In this thread you ask how to behave in restaurants and other locations, and people who have been ou

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  1. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Also, isn't it sort of stalker/creepy to go back to the clubhouse and see if a person you met on the course is a full member or yearly member? I wonder what the staff think of his repeatedly looking up this information with them?
     


  2. b1os

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    I think you missed the point, too. ;)
    I wasn't serious when I talked about the "differences" between US and European society. I just wanted to point out the problem I have with you guys bashing Louis XIV for his polite and helpful attitude. I didn't believe that in the US helpful and friendly people are seen as bad-mannered (because imo this is the key to any working society). I now understand that it was all about the golf thing, so never mind.
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    No, your "point" is extraneous to what I just explained to you re: conflating European cultures and this is what Euros often accuse Americans of doing.
     
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  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Honestly, I'm pretty sure that acting like a barbarian is the only way I could get through a round of golf with my sanity intact. I prefer my sports to give me a lot more instant gratification.
     


  5. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Wait a minute buddy, do not use the word "sport" and "golf" in the same sentence unless you are trying to contrast them.
     


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    ysc Senior member

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    Does that mean you golf in plus-fours?
     
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    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Drunk/high golfing is the only way to cope. A nice game of "mutter insults under your breath in the clubhouse" is the best way to top it off.
     


  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    No, nor do I play with hickory shafts or a gutta percha ball. You are conflating the traditions with the trappings of time.
     


  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Traditions evolve, don't be childish.
     


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    ysc Senior member

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    Ah, my bad. I assumed that polo shirts and those ugly shoes had been adopted as they were more practical and comfortable for golfing in than plus fours and tweed.

    I don't have a dog in this fight though, I don't play golf. If the club has a dress code, even an unspoken one he should probably stick to it.


    I am very bored. I can't help myself.
     
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    No it's not and I'm sorry if you think it is.
    I wanted to say that imo being polite, helpful, kind, respectful, have a positive aura, whatever is seen positive in every society, be it Ukrania, China, Turkey, Germany, Nigeria or the US. If this is not the case, please tell me that polite people are seen as bad-mannered in your part of the US. I doubt that but because you (not only you, more Fuuma etc.) bashed Louis XIV for helping old people etc - at least that's what I interpreted - I sarcastically said that your society is the only one in which these habits are not positive (I could have said US society in comparison to every other society, but again, I didn't believe so and was just giving a broad hint)
    But whatever.
     
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  12. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    I'm not American Fritz.
     


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    That you are trolling a thread about etiquette?
     


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