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post #211 of 242
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Did this transpire in Chinese or English?
English. I think most people assume I can't speak mandarin so they won't talk to me unless they know English.
post #212 of 242
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Trying to be more social with co-workers lately, reading self-help books on this. Back-fired twice in one day.

1) Trying to strike up conversation with a co-worker in the photocopy room "You're going to so and so's party tomorrow, right?" only to hear "What party???"
2) Ran into a co-worker on maternity leave with the year-old baby in tow and commented "Wow, he's getting big" only to hear "It's a girl."
post #213 of 242
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
2) Ran into a co-worker on maternity leave with the year-old baby in tow and commented "Wow, he's getting big" only to hear "It's a girl."

This happen a lot to me....=[
post #214 of 242
My freshman year of college, I was pulling into the parking lot in the morning after an all-night drive back to campus. I'm exhausted, miserable, overweight, and don't know a soul, and I'm about to be late to class, when I spot a girl I barely know walking to class with some mutual acquaintances. She recognizes me and smiles at me (I'm floored!) and looks like she's about to wave when all of the sudden I hop the curb and drive my truck right into a parking island. Yeah. Never saw her again after that.
post #215 of 242
i was out at a swanky restaurant with a guy friend about a week or so after my actual birthday, and after sharing a bottle of wine the waiter brings out a slice of birthday cake with a candle in it, proclaiming "someone told me there was a BIRTHDAY here!" to us. i proceed to look at the cake, shake my head, and say "no...there's no birthday here," while my guy friend attempts to remind me that he hasn't properly celebrated my birthday with me yet. meanwhile, the waiter looks at us as if we fabricated the entire thing just to get a free slice of cake.

the worst part is, at some point i remember thinking "oh my god, my friend is lying and wants me to pretend it's my birthday so we get free cake! i'd better start pretending."
post #216 of 242
this morning at the gym. i usually am in the free weights area, but to change it up i decided to try one of these unnecessarily complicated machines and the damn thing either had a jammed cable or some kind of lock that i couldn't find after at least 2 minutes of searching. i had to slink back to the free weights with my tail between my legs. i could read the thought bubbles in the air of "wtf, this little weakling can't even curl the minimum on that machine!" serves me right for trying those pansy ass exercise machines. i knew better.
post #217 of 242
Half kiss/half hug at the end of a date with a classmate.
post #218 of 242
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
Trying to be more social with co-workers lately, reading self-help books on this. Back-fired twice in one day.

1) Trying to strike up conversation with a co-worker in the photocopy room "You're going to so and so's party tomorrow, right?" only to hear "What party???"
2) Ran into a co-worker on maternity leave with the year-old baby in tow and commented "Wow, he's getting big" only to hear "It's a girl."

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Originally Posted by Warren G. View Post
This happen a lot to me....=[

One thing my wife told me is that when in doubt, assume the baby/young child is a "she"


Apparently most parents would prefer a boy being referred to as a she (at least signifying that he is quite cute) vs. a girl being refer to as masculine.
post #219 of 242
I've referred to a baby as an "it" before infront of it's parents.
post #220 of 242
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Originally Posted by Eason View Post
I was waiting for my gf outside her class building today. A girl comes up to me and asks me if I'm waiting for anybody. I ask her why, she says she's seen me waiting around a couple of times and that I'm quite good looking, so she was wondering... if I like girls, and if I do, was I interested in her. I laughed and told her I thought in China, men might be free to wear nice clothes without being assumed gay, and that I was waiting for my girlfriend. She smiled awkwardly and said "that's too bad" and walked off.

bulshit

dl
post #221 of 242
Mother's day last year, conversation between me and colleague: Me: So you done your Mother's Day shopping yet? Him: Dude...I thought I told you that my mum died when I was 9. I felt as big as an ant.
post #222 of 242
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Originally Posted by kwilkinson View Post
I also do this quite often.

Especially the waitress thing. I seem to do it quite more often than I see others doing it. Honestly, I thought I was the only one. Glad to see I have company.

As one of the people who is frequently on the receiving end of this, I must say I still get a bit of a mental laugh out of it every time.

"Have a great flight."
"You too."

I'm not going anywhere...
post #223 of 242
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Originally Posted by Nil View Post
I've referred to a baby as an "it" before infront of it's parents.

You can always go the "we" route.

(cute baby talk voice) "We are so cute arent we!"
post #224 of 242
Walking along the beach with my four year old daughter a few weeks ago we passed a rather large and frumpy looking woman (early 40s) walking the other way. My daughter who is fascinated by the idea of pregnancy, asks me in a very loud voice: "Daddy, why has that man got a baby in his tummy?"

I'd normally laugh something like this off and smile apologetically; but this time I just wanted a big hole in the sand to open up an swallow me up...
post #225 of 242
I dropped 900lbs onto the bump stops of a leg press machine yesterday.

I didn't adjust the seat properly during my earlier sets and the back was too shallow. On my last rep I was adjusting my body position and my butt started to slide upwards. Momentum and 900lbs took over and I slide up and out of the seat and the weight slammed onto the bump stops. Sheepish weight removal ensued...
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