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by Paul
November 12th, 2019, 4:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 989
Views: 54811

Re: Your rants here

I can see that making someone uncomfortable but it is usually kindly meant.
by Paul
November 12th, 2019, 2:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 989
Views: 54811

Re: Your rants here

Yes, it’s the “boss.” It sometimes comes with a hint of sarcasm. As if to say “You think you are superior, don’t you? Well think again.” When I’m actually thinking “In which folder is the email with the address?” Or it can be innocent. But then it feels very unPC, as if I’m the owner of some cotton ...
by Paul
November 12th, 2019, 2:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 989
Views: 54811

Re: Your rants here

What, a taxi driver who doesn’t know what to do at work? I’ve never driven a taxi but I think I could easily grasp the essentials of the job.
by Paul
November 12th, 2019, 1:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 989
Views: 54811

Re: Your rants here

I can think of many reasons for the “boss,” but anxiety would be pretty low down on that list!
by Paul
November 12th, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your rants here
Replies: 989
Views: 54811

Re: Your rants here

“Can I get you anything, boss?”

“Where are you going today, boss?”

“Can I carry those for you, boss?”
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All about Cats
Replies: 881
Views: 68340

Re: All about Cats

Sigh
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 99
Views: 9072

Re: What is democracy?

Neither do contract killers.
That’s the sort of comment that gets people into trouble.
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 8:25 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 99
Views: 9072

Re: What is democracy?

I don’t think the servicemen and women get to choose!
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 2129
Views: 91829

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

It's already better, generally you know who is speaking. The best way of course is to trust mostly your own eyes. I tend to agree with Gamal. I pigeonhole people within the first two seconds of meeting them. Body language, tone of voice,... I put Gamal into the entertaining, potential drinking budd...
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 99
Views: 9072

Re: What is democracy?

I don’t tweet.

And I’ve been to one Remembrance Day event.
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?
Replies: 90
Views: 8587

Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

Ah, you mean peer pressure! I’m afraid that, and groupthink, come with the leftie territory. It should be exploited mercilessly!
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 6:46 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?
Replies: 90
Views: 8587

Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

I really like this plan. Leftists can then get angry about the “extreme right wing”* not paying voluntarily. And angry, as I’m sure you know, is what leftists mistake for happy.

* These days “extreme right wing” is anyone who doesn’t want to have their shoelace tying micromanaged by a collective.
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 5:34 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?
Replies: 90
Views: 8587

Re: You are rich, privately educated and intelligent. So why do you vote Socialist?

I could see it being a deterrent to some people's voting Labour, but I'm going to guess you'd count that as another win.
“Voluntarily”!?!?! I thought you read every written word very carefully!
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 5:00 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 2129
Views: 91829

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

It's already better, generally you know who is speaking. The best way of course is to trust mostly your own eyes. I tend to agree with Gamal. I pigeonhole people within the first two seconds of meeting them. Body language, tone of voice,... I put Gamal into the entertaining, potential drinking budd...
by Paul
November 10th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: What is democracy?
Replies: 99
Views: 9072

Re: What is democracy?

You can easily tell whether someone is left or right wing. Look at their twitter posts. Do they mention Remembrance Sunday? It’s not 100% accurate, many Lefties are obliged to mention it, probably while holding their noses (e.g. politicians and the BBC). And it’s possible there are even a few decent...
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