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Entertaining and Hospitality / Re: Thomas The train party
« Last post by Thipu1 on Today at 10:27:21 AM »
So, how did the party go? 

You know that people here always want to hear how parties went. 
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Time For a Coffee Break! / Re: Captain Know-It-All stories
« Last post by Shalamar on Today at 10:21:33 AM »
I knew immediately that you were referring to Nice Biscuits!  I always tasted the coconut, too (fortunately, I like coconut). 

I've gotten a lot of "Oh, just eat it, you won't even notice" from my mum, too:

- Buttered bread for sandwiches.  I don't like butter in my sandwiches; it tastes weird to me.
- Fatty meat.  Fat literally makes me gag.
- Refrigerated peanut butter.  Mum always thinks it's odd that I don't put my peanut butter in the fridge (to clarify:  this isn't the "natural" peanut butter that should be refrigerated - just plain ol' Kraft). 
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Life...in general / Re: Do you shake hands after a large transaction?
« Last post by Thipu1 on Today at 10:20:18 AM »
When we made our last major appliance purchase we did shake hands with the man who assisted us.  He was very good at what he did but there was an additional element. 

When the papers were printed out, I noticed that our assistant had a quite unusual last name.  It was the same last name of an author whose work I admired so I asked if they were related.  Yup, the author was his uncle.  If the excellent service wasn't worth a handshake, the family connection certainly was. 
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Humor Me! / Re: Trick question jokes
« Last post by Thipu1 on Today at 10:09:49 AM »
This isn't quite a joke but it's still pretty good as a tricky question. 

Which US President was a King before becoming President?

The unlikely answer is, 'Gerald Ford'.  Young Gerry was adopted by the Fords.  The surname of his birth mother was King. 
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"I'm afraid that won't be possible." / Re: 50/50 Draws
« Last post by NFPwife on Today at 10:08:02 AM »
Not only is it rude to put the winner on the spot like that, but if it comes to be expected that the winner will always give up all or most of his or her prize, where's the incentive for participating in the 50/50 at all?  Whether you like this bit of human nature or not, people are more likely to invest in a cause when there's at least potentially something in it for them.

That's completely true. At events were I think there will be pressure to give back my share of a 50/50 or, as we call them, "half the take," I don't even buy a ticket. I'll do the basket raffles or the silent auction, but not the 50/50.

The couple who was booed at an event was wealthy and everyone knew they were wealthy, it had happened in a "public" way. The half of the 50/50 was about $1500. They didn't donate any of it back and several members of the crowd started yelling that they didn't need it and should give it all back. Then the rest of the crowd caught on and started booing. This couple had already made major contributions to the event but the crowd didn't know that. (I know the organizer. She told me the story.) The organizer was a little disappointed they didn't give anything back (I was surprised by her statement) but she was very embarrassed that the crowd booed then. Her emcee had not made a request for any of the cash.
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No, not all wedding guests wear buttonholes; generally just the wedding party and close family.  I've never been to a wedding where guests have worn flowers from their own gardens, so not like Tom and Joyce Barnaby! I do occasionally wonder whether overseas viewers think there are dead bodies all over the place, the sun is always shining and that there is always a summer fete going on, complete with Morris dancers...

When 'Murder, She Wrote' was popular in the USA, visitors to Maine were often a  bit disappointed to learn that Cabot's Cove didn't really exist as a town, not to mention the lack of bodies. 
 
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Is it even worth it to nourish/oil something like wooden spoons and cutting board?

I have some bamboo cutting boards that came with the instruction to nourish them every once in a while with a special (expensive) product. I looked into it and it seems you can do your own with part oil part wax, and on those blog posts most comments were about using a food safe oil instead of mineral oil and which one was best, but my feeling is that, those will get washed pretty often, and washed with stuff that is made to break down oils, so what's the point of oiling it in the first place?
Or is it purely esthetic?
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"I'm afraid that won't be possible." / Re: 50/50 Draws
« Last post by Lula on Today at 09:52:48 AM »
Not only is it rude to put the winner on the spot like that, but if it comes to be expected that the winner will always give up all or most of his or her prize, where's the incentive for participating in the 50/50 at all?  Whether you like this bit of human nature or not, people are more likely to invest in a cause when there's at least potentially something in it for them.
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Humor Me! / Re: Trick question jokes
« Last post by Tierrainney on Today at 09:45:51 AM »
How far can you walk into the woods?

1/2 way, then you are walking out.


if a daddy bull eats 2 bales of hay and a baby bull eats 1 bale of hay, how much does a mommy bull eat?

nothing, there's no such thing as a mommy bull, all bulls are male.
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Humor Me! / Re: Trick question jokes
« Last post by Tierrainney on Today at 09:44:13 AM »
You set your alarm for 10 and went to sleep at 9, how many hours did you sleep?

one or thirteen depending on which half of the day the 10 o'clock and 9 o'clock are.
or if you are using a digital alarm clock v. old fashions wind up clock
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