought this was seriously next-level. It's like something from The Onion except it's true.

Next up: "President Obama Cautions Nation Not To Run With Scissors."
post #48 of 61
If they're that clueless then it doesn't matter anyway what you tell them. They're a lost cause.
post #49 of 61
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Spoo, I knew you'd try it. teacha.gif
post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

IMO, sometimes, the tag can really compliment a look. See how the gold in the tag brings out the shine of the lapel pin and glistening of the earring in this example? Without the tag this guy's outfit would be really lacking...

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NOTE: I think this dude would also produce a shiv if you suggested he need remove the tag. This is another reason to remain mum.

Does he wear this public - surely not?
post #51 of 61
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This reminds me of my friend who loves zoot suits because it represents mexican heritage or something

Mexican-American, and in fact it does--Google "zoot suit riots." Of course, that doesn't change the "ethnic costume" status of the ZS, or make it a good idea to wear one at a job interview. But your friend is right.

Hi, I'm Velophone.
post #52 of 61
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Originally Posted by Bounder View Post


Excellent point. People have been complaining for years that America has been turning into a nanny state but I thought this was seriously next-level. It's like something from The Onion except it's true.

Next up: "President Obama Cautions Nation Not To Run With Scissors."

More like somebody at NASA was probably asked to make a statement about the subject and, because there's really nothing to say about it, said that. But I suppose you can turn it into an emblem for the Perils of Big Guvmint if that suits your ideology.

Speaking of suits, am I, like, supposed to cut that label off the sleeve or what? And how come my breast pocket is stitched shut? I paid $300 of my own real money for this thing!
post #53 of 61
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Speaking of suits, am I, like, supposed to cut that label off the sleeve or what? And how come my breast pocket is stitched shut? I paid $300 of my own real money for this thing!

Yes, you're supposed to cut the lable off the sleeve. They are generally only held on my 2 or 4 stitches. And as has been mentioned, regardless of the amount paid for a suit, if it is off the rack the exterior pockets are normally basted shut. In theory that is to keep them from sagging if the suit is hanging there for extended periods of time. As with the sleeve label, careful work with a seem ripper or knife will take care of it. Some people decide not to open the pockets up because they don't use them anyway.
post #54 of 61

Whether to advise depends on context. If you're together in the WC and he's fiddling with his suit that might be an appropriate time. Or if he's about to go up to the dais and asks how he looks, etc. Otherwise forget it. Certainly never in front of others out of context, that just makes you look like a jerk, no matter your intention. When McLuhan said "The Medium is the Message" the implication was that how a message is interpreted is what matters, not the intention behind it. It's true for everything.

post #55 of 61
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Whether to advise depends on context. If you're together in the WC and he's fiddling with his suit that might be an appropriate time. Or if he's about to go up to the dais and asks how he looks, etc. Otherwise forget it. Certainly never in front of others out of context, that just makes you look like a jerk, no matter your intention. When McLuhan said "The Medium is the Message" the implication was that how a message is interpreted is what matters, not the intention behind it. It's true for everything.


Marshall McLuhan's quote regarding mainstream media has nothing to do with the subject of this discussion.
It doesn't matter if the guy had toilet paper hanging out of his ass or his suit label is still on his sleeve. The guy needs a little help and he needs it now. Anyone who doesn't give a damn to help him is the jerk. What is so difficult to understand about this? It would be one thing to make fun of someone publicly for their ignorance or oversight, but quite another to render sincere assistance. The intention is at the very heart of the matter here and if the intention is sincere, then there should be no question of how it would be inferred. Anyone who is either unable or unwilling to interpret a sincere well meaning gesture is or would be an utter moron and certainly no one you would want to associate with.
The theme of this thread is childishly simple. Someone needs a little help. It would cost you nothing to help the person. Do you help them? Or not? Whether you will or you won't will reflect on you and not the person in need.
post #56 of 61
Of course it will reflect on you. The person that you think you're trying to help will think you're a big jerk. Maybe this is a cultural or regional thing, but that's my experience.
post #57 of 61
I would tell everyone but him .. I'd also take some pictures making sure to show his error and then upload them to the web.
post #58 of 61
IMO a stranger telling another person to remove the label from his suit is indeed rude.

On what basis does the stranger have the superiority that would be necessary to criticize another person? To do so without legitimate superiority over another person, at least in the area for which the criticism applies, is pretentious.

Maybe he doesn't know the label is supposed to be removed, or does know but does not want to remove it. In any case, being schooled by a stranger from whom he did not solicit advice is insulting.

IMO the polite thing to do in that situation is to say nothing.

Everyone has flaws. If strangers started feeling that they have cart blanche to criticize each other for their flaws, then the world would descend into social chaos.
Edited by stylemeup - 9/28/11 at 5:20am
post #59 of 61
I routinely tell men who appear to be under the age of 25 to unfasten the bottom button of their jackets (mostly because I assume they're en route to job interviews). I would also tell them to remove any basting stitches. Recent'y I've learned that some people WANT to keep the sleeve tag. It's borne of the same stupidity that makes people wear baseball caps with the stickers intact. You're far more likely to get in an argument if you tell someone to remove the sleeve tag.

Of course I would tell a friend or relative.
post #60 of 61

It must be said, nicely but yes. Wouldn't you like others to tell you when you have something hanging from your teeth, or your nose...?

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