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Old 10-29-2010, 02:51 PM   #41
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:07 PM   #42
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Encounter many 20 somethings in a cafe I occasionally stop in. Most of them are huddled around textbooks in study groups. Mostly pretty neat bunch.

OTOH there are plenty of 40 and 50 somethings loudly yapping on their cellphones, while holding a supposed conversation with someone next to them.

With the young ones, they don't pretend to ask for advice, nor do I pretend to give any. They learn better from their own mistakes.

With the A$$holes on the cellphone if they are loud enough, I'll walk up real close and butt into their conversation by asking some question relevant to their discussion. They usually cut the telecon short or pipe down.
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:40 PM   #43
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With the A$$holes on the cellphone if they are loud enough, I'll walk up real close and butt into their conversation by asking some question relevant to their discussion. They usually cut the telecon short or pipe down.

HEYYYYY.... now that is a great idea.....
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:44 PM   #44
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With the A$$holes on the cellphone if they are loud enough, I'll walk up real close and butt into their conversation by asking some question relevant to their discussion. They usually cut the telecon short or pipe down.
Carry a pocketfull of rubber bands. When the cellphone screamers deserve it I just shoot a rubber band or two at their face. When they complain, just say something like "Oh was that bothering you ?"

Rinse and repeat as needed
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Old 10-29-2010, 03:50 PM   #45
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Carry a pocketfull of rubber bands. When the cellphone screamers deserve it I just shoot a rubber band or two at their face. When they complain, just say something like "Oh was that bothering you ?"

Rinse and repeat as needed
You must not have the same CCW laws that we have.
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It hit me this week. A young manager in my company let know another manager had given up and left the company. I replyed that a young manager leaving was quite a loss. He simply stated - "what are you talking about, he was almost 40 " What can I say.
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Too bad, sounds like a great job!
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Encounter many 20 somethings in a cafe I occasionally stop in. Most of them are huddled around textbooks in study groups. Mostly pretty neat bunch.

OTOH there are plenty of 40 and 50 somethings loudly yapping on their cellphones, while holding a supposed conversation with someone next to them.

With the young ones, they don't pretend to ask for advice, nor do I pretend to give any. They learn better from their own mistakes.

With the A$$holes on the cellphone if they are loud enough, I'll walk up real close and butt into their conversation by asking some question relevant to their discussion. They usually cut the telecon short or pipe down.
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I love interacting with the younger folks in my hoop group. I did have a rather fuddy-duddy friend point out to me last night that wasn't I the oldest person at my hoop recital this week? I thought about it, and had to concede that I was. But I guess I just don't feel that much older than them, even though I've got 16 years on a couple of them. They are interesting, fun, and have an enthusiasm that very few folks in our age range can muster.

As my dad always said, getting old isn't optional, but acting old is. Even though he's not taking his own advice right now, it still works.
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