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Techno-quette / Re: Taking over a domain
« Last post by Sharnita on Today at 06:22:45 AM »
I think that in a situation where there is an adversarial relationship of some sort, people need to take responsibilityfor being aware of potential issues.
Family and Children / Re: Kids sitting at the bar
« Last post by Sharnita on Today at 06:16:14 AM »
Yeah, I think you are being a grump. The restaurant allowed them to sit there. Would you be resentful of an adult couple where one spouse who was not drinking joined another who was?

I don't have kids but I think people who do are sometimes in a position where they can't win. Wait in the front with the kids and somebody feels like they are in the way. Try and get them out of the way by taking them to the bar area and people still have the same idea.
Food / Re: Do you get Marmite/Bovril/Vegemite in your country?
« Last post by Venus193 on Today at 06:13:41 AM »
You just took my appetite away with that one.

I had dinner at my college buddy's home once when we were students.  His mother was about to butter the noodles when there was beef gravy waiting for them.  I had to ask her not to.
Betty was rude for not apologizing, but I wouldn't consider 20 minutes inexcusable as far as running late.  If I were Erica, I would've left (but, actually, I likely wouldn't have shown up to a bar by myself in the first place, much less wander around a crowded, standing-room only at this point bar, for 20 minutes).
Betty did not budget nearly enough time for dinner. It would have been better to give a later start time for the bar portion of the evening. That way, even if dinner finished early, Betty and her guests could proceed to the bar for a drink and leave no one the wiser.

Humor Me! / Re: My Cat Is Meowing/Shouting At Me Because...
« Last post by Mel the Redcap on Today at 05:32:15 AM »
The Good Ethnic Boy's cat April has a talent for putting her weight on exactly the right spot to help out when his hip is hurting. My kitty Holly, on the other hand, has a talent for finding my uterus at exactly the wrong time of the month. ::)
"Have you tried the bean dip?" / Re: Mean girls
« Last post by TurtleDove on Today at 05:29:41 AM »
I get the sense you and DH are entertainers of some kind? That makes it more difficult to use the "I'm working" excuse because you job is to mix and mingle and be "on." If it were me I would ask DH to do the lovesick routine another poster suggested, and I would cheerfully and laughingly use the "bless your heart" routine myself. Don't let the mean girls stress you out. It sounds like they are after your DH and so long as you and your DH are solid that's just pathetic of them and not any real threat.
I perform a specialized IT function for the wider IT department of my company, and one of the tasks I do it a particular sort of review on all software coming out. To make it non-identifiable, let's say I paint the software CDs blue. The CD's must be blue, it is a regulatory requirement by law, so you can't just sneak your CDs into their box because you ran out of time. Unfortunately, painting CD's blue takes about a week to do, and there are only two of us in the company that know how to use a paint brush.

The project lead needs 40 CDs painted in 1 month (4 weeks) - if we worked overtime, we could maybe paint half that. Oh, and he will have another 40 systems for us to review the month after. I will give this particular project lead credit - he knows he has an impossible request. He is apologetic about it. He just WILL NOT change the request.

Since these CDs all need the same shade of paint, I am currently suggesting that we make the paint beforehand and teach some of his developers to paint the CDs. We can check the paint coat is even afterwards, which would be much quicker. He likes this idea. He doesn't like scheduling time for us to teach his developers to paint, but with luck he'll give in before my boss (a people-pleaser who's promised the impossible before) does.
Techno-quette / Re: Taking over a domain
« Last post by Coralline on Today at 04:45:18 AM »
For a .com name you can actually petition the UN if you have a clear enough claim on a name. For example - Madonna managed to gain control of this way. Mattell and a barbeque manufacturer battled it out over I can't remember who won that one.
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