« Last post by lmyrs on Today at 01:44:43 PM »
Are you looking for another "side" or another "main" for people who don't want wings? If it's a main, I'd go with meatballs or pizza.
I would probably let it go at this point and make alternative plans with your friends. If making the trip work was a priority for Sandra, she would have called you back. That's disappointing, I'm sorry.
Sorry to say, that's kind of how I feel about it too. Seems like Sandra gave a 'gift' she wasn't really wholly prepared to give. I'd make other plans with your friends and then if something materializes concerning the use of Sandra's property a whole new set of plans could be made then.
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I have no real use for this; however, my first thought was: "Ooooh, I want this!" (Sorry, you may now return to things that are on point.)
Likewise. I don't see where I'd use it, but I want it.
Agreed--I always took that poem to mean that sometimes you yield even when the other guy is clearly wrong because insisting on the right-of-way would likely lead to an accident. For example, one time, I was at a T-intersection which was controlled by a traffic light. I was turning left from the street that dead-ended at the intersection and had the green light. In fact, there were two cars ahead of me that had turned left, and I was about to complete the turn when some guy going straight in what was to be my new direction of travel ran the red light. I stopped and let him run the light and then proceeded with my turn. Yes, he was 100% wrong, but if I'd insisted on proceeding because I had the green light and he had a red light, there would have been an accident.My own experience is that local custom trumps everything, because if you don't follow it, you'll be like Edward Day, who died contesting his right of way.
"His case was clear, and his will was strong,
But he's just as dead as if he were wrong."
But if you're not local, how do you know what the custom was? In my example above, where the 'custom' was to ignore the traffic light turn signals, if that lady had hit me, custom wouldn't have prevented her from being held liable, or getting a ticket.
Another custom in my area is to stop dead in the middle of the road (during bumper to bumper traffic) and wave people into the road from side streets. I have read on this forum (Special Snowflakes I think) that doing that is an insurance liability, as the waver assumes responsibility for giving the other car safe passage or something. Plus I see far too many cars sticking perpendicular in my lane while trying to turn into the far lane of traffic, just begging for an accident to happen. I won't follow that custom, even though I know about it.
Hopefully there aren't real-life examples of that poem, where someone was hurt or injured just because they didn't know the custom, and were following the rules.