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Any chance this thread title can be changed to "How not to start a conversation"?

 

I've been taking notes. ☺️

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Just now, HBE4 said:

I've perused a few pages. Now I'm really hungry. The food p0rn looks amazing!

 

I need to stay away.😀

It's a decent thread. There is food porn, cruising, drama, you got it all. Plenty of times I was just reading along and then *$#! BAM

 

#netflixpotential 

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4 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Generally for us it gets down to “what do you do for a living”. Hate that question. 
 

M8

Had to laugh. First, the question is almost always directed at my husband. Second, when I say I worked at a  large corporation (name omitted here) for a few months short of 40 years,  the remark I get is "oh, you were a secretary."  I love secretaries (now administrative assistants), but it is fascinating the assumptions people make. 

 

So wish we were able to cruise. I truly miss it.  🙂

 

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3 hours ago, RFerrington said:

We do.  Both of us use it every cruise.  But John's right....you have to look out for the sticky labels.  I still find them all the time !


It’s literally been months and we are still finding them.

 

3 hours ago, Sea Dog said:

Hey I can multitask at work!

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Photo for effect.

 

@Yorkvillainlooks like you might have some competition.

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26 minutes ago, mets07 said:

Had to laugh. First, the question is almost always directed at my husband. Second, when I say I worked at a  large corporation (name omitted here) for a few months short of 40 years,  the remark I get is "oh, you were a secretary."  I love secretaries (now administrative assistants), but it is fascinating the assumptions people make. 

 

So wish we were able to cruise. I truly miss it.  🙂

 

My boss is a Neurologist. She loves it when she says when asked, she works in the Medical field. Then they generally say, oh, You’re a nurse. She is not a happy camper at that point. 

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35 minutes ago, mets07 said:

Had to laugh. First, the question is almost always directed at my husband. Second, when I say I worked at a  large corporation (name omitted here) for a few months short of 40 years,  the remark I get is "oh, you were a secretary."  I love secretaries (now administrative assistants), but it is fascinating the assumptions people make. 

 

 

I just groan when I hear stories like this.  When I say our daughter is in education the response is, "Oh she's a teacher."  Actually, she is a Professor of Business.  That's not to put down teachers in any way.  They are the backbones of our culture and society.  Thankfully, here in NYC, that "Glass Ceiling" is disappearing, but it's still there.  God bless the women who are making the sacrifices to change society!

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1 hour ago, HBE4 said:

 

 

I've perused a few pages. Now I'm really hungry. The food p0rn looks amazing!

 

I need to stay away.😀

 

Yep, that and the drinks. I even used to live both OTP and ITP in the ATL😉

 

 

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28 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Yep, that and the drinks. I even used to live both OTP and ITP in the ATL😉

 

 

 

You told me what ITP/OTP meant once. Inside / Outside the Parkway? Passage? Perimeter?

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6 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Generally for us it gets down to “what do you do for a living”. Hate that question. 
 

M8

That’s when you give a fun creative answer. 

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14 minutes ago, Tim and Shauna said:

That’s when you give a fun creative answer. 

 

Yak farmer or Telegraph operator will usually stop the conversation.  

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22 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

You told me what ITP/OTP meant once. Inside / Outside the Parkway? Passage? Perimeter?

Inside the Perimeter or Outside the Perimeter...

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23 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

You told me what ITP/OTP meant once. Inside / Outside the Parkway? Passage? Perimeter?

 

Perimeter aka I285

 

Basically urbanite vs suburbanite

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2 minutes ago, sid_9169 said:

Inside the Perimeter or Outside the Perimeter...

 

OTP- Marietta, Kennesaw, John's Creek, Tucker

 

ITP - Brookhaven

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I loved talking about my job as an Agricultural Investigator. It was the most interesting job I could imagine. :classic_biggrin: The last 3 years as a manager were not great, part of that was just assisting cannabis cultivators set up operation and endless questions. 

 

But I'm recently retired now, and I miss the interesting crop cop things. :classic_biggrin: More time to travel and nowhere to go. 

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35 minutes ago, Coralc said:

I loved talking about my job as an Agricultural Investigator. It was the most interesting job I could imagine. :classic_biggrin: The last 3 years as a manager were not great, part of that was just assisting cannabis cultivators set up operation and endless questions. 

