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post #46 of 96
If my attempt at using humor to shut down the argument upset you, please accept my sincere apology.
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implied equation of the French with the Nazis, and Nazism with the Franco-German opposition to the ongoing war, is beyond the pale.
No such implication was intended. You are imputing meaning to my post which goes much deeper than intended. The French were defiled by the Nazis. France, WWII, is where my father, a former citizen of France if family archives are correct and sarget in the U.S. Army at the time, received the injuries which finally killed him later on. I would never, under any circumstances, attribute such horrible behavior to the French. Again, I did not mean anything more than a bit of pre-caffeine humor. Please accept my apology.
post #47 of 96
Apology accepted, it goes without saying. Accept mine for flying off the rail and going off on you. I know of and respect your father's sacrifice and have a sense of how deeply that must resonate for you. Let us go back to making fun of ernest, something all nations can agree on. Again, apologies to the fullest extent.
post #48 of 96
Accepted, thank you. Happy Valentine's Day, all.
post #49 of 96
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Apology accepted, it goes without saying.  Accept mine for flying off the rail and going off on you.  I know of and respect your father's sacrifice and have a sense of how deeply that must resonate for you.   Let us go back to making fun of ernest, something all nations can agree on. Again, apologies to the fullest extent.
Sheepish grin - my fault. Mea culpa... we rednecks are so touchy. I will endeavor to leave any pseudo-political intonations out of my gentle digs at Ernest henceforth. Will go stand in the corner now.
post #50 of 96
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(RJMan @ Feb. 14 2005,07:12) Apology accepted, it goes without saying.  Accept mine for flying off the rail and going off on you.  I know of and respect your father's sacrifice and have a sense of how deeply that must resonate for you.   Let us go back to making fun of ernest, something all nations can agree on. Again, apologies to the fullest extent.
Sheepish grin - my fault.  Mea culpa... we rednecks are so touchy. I will endeavor to leave any pseudo-political intonations out of my gentle digs at Ernest henceforth. Will go stand in the corner now.
May be you shoult take in account that English is not my language and that I lear in the dictonary. Redneck = people in coutry I was not talking about any States in particulary
post #51 of 96
It's okay Ernest, we rednecks are a forgiving lot. Some of us country folks are literate though and are not convinced that you city dwellers are significantly more advanced. Redneck derives from the sunburned neck of one who works in the field but is used more casually in places like the New York Times to describe everyone West of New York City but East of Los Angeles. ...I do enjoy giving you a hard time but it is in jest and your English is much improved, teasing you generally takes more creativity now.
post #52 of 96
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War is nothing to be proud of, friend.
I disagree. Was the Revolutionary War something to be ashamed of? World War II? I could actually name quite a few wars that deserve praise. I hereby pledge, like Manton, I will fight no more forever about non-clothing related issues.
post #53 of 96
... beat our swords into tailor's shears (or thimbles)...
post #54 of 96
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I will kill myself. I can never find a suit with the jacket and the pant correct.
Something about this comment coming from Ernest makes it absolutely hilarious. possibly because one of the most critical members of the board admits to "never find a suit with the jacket and the pant correct."
post #55 of 96
Hopefully, you didn't sell your cloak to buy it in the first place.
post #56 of 96
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I will kill myself. I can never find a suit with the  jacket and the pant correct.
Something about this comment coming from Ernest makes it absolutely hilarious. possibly because one of the most critical members of the board admits to "never find a suit with the  jacket and the pant correct."
Do you think I am so critical? Finaly I got my money back and even won 50 euros = The suit was 350 euros instead of 900 euros. I asked a discount because I would have to pay tailoring (they have no taloring service). The guy told me he couldn't make me a discount on the suit because of the system of the cash desk. As I picked some jackets for women, I asked him to make me a discount on women's  jackets. I got 50 euros. On the bill, the suit was still at 350 (as it was impossible in the system to add a discount on it) and a jacket lost 50  euros. Today I brought back the suit and explained the problem. The guy refunded me 350 euros (price of the suit) so i won 50 euros.
post #57 of 96
Ernest. If I follow you correctly you paid 300 and were refunded 350. Is that correct? That is not winning 50, that is stealing. Surely I am misreading you - please tell me that you are not bragging that you returned the item and made a profit of 50.
post #58 of 96
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Ernest.  If I follow you correctly you paid 300 and were refunded 350.  Is that correct? That is not winning 50, that is stealing.  Surely I am misreading you - please tell me that you are not bragging that you returned the item and made a profit of 50.
I got a discount of 50 euros BECAUSE of the suit but the discount was on a jacket. The suit was at the end at 300 euros. I got 350 euros back. It is like keeping the discount on the jacket. Good deal...
post #59 of 96
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That is not winning 50, that is stealing.  Surely I am misreading you - please tell me that you are not bragging that you returned the item and made a profit of 50.
Call it as you want, for me it is wining 50 euros.
post #60 of 96
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Ernest. If I follow you correctly you paid 300 and were refunded 350. Is that correct? That is not winning 50, that is stealing. Surely I am misreading you - please tell me that you are not bragging that you returned the item and made a profit of 50.
Im having a hard time interpreting it as well... I think what he's saying is that he bought the jacket for 350, went back and asked for a refund to pay for his tailoring, they said that they cant do that, but he then bought a women's jacket for whatever price and got a 50 euro discount on that to make up for the tailoring on his suit. Then he returned his suit for 350 euros, but did not have to pay the 50 euro that he received as a discount for the woman's jacket. So he received 50 euros off the woman's jacket, and did not have to use it to pay for the tailoring on his suit. What evades me about the whole situation is that if he bought the suit at a store, could he not have just simply tried it on before buying it? Or was this all a scam to get 50 euros off a woman's jacket?
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