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Old 09-12-2017, 05:15 PM   #2661
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Perhaps you just have unsophisticated friends?
No, my relatives are all quite cosmopolitan with several university degrees.
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No, my relatives are all quite cosmopolitan with several university degrees.
So the aforementioned, incorrectly stamped, wedding invitations are addressed to "Occupant"?
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:24 PM   #2663
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:30 PM   #2664
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We are moving. I have unlocked my credit three times in past three days, everybody wants something different. Went to the telephone store to change cell carriers, per their instructions, my credit was unlocked. Folks neglected to mention at our FIRST meeting this am that the current carrier had to unlock our phones��. Store helper said we could buy new ones for $25 a month. When pressed, the actual cost is $650.00. Nether DH nor store personnel thought my idea of unlocking the phone by backing DH's car over it was a constructive idea. We went home without new phones or a new carrier. This is DH's battle now, my credit refreezes tomorrow.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:52 PM   #2665
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So the aforementioned, incorrectly stamped, wedding invitations are addressed to "Occupant"?
No, the hand calligraphed envelopes are correctly addressed.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:14 PM   #2666
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No, the hand calligraphed envelopes are correctly addressed.
So.....given that, can we then attribute the philatelic faux pas, vis--vis the attachment of unserviceable stamps, to the actions of a callow or recalcitrant footman?

After all....somebody did it.
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Old 09-12-2017, 06:22 PM   #2667
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So.....given that, can we then attribute the philatelic faux pas, vis--vis the attachment of unserviceable stamps, to the actions of a callow or recalcitrant footman?

After all....somebody did it.
Yeah, maybe it was the butler, in the library, with a candlestick! ☠️
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Regarding the Internet, it's "online" not "on line" unless you are from New York and you're standing in line which is "standing on line".
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When did my going to a restaurant to eat become a potential "problem"?

More and more....... no, wait, EVERY TIME I have been out in the last while -- when I thank a server for refilling water, bringing food, etc., the reply is "No problem."

Was I somehow anticipated to be some sort of an issue with them? I am sorry I was inconveniencing you by patronizing your establishment and leaving you money (tip) ...... what happened to "You're welcome"?
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what happened to "You're welcome"?
Went the same way as 'odds bodkins' .
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When did my going to a restaurant to eat become a potential "problem"?

More and more....... no, wait, EVERY TIME I have been out in the last while -- when I thank a server for refilling water, bringing food, etc., the reply is "No problem."

Was I somehow anticipated to be some sort of an issue with them? I am sorry I was inconveniencing you by patronizing your establishment and leaving you money (tip) ...... what happened to "You're welcome"?

I will say that at times I will say 'no problem' when a 'you're welcome' is probably better.... maybe more than I want to admit...

I would not let it bother me.... but there are things that do drive me crazy that DW will say for me to let it go....
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When did my going to a restaurant to eat become a potential "problem"?

More and more....... no, wait, EVERY TIME I have been out in the last while -- when I thank a server for refilling water, bringing food, etc., the reply is "No problem."

Was I somehow anticipated to be some sort of an issue with them? I am sorry I was inconveniencing you by patronizing your establishment and leaving you money (tip) ...... what happened to "You're welcome"?
I've always loved the "my pleasure" that was so common in South Africa. Such a friendly thought.
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Today when the 20-year-old server re-filled my water, I said "Thank you!" as always, and paid attention to her response, which was, "You're welcome!", with a smile. So it is not completely obsolete.
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I will drink 2-3 glasses of water or tea with a meal. So when at a restaurant why is it so difficult to get your glass refilled? It seems when we get our meal and take 1 bite the waiter/waitress will come by to ask if everything is ok? Sure, with my mouth full of food, then disappear....but why do I have to track them down to get a refill?
Please! when you pass by a table ask the patron if they'd like a refill, even if it's not your table.
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Please! when you pass by a table ask the patron if they'd like a refill, even if it's not your table.
Ha! What universe are YOU hailing from....
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Ha! What universe are YOU hailing from....
That would be the universe where I'm paying the bill!
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When did my going to a restaurant to eat become a potential "problem"?

More and more....... no, wait, EVERY TIME I have been out in the last while -- when I thank a server for refilling water, bringing food, etc., the reply is "No problem."

Was I somehow anticipated to be some sort of an issue with them? I am sorry I was inconveniencing you by patronizing your establishment and leaving you money (tip) ...... what happened to "You're welcome"?
Be happy that they even responded, I've been in restaurants where the crickets are louder than any response to thank you.
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Murphy's Law....

Yesterday I had a doctor's appointment for follow-up and I ask "Say, while I'm here can I get a flu shot and a pneumonia shot?" Sure thing.

The nurse says the pneumonia shot tends to be the most painful so since I'm right-handed I ask to have that one in the left arm and the flue shot in the right arm. (I forgot to ask why they can't both be in the left arm.)

So... guess which arm is pain-free and which is almost immobile from the pain? Yeah, the right arm with the flu shot....
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So... guess which arm is pain-free and which is almost immobile from the pain?
Back in the early 1960s they'd give cholera/paratyphoid (and perhaps some other preventatives) in what they called a 'cocktail' shot - before we embarked on our overland trip England-Australia, a buddy & I drove halfway across London to get ours.....on the return trip we each had only one operative arm.

He'd steer, work the pedals, and call out "2nd" or "3rd", and I'd change the gears.
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