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Thread: NY Times: No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances

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    Re: NY Times: No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances

    Quote Originally Posted by Rojo
    It's getting to be impossible. Newspaper's a quarter.

    Its free to stay at home.

    If people don't like TVs in restaurants, either find one that doesn't have one, ask the owner if you may turn it off, stay at home, or open your own.

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    Re: NY Times: No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    Call me old-fashioned. When I'm out to eat with someone, I want to have a conversation with them. TV is a great conversation killer.
    old-fashioned!

    I couldn't be any more old-fashioned on the topic myself. People should respect others. I don't go find a spot that doesn't fit my needs and pull my version of frontier justice on them in order to suit my preferences.

    When I want to have a nice conversation with someone, say with the lovely and talented Mrs. Gonelong, we go to an establishment without an idiot box.

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    Re: NY Times: No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances

    Quote Originally Posted by gonelong
    old-fashioned!

    I couldn't be any more old-fashioned on the topic myself. People should respect others. I don't go find a spot that doesn't fit my needs and pull my version of frontier justice on them in order to suit my preferences.

    When I want to have a nice conversation with someone, say with the lovely and talented Mrs. Gonelong, we go to an establishment without an idiot box.

    GL
    Yeah, I wouldn't do the surreptitious TV off thing either. It's too sneaky. If I really had a problem with the TV, I'd talk to the owner.

    Come to think of it, if I've been somewhere with the family and the TV has been too obnoxious, we just don't go back.

    And I've been a wait staff so I empathize with them and don't truly mess with them. But if I suspect they're screwing with me, I am the customer and the one that determines the tip.

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    Re: NY Times: No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker
    And I've been a wait staff so I empathize with them and don't truly mess with them. But if I suspect they're screwing with me, I am the customer and the one that determines the tip.
    If everyone had a stint in the military and a stint on a wait staff the world would be a much nicer place.

    Someone turning off a TV in a food joint today (NCAA tourney!) would probably get a version of frontier justice in return.

    GL

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    Re: NY Times: No Need to Stew: A Few Tips to Cope With Life's Annoyances

    I'm all over the "Starbucks Speak". No such tihing as "Grande". It's small, medium, large. Things that are "Vente" cost $3.00 and come in a paper cup with no refills when they used to cost $.50, come in a 'china' cup and have unlimited refills because they were "small". :

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