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DH used it at work!
« on: March 11, 2010, 02:11:17 PM »
DH is not a very social guy. IT's not that he does not enjoy people at all, but he likes them better in small doses, and is very much an introvert. This winter there have been a lot of  issues at his job, but none involving him. Yesterday one of the instigators of previous problems invited everyone out to dinner, but DH did not want to go. It usually leads to coworkers drinking too much, and picking fights, so it was really not appealing to him.

When one of his coworkers (big drinker) asked if he was not going since his name was not on the list, DH replied in the negative. Que coworker starting in on his "But you must come! It will be fun! You should come!!!!eleventy!"

Dh: No is a complete sentence.

Coworker: Ok! *wanders off*

DH was so happy he got out of it so easy this time! Usually they nag and nag. He said he was very happy with his new Ehell superpower!  ;D
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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 02:13:07 PM »
Good for him! He didn't owe anybody an explanation, and he stuck to his guns.

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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 02:26:17 PM »
He actually said to someone, "No is a complete sentence."  ?? 

I thought he was going to say, "I'm afraid that won't be possible."   


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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 02:37:45 PM »
That's what he started with. Then the whining started.
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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 03:15:44 PM »
He actually said to someone, "No is a complete sentence."  ?? 

I thought he was going to say, "I'm afraid that won't be possible."   

 :o

Yeah, that's what I had thought too. Actually saying "No is a complete sentence." to somebody sounds kinda rude to me...
 
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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 03:22:24 PM »
The work environment does not make it rude, though. They are terrifically up front with each other. Think: all men, working with their hands/heavy machinery.
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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 03:29:56 PM »
He actually said to someone, "No is a complete sentence."  ?? 

I thought he was going to say, "I'm afraid that won't be possible."   

 :o

Yeah, that's what I had thought too. Actually saying "No is a complete sentence." to somebody sounds kinda rude to me...
Why? It's a statement of fact, which came after he had already responded in the negative to the invite. I think he was fine saying this as a follow-up.



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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 03:50:16 PM »
He actually said to someone, "No is a complete sentence."  ?? 

I thought he was going to say, "I'm afraid that won't be possible."   

 :o

Yeah, that's what I had thought too. Actually saying "No is a complete sentence." to somebody sounds kinda rude to me...
Why? It's a statement of fact, which came after he had already responded in the negative to the invite. I think he was fine saying this as a follow-up.
No it isn't. No is not a complete sentence.

The follow-up should be "No" repeated if necessary, becaus no is a complete answer.
Saying "No is a complete sentence" apart from it being untrue sounds kind of rude, because it sounds kind of condescending to me.
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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2010, 03:52:31 PM »
He actually said to someone, "No is a complete sentence."  ?? 

I thought he was going to say, "I'm afraid that won't be possible."   

 :o

Yeah, that's what I had thought too. Actually saying "No is a complete sentence." to somebody sounds kinda rude to me...
Why? It's a statement of fact, which came after he had already responded in the negative to the invite. I think he was fine saying this as a follow-up.

I'm not saying that it is rude - I actually wasn't entirely sure about that. It just sounds rude/condescending to me which is a personal opinion an has absolutely no bearing on official ettiquette :) Besides, Nora_Liza explained that the work environment makes it not-rude, so it's all moot anyway :) ("It's moo..." ... sorry, just one of those words I can't say without thinking of Joey Tribbiani ;) )
 
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Re: DH used it at work!
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2010, 04:07:51 PM »
It's moo..." ... sorry, just one of those words I can't say without thinking of Joey Tribbiani ;) )

Me too! I wish I lived in an English speaking country just to say "it's a moo point, like a cow"!  ;D

Off topic: "Joey doesn't share his food", is a meme in our house.  ;)
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