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Old 05-16-2011, 06:43 PM   #41
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I met a man in Brussels,
He was six-foot-four and full of muscles.
I said, "Are you trying to tempt me?"

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For myself, I never met a fine Belgian chocolate I didn't like.
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Old 05-16-2011, 06:47 PM   #42
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No need to worry. Women are perfectly capable of deciding whether or not to let you enable them. Plus, one box of chocolates never made anybody fat...it's steady intake that does the damage Good chocolate is a favorite with many women; if you aren't sure if she would enjoy chocolates, just ask her!

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If someone gave me chocolates I would wait until they left and throw them away.

But then, I am not a woman.

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Old 05-16-2011, 07:01 PM   #43
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If someone gave me chocolates I would wait until they left and throw them away.

But then, I am not a woman.

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THROW THEM AWAY !!!!

No, no, no...make a friend. GIVE them away.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:28 PM   #44
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THROW THEM AWAY !!!!

No, no, no...make a friend. GIVE them away.
I yield to Freebird and Amethyst. You know much more about this than I do.

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Old 05-17-2011, 03:52 PM   #45
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I think we, ERs and ER wannabees, have a chip on our collective shoulders regarding the dissonance between our behavior (frugal) and assets. In my experience, most people don't look at you that closely. They have enough in their own lives to worry about. They either like you & do stuff for you & with you, or are indifferent. Family may be an exception to the above.

You did the right thing in offering to pay. You can return the favor by inviting them to visit you & being just as generous to them as they were to you. Generosity doesn't need to translate to a lot of $s.
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