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24 July 2013
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LongHairedLady said

stupid (pet) owners.  ahdn_paul_01

That's a giant peeve of mine. People who abuse, neglect or generally cause any discomfort for any animal should have to be forced to endure the 'eye-for-an-eye' form of punishment. I do not suffer assholes like that happily.

 

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24 July 2013
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People thinking you're weird because you don't like to get drunk. I can have fun not getting drunk. Getting drunk is not the key in life to have fun. 

This goes with the first one too. People thinking you're weird because you don't like to party or go out. I rather have a small group of friends hang out, laugh, and act crazy then be around a huge crowd of strangers especially drunk strangers. Theres the exception to the rule like when I go to big cities, malls, or Mardi Gras parades, but other wise I'm not a "crowd" person.

24 July 2013
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Zig said

LongHairedLady said

stupid (pet) owners.  ahdn_paul_01

That's a giant peeve of mine. People who abuse, neglect or generally cause any discomfort for any animal should have to be forced to endure the 'eye-for-an-eye' form of punishment. I do not suffer assholes like that happily.

 

Exactly. 

 

I think the ''eye-for-an-eye'' form of punishment is suitable for certain situations anyway. I think it should be applied in certain cases. 

24 July 2013
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sky090909 said
People thinking you're weird because you don't like to get drunk. I can have fun not getting drunk. Getting drunk is not the key in life to have fun. 

I was actually having a discussion with my mom about this. She told me about how she used to go to this club when she was my age and she was all ''Oh and Pete used to stand in the doorway with a plate with shots and we'd all be drunk in no time and it was so much fun blablabla'' and I was like ''Oh yay, such fun, I bet.'' And she just said something like ''Yeah oh I forgot you don't know what fun is. You never party like that'' I find that such bullshit. I don't know what fun is because I don't get drunk every week? Because it's so much fun to get drunk and have no control about your body and not to be able to remember anything that happened? I just like to be in control of my body. I've been completely wasted only twice and I HATED it. One of those times I spent all night being miserable and vomitting. Can't see the fun in that.

24 July 2013
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The two choices of sober and stinking drunk aren't the only choices -- one can just drink minimally and get slightly drunk.  Many people do seem unable to maintain that, and either have to stay completely sober, or get stinking drunk, with no place in between.  But just because some people seem incapable of avoiding extremes doesn't mean the extremes are the only choice.

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24 July 2013
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Funny Paper said
…sober and stinking drunk aren't the only choices…

Right – I enjoy a blowout party just as much as anyone might, but much prefer the warm glow that 2 or 3 drinks provides.

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24 July 2013
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Funny Paper said
The two choices of sober and stinking drunk aren't the only choices -- one can just drink minimally and get slightly drunk.  Many people do seem unable to maintain that, and either have to stay completely sober, or get stinking drunk, with no place in between.  But just because some people seem incapable of avoiding extremes doesn't mean the extremes are the only choice.

Thats true. Many people seem to have obsession "You're not drunk enough!" or at least around here.

 

24 July 2013
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^ Yeah, that's true. I like the feeling after one or two and you feel a bit giddy and happy but once you get to the stage where your vision is blurred and you don't know where you are, that's when you've had enough in my opinion. Luckily, I have a few friends (called the boring ones by other, more distant ones) who share my thoughts so I have no problem there. I can have a good time sober so I don't feel the intense urge to be anything but that, really (plus alcoholism is present in my family, something I'm painfully aware of – and puts me off even more).

This goes with the first one too. People thinking you're weird because you don't like to party or go out. I rather have a small group of friends hang out, laugh, and act crazy then be around a huge crowd of strangers especially drunk strangers. Theres the exception to the rule like when I go to big cities, malls, or Mardi Gras parades, but other wise I'm not a "crowd" person.

I'm like that, too. I'm a bit of an introvert so I need to take a breather and be on my own after a while when I'm with people. Because of that people think I'm shy, which I'm not, particularly. So, often, I'm not invited to go out when there's a large crowd of people going because they think I won't want to which, fair enough, is usually the correct assumption. I'm still trying to make up my mind if this bothers me or not, though. I haven't decided yet. Isn't it nice to ask just in case? In case I do want to sometime?

