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Etiquette School is in session! => Complete Silence => Topic started by: Midnight Kitty on March 29, 2011, 04:53:06 PM

Title: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on March 29, 2011, 04:53:06 PM
When this happened, my first thought was, "This is perfect for the Complete Silence forum."

[BG]My husband & I live in a Waikiki highrise with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, and gas grills on the rooftop recreation deck.  We bought our tiny 1-bedroom over 17 years ago and DH has served over 10 years on the Board of Directors. [/BG]

I was using one grill and there was an older man using the adjacent grill.  His comments and attitude were irritating from the start.  He asked if I lived here (almost half of the building is used as a timeshare/hotel) and I said we had lived here for 17 years.  He commented about the studios being cramped.  I said, "We bought a 1-bedroom."  He made a big issue out of his home being a Very Large Estate in The Hamptons.  I tried a "little silence" as a reply since I couldn't think of anything.

Then he goes off: He's been coming here for 4 months every year for 40 years.  Hawaii is backward; We should have built the rail back when Fasi was mayor; The government is all messed up, and (wait for it) ... the people here are all terrible. (http://bestsmileys.com/eek/5.gif)

Is there any other response than complete silence?  I thought, "Hey, I live here!" (http://bestsmileys.com/waving/7.gif)
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: FoxPaws on March 29, 2011, 05:01:33 PM
Silence is golden.  8)

I am always amused by people who continue to do things that hurt/frustrate/annoy them. I wonder what he says about Hawaii to his neighbors in the (freezing) Hamptons?
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Animala on March 29, 2011, 05:09:02 PM
Oh dear.  I think it's time for the clue-by-four.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Elfmama on March 29, 2011, 07:00:50 PM
One wonders why he would continue to come to such a terrible place with those awful people? ::)
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: QueenofAllThings on March 29, 2011, 07:30:17 PM
And it took him 160 months to realize this? Not particularly bright, is he....?
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Lynda_34 on March 29, 2011, 08:39:16 PM
It seems to me if oyu'd lived there 17 years and he'd been coming for 40 plus years you'd have run into him at least once or twice already.  Little man, Little mind.  Ignore Ignore Ignore.  He was just trying to sound important. 
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Minmom3 on March 30, 2011, 12:18:06 AM
And yet, he keeps coming back, over and over again.....
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on March 30, 2011, 01:06:47 PM
It seems to me if you'd lived there 17 years and he'd been coming for 40 plus years you'd have run into him at least once or twice already.
I saw him once before, but I was sharing a grill with some people I see all the time and we were chatting.  The grills were put in about 5 years ago.

Ironically, one big benefit of having the grills on the rec deck is that we get to know our neighbors.  I have several "BBQ Buddies."  Sometimes we have potluck parties and anyone can join.  I've been up there grilling while another resident was having a party and they offered me wine, beer, & food from their extensive spread while I waiting for my meat to cook.
 
Little man, Little mind.  Ignore Ignore Ignore.  He was just trying to sound important.
I plan to ignore him.  He could have skipped the half-hearted introduction as he left - he said, "My name is *Joe.*"

He was just plain insulting at times.  I grill a lot.  I have a kitchen timer and a meat thermometer, along with my own BBQ utensils.  He made a derogatory comment about "not needing all that equipment to cook meat."  And I care because?
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Silversurfer on March 30, 2011, 04:07:13 PM
You don't care, because he is an idiot.

But, i kinda just want to say - you live in  Hawaii?? WOW!!! massively jealous!
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: pierrotlunaire0 on March 31, 2011, 09:33:38 AM
And the food is so awful, basically inedible, and the portions are too small.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on March 31, 2011, 12:13:01 PM
And the food is so awful, basically inedible, and the portions are too small.
??? ???
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on March 31, 2011, 12:20:23 PM
And the food is so awful, basically inedible, and the portions are too small.

Im thinking E'hell messed up again and this post belongs somewhere else.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: SouthernBelle on March 31, 2011, 12:22:19 PM
And the food is so awful, basically inedible, and the portions are too small.

I get it.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on March 31, 2011, 12:23:34 PM
And the food is so awful, basically inedible, and the portions are too small.

I get it.
Could you clue me in?  PM me if necessary.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on March 31, 2011, 12:24:19 PM
And the food is so awful, basically inedible, and the portions are too small.

I get it.

explain pretty please
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: SouthernBelle on March 31, 2011, 12:25:27 PM
He's complaining about everything while living there, unnecessarily, for 4 months a year.

So...  Who cares what size the portions are if the food is inedible.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on March 31, 2011, 12:26:19 PM
He's complaining about everything while living there, unnecessarily, for 4 months a year.

