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Old Oct 25th 2011, 4:16 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Hardly. I make such a concerted effort to not be noticed, I'd be surprised if anyone knew I existed apart from that blue car that disappears into that garage at 6:00 every evening.

Blending into the background is what I do. Bargepoles not required.
Wait 'til they hear you're "Irish".. they'll be banging your door down just to hear you speak. They'll be wanting real Irish whisky, a demonstration of an Irish jig, a tune of the fiddle, you and your wife dancing the river dance, stories of the "Old Country", and your explanation of how you managed to escape from the tyranny of British oppression, over to the freedom of the US. You'd have so many new "BFF"s that you'd never want to leave the place.
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Old Oct 25th 2011, 4:20 pm
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Wait 'til they hear you're "Irish".. they'll be banging your door down just to hear you speak. They'll be wanting real Irish whisky, a demonstration of an Irish jig, a tune of the fiddle, you and your wife dancing the river dance, stories of the "Old Country", and your explanation of how you managed to escape from the tyranny of British oppression, over to the freedom of the US. You'd have so many new "BFF"s that you'd never want to leave the place.
A short geography lesson would be the order of the day in that case.
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Old Oct 25th 2011, 4:35 pm
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I love Halloween and Thanksgiving. Halloween is fun, I really like the amount of decorations/lights you can buy here, and like the whole Trick or Treat thing, but I have kids and live in a neighbourhood with lots of young families.

Thanksgiving is just a nice time to get together with family and eat lots and chill out together, without the pressure of buying gifts for each other (otherwise known as Christmas).
Partly depends where you live, how old the kids are etc. Also I think this extension of the Halloween season over a week or more is recent. Certainly, when we lived in a Boston suburb in the early 90s, and our kids were aged 6 to 12-ish, we had fun with Halloween. In those days it was just one night, whenever it fell, no compromising, rain or snow. My kids filled a pillowcase each with loot before they called it a day. We hadn't brought them up to eat candy, so we'd keep the loot in the fridge for a month or three then throw it away..
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
A short geography lesson would be the order of the day in that case.
Snigger. Yeah, it would.
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Old Oct 25th 2011, 4:38 pm
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Snigger. Yeah, it would.
It'd still involve having to talk to people though . Perhaps a quick 'v-sign' and a f*** you would suffice.
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It'd still involve having to talk to people though . Perhaps a quick 'v-sign' and a f*** you would suffice.
You could say it in an English accent, they'd be sure to think you were an evil villain and stay away from you.
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You could say it in an English accent, they'd be sure to think you were an evil villain and stay away from you.
No, they'd think I'm an Australian.
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Err, he's tiling the kitchen... did you say we, prefer to do it ourselves?
I'm supervising.
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I'm supervising.
Supervising? Is that where you stand there with a cup of tea telling him he's doing it wrong?
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Supervising? Is that where you stand there with a cup of tea telling him he's doing it wrong?
Got it in one.
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Got it in one.
Ha!
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No, they'd think I'm an Australian.
Like they do with me, you mean?
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I'm supervising.
If there always has to be a supervisor.. why is it always the wife?
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Like they do with me, you mean?
Respond in kind by asking if they are Canadian.
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Respond in kind by asking if they are Canadian.
I usually ask them if they're from Mexico, unless they're obviously from Mexico. The Puerto Ricans seem to hate to be called Mexican.
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