Starting off Sunday fluff

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Starting off Sunday fluff
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Sun, 09-29-2013 - 10:46am

We've gone to church, watching Meet The Press, took ground beef out of my freezer for meatballs, jotting notes down for the week then planning for the week ahead, clip coupons, and planning to watch the Cleveland Browns/Bengals game later, Ultimate rivals!  Lol! 

How is your Sunday going? 

 

 

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 7:10pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Or the army wives that withhold sex, or the job title that is so far removed from other supervisory jos...  Talk about geographic thing, Lol.   &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Or how to converse on a frivolous message board ~ the dual monologue thing.  Or what photos are not appropriate for the internet.  It must be exhausting being the authority of every single thing in the entire world. </p>

How do you do it all?  

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 7:07pm
Yes, I have purchased mass cards many times for the souls of deceased friends.
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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 7:03pm

bordwithyou wrote:
  Most etiquette is based on common sense and making other people feel comfortable.  Sometimes there are religiously and culturally specific things that one might not know about and it helps to have a reference book.  I was not raised Catholic, for instance, and looked up Catholic funeral customs and whether it was deemed acceptable for me, a non-Catholic, to pay to have a mass said for the soul of the deceased.  Sometimes you can mean to do the right thing, but inadvertently offend someone.</p>

Did you pay to have a mass said for the deceased?

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 7:01pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I think there are a lot of simiarities b/w ethics and etiquette.  I doubt everybody see eye to eye about that tho, I mean you may not be breaking any laws when you play on internet message boards at work but I'd call it unethical and improper. </p>

I think that whether playing on message boards is unethical and improper at work would very much be a case of situational ethics.  if one were being paid by the hour and there were rules against 'net use during that time, it would clearly be improper and unethical.   If one is not paid by the hour, and is allowed personal net use in the office, then it's neither unethical nor improper.

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 6:59pm

I think there are a lot of simiarities b/w ethics and etiquette.  I doubt everybody sees eye to eye about that tho, I mean you may not be breaking any laws when you play on internet message boards at work but I'd call it unethical and improper, YMMV.  

 

 

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 6:58pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Lol, Yea, funny isn't it thardy?  Perhaps I should look up proper behaviors for a sit down reception just to support what it is I already believe in asking for seconds at one. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Etiquette books are a complete waste of time.  Martha Stewart wrote one.  Oh, that's right ~ she went to jail.  </p>

There are quite a few people with impeccable manners who ought to be in jail, or who are in jail.  And there are plenty of wonderful and ethical people who don't know a fish fork from a cold meat fork.   An etiquette book can go a long way toward helping one sort out silverware functions and wording for wedding invitations and the like -- but it won't create common decency or even common sense.

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 6:55pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>No, not really bord.  Just an example of behavior I find tacky, And I didn't need to read it anywhere to know it was improper.  But shrug, You use etiquette books as some guide for your gatherings, I thought there was some rocket science reasoning why someone shouldn't ask for seconds at a wedding reception. </p>

Most etiquette is based on common sense and making other people feel comfortable.  Sometimes there are religiously and culturally specific things that one might not know about and it helps to have a reference book.  I was not raised Catholic, for instance, and looked up Catholic funeral customs and whether it was deemed acceptable for me, a non-Catholic, to pay to have a mass said for the soul of the deceased.  Sometimes you can mean to do the right thing, but inadvertently offend someone.

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 6:46pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Lol, Yea, funny isn't it thardy?  Perhaps I should look up proper behaviors for a sit down reception just to support what it is I already believe in asking for seconds at one. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Etiquette books are a complete waste of time.  Martha Stewart wrote one.  Oh, that's right ~ she went to jail.  </p>

I am no Martha fan.  And she definitely has questionable ethics.  But her etiquette is pretty spot on from what I've seen.   Ethics - Etiquette. Two different things.

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 6:45pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;Or the army wives that withhold sex, or the job title that is so far removed from other supervisory jos...  Talk about geographic thing, Lol.   &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>You have misunderstood the army wife thing, Jamblessed.  They were not advised to withhold sex.  They were advised not to initiate it for awhile.  Withholding and not initiating are two very different things.  I'm not sure what you're referring to with the "job title" comment, but I'm guessing you misunderstood that one as well.</p>

That is where she was going with that?   I didn't make the connection (partially because I was referencing the Navy in that already-out-of-mind thread).  But i have no idea what the job title reference is about.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 10-01-2013 - 6:39pm
jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Lol, Yea, funny isn't it thardy? Perhaps I should look up proper behaviors for a sit down reception just to support what it is I already believe in asking for seconds at one. </p>

Etiquette books are a complete waste of time. Martha Stewart wrote one. Oh, that's right ~ she went to jail.

 

Yea really..  What qualifies their opinions anyway?  Are there college degress/programs that specialize in that kind of thing?  Or did they just attend more tea parties......

 


 


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