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MerchManDan



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flavius Maximus wrote:
Would be nice if we could be nice for niceness sake. Mr. Green
Didn't some guy get nailed to a tree for saying that about 2,000 years ago?
My apologies to Douglas Adams for paraphrasing one of the best book introductions ever.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stripeypants wrote:
It's true, I don't spend much time learning what it's like to not have magic pants privilege. Now it's time for...

DANCE, MAGIC
DANCE MAGIC PANTS!


Nobody saw that coming, now did they?


Now I'm just imagining you in the getup from that pic you posted, dancing with the Moskau crew like you're David Bowie and the goblins.
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Adyon



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL now that's some funny imagery I can get behind!


As for the strip. Definitely a pretty funny take on the petty part of the debates that happen. And somehow it escalates that quickly it seems. Laughing
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Yinello



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're so trolling each other. Or trolling their owner. Very Happy
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LadySunami



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had guys look at me funny for opening doors for them. Not sure why they're confused. Us ladies are allowed to be kind as well!

The general rule is if you're at the door and feel like holding it for the next person, go for it! I always try to do so if the next person is elderly, looks tired or is carrying an awkward or heavy load.

Has anyone else had others react strangely to politeness? Just curious.
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aboutwhistles



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I try and hold the door for everyone, but for middle aged men in particular, because I like seeing them squirm. Here in norcal they're more likely to just say thanks and go about their business, but in Texas where I go to school they can get pretty flustered. The faces are hilarious.

Also, when I was a delivery driver old people liked to tell me that I "shouldn't be out there by yourself, a sweet young girl like you!" and that was textbook benevolent sexism. I really wanted to rant at them but you know, paying customers, and they tipped well, so I gritted my teeth and spent their money on alcohol. (I'll show you "sweet young girl".)
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hold the door for pretty much everyone for many reasons.

but it's super amusing all of the reactions, like there's the annoying people (generally guys around my age and a bit older) who say, "No after you." and generally demand that I go through the door first when I say, "No it's fine I'm holding the door. You first." But then I've had one reaction from a dude who looked about 60 who said, "Damn right." as if he's like, "It's about time I had a door held open for me."

I'm like LOL

but yeah I like holding doors open and letting other people go first, makes me feel less inclined to bump into things for one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aboutwhistles wrote:
I try and hold the door for everyone, but for middle aged men in particular, because I like seeing them squirm.
Never bothers me, but then I firmly believe that people should throw themselves down on the ground as I walk so my feet don't have to touch the ground. Alas, they never do.
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Arthain



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I kind of liked the comic. At first I was like, what? But then an interesting thought popped up in my head and I just started to laugh.

Those two books, they bicker like an old married couple, hehe.

Then I pictured a small novelette popping up and I couldn't help but smile.

Baby book Tat! Make it happen please! It can be all naive like, a blank slate waiting to be written on! Oh the fun that could be had with that with the books fighting over how the baby book should be written.

I think my mind went into a weird place there...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arthain wrote:
I kind of liked the comic. At first I was like, what? But then an interesting thought popped up in my head and I just started to laugh.

Those two books, they bicker like an old married couple, hehe.

Then I pictured a small novelette popping up and I couldn't help but smile.

Baby book Tat! Make it happen please! It can be all naive like, a blank slate waiting to be written on! Oh the fun that could be had with that with the books fighting over how the baby book should be written.

I think my mind went into a weird place there...


...booksex?
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Yinello



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But wouldn't a baby book spout facts and information about babies?
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Arthain



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
But wouldn't a baby book spout facts and information about babies?


I'd think that'd more be a book about babies. I'm just thinking a small book, like a novelette or light novel type thing.
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The Peanut Gallery



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in south USA, and door holding is so ingrained not doing it makes me slightly uncomfortable. I find the the head bow and hand gesture usually preempts the "after you" dilemma, but I fold easy if someone insists on taking over. Doesn't happen often, usually enthusiastic little kids, but sometimes you get a group sentinel who has to provide for their flock of patrons.

I used to get worked up over the whole "Oh women shouldn't be (here/doing this), it's too dangerous!" shenanigans, like they were personally dissing my capabilities, but then I started realizing that there are women out there who, say, don't feel comfortable short-cutting behind strip malls at night alone for whatever reason (Took me a while to figure out the objection wasn't to the walking but to the route). Between the choice of resentfully licking my wounded pride in silence and letting a stereotype fester or being that asshole who potentially dismisses valid concerns of an at-risk group, it's all lose-lose. I try for laissez-faire but I'm not always zen enough to pull it off.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mind who opens the door. If it's me or the other guy. I always thank them and often they thank me. I do hate it when they say no no LET ME and I'm like DUDE you're WASTING MY TIME arghelblargh
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing that I don't understand is why the feminist book has horns? Question
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