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24 July 2013
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fabfouremily said
^ Yeah, that's true. I like the feeling after one or two and you feel a bit giddy and happy but once you get to the stage where your vision is blurred and you don't know where you are, that's when you've had enough in my opinion. Luckily, I have a few friends (called the boring ones by other, more distant ones) who share my thoughts so I have no problem there. I can have a good time sober so I don't feel the intense urge to be anything but that, really (plus alcoholism is present in my family, something I'm painfully aware of – and puts me off even more).

Alcoholism runs in my husband's family & its a put off to me as well. 

This goes with the first one too. People thinking you're weird because you don't like to party or go out. I rather have a small group of friends hang out, laugh, and act crazy then be around a huge crowd of strangers especially drunk strangers. Theres the exception to the rule like when I go to big cities, malls, or Mardi Gras parades, but other wise I'm not a "crowd" person.

I'm like that, too. I'm a bit of an introvert so I need to take a breather and be on my own after a while when I'm with people. Because of that people think I'm shy, which I'm not, particularly. So, often, I'm not invited to go out when there's a large crowd of people going because they think I won't want to which, fair enough, is usually the correct assumption. I'm still trying to make up my mind if this bothers me or not, though. I haven't decided yet. Isn't it nice to ask just in case? In case I do want to sometime?

It bothers me sometimes when I'm not invited, but other times i don't care. Like you said its a fair enough assumption when they don't invite me because they're probably right. There have been times I wish I wasn't at that party because I rather be at home or elsewhere.

24 July 2013
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^ Yeah but other times you just wish they'd have thought of you as you think you might've gone? I just make an effort to casually ask them if they're going out any time and then if they say they are, I have time to think about it and work out if I want to go or not.

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24 July 2013
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Personally ive never seen the attraction of becoming so inebriated that you're not in control of your actions and decisions, just don't get it, but Ive never been much of a drinker at all (only been stupendously drunk once when England played Scotland at Hampden in 1999 and Scotland lost 2-0). Thankfully im now on medication for the rest of my life which means I have a damn good excuse to not drink, everyone shuts up about going for a pint.

The pressure on going out (or staying in) and having a drink can at times be immense (and its never just one).  

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25 July 2013
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fabfouremily said
^ Yeah but other times you just wish they'd have thought of you as you think you might've gone? 

Yea 

25 July 2013
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Personally ive never seen the attraction of becoming so inebriated that you're not in control of your actions and decisions, just don't get it, but Ive never been much of a drinker at all (only been stupendously drunk once when England played Scotland at Hampden in 1999 and Scotland lost 2-0). Thankfully im now on medication for the rest of my life which means I have a damn good excuse to not drink, everyone shuts up about going for a pint.

The pressure on going out (or staying in) and having a drink can at times be immense (and its never just one).  

I never drink either, and I usually let people know it's a medical reason so they will stop pressuring me, and it is most of the reason..  but really I could do without it anyways.  Don't miss it at all.   Once I tell people that it's a medical thing they back off, but it's always so weird to people when you just don't want to drink.  Even when I did, I didn't like getting "drunk".  Hate the feeling of having no control, as well as feeling like shit all day the next day.  blue-meanie

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Kind of related to this is when you visit someone at their home, and they offer you something, and you happen not to want to drink or eat anything at that point, and then they seem to take slight offense.

I once many years ago had an appointment to see a guy about a computer job he needed.  I didn't know the guy, except through a friend who referred me to him.  I arrive at his apartment, we sit down to talk briefly before he shows me the computer problem.  As I'm sitting down he goes over to the counter where he has two glasses already filled with what appears to be Coke or Pepsi, and he says, "Would you like a Coke?"

I didn't want a Coke at that point, so I said politely, "No thanks, I'm fine".

Then he had this crestfallen look on his face, and he actually said something like "Really? You don't want a Coke…?" as though I had hurt his feelings.  He made me feel like it was my problem.  Seems to me a host should be gracious about what his guests want, not impose his view of what the guest *should* want.

 

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25 July 2013
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Funny Paper said
As I'm sitting down he goes over to the counter where he has two glasses already filled with what appears to be Coke or Pepsi, and he says, "Would you like a Coke?"

