Certainly you know them...

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Certainly you know them...
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Sun, 11-10-2013 - 6:53am

People that wake up everyday to sunshine regardless of the actual weather, whose lives look peachy perfect b/c of their demeanor, whose energies and smiles motivate you or make you want to strangle them... 

Or do you? 

 


 


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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:30am

rollmops2009 wrote:
"I've been to Paris many times and run into exactly two rude Parisians. No more than any other large city."--------- We, my mom, my kid and I, did get verbally assaulted once by a French woman here in Greece, on a hydrofoil (assigned seating, no escape). It was quite funny actually, because we ignored her as she ranted away in French, using extremely bad language. The kid was small, but understood, and kept innocently asking her grandmother, who speaks very fluent French, "Grandma, what does 'merde' mean in French?" to which her grandma would say, "oh that is a bad word, dear" etc. Finally the French woman started ranting about Dubya, and we realized she thought we were Americans, thus the barrage of abuse. But it was right at the height of the Iraq II and I think the woman was somewhat deranged besides.

Thanks for backing me up, Rollmops.  And the French were one of our greatest allies during the Iraqi War.  They sent one of the largest numbers of troops among our European allies.  I don't think even Dubya would have gone to war without the help of the French and that rude woman's countrymen.

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:32am

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>&lt;&gt;Nope.  I think everyone knew the worth of Cindyluwho's input.  But just shy of that particular extreme was the voice of almost every working mom there, save Morty, who said I'd be divorced or indigent by now. ;)  Maybe your memory is confused because you were a working mom at the time.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I never said or even thought any such thing. And I am STILL a working mom.</p>

Then you're not in the "almost."

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 11:38am
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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 12:05pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">chestnuthooligan</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Thardy said "Oh, they can measure happiness now, lol.  And you believe them.  Go for it, girl. ;)"&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;I believe them more than I would believe an anecdote of an ugly American in Paris.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;BTW - I had my share of distain from the natives while living in Paris, but I also had many great experiences by kind and generous Parisians too. I remember the good, much more than the not-so-good. I guess that makes me an optimist :-)&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Me too.  The proof is in the pudding.  Once a lawyer, I stopped working once my first was born and shall not return.  Nor will I ever need to. <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif" alt="Wink" title="Wink" border="0" />  Married just the one time, I have no complaints.  How's your job?  </p>

My career is going quite well. I plan to retire in about 5 years from thisparticular company andI  will do some consulting and teaching in my field after that if I remain in good health. I don't see a country club life for me on retirement, though I do enjoy golf and sailing.

I've been married twice and I've been with my husband for 24 years, we're on track for another 24 more. I'm saving all my complaints (none about my marriage) for my favorite madeup holiday, Festivus, for the airing of the grievances. The pole is at the ready.

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 12:44pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>Jamblessed, since you are totally unaffected by anything anyone says to you, is there any point in conversing with you?</blockquote></p><p>Is this supposed to be yet another "intellectually stimulating" post?  Should every reader be learning from you right now?  Do you have any idea how you a church going Christian come across on this board?  Shall I tell you?</p>

My original post was not meant to be intellectually stimulating, but rather to gather information.   Jamblessed came right out and said that over the course of her years here, she has neither learned from me, nor tried to understand anything I have said from my point of view.  Is there any point in talking to someone who is not interested in learning from anything you might have to say, nor willing to consider something from your point of view?  I mean, if that is really what she meant to say, I'd rather talk to the wall.

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:17pm
Guilty!

 


 


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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:23pm

Is that it?  Images of european women are sad and somber? Maybe, I know Italian funerals can really be tough to watch, But I'll tell you what Italians can be a barrell of laughs too, My own family is great at that, Lol.

 


 


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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:25pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>  Further and about no "substantial response", Who are you or I to tell anybody how they should deal with cancer?  The fact that the pink movement has drawn millions speaks for itself, Frankly I wish it were around in the 1990s when my mom was dealing iwth it.  She found support in friends and family but not that, Mom probably would have painted her house pink, that's how she was, Lol, Different strokes bord.  That movement has gotten political but that seems to be the natural course the larger issues become so the discussion savcal has started is all hers to debate/defend.  I'd add little. &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt; &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>A lovely sentiment, Jamblessed.  Hugs!</p><p><img alt="" src="http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.5001138399479675&amp;pid=15.1" height="224" width="300" /></p>

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:27pm

"Guilty!"

Just to be clear, Jamblessed, was that to me, and did you mean to say that you are not interested in learning anything from me or in trying to understand anything from my point of view?  Sorry, it was unclear from the context what you meant by "guilty."

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Tue, 11-12-2013 - 6:28pm

Good question thardy. 

 


 


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