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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2007, 08:38:01 AM »
What happened to the "No" folder?  That was going to be my favorite one!

I merged it into the ""I'm sorry, I cannot accommodate your request" board because it was similar and this category has the potential to get very large.

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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2007, 10:42:40 AM »
It makes sense to combine them.  My post overlapped into both categories. 

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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2007, 05:19:04 PM »
May we have a "what not to say" category, too, please?

"It was for the best" in response to a death, springs to mind.

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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2007, 08:34:21 PM »
It would probably be a subtopic of "Why would I want to do that?" and I'm positive someone can phrase it much less snarkily than I will, but what about something along the lines of "How is that my responsibility?"  We've all been in those situations when someone else messes something up, or procrastinates until it's too late, then expects you to fix it  ::)

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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2007, 04:18:45 PM »
I use "I fail to understand why that is MY responsibility" a lot.

And The Look (you know the one....Cold, Icy Stare Of Death). Occasionally combined with The Raised Eyebrow or Then Turning And Walking Away for more effect.....

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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2007, 03:33:55 PM »
... as will "If it was your business, you'd know the answer already."  (Is that last one e-hell approved in appropriate situations?)

I have used this one, but only as part 3 of a 3-step process:

1) Oh, why would you want/need to know that?
2) I'd really rather not discuss this. *change subject*
3) Really, if that were any of your business, you wouldn't have to ask.

I'd love it if someone told me if that works within etiquette guidelines or not. If not, I promise to be suitably embarrassed at my behaviour, and try to mend my ways.  :-*
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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2007, 04:06:08 PM »
Then there's the old tried and true:  "Lack of planning on your part, does not constitute an emergency on mine."

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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2007, 09:29:29 AM »
Then there's the old tried and true:  "Lack of planning on your part, does not constitute an emergency on mine."

I love that one!!   8)

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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2009, 08:09:03 AM »
"Why would I want to do that?" is one of my favorite. Said in a tone of polite inquiry.

That's a good one.

My favorite goes like this:
Other Person: Can you do me a favour?
Me: What did you have in mind?
OP: XYZ.
Me: I'm sorry, but I can't help you with that.

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Re: A new category! Read all about it!
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2009, 08:34:48 AM »
Excuse me, but I miss my grandparents terribly.  I don't care if one of them WAS 96 when he died - does that change the fact that I had 30-something years with him - loving him and knowing him?  I didn't want to hear that it was time for him to go.  :(

I know exactly how you feel. My grandmother passed away at 86, & my favorite uncle at 70. My grandmother was like the perfect mother I never had, & my uncle like the father I never had. I cried my eyes out over both of them, & anyone telling me that "it was their time" would've risked a smack in the face.