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Old November 23 2012, 05:08 AM   #91
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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.
What if it's a BDSM thing?

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I've never heard that one before. That's fucking creepy!
Why? It's called living in hope.
Woops, because I misread it as struggling
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Old November 23 2012, 06:57 AM   #92
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heehee, that made my day! On the other hand, getting a man to snuggle can be quite a struggle, at times.

The "because I am your father" is a variation to "because I said it", I think. We have a family proverb:
§1: mom is always right
§2: in cases mom is wrong, §1 automatically applies.

I guess that goes for quite a lot of parents, all over the globe.
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Old November 23 2012, 07:07 AM   #93
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heehee, that made my day! On the other hand, getting a man to snuggle can be quite a struggle, at times.
Obligation snuggling like obligation sex is horrible.

Better to watch tv by yourself.
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Old November 23 2012, 07:21 AM   #94
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While I do prefer enthusiastic cooperation (both with snuggling and with anything it might lead to), I've been sitting alone in front of my TV for too long a time, lately. Being single is beginning to get on my nerves. I think it's time I declare the hunting season opened
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Old November 23 2012, 08:19 AM   #95
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Oh, GO FOR IT.

I will hold your towel.
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Old November 23 2012, 09:58 AM   #96
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how about holding me? *battes eyelashes at teacake*

which leads us straight to the topic of annoying pickup lines we've encountered. I particularly hate the "omg - you look like my wife!"
An ex-BF said that to me when we first met, but in his case it was no pickup line for a change but he meant it rather literally. I saw a pic of his wife later and she's really almost my twin.
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Old November 23 2012, 10:12 AM   #97
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The customer is always right. Bullshit on that one.
Sorry, I have to step up here... but the real meaning of this term, as told to me by my work experience employer when I was 15, is that the shopkeeper/service provider needs to remember that the customer has a point of view, and we need to respect that. It doesn't mean that the customer should always get free stuff if they demand it, for example, just that we need to figure out WHY they think that, and try to find a way to resolve things peaceably.

This, unfortunately, has been taken to the extremes by customers who've heard it, and now it tends to be used in an "I'm always right, you're always wrong" kind of way.
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Old November 23 2012, 10:17 AM   #98
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how about holding me? *battes eyelashes at teacake*
I dunno, is this foreshadowing?
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Old November 23 2012, 12:42 PM   #99
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"His woman," "her man," and any other version of this. Being in a romantic relationship does not mean ownership of another person and I refuse to acknowledge that it does, even if the people involved don't mind, or even like, being owned. I cringe every time I hear it.
Well, that's a bit silly, IMHO. Use of the possessive pronoun doesn't necessarily indicate ownership; it can also signify endearment.
I say this not because of ownership. Not endearment either. It's more of a matching thing.
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Old November 23 2012, 12:46 PM   #100
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Like towels?
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Old November 23 2012, 12:55 PM   #101
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Exactly like towels.
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Old November 23 2012, 01:00 PM   #102
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Who has matching towels? Always makes me think of Sleeping With The Enemy. If digressing into modern jargon, I'd like to consign 'blue sky thinking', 'counter intuitive' and 'thinking outside the box' to the fires of hell.
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Old November 23 2012, 05:01 PM   #103
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how about holding me? *battes eyelashes at teacake*
I dunno, is this foreshadowing?
Naah, just a moderate flirt. If I am not mistaken you're on a different continent. I've tried that before and found that relationships over such a huge distance require a lot of effort from both sides and therefore tend to not work in the long run. Frankly, I am looking for a long-term relationship atm, and preferably with someone from my continent.
But a bit of just-for-fun flirting can't harm


Jim, I very much agree with your interpretation of "the customer is always right". In Germany we say "the customer is king" - contrary to the British saying the German one doesn't imply that the customer might be right. It only means we should treat them respectful and ought to understand that they have certain expectations (still, we are a republic, so kings don't really have much to say here).
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Old November 24 2012, 07:28 PM   #104
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"Dance like nobody's watching."

I prefer to dance like everybody is watching and they're all jealous of my sick moves.
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Old November 25 2012, 05:45 AM   #105
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Exactly - if nobody's watching, then I'm sitting down and reading a book
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