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Those things you get from your insurance company that says, "This is not a bill". Spoiler Alerts all of the way. They should be ashamed.
post #43532 of 67826
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Those things you get from your insurance company that says, "This is not a bill". Spoiler Alerts all of the way. They should be ashamed.


Years ago I dabbled in bankruptcy practice and a client sent a response letter "This is not a payment."
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Originally Posted by stupendous View Post

Not sure How to feel about this that I saw on the net as a description for boot trees:

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The ........... Shoetree is intended for European-made shoes and features a "European" last style. Because these are crafted in France, instead of Asia, the finishing and consistency between pairs is incredible.
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I think that it is clear that the English, the Italians and the French have been making shoes, at least the shoes coveted and purchased by SF members, for much longer than Asians. But isn't there some other way to espouse the quality of something, without appearing to, albeit subtly, putting down something else?

I'm generally not so bothered about PC-ness but, regarding the above, am not sure.

And what about the excellent Japanese shoemakers out there?

What do y'all fellas think?

My shoes are Aldens, my shoe trees say Made in USA. Where does that put me?
post #43533 of 67826
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

Thoughts on "No worries"? I find myself saying that often. Though, if a person seems truly grateful and isn't just offering up a courtesy, I'll go with "My pleasure." In any event, I don't think I've said "You're welcome" in a very long time.

i use all three, depending on what i find most appropriate for the situation.
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Years ago I dabbled in bankruptcy practice and a client sent a response letter "This is not a payment."

They should have waived the fee due to such wit.
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Years ago I dabbled in bankruptcy practice and a client sent a response letter "This is not a payment."
My shoes are Aldens, my shoe trees say Made in USA. Where does that put me?

The Third World.
post #43536 of 67826
Right, from the sun.
post #43537 of 67826
I'm like superman
My shoes gather energy from the yellow sun
Making me bulletproof
Invincible
Able to fly
Lasers from my eyes
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

Who do you think the family was praying to while you were on trial for midget rape? It wasn't god giving that closing argument that saved your life. You think I have a god complex? Let me tell you, I am god.

Lawyer.
post #43539 of 67826
I woke up in a desolate world. Fear, misery and loss. Pain, suffering, death. Streets full of people with broken hearts. Buildings full of people hopelessly in love. A thousand pubs and bars full of those drinking, drinking to forget their squalid lives. I thought of Death. I thought of those who die alone. Ships passing in the night. Parallel lines that will never cross. Souls drifting around in ill-fitting suits, drifting around trying to fill up the void in their lives with gossip and lukewarm coffee. I thought of her. I felt alone.

Then I ate some cheesy chips, and I felt ok.
post #43540 of 67826
turns out, today my boss wants to test my streak of not punching people in the face. we get along well, but days where gets bored are no bueno. he should find an online forum or something, not SF of course.
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

On "you're welcome," I'm a "no worries" guy with a fair number of "no problem" thrown in there, but I can see being peeved when someone on the service end of a transaction doesn't say "you're welcome/thank you."

Of course, we all know the greatest response to a patronage-related "thank you" is the Chick Fil-A "my pleasure."
People who do that aggravate the hell out of me. "Thanks for the easily-preventable cold, asshole."

I always literally imagined them pleasuring themselves at the customer service.

post #43542 of 67826
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post



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.

I know quite a few people in your faction, and while part of me appreciates the gentility, I have to admit I say "no problem" virtually all the time, because the two are fairly much interchangeable in my mind. I think most of the world has gone that way.
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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!


Same here.

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Originally Posted by romafan View Post




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.


What's the proper way to say "you're welcome" in Spanish? I always thought it was "de nada"

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Originally Posted by donjuan17 View Post

What's the proper way to say "you're welcome" in Spanish? I always thought it was "de nada"

It is, and this is why Spain is a backwater.
post #43545 of 67826
its hilarious when people who are ignorant of The Onion believe a satirical story is true and are outraged.

i get pissed though when they get even more defensive after being informed that the story was a fake/satire and try to belabor a point that the satirical piece proves to begin with.
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