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Piratelvr1121

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3945 on: April 15, 2013, 12:18:56 PM »
My bf was born in 56 and told me once that while she missed it, there was a period of time where doctors were removing tonsils whether they were a problem or not, and her older sister had hers removed.  I think by the time bf was born they realized it really wasn't necessary to remove them until they did pose a problem. 

Friend still has her tonsils and they haven't caused any issues for her.

I was so glad when mine came out and my deviated septum fixed.  Before then my parents used to make embarrassing comments about my snoring like "Wake up, you're scaring the other drivers!" when we were driving.  Course there was no comfortable and snore-proof way to sleep in the car as lying down was not an option for me, usually since younger brother usually was the first to fall asleep and would put his head in my lap.

I still snore, but no one has made any embarrassing jokes about it.
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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3946 on: April 15, 2013, 12:28:52 PM »
My bf was born in 56 and told me once that while she missed it, there was a period of time where doctors were removing tonsils whether they were a problem or not, and her older sister had hers removed.  I think by the time bf was born they realized it really wasn't necessary to remove them until they did pose a problem. 

Friend still has her tonsils and they haven't caused any issues for her.

I was so glad when mine came out and my deviated septum fixed.  Before then my parents used to make embarrassing comments about my snoring like "Wake up, you're scaring the other drivers!" when we were driving.  Course there was no comfortable and snore-proof way to sleep in the car as lying down was not an option for me, usually since younger brother usually was the first to fall asleep and would put his head in my lap.

I still snore, but no one has made any embarrassing jokes about it.

Even when I was a kid, and I was born in '65, they were still taking them out after say, one or two sore throats. I can remember being in the hospital after my dog nearly bit my eyelid off (surgery to sew it back on) and was in a room with two sisters who had just had theirs out. I still have mine, but i never really had any issues.

And I snore, or so I've been told, like a warthog.

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3947 on: April 15, 2013, 12:44:12 PM »
Can the tonsil conversation please get it's own thread?  Thanks.

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« Reply #3948 on: April 15, 2013, 05:09:29 PM »
Sharing a news story I just read.

Article link here.

Summary: A Houston organic restaurant - Roots Bistro - posted a sign that read:

Beer should
Be like Violence
Domestic

The manager on duty tried to backtrack too. Disgusting.

SiotehCat

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« Reply #3949 on: April 15, 2013, 05:17:34 PM »
Sharing a news story I just read.

Article link here.

Summary: A Houston organic restaurant - Roots Bistro - posted a sign that read:

Beer should
Be like Violence
Domestic

The manager on duty tried to backtrack too. Disgusting.

I must have a really messed up sense if humor, because that didn't bother me. It got a laugh out of me. It was a stupid joke and obviously the manager didn't think that through.

Mental Magpie

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« Reply #3950 on: April 15, 2013, 05:31:54 PM »
Sharing a news story I just read.

Article link here.

Summary: A Houston organic restaurant - Roots Bistro - posted a sign that read:

Beer should
Be like Violence
Domestic

The manager on duty tried to backtrack too. Disgusting.

I must have a really messed up sense if humor, because that didn't bother me. It got a laugh out of me. It was a stupid joke and obviously the manager didn't think that through.

Ditto. He didn't think that many people will not share his sense of humor. Stupid, yes, but I would still shop there.

PastryGoddess

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3951 on: April 15, 2013, 05:48:25 PM »
Sharing a news story I just read.

Article link here.

Summary: A Houston organic restaurant - Roots Bistro - posted a sign that read:

Beer should
Be like Violence
Domestic

The manager on duty tried to backtrack too. Disgusting.

That's not cool...not cool at all.  What's next rape jokes... ::)

Garden Goblin

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3952 on: April 15, 2013, 06:47:47 PM »
Deliberately triggering folks is never funny.

Hillia

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« Reply #3953 on: April 15, 2013, 06:51:31 PM »
Deliberately triggering folks is never funny.

I find it offensive and not in the least funny, but I think it's more a case of insensitivity/stupidity than setting out to deliberately trigger anyone.  I doubt that thought even crossed their minds.

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3954 on: April 15, 2013, 07:17:13 PM »
Sharing a news story I just read.

Article link here.

Summary: A Houston organic restaurant - Roots Bistro - posted a sign that read:

Beer should
Be like Violence
Domestic

The manager on duty tried to backtrack too. Disgusting.

I must have a really messed up sense if humor, because that didn't bother me. It got a laugh out of me. It was a stupid joke and obviously the manager didn't think that through.

Ditto. He didn't think that many people will not share his sense of humor. Stupid, yes, but I would still shop there.

I would have agreed, because people that think bad puns are funny rarely have any realistic view of how much other people will enjoy them IME, but the follow up sign definitely seemed a bit ... deliberate. That's the one that would have stopped me shopping there.

Also, seems a bit PD to me, as the set of people who would enjoy the sentiments posted and the set of people who would pay extra for organic, locally produced food have a fairly small intersection, I would have thought.
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Mental Magpie

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3955 on: April 15, 2013, 07:28:59 PM »
Follow up sign? What did I miss?

ladyknight1

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« Reply #3956 on: April 15, 2013, 07:32:34 PM »
In the article.

“Seriously, focus your energy on equal rights,”  :-X
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Mental Magpie

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« Reply #3957 on: April 15, 2013, 07:39:12 PM »
In the article.

“Seriously, focus your energy on equal rights,”  :-X

Wow. Yeah, the no remorse would cause me to stop shopping there. He doesn't realize that not everyone shared his sense of humor but then doesn't feel bad about offending anyone.

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3958 on: April 15, 2013, 07:41:39 PM »
Sharing a news story I just read.

Article link here.

Summary: A Houston organic restaurant - Roots Bistro - posted a sign that read:

Beer should
Be like Violence
Domestic

The manager on duty tried to backtrack too. Disgusting.

I must have a really messed up sense if humor, because that didn't bother me. It got a laugh out of me. It was a stupid joke and obviously the manager didn't think that through.

Ditto. He didn't think that many people will not share his sense of humor. Stupid, yes, but I would still shop there.

I would have agreed, because people that think bad puns are funny rarely have any realistic view of how much other people will enjoy them IME, but the follow up sign definitely seemed a bit ... deliberate. That's the one that would have stopped me shopping there.

Also, seems a bit PD to me, as the set of people who would enjoy the sentiments posted and the set of people who would pay extra for organic, locally produced food have a fairly small intersection, I would have thought.

In the article.

“Seriously, focus your energy on equal rights,”  :-X

Wow. That does color it even more negatively than before. Seriously, equal rights for all means things like not trivializing domestic violence (or sexual assault), which are gross abuses of power that thrive in secrecy, complacency, and inequality.
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ladyknight1

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Re: "I'm never shopping THERE again!" Share your story!
« Reply #3959 on: April 15, 2013, 07:47:58 PM »
Domestic violence is not bound by sexual orientation.
“All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost."
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