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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

I tried to ignore this for a long time, but it is now officially pissing me off. Specifically the coffee guy on the way home - i get my coffe and say thanks/thank you/ thanks alot/ muchas gracias/etc. and the guy always responds w/ 'not a problem'. WTF? Gimme a 'you're welcome' even once!
I cringe when people say that to me. Unfortunately, I hear it often.
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Ate a whole baguette. Body crashed.
I'm experiencing the same feeling. I ate two large brownies. They were still warm from the oven and oh so delicious, irresistible. I'm regretting it now though, particularly the caffeine before bedtime.
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

I was reading about that Miss Teen Delaware who has an actual porn video - right after winning the pageant- and at first I was excited to googlefu it (because she's legitimately really pretty), but I started reading her back story and it turns out she's been dirt poor and in and out of different foster homes since 12 years old. frown.gif

also I've been noticing a lot of teens like to walk in the middle of the street like its cool or something. I drive slow and smile and laugh with them (because I'm deathly afraid of groups teens and disenchanted urban youths) but damn one of you will get hit sooner or later.

I can only hope that if and when she decides to return to porn she won't end up doing the nasty stuff (fisting, double fisting, golden showers, bondage, choking, double penetration, bukakke, wired, guro, scat, enema, bdsm...) and be one of those porn stars who seems to be normal intelligent people outside their work environment
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

for some invitees, yes.

will wait for my invite.

++++

doing quite well in the local equities market, pisses me off that I have to withdraw some of my profits. and wife problems continues. ugh.
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

will wait for my invite.

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doing quite well in the local equities market, pisses me off that I have to withdraw some of my profits. and wife problems continues. ugh.

acid,

your b-day bash invitation is here. open bar extended to you, of course.

best,

-s
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good luck with teh wife prolems. frown.gif
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^ thanks brah... hope the bar's serving not just manischewitz wine...
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certainly not. full selection of top shelf stuff.
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

I tried to ignore this for a long time, but it is now officially pissing me off. Specifically the coffee guy on the way home - i get my coffe and say thanks/thank you/ thanks alot/ muchas gracias/etc. and the guy always responds w/ 'not a problem'. WTF? Gimme a 'you're welcome' even once!

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

^^ hate that. if you cant bother to listen enough to reply with something that shows you are listening to the person talking, why say anything at all. ^^
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sidebar - one of my bosses was being a real turd today.

Strange. I use not a problem frequently. You're welcome seems too inviting. I'm no doormat, dammit!
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Strange. I use not a problem frequently. You're welcome seems too inviting. I'm no doormat, dammit!

Just now I'm reminded the responses I've heard to "Thank You" have been "Nothing to thank" (Icelandic) and "It's nothing" (Spanish)
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Just now I'm reminded the responses I've heard to "Thank You" have been "Nothing to thank" (Icelandic) and "It's nothing" (Spanish)

Mandarin and French, too.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Strange. I use not a problem frequently. You're welcome seems too inviting. I'm no doormat, dammit!

i use it to, but not everytime no matter what the person says to me. i try to at least make it look like i listen to people talking to me. smile.gif
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I do that too. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


Strange. I use not a problem frequently. You're welcome seems too inviting. I'm no doormat, dammit!

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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

Just now I'm reminded the responses I've heard to "Thank You" have been "Nothing to thank" (Icelandic) and "It's nothing" (Spanish)

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Originally Posted by Douglas View Post

Mandarin and French, too.

Understood, and in the situation where someone does a small (or even large) favor or gesture worthy of elicitng a true "thanks" from me, I don't mind a "de nada" - they're letting me know that they were happy to do it/ think nothing of it,/it was no big deal/ they weren't put out by it,/etc. And I know the analogy can be carried over to the coffee guy, but my feeling is that my 'thanks' is really about giving him the opportunity to acknowledge my patronage (I'm a regular, tip well, smile, don't hold up the line, etc.). They haven't really done anything for me to thank them for. Their 'not a problem' response turns the customer/server relationship on its head. I know it's not a problem for them to give me the cup of coffee I've paid for - it's their f#cking job. "You're welcome" says thanks for coming in & giving us your business - it was my pleasure to serve you. "Not a problem" coming from a service industry employee says 'whatever dude, I'm a slacker, you want coffee-I gave you coffee, what's the big deal?'

I think part of the problem w/ "not a problem" is that it has morphed into a you're welcome-type repsonse, whereas I recall it being used more in the context of a can-do/nothing is too difficult/rest assured the job will get done-type of response. It was the kind of thing your contractor would say in response to a request for a special, very important yet extremely difficult detail you want added to the custom built-in bookcase.
Edited by romafan - 2/28/13 at 8:01am
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Question, are you from the US originally?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Question, are you from the US originally?

I am not.
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Not you, ya jamoke.
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