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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    I just think it is irrational and quite funny, that elevator habit. Possibly result of general misconception about good manners among population.
     
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  2. Lady Canuker

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    If anyone has a misconception about good manners it's you. My Grandfather, who is 96 and is now confined to a wheelchair, still insists woman and children precede him through doors and out of elevators. It's the mark of a true Gentleman imo.
     
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  3. Fang66

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    I don't get Luddites who take the stairs when there is a perfectly good elevator available. What are we, cavemen?
     
  4. Piobaire

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    INORITE? And why do people insist on walking around Walmarts when they have all those nice scooters with extra fat, er big, seats?
     
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    Never actually seen that, I don't live in The United States of Fatsoland, but it sounds great.
     
  6. JayJay

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    I spent the day in DC where I was talking to a woman 8-months pregnant that told me no one offers her a seat on the DC Metro when it's full. She is visibly pregnant, and guys sitting just look at her without offering her a seat. :confused:
     
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    I largely, but not totally, blame this sort of bad manners on militant feminism.
     
  8. A Canuker

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    There is a lady crawling on the treadmill at my gym. I'm not ninja qualified to get a pic but its weird.
     
  9. Medwed

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    I am ONLY talking about STUPID things people do while misinterpreting rules of general etiquette.
    If you stand in a full elevator with your face to the elevator door you should exit first instead of backing into the elevator in an attempt to comply with your misconstrued idea of gallantry. You are holding everyone up and making a scene, which has nothing to do with you being a gentleman but everything to do with you trying to mimic behavior of other gentleman-farmers.
    The same way you should walk through the door FIRST and then hold it for your female colleagues instead of performing acrobatic, one-leg balancing acts in order to hold the door that opens inside.
    You might consider all of this extremely touching and gentlemanly while I see a rube acting like a monkey.
     
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    Quoted for truth.
     
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    another fitness program to make the gym rats think they're above the rest and brag about how they push themselves to ungodly limits- until the next new fitness fad comes along
     
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    I've seen people leaving the elevator and getting the door shut with them in the middle so it became a habit of mine to hold the door open button for kids, women, old folks and people bringing heavy stuff... unless I'm with my kids coz I have an irrational fear of them stepping out and me getting stuck in the elevator and it closes
     
  14. A Canuker

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    There are clearly exceptions to every rule yet all this said some common sense is all that one needs to conclude if you are being a gent,a douche or some frat boy with no social grace. If you run a situation through the old "if my mother was here" qualifier it should provide some clarity.
     
  15. Gibonius

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    Significant overlap between Crossfit and Tough Mudder.
     
  16. Gibonius

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    My wife spends at least one full day a month (8+ hours) "organizing" some area of the house. Despite this, she can never find anything.


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  17. Fang66

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    In Japan it is the done thing for the person nearest the buttons to push the open button until everyone gets out. In Australia the doors won't close if someone is half way out. Freaked me out the first time a Japanese elevator door tried to eat me.
     
  18. erictheobscure

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    One full day a week? A month?
     
  19. Gibonius

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    Yeah a month. Left that out :embar:

    I spent like 30 minutes once a month or so and can find everything. I just have a weird memory for finding shit, a lot of my stuff is horribly organized :happy:
     
  20. erictheobscure

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    I'm also terribly disorganized. But a full day of cleaning per month doesn't sound all that out of the ordinary (or it wouldn't if it actually paid off).
     

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