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Old 07-21-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Orange County, N.C.
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Interesting, almost all of my neighbors speak to me regularly, but....I do grow some of the best tasting tomatos you have ever eaten!!
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Old 07-21-2012, 11:14 PM
 
Location: California
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That would never go over in my office. I live/work in the NY/NJ metro area, and you HAVE to learn to get along or won't survive. I have all different kinds of Christians--Greek Orthodox, Russian Orthodox, Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal--Jews of varying degrees of orthodoxy, Hindus, a Jain, a Muslim, and a bunch of atheists in my office, and some I don't even know what they do or don't believe. You don't step on someone else's beliefs or bring it up unless they do. After you get to know people, you do become aware, like we all yell Happy New Year when the Jews are leaving early on Rosh Hashanah or Have a Sweet and Kosher Passover on Passover or ask what Ganesha represents and why the Hindus have a picture of him taped in their cubicles. And we know that the Orthodox Christians are going to take off for their own Good Friday because their calendar is different. Or that the Muslim isn't eating during Ramadan. It makes life more interesting to be accepting, and you learn things that way.

that was beautifully written. We need more of that please. We can all learn to get along and coexist in a kinder world when we have leaders that do not operate on divisiveness and pit us all against each other.

Last edited by coldPlay; 07-21-2012 at 11:15 PM.. Reason: finished sentence
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:44 AM
 
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Someone in the fashion thread got offended because I asked a question
"Is it more economical for a woman to get plastic surgery instead of a degree?"

People on these boards are pretty sensitive.
Someone got offended because I said Kia's are POS.
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Old 07-22-2012, 01:04 AM
 
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saying hi in new york city.
the guy said you know me
and i said you seroius we going too fight cause i said hello.

i stop talking to stranger in new york, however in geogia or south carolina i say hi all the time and the people say hi back
On the flip side,when I was in Nc some people got offended because I didn't say hi or look them in the eyes.
I am from the Nyc area and didn't know that was the norm down there.
I was never taught to say Hi to everyone whose eyes meet yours or some stranger walking past.
Culture shock I guess.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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My sister and boyfriend cooked dinner at his apartment and invited me over. I can't remember what the main dish was but it was done and there was broccoli w/ cheese you put in the microwave that was done and the macaroni wasn't done cooking. I just said I'll eat now and eat the macaroni when its done. So my sister put some broccoli w/cheese on my plate. Her boyfriend says theres rice broccoli w/cheese in the freezer you should heat it up. So he left to go in another room and my sister ate the rest of the broccoli w/ cheese. He comes in and gets all mad saying that we never think about what he wants. And storms off into the other room. Just because my sister ate the rest of the broccoli w/ cheese. I don't understand why it was such a big deal because he said there rice w/ broccoli and cheese. It's basically the same thing. He gets upset about a lot of stuff. I couldn't deal with anyone like that.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Here's another story of him. We are all in my sisters room and I'm talking to her. She had lost some of weight and said when she gets to a certain size she is going to post a video on youtube about her weight lost. He looks at her and says really in a anger way and storms off. I don't know whats wrong with this dude.
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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When I have occasion to speak sharply to a misbehaving kid, the "attending" parent invariably become offended.
I'm offended that their contraception failed.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I seriously can't stand it when people don't RSVP.

It's snotty and inconsiderate.
Even for a Tupperware party? That's the kind of party I was talking about. For a real party I most certainly would RSVP. These people don't care about you--they want to sell something.
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Old 07-22-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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When I was in NY I was in the subway and there was a guy who was sitting on a seat listening to his ipod, there's a spare seat next to him but his leg is half covering it. I ask him, 'can I sit there?' I thought he nodded or murmured yes...anyway I sit down and sort of have to nudge him out of the way and he goes off at me, saying I should've asked at first blah blah. I say I did ask and I thought you said yes, and I'm sorry if I was mistaken..but he goes on about how out of place I was. It seems that thing happens more in the US.
Well, in New York and especially on the subway, you never know what you're going to get.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Tell someone who loves Twilight that it's garbage.
This really offends me

People who get offended because you want to do something different on a night out. For example, girls night out, dancing, drinks, movies, or chill at someone's house? To me as long as we are together, I don't care. Others? Get very offended if you don't do what THEY want.
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