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  • February 14, 2016, 03:34:32 PM

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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Do you cry at "silly" stuff?
« Last post by jpcher on Today at 03:21:29 PM »
anyway to answer the OP - i thought about this, and i realized that i do cry at the "sily things" thought i don't know if they are actually "silly", but I don't really cry a lot. I'll explain.

I used the term "silly" and put it in quotes because I couldn't come up with a more appropriate term/word. :-\ 


*Seasons In The Sun (We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun..)

Oh, my, that's a blast from the past. I remember when I was a teen and that song first came out. For some reason it hit home to my heart. Wow. Looking at youtube to hear it again.
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Family and Children / Re: I don't want to get family photos taken
« Last post by veryfluffy on Today at 02:55:04 PM »
I'd suggest telling them that it's not your thing, but if it's important to them to have everyone in it yu will go along with it -- but not contribute to the cost. You would be doing it as a favour to your siblings, but you don't want copies of the photos and you aren't interested in giving them as a gift to anyone else. If your presence is required for the sake of completeness, that's as much as you are willing to contribute.
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Family and Children / Re: I don't want to get family photos taken
« Last post by HannahGrace on Today at 02:40:15 PM »
I would take the photo.
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 I ordered a frying pan on New Year's Eve so I could make brunch the next weekend, and I was annoyed when notified the next day that it would arrive by Feb. 12, which seemed absurd. I assumed I would get it a month earlier than estimated. Now, it's late. Amazon has let me know that if it doesn't arrive by Tuesday, I get a refund.

I just want my frying pan.

The money is practically beside the point. I feel ridiculous for having invested this much time in tracking Amazon's cheapest frying pan (that met my specifications), so if I could get my money back PLUS a frying pan, that'd be great.
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Life...in general / Re: What are you doing at this time?
« Last post by Billia on Today at 02:35:03 PM »
OP here thank you everyone for the advice I will be trying a few of these tricks. I think it definitely hits the nail on the head that I am a planner and mum isn't.. And I'm glad I'm not alone in being annoyed by that question!
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Family and Children / Re: I don't want to get family photos taken
« Last post by despedina on Today at 02:27:58 PM »
I guess both. I see something strange about taking a big happy family photo when we are in fact NOT a big happy family. Should I do it and just go with it (within reason of course, I don't want to go buy brand new outfits just for this photo)?   My one sister that I've always gotten along with is saying its "for my mom" but my mom has been going through a spell where she is super mean and critical of everything I do adding to the "We're not a big happy family" vibe.
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Last post by Danika on Today at 02:26:34 PM »
Something I read yesterday which I've seen a bit recently "agreeance." Used like "we were in agreeance." I think they mean to say "agreement."
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Grammar and spellling that make you twitch
« Last post by Danika on Today at 02:24:26 PM »
A thing in this area, that bothers me – but I suspect that I may be wrong to be bothered by it.  The use of “only”, for more than one item / person / what-it-might-be.  Quoting from memory, from a novel by a basically thoroughly literate author: “[the hero] was one of the only government ministers from the losing party in the election, to be invited by the victors to continue in his post as minister for [whatever]”.

This usage strikes me as nonsensical – doesn’t “only” signify “one-ly” – writing or speaking of “the only” several things / persons, wreaks havoc on the word’s meaning? Or am I in error here, and is this use of “only”, in fact acceptable and correct?  Would be interested in people’s opinions on this matter.

I'm very interested to hear what others say about this. I've heard and used "only" in this manner often. But that doesn't mean it's right.
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Family and Children / Re: I don't want to get family photos taken
« Last post by Oh Joy on Today at 02:22:43 PM »
Depends.  Are you asking for perspectives about whether you should do it, or how to decline?
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Forum Announcements / Re: Removing the OP of a thread
« Last post by cass2591 on Today at 02:18:11 PM »
The OP deleted all of his/her posts, the one you mentioned was on the last day he/she ever logged in, and changed the user name to "Gone" and hasn't been back since Oct 2014. My assumption is that this person is, well, gone, from the forum. So long, Gone.



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