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Old 04-25-2007, 07:51 PM   #41
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I guess I go to restaurants for socializing or for a purpose other than food--- (my book group, meeting up with old coworkers, after the gym, etc). Now, that you guys have mentioned it, I definitely don't go there for the food.

So, how do you meet up with friends? Where do you go?

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I don't.
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I don't.
Are you saying you don't go to restaurants or you don't meet up with friends, etc.?
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Are you saying you don't go to restaurants or you don't meet up with friends, etc.?
Don't do either more than once a year or so.

I did go to a retirement lunch back in December '06; and my own retirement lunch in February '05.
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Women seem to meet their friends for lunch or dinner a lot more often than men do. I still meet with frie nds from elementary school every other month and we can sit, talk, and laugh for hours. My husband never does that kind of stuff.
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Women seem to meet their friends for lunch or dinner a lot more often than men do. I still meet with frie nds from elementary school every other month and we can sit, talk, and laugh for hours. My husband never does that kind of stuff.
We men could better our lives if we could copy your habits in this regard, as well as some others!

I like to go out in a group for a meal or a drink, but it is usually mixed sex. You are right that men don't do it that much unless there is some business to be done.

Young guys hang out together more, play pool, watch games etc.

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Women seem to meet their friends for lunch or dinner a lot more often than men do. I still meet with friends from elementary school every other month and we can sit, talk, and laugh for hours. My husband never does that kind of stuff.
Neither do I. I work hard during the week and really don't have time to do more than eat lunch at my desk. On the weekends, I have some time but I prefer to eat out with Frank. I don't spend time with anyone right now that I knew ten years ago, much less in elementary school.

I think about them from time to time - - does that count?
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How about going a Chinese buffet place? For $7, you'll get a meal of over 50 dishes, drinks and dessert are also included.

How about a Lexus LS600hl?
hmmmm the one near me has a sign "LET US WOK YOUR DOG"
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hmmmm the one near me has a sign "LET US WOK YOUR DOG"
Excuse me sir, can you please describe the the special the of the day?

Oh my! Culture clash - someone needs to tell them this is NOT a good marketing slogan!

But funny.

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When I was working, lunches were almost always for business. Now retired, I meet with various old friends at lunch. This is more for sanity than any networking reason although opportunities do arise even though not the primary purpose. Usually these meeting tend to be 1:1 except for reunions (every 2 months and once a year weekend away).
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We men could better our lives if we could copy your habits in this regard, as well as some others!
Years -- even decades -- ago I was addicted to the Hardees breakfast cinnamon raisin biscuits and would stop in almost every morning for one of those and a cup of coffee on my way to work. There was always a group of 6 or 7 old guys (70s, I'd guess). Their conversation would wax and wane, kind of curmudgeony, bitching about this, that, and everything else. Gradually they would disband til only 2 or 3 remained and then all would take off. A few were obviously physically impaired but all were actively involved in the daily discussions.

I remember being amused by them, and in hindsight I think I was a little arrogant and patronizing in my mind - these "poor old guys" with "nothing else to do but hang out at Hardees," etc.

Well, I've gotten older and maybe a little wiser. I look back now and see a bunch of retirees, taking the time and effort to reinforce their friendships daily; they would probably take a bullet for one another and that morning ritual was likely an important part of their day. Maybe some were widowed and otherwise alone. Maybe they looked at me as that pathetic guy in his fancy work clothes, rushing through breakfast so he can take his place in rush-hour traffic, no time for friends -- too busy and too self-important.

I was way off the mark at that time. In this way, I think I've changed over the years. 6 friends you see for an hour almost every day, no rush, no drama, just friends -- they got it right.
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Yep - I haven't yet found 'the doughnut shop' like pre-Katrina down in LA, but have a couple of strong candidates up here.

A work in progress.

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Thanks to the internet, now we can sit and "talk" with total strangers, without having to go thru the trouble of sitting and talking
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Posted by: genghis Posted on: Today at 03:39:25 PM
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Thanks to the internet, now we can sit and "talk" with total strangers, without having to go thru the trouble of sitting and talking

Exactly!! And fortunately I'm not even 40 to realize this.
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