So...  Who cares what size the portions are if the food is inedible.

aha Now I get it lol
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on March 31, 2011, 12:40:33 PM
He's complaining about everything while living there, unnecessarily, for 4 months a year.

So...  Who cares what size the portions are if the food is inedible.
D'oh! (http://bestsmileys.com/doh/2.gif)
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: pierrotlunaire0 on March 31, 2011, 02:17:17 PM
Basically a very old joke.  Complaining about how awful something is, but then going on to (1) as in OP, live in the place, several months of the year, (2) complain you are not getting enough.

Sorry.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on March 31, 2011, 03:39:14 PM
Basically a very old joke.  Complaining about how awful something is, but then going on to (1) as in OP, live in the place, several months of the year, (2) complain you are not getting enough.

Sorry.
Don't be sorry.  It was a good joke and relevant to the thread.  I was just a bit slow on the pickup.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Morticia on April 13, 2011, 09:30:39 AM
FWIW, Midnight Kitty, I have found Hawaii to be the most wonderful place on Earth: climate, scenery, people, food. Nowhere better. I have no idea what your fool was talking about.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 14, 2011, 02:00:51 PM
FWIW, Midnight Kitty, I have found Hawaii to be the most wonderful place on Earth: climate, scenery, people, food. Nowhere better. I have no idea what your fool was talking about.
((((HUGS))))

Mahalo, Morticia.  We say, "Lucky live Hawai'i."  (and we hug a lot ;-)
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Morticia on April 16, 2011, 09:26:08 AM
A'ole pilikia. ;) Very lucky indeed.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: iridaceae on April 18, 2011, 06:18:46 AM
I'm so jealous.  My friend's friend just moved there last fall when she got married (I believe her husband is in the Army).  I would LOVE to visit Hawaii!  I hear it is even more $$$ than living here in CA though.

I too find it funny that he hates Hawaii so much and yet visits so often.  It must not be that bad!!

I wonder if it is expected in his social set.  Or if he thinks it's expected.

I would also guess that he spends time there wanting it to be 40 years or so ago when it was less crowded and really was exotic.

Hawaii drove my father (the herpetologist) nuts; all that lush tropical growth and no snakes or lizards. He did love getting to see the green sea turtles basking at the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island, though.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Morticia on April 18, 2011, 08:25:01 AM
I have seen lizards in Maui, so they definitely have those.  No snakes, though.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: iridaceae on April 18, 2011, 08:28:15 AM
There's one native species of lizard, apparently; the rest are exotic.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 18, 2011, 08:29:47 AM
I've heard it's beautiful in Hawaii.  Very pricey but very beautiful.  A friend's parents vacationed there for a few weeks and she said they didn't want to come home.  It had been so rainy and cool here when they returned that I don't blame them! LOL!

Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 18, 2011, 06:07:36 PM
Hawaii drove my father (the herpetologist) nuts; all that lush tropical growth and no snakes or lizards. He did love getting to see the green sea turtles basking at the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island, though.
We have a friend who is the "lizard guy" here on Oahu.  There are lots of "exotic" lizards: Jackson's Chameleons are probably the most common after the gecko.
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: mariamousie1 on April 25, 2011, 08:08:06 PM
This guy stays in a studio apartment in a highrise in Waikiki, with a swimming pool, jacuzzi and rooftop recreation deck, and he's complaining? What is wrong with this guy? Also, if he hates it so much, why does he keep coming back? Some people just have to be miserable... ::)
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: Midnight Kitty on April 25, 2011, 08:18:54 PM
This guy stays in a studio apartment in a highrise in Waikiki, with a swimming pool, jacuzzi and rooftop recreation deck, and he's complaining? What is wrong with this guy? Also, if he hates it so much, why does he keep coming back? Some people just have to be miserable... ::)
Yeah! Really! I have to live here, 24/7, 365 days/year, and I tolerate it somehow. >:D

(every day we say "lucky live Hawai'i" and thank our lucky stars that we can pay the mortgage and still buy food)
Title: Re: Last Night at the Grill
Post by: FauxFoodist on April 25, 2011, 11:31:27 PM
Not that a studio in Hawaii is anything to sneeze at but, comparatively speaking, if he has some big house in the Hamptons, why is he "slumming" (for him) in a studio in Hawaii four months out of the year?  I'd think someone who could afford a big house in the Hamptons could afford a bigger place in Hawaii (or am I making an interesting assumption here...?).  I wonder if the guy is telling the truth or if the air is too thin on the rooftop of that high-rise for him to think clearly...