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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #4890 on: September 18, 2012, 08:40:04 PM »
Something about my school that always broke my brain: I went to school in the US in the late 70s and throughout the 80s. Every American history class seemed to start with the pilgrims settling, through all the early presidents and the early wars...and quit sometime around WWII.

Now all of this is necessary learning, but after hearing it in the same fashion, for however many years, it got stale. AND I wanted to know what had happened in the 50s, 60s and 70s to better understand what was going on today. My mom had to explain the Vietnam War to me. But we never got to any of that in class, even when we were covering current events.

ETA: To correct dates. At first I made it sound like I only went to school for a couple of years.
Cheer up; I never had a history teacher make it to the 20th century. I got a lot of Progressive Era history in grad school, but after that, I'm a little sketchy until we get to history my parents lived through and reminisced about. :)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #4891 on: September 18, 2012, 08:44:14 PM »
I have a really brain hurty one.

So there is a girl that is in ASL club, who told me that we need to have reeelections. Even though everyone has actually only held positions for 6 weeks if that. She also in that conversation told me she wanted to be President. Not brain hurty, right? Except in a previous conversation where she told me she no longer had time for the club... so... is she going to be an absentee president?

Well, that's been known to happen.  ::) 'I don't really want to serve the club, I just want something to put on my resume'.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #4892 on: September 18, 2012, 08:50:38 PM »
I have a really brain hurty one.

So there is a girl that is in ASL club, who told me that we need to have reeelections. Even though everyone has actually only held positions for 6 weeks if that. She also in that conversation told me she wanted to be President. Not brain hurty, right? Except in a previous conversation where she told me she no longer had time for the club... so... is she going to be an absentee president?

Well, that's been known to happen.  ::) 'I don't really want to serve the club, I just want something to put on my resume'.

best part? she doesn't know what being a president entails. I told her about replying to emails from a bunch of people wanting to be in the club. her reply? "I don't see what that has to do with being President of the ASL Club though."

"As President you have to do those things."

"But that has nothing to do with being president!"

O.o

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« Reply #4893 on: September 18, 2012, 08:51:00 PM »
Okay, if you are at a church where people share things they want people to pray for, it probably should occur to you that a modicum of tact should be respected. For instance, if your relative is pregnant, it's not necessary to go into whether this pregnancy was planned, what complications there have been all through the pregnancy, and so on. Yes, church is a safe place, but sharing time is not a time to vent and make people a little uncomfortable with the TMI - ness of what you're saying.

I can't imagine this woman's relative would be best pleased knowing that her very private business is being told to people she's never met.  :o
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« Reply #4894 on: September 18, 2012, 08:53:54 PM »
Nikko-chans idiot sounds like a yahoo that was in a club DH & I belong to.  He badgered DH into running for vice president.  He was running for president & he assured DH that he was here for the long haul, no problems, vp wasn't a hard job, yada yada..... Less than 6 weeks later he was moving to take a new job out of state & DH gets the fun of moving up to President.

(This was the same donkey who called me 3-4 times a day to get me to run as Sec./Treas. for the same club, while I was running a 102-103 degree fever with the flu.  I finally agreed to run just to get him to shut the heck up and quit calling me.  I now have much more spine than that.  Now I would tell him not only no, but not even if hell was frozen over and they were holding the winter Olympics there, and if he didn't quit calling I would drag my contagiously germy butt over to his house and cough all over him.  >:D)

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« Reply #4895 on: September 18, 2012, 09:23:05 PM »
Nikko-chans idiot sounds like a yahoo that was in a club DH & I belong to.  He badgered DH into running for vice president.  He was running for president & he assured DH that he was here for the long haul, no problems, vp wasn't a hard job, yada yada..... Less than 6 weeks later he was moving to take a new job out of state & DH gets the fun of moving up to President.

(This was the same donkey who called me 3-4 times a day to get me to run as Sec./Treas. for the same club, while I was running a 102-103 degree fever with the flu.  I finally agreed to run just to get him to shut the heck up and quit calling me.  I now have much more spine than that.  Now I would tell him not only no, but not even if hell was frozen over and they were holding the winter Olympics there, and if he didn't quit calling I would drag my contagiously germy butt over to his house and cough all over him.  >:D)

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« Reply #4896 on: September 18, 2012, 10:23:21 PM »
We had that club problem in high school, where a certain group of kids (top of the class) took on the titled positions for all of the major school clubs, and then never came to meetings or did any of the work, leaving everybody else to fill in and take charge of the club without actually getting any credit for it.  One of them is now a popular radio personality in my area, and all of my friends used to joke about calling him on the show and taking him to task for not dealing with arranging a high school reunion (something he was supposed to be on the committee for) and suchforth.

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« Reply #4897 on: September 19, 2012, 06:56:19 AM »
Okay, if you are at a church where people share things they want people to pray for, it probably should occur to you that a modicum of tact should be respected. For instance, if your relative is pregnant, it's not necessary to go into whether this pregnancy was planned, what complications there have been all through the pregnancy, and so on. Yes, church is a safe place, but sharing time is not a time to vent and make people a little uncomfortable with the TMI - ness of what you're saying.

