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psiberzerker

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Reply #15 on: November 10, 2018, 08:41:37 PM
I had the chance to hold open a door for a couple of well dressed business men.

I would love to see more of this.  I have seen it, but not nearly enough.



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Reply #16 on: November 11, 2018, 01:26:19 PM
I had the chance to hold open a door for a couple of well dressed business men.
(so I took it)......The looks I got were priceless.
Especially as I was in jeans and cowboy boots an didn't quite fit the look for "Chase Bank".

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Liz

Good for you Liz. I'm proud of you!

Remmy



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Reply #17 on: November 11, 2018, 01:37:58 PM
My turn.

I've been donating to and volunteering at a new food pantry that opened up near the local church. Wifey #2 and the baby Latina and sister and her wifeys daughter go with me, and the kids are always a hit with the people who volunteer there. They're well aware I'm no kind of religious person, but they never bring it up.

I'm proud of you CJ, and your daughter too, she sounds like a delight.

As for the takers, they've been around since the beginning of time. I believe (I have to believe) that Karma eventually evens things out. Otherwise, I might be tempted to go berserk with an Uzi someday. (I wouldn't really, please don't report me the the feds.)  :facepalm:



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Reply #18 on: November 11, 2018, 02:26:11 PM
The 6 is an animal obsessed little angel. They all are. They'd all volunteer, but I only need the six.  :D



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Reply #19 on: November 11, 2018, 11:30:45 PM
I can’t imagine not holding the door open if someone is coming regardless of who they are and wouldn’t bat an eye at the same being done for me, would just say ‘Thank you.’  I would notice if someone let the door slam in my face, but probably wouldn’t comment.

Once leaving a building in Berlin, I caught in my peripheral vision someone was coming behind me and held the door.  A well dressed woman walked through and said something in German.  I apologized for not understanding, and she replied in perfect English, ‘I said, you can’t be from Berlin.  You are far too polite.’



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Reply #20 on: November 28, 2018, 11:42:22 PM
Me: Are there any star wars movies coming out next month?

Wifey: No, white girl, no star wars next month.

Me:



Wifey: Not until next year anyway.

Me:




Remington555

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Reply #21 on: November 29, 2018, 01:23:52 PM

Star Wars movies and World War II.

CJ is one very intriguing young lady.  ;)

Remmy




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Reply #22 on: November 29, 2018, 04:16:45 PM
Watcher wonders if he is the only person who has never seen any Star Wars movie.

My daughter-in-law and I were bringing drinks to the pool and waited when we saw a man in his 20s approaching, thinking he would hold the door open at least for my daughter-in-law. Wrong. He opened the door and proceeded to walk right past us. Where have manners or common courtesy gone?

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Reply #23 on: November 29, 2018, 04:32:09 PM
Watcher wonders if he is the only person who has never seen any Star Wars movie.

My daughter-in-law and I were bringing drinks to the pool and waited when we saw a man in his 20s approaching, thinking he would hold the door open at least for my daughter-in-law. Wrong. He opened the door and proceeded to walk right past us. Where have manners or common courtesy gone?

I'm not a Star Wars Fan......"BUT" I really liked the TV series "Babylon 5". I thought that was a great show.

Love,
Liz



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Reply #24 on: November 29, 2018, 04:39:31 PM

Watcher wonders if he is the only person who has never seen any Star Wars movie.

My daughter-in-law and I were bringing drinks to the pool and waited when we saw a man in his 20s approaching, thinking he would hold the door open at least for my daughter-in-law. Wrong. He opened the door and proceeded to walk right past us. Where have manners or common courtesy gone?


I've only seen the first three, and I've never seen any of the prequels, sequels, or spinoffs. Nor do I have any desire to see them.

And it's a far greater problem than a lack of manner or common courtesy. It's a creeping narcissism that leads people to be increasingly unaware that there are other people around them. It's quite possible that that guy would have held the door had be been conscious of you and your daughter's presence. But, being in his own world, he likely didn't even notice. Or, I suppose, he was simply a garden-variety asshole.






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Reply #25 on: November 29, 2018, 04:48:57 PM




And it's a far greater problem than a lack of manner or common courtesy. It's a creeping narcissism that leads people to be increasingly unaware that there are other people around them. It's quite possible that that guy would have held the door had be been conscious of you and your daughter's presence. But, being in his own world, he likely didn't even notice. Or, I suppose, he was simply a garden-variety asshole.