I didn't want a Coke at that point, so I said politely, "No thanks, I'm fine".

Then he had this crestfallen look on his face, and he actually said something like "Really? You don't want a Coke…?" as though I had hurt his feelings.  He made me feel like it was my problem.  Seems to me a host should be gracious about what his guests want, not impose his view of what the guest *should* want.

Hmmm…as much as I dislike conspiracy theories; I have never been to someone's home where the drinks were pre-poured.

Should we wonder what may have been in the glass besides cola? a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

 

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25 July 2013
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One time when I was little, I think I was eight, I was playing out in the front yard, and then my neighbor saw me and he was telling me how his wife had made brownies the night before, and that since their kids were all grown they probably wouldn't finish them. Then he told me his wife wouldn't be home for a couple hours and he asked me if I wanted to go inside his house to have some brownies. I said no, and then I went home and told my grandma how he offered me some brownies, and she told me never to talk to him again. That man was such a nice person, I don't think he had any bad intentions there, he just wanted to give me some brownies.

 I don't like when a person does something nice, and then others assume they have other intentions. There are good people on the world, you can't assume everybody is bad. 

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25 July 2013
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Indeed.

@Funny Paper: Wow. That's a bit..I don't know. It's a nice gesture but on the other side it's kind of..rude? to assume someone wants a coke. Just ask BEFORE you fill a glass. It's kind of pointless to ask afterwards plus also your own fault when the other person declines the drink.

@fabfouremily I'm kind of like that too. But I can be really shy too sometimes. I am the same when it comes to stuff with big crowds, I also need to be alone for a little while afterwards and sometimes activities with big crowds are very tiring for me, because I'm not a spontaneous and very talkative person, only when I'm alone with family or close friends, or if I'm in some interesting discussion. That's why I hate throwing parties myself too, because it's so tiring and also, and I know I shouldn't do this but I can't help it, I'm always worried people aren't enjoying themselves. Which makes the whole thing even more tiring. Gawd I sound like an old lady. I do enjoy going to parties or to a pub or club myself though, but I do have to know someone there, otherwise I'm not going. Luckily people often invite me, and I'm really trying to get out of my shell. I think I've grown a lot on that point though. 

 

26 July 2013
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Yes, good points @ Linde and Zig.

As for unknown's brownie story, the thing is, while there are many good people out there, good people need to be smart enough to know that there are bad people who take advantage of good people -- and so the man with the brownies, especially if he's a good person, should know that that kind of situation is uncertain.  I.e., a young person should simply err on the side of caution, and an older person should actually volunteer to assist in that caution -- not do things that contradict that caution.

That's my philosophy on the subject…

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26 July 2013
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My pet peeve this week (and always, really) is when people come in to where I work, we close in like 15 minutes, there are only 2 of us working and there are 8 customers because we are always understaffed…  and they lose their shit on me when I can't serve them fast enough or give them all of my attention.  Piss off!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11  For real I am SO done with people this week.  I really need to get a better job, customer service sucks.

I kind of started smoking again which does not help….  paul-mccartney

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Linde said
Indeed.

@fabfouremily I'm kind of like that too. But I can be really shy too sometimes. I am the same when it comes to stuff with big crowds, I also need to be alone for a little while afterwards and sometimes activities with big crowds are very tiring for me, because I'm not a spontaneous and very talkative person, only when I'm alone with family or close friends, or if I'm in some interesting discussion. That's why I hate throwing parties myself too, because it's so tiring and also, and I know I shouldn't do this but I can't help it, I'm always worried people aren't enjoying themselves. Which makes the whole thing even more tiring. Gawd I sound like an old lady. I do enjoy going to parties or to a pub or club myself though, but I do have to know someone there, otherwise I'm not going. Luckily people often invite me, and I'm really trying to get out of my shell. I think I've grown a lot on that point though. 

I sometimes worry that I'm too ''old'' for my own good so I do occasionaly force myself to go out, even if I know there will be lot's of people or it's not really my thing. I just make myself because I don't want to be quite like I am. We two sound very alike now you mention you're the same, I thought I'd never ''meet'' anyone similar to me!

 

 

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