I can't imagine this woman's relative would be best pleased knowing that her very private business is being told to people she's never met.  :o

Me neither.  I've been to a church like that and I swear half the people who stood up were doing it for attention or trying to compete for how pitiful they could make their story.  Not everyone did that but some folks just were like that Journey song (It goes on and on and on...)
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« Reply #4898 on: September 19, 2012, 07:48:17 AM »
We had that club problem in high school, where a certain group of kids (top of the class) took on the titled positions for all of the major school clubs, and then never came to meetings or did any of the work, leaving everybody else to fill in and take charge of the club without actually getting any credit for it.  One of them is now a popular radio personality in my area, and all of my friends used to joke about calling him on the show and taking him to task for not dealing with arranging a high school reunion (something he was supposed to be on the committee for) and suchforth.

Our faculty advisors had the power to do something about that. I do remember hearing of a couple  people having 'conferences' and getting back to their duties. One was not reelected the following year. Schoolground (or I guess you would say campus) gossip at its best.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #4899 on: September 19, 2012, 11:20:44 AM »

best part? she doesn't know what being a president entails. I told her about replying to emails from a bunch of people wanting to be in the club. her reply? "I don't see what that has to do with being President of the ASL Club though."

"As President you have to do those things."

"But that has nothing to do with being president!"

O.o

So, what does she think being president entails?  She'd be president, not queen, so she can't just order people around.  I doubt an ASL club would have it's own version of Air Force One and the White House, so no free transportation or housing.

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« Reply #4900 on: September 19, 2012, 12:33:31 PM »

best part? she doesn't know what being a president entails. I told her about replying to emails from a bunch of people wanting to be in the club. her reply? "I don't see what that has to do with being President of the ASL Club though."

"As President you have to do those things."

"But that has nothing to do with being president!"

O.o

So, what does she think being president entails?  She'd be president, not queen, so she can't just order people around.  I doubt an ASL club would have it's own version of Air Force One and the White House, so no free transportation or housing.

It looks great on your resume.  Bonus points if the club gets a lot of press during your tenure
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« Reply #4901 on: September 19, 2012, 01:17:34 PM »
Nikko-chans idiot sounds like a yahoo that was in a club DH & I belong to.  He badgered DH into running for vice president.  He was running for president & he assured DH that he was here for the long haul, no problems, vp wasn't a hard job, yada yada..... Less than 6 weeks later he was moving to take a new job out of state & DH gets the fun of moving up to President.

(This was the same donkey who called me 3-4 times a day to get me to run as Sec./Treas. for the same club, while I was running a 102-103 degree fever with the flu.  I finally agreed to run just to get him to shut the heck up and quit calling me.  I now have much more spine than that.  Now I would tell him not only no, but not even if hell was frozen over and they were holding the winter Olympics there, and if he didn't quit calling I would drag my contagiously germy butt over to his house and cough all over him.  >:D)

I am going to write down the bolded.  I can never think of these things when I need them.  The best I ever did was the time my dad called and was crying on my shoulder about my sister, and I told him, "Dad, I need to hang up because I'm going to throw up."  He kept right on complaining, so I hung up in his ear because what I'd told him was true.  He had the nerve to be upset with me for that.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #4902 on: September 19, 2012, 01:36:50 PM »

best part? she doesn't know what being a president entails. I told her about replying to emails from a bunch of people wanting to be in the club. her reply? "I don't see what that has to do with being President of the ASL Club though."

"As President you have to do those things."

"But that has nothing to do with being president!"

O.o

So, what does she think being president entails?  She'd be president, not queen, so she can't just order people around.  I doubt an ASL club would have it's own version of Air Force One and the White House, so no free transportation or housing.

It looks great on your resume.  Bonus points if the club gets a lot of press during your tenure

That might depend on what KIND of press the club gets.  >:D
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« Reply #4903 on: September 19, 2012, 02:58:08 PM »

best part? she doesn't know what being a president entails. I told her about replying to emails from a bunch of people wanting to be in the club. her reply? "I don't see what that has to do with being President of the ASL Club though."

"As President you have to do those things."

"But that has nothing to do with being president!"

O.o

So, what does she think being president entails?  She'd be president, not queen, so she can't just order people around.  I doubt an ASL club would have it's own version of Air Force One and the White House, so no free transportation or housing.

It looks great on your resume.  Bonus points if the club gets a lot of press during your tenure

That might depend on what KIND of press the club gets.  >:D
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #4904 on: September 19, 2012, 04:12:15 PM »

I am going to write down the bolded.  I can never think of these things when I need them.  The best I ever did was the time my dad called and was crying on my shoulder about my sister, and I told him, "Dad, I need to hang up because I'm going to throw up."  He kept right on complaining, so I hung up in his ear because what I'd told him was true.  He had the nerve to be upset with me for that.
Would it have been rude to NOT hang up, but just drop the phone so that Dad can hear the resultant explosion?  >:D
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