 

But I'm recently retired now, and I miss the interesting crop cop things. :classic_biggrin: More time to travel and nowhere to go. 

 

Now that is a job that will spark a conversation. Why not come out of retirement? The world could always use more crop cops.

 

*** heads to Google to look up qualifications to become an agricultural investigator ***

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6 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

I wonder what the productivity of today’s workers have become. 

Post whoring on CC or elsewhere does take some time, but I think Youtube is not only worse, but it has a bigger negative impact on work networks.

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42 minutes ago, HBE4 said:

 

Now that is a job that will spark a conversation. Why not come out of retirement? The world could always use more crop cops.

 

*** heads to Google to look up qualifications to become an agricultural investigator ***

 

They actually asked me to come back as a retired annuitant, but this damn virus hit, and outside positions were cancelled. And the department budget started very well this year but the outlook for the next few years is poor. But 32 years of an interesting job was a pleasure. :classic_smile:

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12 minutes ago, Coralc said:

 

They actually asked me to come back as a retired annuitant, but this damn virus hit, and outside positions were cancelled. And the department budget started very well this year but the outlook for the next few years is poor. But 32 years of an interesting job was a pleasure. :classic_smile:

 

Pet peeve of mine. To many retired annuitants in the work force. Especially in the upper levels. Rampant in DC. Nothing personal though.

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12 hours ago, Milwaukee Eight said:

Generally for us it gets down to “what do you do for a living”. Hate that question. 
 

M8

 

On our very first cruise I requested a table for 8. No one ever showed up to join us. One night the table was full. When they asked what we did for a living my dh said he was a maintenance mechanic. The person who asked physically turned her back on him and chatted with the others. Total snub.

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We have only witnessed one D+ moment which left us shaking our heads in disbelief.  A gentleman was complaining bitterly, to anyone you would listen to him, about how disgusting it was that Officers did not recognise he was a D+ from the D+ pin he always wore. He did not expect normal crew to recognise the pin but expected Officers to recognise D+ pins. And yes he did actually say  "I do not expect normal crew to recognise the pin but I expected Officers to recognise the D+ pin".

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spelling mistake

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8 hours ago, John&LaLa said:

 

Pet peeve of mine. To many retired annuitants in the work force. Especially in the upper levels. Rampant in DC. Nothing personal though.


...would that be like people saying they are done posting on a thread, but half a page later are back. 😂 

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19 minutes ago, A&L_Ont said:


...would that be like people saying they are done posting on a thread, but half a page later are back. 😂 

 

Not really, but that is funny.

 

This place is hard to leave

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41 minutes ago, John&LaLa said:

This place is hard to leave

@Clarea seemed to do it pretty easy.

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5 minutes ago, Biker19 said:

@Clarea seemed to do it pretty easy.

 

Well, the Birdman escaped Alcatraz

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22 hours ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

We had something similar happen on Oasis when it sailed Port Canaveral.  We were having dinner in CK and a couple sat down at the table beside us.  Tables are close, so it is kind of rude not to say good evening as someone sits and says hi.  We acknowledged them and went on with our appetizer.  The man in the couple then started to interrogate us, are you pinnacle too, to which I replied we don't go there, his wife smirked, he said huh?  He then asked again and I said the same thing, his wife then said to him, they don't discuss it.  He said to her, well how are they in here then, to which she said, maybe they are in a suite.  He then started on how suites are too expensive and they don't sail them.  I told him we enjoyed it and had gotten a great rate as there had been great sales on this sailing.  He kept at the C&A thing and said the top tier was tomorrow, to which I said, that's nice and continued with my app.  He then asked about our C&A status again and I told him it really didn't matter.  At the end of the meal, we said goodbye and I told him I would wave to him at the top tier.  We saw them almost every night in CK but he never asked us again but always said hi as they went to their table.

 

I am wondering if we ran into that same guy...I finally had to leave.  😮 

 

Funny true story:

We were getting on the elevator one day, when an obnoxious woman let us know loudly that she had just made Emerald...was really bragging about it.  She asked our status, and I told her "Oh...we never made Emerald"...to which she snorted "Oh....you might make it one day!"...as she left at the next floor.  At which point both of us burst out laughing.  😄 

 

We were on a long cruise during "the change" going from Platinum to Diamond some years previous.  So it's true, we jumped right over that short span of Emerald level...and drats...never got the pin.  😄 

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