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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #30 on: June 29, 2012, 07:09:30 AM »
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« Reply #31 on: June 29, 2012, 09:09:12 AM »
It's irritating and rude, imo, to insinuate that the problems of the world are solely the fault of the younger generations.  Spoiled children, oversharing, and the downfall of your idea of music are not new things. :)

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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #32 on: June 30, 2012, 03:33:08 PM »
It's irritating and rude, imo, to insinuate that the problems of the world are solely the fault of the younger generations.  Spoiled children, oversharing, and the downfall of your idea of music are not new things. :)

Agree.

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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #33 on: July 03, 2012, 10:48:41 AM »
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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #34 on: July 03, 2012, 11:56:37 AM »
It's irritating and rude, imo, to insinuate that the problems of the world are solely the fault of the younger generations.  Spoiled children, oversharing, and the downfall of your idea of music are not new things. :)

Agree.

Besides, the thing is that with a lot of pop stars with music to appeal to teenyboppers are probably being managed or produced by people who are either parents or old enough to be parents to these teenyboppers.   
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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #35 on: July 06, 2012, 02:08:22 PM »
A little bit of a tangent, but age is still a factor:

Statements like "They don't make marriages like that anymore" (IME, usually said by older couples) when speaking of an older couple who has been married a long time is kind of insulting to younger couples. Just because someone's marriage has only lasted 5 years so far doesn't mean they're not going to make it to 50+.

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« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2012, 02:16:11 PM »
The same assumption made just because a couple met when they were young is insulting as well. I don't know how many people blatantly assumed my husband and I were going to break up at some point early on just because we were only 15 and 16 when we started going out. We knew the odds weren't in our favor, but that didn't make it any less aggravating to hear remarks about "when you two break up."

ETA: FTR we are 32 and 33 now.
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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #37 on: July 06, 2012, 02:19:55 PM »
A little bit of a tangent, but age is still a factor:

Statements like "They don't make marriages like that anymore" (IME, usually said by older couples) when speaking of an older couple who has been married a long time is kind of insulting to younger couples. Just because someone's marriage has only lasted 5 years so far doesn't mean they're not going to make it to 50+.

Plus the older you are when you get married the less likely you are to make it to 50+ years. A lot of the people who made it that far go married right out of high school. I don't think having the median age for marriage go up is really a bad thing. It just is.

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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2012, 08:52:15 PM »
Do not call women "little girl". One, I can assure you that I am *not* a "little girl", and two, I'm pretty sure you'd be turning purple if I called you a middle-aged *something or other* or an "old ___________".

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« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2012, 12:18:51 AM »
Do not call women "little girl". One, I can assure you that I am *not* a "little girl", and two, I'm pretty sure you'd be turning purple if I called you a middle-aged *something or other* or an "old ___________".

Totally this.
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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2012, 01:02:50 AM »
Do not call women "little girl". One, I can assure you that I am *not* a "little girl", and two, I'm pretty sure you'd be turning purple if I called you a middle-aged *something or other* or an "old ___________".

Totally this.

Hoo boy, I would be giving death glares if someone referred to me in that way.
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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #41 on: July 10, 2012, 02:26:57 AM »
Do not call women "little girl". One, I can assure you that I am *not* a "little girl", and two, I'm pretty sure you'd be turning purple if I called you a middle-aged *something or other* or an "old ___________".

Totally this.

Hoo boy, I would be giving death glares if someone referred to me in that way.

Diddo except that I'd laugh in their faces first.  I'm 5'7" and what I like to refer to as "sturdy" or that I have hips like a brood mare.  I am also quite muscular because I prefer to be that way.  Next to "a girly girl", the most ironic thing you could say about me would be that I was a "little girl".  That would be what caused me to laugh before I glared.
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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #42 on: July 10, 2012, 12:10:04 PM »
Also, when you find out someone's age, do not say "Aw, you're just a BABY!"

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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2012, 12:29:53 AM »
And don't say the phrase "Don't you think you're a little OLD to be doing that?"

The response in my head to this phrase is not printable on E-hell.
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Re: Age Etiquette
« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2012, 08:19:45 PM »
And don't say the phrase "Don't you think you're a little OLD to be doing that?"
The response in my head to this phrase is not printable on E-hell.
I agree. Who gets to decide that? That annoys me as well.
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