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Scamp Oct 30th 2012 12:42 pm

Semantics
 
OK...so let's say you did something that if direct would be a bit naughty.

But you did it in an indirect way, in fact...not even mentioning what you may want to achieve, but leaving an individual open to nominating them for what you're trying to get.

Would you still be in the firing line for doing what your not meant to do because it was worded in a way which in no way suggests you want the recipient to act....even though it may be something that you want?

(apologies if that makes no sense)

Bahtatboy Oct 30th 2012 12:44 pm

Re: Semantics
 
Apology accepted.

Scamp Oct 30th 2012 12:53 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10357340)
Apology accepted.

Alright, I'll try again.

I want you to give me X
But I ask for Y (hoping you give me X and Y, but happy with either on their own)
You get shitty because I'm not meant to ask for X
I say I never asked for X

Can you still get shitty with me? Even though at no point I asked for X...

Bahtatboy Oct 30th 2012 12:54 pm

Re: Semantics
 
Sorry, I don't give blowjobs.

goonerseba Oct 30th 2012 12:57 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10357356)
Sorry, I don't give blowjobs.

BB you beat me to it.

ffs just ask her - in a direct way :fingerscrossed:

dubaiguy2011 Oct 30th 2012 12:58 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10357356)
Sorry, I don't give blowjobs.

Scamp just got owned :rofl:

Scamp Oct 30th 2012 12:59 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by goonerseba (Post 10357364)
BB you beat me to it.

ffs just ask her - in a direct way :fingerscrossed:

Not like that.

It's in a professional type environment.

Bahtatboy Oct 30th 2012 1:03 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10357368)
Not like that.

It's in a professional type environment.

And I rarely accept blowjobs in the office.

shiva Oct 30th 2012 1:06 pm

Re: Semantics
 
so scamp are you trying to steal a client or a candidate from your co worker?

would you really eat your own children as well?

Scamp Oct 30th 2012 1:10 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by shiva (Post 10357377)
so scamp are you trying to steal a client or a candidate from your co worker?

would you really eat your own children as well?

No no, nothing like that.

No, probably not.

shiva Oct 30th 2012 1:16 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10357383)
No no, nothing like that.

No, probably not.

jesus man if its office equipment then just buy one

Bahtatboy Oct 30th 2012 1:17 pm

Re: Semantics
 
No reason for the other person to get shitty. You gave him the option of ignoring the tacit request for X and giving you Y instead. That's the way many negotiations are done.

Scamp Oct 30th 2012 1:19 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10357394)
No reason for the other person to get shitty. You gave him the option of ignoring the tacit request for X and giving you Y instead. That's the way many negotiations are done.

Given your background is there any legal issue concerning it?

As in;

Party A know what I want and what I'm doing
I deny and maintain I'm asking for Y not X

Even though a touch obvious...I've not asked for it directly.

Bahtatboy Oct 30th 2012 1:31 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10357396)
Given your background is there any legal issue concerning it?

As in;

Party A know what I want and what I'm doing
I deny and maintain I'm asking for Y not X

Even though a touch obvious...I've not asked for it directly.

Er...that's a big question. So much depends on context. If you've not gone into writing then there's unlikely to be much to worry about. PM if you want and I'll use my entire legal knowledge derived from watching every episode of Kavanagh QC, Rumpole and Silk. It'll cost you a pint and comes with caveat emptor.

The Dean Oct 30th 2012 1:58 pm

Re: Semantics
 

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy (Post 10357409)
Er...that's a big question. So much depends on context. If you've not gone into writing then there's unlikely to be much to worry about. PM if you want and I'll use my entire legal knowledge derived from watching every episode of Kavanagh QC, Rumpole and Silk. It'll cost you a pint and comes with caveat emptor.

You managed to get this far into the most surreal thread in history - and you're worried about context??? :blink:


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