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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5010 on: October 04, 2012, 02:12:31 PM »
Conversations with a four-year-old

Her: "Do you know where my blanket is?"
Me: "It's on the sofa."
Her: "Why did you know it's on the sofa?"
Me: "Because I saw you put it there."
Her: "Why did I put it there?"
Me: "I don't know."
Her: "Why do you not know?"
Me: "Because I'm not you."
Her: "Why are you not me?"
Me: " . . . Oh look, it's naptime."

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5011 on: October 04, 2012, 02:18:44 PM »
I mentioned in another thread that I have students who routinely misuse words. "Detrimental" as a synonym for "important" or "necessary" is a frequent flyer. Today, I have a new one.

A student submitted an assignment containing the following line: "I think this is imperative right at the gecko ..."

Gecko? She means "get-go." At least she didn't say it was "detrimental at the gecko."

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5012 on: October 04, 2012, 02:26:11 PM »
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5013 on: October 04, 2012, 02:32:24 PM »
Conversations with a four-year-old

Her: "Do you know where my blanket is?"
Me: "It's on the sofa."
Her: "Why did you know it's on the sofa?"
Me: "Because I saw you put it there."
Her: "Why did I put it there?"
Me: "I don't know."
Her: "Why do you not know?"
Me: "Because I'm not you."
Her: "Why are you not me?"
Me: " . . . Oh look, it's naptime."

I bet " . . . Oh look, it's naptime" could solve many a problem the world over.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5014 on: October 04, 2012, 02:36:41 PM »
This one makes sense to me--all else aside, shoe salespeople keep telling me it's better for the shoes (or my feet?) not to wear the same pair of shoes every day. So if you find something you like, get two or three the same, and you can wear that style every day while giving each pair of shoes a rest.

Of course, my style of clothing shopping is to try to minimize effort. So i went shopping recently, found a style of pants I liked, and bought two, in different colors. After they'd been through the wash and still fit properly, I bought two more (in a third color). That took a lot less trouble than finding something different would have.

There's nothing wrong with shopping recreationally, if it works for you: but there are few situations in which anyone is going to care, or even notice, that your dark blue, red, and khaki pants are all the same style.

I'm the same way, especially with shirt styles. I have weird body proportions and am picky about the way I want things to fit, so when I find a shirt where I love the cut and feel like a million bucks in it, I want a green one and a red one and a purple one and a brown one and a black one and and and...

I think my actual record was having three (and possibly four) copies of the same peasant blouse: green, brown, fuchsia, and I'm pretty sure I had a fourth but can't remember what color it was.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5015 on: October 04, 2012, 02:55:44 PM »
Conversations with a four-year-old

Her: "Do you know where my blanket is?"
Me: "It's on the sofa."
Her: "Why did you know it's on the sofa?"
Me: "Because I saw you put it there."
Her: "Why did I put it there?"
Me: "I don't know."
Her: "Why do you not know?"
Me: "Because I'm not you."
Her: "Why are you not me?"
Me: " . . . Oh look, it's naptime."

I bet " . . . Oh look, it's naptime" could solve many a problem the world over.

I'm going to start using it at  work.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5016 on: October 04, 2012, 03:08:23 PM »
Conversations with a four-year-old

Her: "Do you know where my blanket is?"
Me: "It's on the sofa."
Her: "Why did you know it's on the sofa?"
Me: "Because I saw you put it there."
Her: "Why did I put it there?"
Me: "I don't know."
Her: "Why do you not know?"
Me: "Because I'm not you."
Her: "Why are you not me?"
Me: " . . . Oh look, it's naptime."

I bet " . . . Oh look, it's naptime" could solve many a problem the world over.

I'm going to start using it at  work.

I had a crazy boss and just as she was about to start on one of her tantrums I would tell her it was time for her nap.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5017 on: October 04, 2012, 03:53:13 PM »
I mentioned in another thread that I have students who routinely misuse words. "Detrimental" as a synonym for "important" or "necessary" is a frequent flyer. Today, I have a new one.

A student submitted an assignment containing the following line: "I think this is imperative right at the gecko ..."

Gecko? She means "get-go." At least she didn't say it was "detrimental at the gecko."

"Walla" instead of "voilą" is my hot button. Drives me right up a tree.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5018 on: October 04, 2012, 03:56:39 PM »
I mentioned in another thread that I have students who routinely misuse words. "Detrimental" as a synonym for "important" or "necessary" is a frequent flyer. Today, I have a new one.

A student submitted an assignment containing the following line: "I think this is imperative right at the gecko ..."

Gecko? She means "get-go." At least she didn't say it was "detrimental at the gecko."

"Walla" instead of "voilą" is my hot button. Drives me right up a tree.

Walla, persay, say la vee...  Can we just agree that the romance languages are getting butchered?
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5019 on: October 04, 2012, 04:13:08 PM »
This one makes sense to me--all else aside, shoe salespeople keep telling me it's better for the shoes (or my feet?) not to wear the same pair of shoes every day. So if you find something you like, get two or three the same, and you can wear that style every day while giving each pair of shoes a rest.