Kinda like the person that has his head buried in his / her cell-phone and walks right in to you simply because they didn't look up to see where they were walking..??
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On that note above:  in my town a 16 year boy was hit and killed when he walked right out in front of a truck (he was more intent on looking at his cell phone than his own safety).

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Reply #26 on: November 29, 2018, 04:53:35 PM

Star Wars movies and World War II.

CJ is one very intriguing young lady.  ;)

Remmy



CJ hates star wars. Wifey has been obsessed with it since we were little.  :roll:

She forces "pun intended" to watch that shit with her. Dragged meto see lamest Jedi when we were in New York last year. Dragged me to see soylo too.  :facepalm:



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Reply #27 on: November 29, 2018, 04:56:05 PM
Watcher wonders if he is the only person who has never seen any Star Wars movie.

My daughter-in-law and I were bringing drinks to the pool and waited when we saw a man in his 20s approaching, thinking he would hold the door open at least for my daughter-in-law. Wrong. He opened the door and proceeded to walk right past us. Where have manners or common courtesy gone?

I'm not a Star Wars Fan......"BUT" I really liked the TV series "Babylon 5". I thought that was a great show.

Love,
Liz

I've been watching on Comet.

CJ wasn't old enough for it back then. It's ok. Better than most of the garbage out today.



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Reply #28 on: November 29, 2018, 05:14:10 PM
It's a creeping narcissism that leads people to be increasingly unaware that there are other people around them.

Strangers don't owe you their attention.  Any more than guys are entitled to sex because they think you're "Hot."  Not paying attention to everyone around you while you go on with your life isn't creeping narcissism, it's finite attention span/awareness.  I seriously doubt that anyone is completely unaware that there are people around them out in public, unless they're walking with their eyes locked onto a cell phone.

If so, so what?  That's narcissism?  It's at best a minor annoyance if they bump into you, instead of a light pole, or step off the curb, and twist their ankle.  I won't call it narcissism, but the idea that people owe you their attention is at least Entitlement.  Why should they care about you, a stranger on a street, more than they care about their own safety?

It's just possible that cell-phone dude is going to help his friend, and keeping her on the line to reassure her by Text.  She might be suicidal, or just lonely, it doesn't matter.  You don't know, you just quietly, or loudly resent them for having something more important, or interesting to care about than you?

Oh, and one other thing.  Just assuming you didn't have your eyes locked on a phone, and you ran into them.  What's your excuse, you didn't see them coming?  Oh, right, they ran into you, because "Creeping Narcissism," and being completely unaware that there are people around them.  Since you're so aware, maybe you should try getting out of their way.
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Reply #29 on: November 29, 2018, 07:17:23 PM
It's a creeping narcissism that leads people to be increasingly unaware that there are other people around them.

Strangers don't owe you their attention.  Any more than guys are entitled to sex because they think you're "Hot."  Not paying attention to everyone around you while you go on with your life isn't creeping narcissism, it's finite attention span/awareness.  I seriously doubt that anyone is completely unaware that there are people around them out in public, unless they're walking with their eyes locked onto a cell phone.

If so, so what?  That's narcissism?  It's at best a minor annoyance if they bump into you, instead of a light pole, or step off the curb, and twist their ankle.  I won't call it narcissism, but the idea that people owe you their attention is at least Entitlement.  Why should they care about you, a stranger on a street, more than they care about their own safety?

It's just possible that cell-phone dude is going to help his friend, and keeping her on the line to reassure her by Text.  She might be suicidal, or just lonely, it doesn't matter.  You don't know, you just quietly, or loudly resent them for having something more important, or interesting to care about than you?

Oh, and one other thing.  Just assuming you didn't have your eyes locked on a phone, and you ran into them.  What's your excuse, you didn't see them coming?  Oh, right, they ran into you, because "Creeping Narcissism," and being completely unaware that there are people around them.  Since you're so aware, maybe you should try getting out of their way.

Hummmm......Psi...........
I hate to bother you, but that's NOT my quote......I never said that at all.
You need to go check it again.
Sorry about that....

Love,
Liz