Are you on time? Are your kids?

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Are you on time? Are your kids?
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Mon, 04-22-2013 - 5:49pm

Do you arrive for work, doctor appointments, social events, etc on time?  What events (if any) warrant being early for?  Is there anything you purposely show up late for?  Explain. 

How about your kids? 

 


 


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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:41am

We DO know what it means. We are quite surprised that no one else does (or at least PKA who asked the question).

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:41am

BeaArthurisMyReligion wrote:
<p>You know what bugs me? People who are 'late" to their own party-- you know the type -- they say "come over at 6pm for dinner/bbq/ whatever"  and you get there at 6 and they're all "oh let's see do we need ice?  hmmm should I pull the grill out?  "  nothings done nothing's ready for company.. now I don't mind helping to set things up etc but we have a few friends that do this all the time.. we show up when we're invited for and it's like they just realized they've invited company!</p>

You know, I adore my ex and his wfie, but they are NOTORIOUS for this kind of stuff.  I can't even tell you all the crap that still needed to be done when we showed up for John and DIL's wedding reception (at the time they requested, I might add).  It was just nuts.  And not just "do we need ice" but "do you think 6 bags of ice will be enough"?  Well, lessee, there are 8 coolers filled with various drinks, 75 people invited, and the temps are in the 100s at 10am when we show up.....no, I think maybe we'll be needing more ice than that.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:43am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>We DO know what it means. We are quite surprised that no one else does (or at least PKA who asked the question).</p>

And yet, neither of you has defined the term, even now, after more than half a dozen of us have asked what it means.

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:43am

A full body pat down doesn't take less time when there are fewer gates at the terminal.

Again, my airport is small and it is always empty (until it is time to go when out of the blue there are 200 people getting on the flight lol). They also do not do full body pat downs, or at least I did not have that last year when I flew. 

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:44am

I'm curious. When you get a wedding invitation solely addressed to you and the Mister, do you bring the kids?

I don't. If the kids are not specifically invited, I do not bring them. Likewise, I wouldn't dream of bringing itty bitty along to the bday party of one of big brother's friends or bringing big bro along to one of itty bitty's friend's bday parties. B/c it is rude. And while I found the movie Wedding Crashers to be generally humorous, I wouldn't want to be one.

Using that generally accepted line of thinking (you can check out any edition of Emily Post's Etiquette if you don't believe me), isn't it also rude to stay at a bday party when just your kid was invitied? I'm yet to get an invitation addressed to both of us. And particularly when the bday party is held at a locale in which there is paid staff to help w/the kids--you're likely more of a PITA and in the way than actual help. Because do you know what's SUPER ANNOYING? Those people who are ostensibly there to help, but really just in the way and too busy socializing to actually help. Go socialize at Starbucks and let the kids have their party.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:47am

You know what bugs me? People who are 'late" to their own party-- you know the type -- they say "come over at 6pm for dinner/bbq/ whatever"  and you get there at 6 and they're all "oh let's see do we need ice?  hmmm should I pull the grill out?  "  nothings done nothing's ready for company.. now I don't mind helping to set things up etc but we have a few friends that do this all the time.. we show up when we're invited for and it's like they just realized they've invited company!

YES, Bea I think THIS is worse. I don't get why people are like this. Things can and do happen but I find it odd that so many people are like this. I get up early before something I have at home, clean as much as I can days before, get everything ready and set up. I usually try and get all my things set up too (plates, cups, ice container, soda, drinks that need to be cold in the fridge), get out the things that I need to cook in, put snacks, etc in, make the dips and stuff I can do the night before. Chairs taken out, etc, etc. 

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:47am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p>We DO know what it means. We are quite surprised that no one else does (or at least PKA who asked the question).</p>

Isn't late, late? Either you're early, you're on time, or you're late. WTF is the difference between casually late and formally late?

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:48am

springfever2013 wrote:
Again, my airport is small and it is always empty (until it is time to go when out of the blue there are 200 people getting on the flight lol). They also do not do full body pat downs, or at least I did not have that last year when I flew. </span></strong></p>

Why would you need a full body pat down?

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Registered: 03-22-2013
Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:51am

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You know what bugs me? People who are 'late" to their own party-- you know the type -- they say "come over at 6pm for dinner/bbq/ whatever"  and you get there at 6 and they're all "oh let's see do we need ice?  hmmm should I pull the grill out?  "  nothings done nothing's ready for company.. now I don't mind helping to set things up etc but we have a few friends that do this all the time.. we show up when we're invited for and it's like they just realized they've invited company!</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">YES, Bea I think THIS is worse. I don't get why people are like this. Things can and do happen but I find it odd that so many people are like this. I get up early before something I have at home, clean as much as I can days before, get everything ready and set up. I usually try and get all my things set up too (plates, cups, ice container, soda, drinks that need to be cold in the fridge), get out the things that I need to cook in, put snacks, etc in, make the dips and stuff I can do the night before. Chairs taken out, etc, etc. </span></strong></p>

From your lips to God's ears.  Seriously, 30 minutes before the reception was supposed to start, the ex's wife still wouldn't let us put the tables and chairs out because she hadn't decided on a floor plan on their deck (It's friggin massive).  Oy.

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Tue, 04-23-2013 - 10:57am

And yet, neither of you has defined the term, even now, after more than half a dozen of us have asked what it means.

Half a dozen? lol. Only PKA asked and there is only 8 people who have responded on this thread. lol.

Jam, me, you , Empty, Bord, RG, Bea and PKA

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