Of course, my style of clothing shopping is to try to minimize effort. So i went shopping recently, found a style of pants I liked, and bought two, in different colors. After they'd been through the wash and still fit properly, I bought two more (in a third color). That took a lot less trouble than finding something different would have.

There's nothing wrong with shopping recreationally, if it works for you: but there are few situations in which anyone is going to care, or even notice, that your dark blue, red, and khaki pants are all the same style.

That's good, because half my wardrobe is the same style as the other half.  I've got five satin big shirts in different colors but all the same pattern, and all of my dress slacks except for one pair were all bought at the same store.  A plain black satin long-sleeved shirt with a pair of black dress pants can be dressed up or down in so many ways.  I've worn mine with different scarves and jewelry.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5020 on: October 04, 2012, 04:49:31 PM »
I mentioned in another thread that I have students who routinely misuse words. "Detrimental" as a synonym for "important" or "necessary" is a frequent flyer. Today, I have a new one.

A student submitted an assignment containing the following line: "I think this is imperative right at the gecko ..."

Gecko? She means "get-go." At least she didn't say it was "detrimental at the gecko."

"Walla" instead of "voilą" is my hot button. Drives me right up a tree.

Walla, persay, say la vee...  Can we just agree that the romance languages are getting butchered?

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5021 on: October 05, 2012, 09:53:55 AM »
Not quite an exchange but something I heard on the TV this morning. 

Thhe local weatherman was listing Columbus Day celebrations. he mentioned that there would be replicas of the three ships.  He called then the Nina, the PINEDA, and the Santa Maria.  :o 


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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5022 on: October 05, 2012, 10:09:16 AM »
Not quite an exchange but something I heard on the TV this morning. 

Thhe local weatherman was listing Columbus Day celebrations. he mentioned that there would be replicas of the three ships.  He called then the Nina, the PINEDA, and the Santa Maria.  :o

At least it wasn't the Pinata...which I've heard.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5023 on: October 05, 2012, 11:51:31 AM »

...   Otherwise I have this terrible tendency not to wear an item because I love it so much I don't want it to wear out.... yes I really am that crazy.  ...

Be assured you're not alone in your 'craziness'.  I do the same thing.  I sometimes buy something I love soooo much that I'm afraid to wear it because I might get a stain on it, or damage it in some other way, or yes -- wear it out.  Some of my most favorite clothes are my least seldom worn!   :-\

I do the same.

I love people who are well dressed ad well put together. I, however, tend to look pretty shabby and just grab the same jeans and tshirt out of the closet. So I decided to do a huge purge in my closet, create a kind of capsule wardrobe, where everything looks good with everything else, and only leave only things I wear and love.

This morning, I was getting dressed to do some errands (bank, grocery, that kind of thing). I reach into my beautifully organized closet and pull out a nice grey pair of pants, a burgundy knitted top and matching burgundy flats. Nice, chic and easy to wear, right? So, I put them back in, thinking they are too nice to wear. Yes, that does defeat the purpose. (note - I wore the nice outfit)

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #5024 on: October 05, 2012, 12:14:33 PM »

...   Otherwise I have this terrible tendency not to wear an item because I love it so much I don't want it to wear out.... yes I really am that crazy.  ...

Be assured you're not alone in your 'craziness'.  I do the same thing.  I sometimes buy something I love soooo much that I'm afraid to wear it because I might get a stain on it, or damage it in some other way, or yes -- wear it out.  Some of my most favorite clothes are my least seldom worn!   :-\

I do the same.

I love people who are well dressed ad well put together. I, however, tend to look pretty shabby and just grab the same jeans and tshirt out of the closet. So I decided to do a huge purge in my closet, create a kind of capsule wardrobe, where everything looks good with everything else, and only leave only things I wear and love.

This morning, I was getting dressed to do some errands (bank, grocery, that kind of thing). I reach into my beautifully organized closet and pull out a nice grey pair of pants, a burgundy knitted top and matching burgundy flats. Nice, chic and easy to wear, right? So, I put them back in, thinking they are too nice to wear. Yes, that does defeat the purpose. (note - I wore the nice outfit)

I still have my mom's voice in my head saying, 'Save your nice clothes!'.  So I really have to force myself to put on 'nice' clothes (anything other than sweats/yoga pants and a horrible baggy Tshirt).  I have tried getting rid of all my junky clothes - but you do need some old clothes for doing chores, etc., so I end up right back where I started.  If I'm going grocery shopping, picking up dinner, taking the library books back...in my head these are 'it doesn't matter' occasions and I dress for legal coverage, not to look nice.  I envy people who always look nice and put together even on these little errand running trips, but I just don't seem to get there for myself.

lady_disdain:I love your idea of a 'core' wardrobe. 


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