WTF in America

Old May 11th 2014, 12:26 am
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
One of our local pubs has memorial plaques to deceased patrons.
Sounds good.

I'd prefer my plaque as a tap please.
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Old May 11th 2014, 2:15 am
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Originally Posted by lizzyq
One of our local pubs has memorial plaques to deceased patrons.
I certainly hope they don't mark the place of death.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I certainly hope they don't mark the place of death.
Hard to tell given the average age of the denizens of that particular pub as it largely seems to be populated by the living dead.
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"Are you OK?"
The question asked to people who appear to not be OK.
Why the f$%^k would you ask that when you see the answer to obviously be no and when your question either at face value or otherwise does nothing to help the other person.
Heck, they even ask this question to people who seem to be in serious health distress (fainting, vomiting, etc_
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Old May 13th 2014, 12:55 am
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Originally Posted by jmood
"Are you OK?"
The question asked to people who appear to not be OK.
Why the f$%^k would you ask that when you see the answer to obviously be no and when your question either at face value or otherwise does nothing to help the other person.
Heck, they even ask this question to people who seem to be in serious health distress (fainting, vomiting, etc_
That's a good point. The next time my daughter trips and falls, I shall now resort to pointing and laughing instead of asking if she's OK
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Old May 13th 2014, 3:31 am
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Originally Posted by jmood
"Are you OK?"
The question asked to people who appear to not be OK.
Why the f$%^k would you ask that when you see the answer to obviously be no and when your question either at face value or otherwise does nothing to help the other person.
Heck, they even ask this question to people who seem to be in serious health distress (fainting, vomiting, etc_
Because it gives the person a choice to say no I need help or yes I'm ok. There are other things to say and that's just one of them.
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Old May 13th 2014, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by AmerLisa
Because it gives the person a choice to say no I need help or yes I'm ok. There are other things to say and that's just one of them.
This.

Or we can just let people lie where they drop I guess.
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Old May 13th 2014, 3:58 am
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Or we can just let people lie where they drop I guess.
I believe that is referred to as RyanCare.
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"No, I'm tryin' to break a bar of chocolate in my back pocket."
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Originally Posted by zargof
I believe that is referred to as RyanCare.
With Ryan care, you get get charged for lying there, depending on what time of day you do it, and whether you reserved the spot....
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Old May 13th 2014, 5:49 am
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Originally Posted by zargof
I believe that is referred to as RyanCare.
I think the assumption is that you'll be cushioned by your wallet when you land.
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Originally Posted by steveq
With Ryan care, you get get charged for lying there, depending on what time of day you do it, and whether you reserved the spot....
...and you are charged more if you had a bag of shopping with you...
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Old May 13th 2014, 6:51 am
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Originally Posted by steveq
With Ryan care, you get get charged for lying there, depending on what time of day you do it, and whether you reserved the spot....
Under Rayancare, I am pretty sure you would get done for vagrancy if you just lay there.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing
That's a good point. The next time my daughter trips and falls, I shall now resort to pointing and laughing instead of asking if she's OK
I don't understand. Your comment and the others, on this one. I don't.

In the case your child falls and is showing no outward signs of distress, the question - I think - is fine. But my comments were when this Q is asked when the person is obviously in distress.

To me, the question "are you OK", puts the pressure on the injured person to say, yes, I'm OK.

I would ask any one of the following, as appropriate
are you hurt
where does it hurt
what happened
can I help
what's wrong
etc
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Originally Posted by jmood
I don't understand. Your comment and the others, on this one. I don't.

In the case your child falls and is showing no outward signs of distress, the question - I think - is fine. But my comments were when this Q is asked when the person is obviously in distress.

To me, the question "are you OK", puts the pressure on the injured person to say, yes, I'm OK.

I would ask any one of the following, as appropriate
are you hurt
where does it hurt
what happened
can I help
what's wrong
etc
Then again - person is vomiting - "What's wrong?" seems a bit superfluous.
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