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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 9:29 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
I rarely hear anyone say 'please' and the request is almost always started with "I need" or perhaps worse, "give me".
Or worse... "Can I get"

It probably happens in the UK now too, but I still find it kind of rude, myself.
I find it rude myself.

I seem to have inherited some grandkids of varying ages. I don't recall them ever saying 'please' when asking for anything.
When they ask me and I reply : "Where's your manners" or " How about a 'please' " they look at me like I'm an alien.
I guess I have much work ahead.
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 9:37 pm
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Or worse... "Can I get"



I find it rude myself.
Yes, that one too. It is rude, even if the rudeness is unintentional. I always end up overcompensating by being extra nice for my own order.

Originally Posted by Jonion View Post
I seem to have inherited some grandkids of varying ages. I don't recall them ever saying 'please' when asking for anything.
When they ask me and I reply : "Where's your manners" or " How about a 'please' " they look at me like I'm an alien.
I guess I have much work ahead.
We're trying with our daughter (our son is pretty good at remembering now). She's not too bad with saying 'thank you' but quite often I have to break out the 'what do you say' before I give her something she asks for.
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 9:45 pm
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Consistency aka...
Same old, same old

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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by MMcD View Post
Consistency aka...
Same old, same old

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic...Andalucia.html
Of course they don't say 'please' and 'thank you' in Spain. They speak Spanish there, for a kick off
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Yes, that one too. It is rude, even if the rudeness is unintentional. I always end up overcompensating by being extra nice for my own order.



We're trying with our daughter (our son is pretty good at remembering now). She's not too bad with saying 'thank you' but quite often I have to break out the 'what do you say' before I give her something she asks for.
My kids are pretty rude. Not enough Barney
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
My kids are pretty rude. Not enough Barney
Barney would make them want to kill you. I'd be happy with 'rude' for now
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Jonion View Post
.... they look at me like I'm an alien. .....
Oh, but you are. So long as you have your visa you'll be OK though because you'll be a legal alien.
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 10:24 pm
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I find the yanks polite, and more so in the South ,it's meeting Brits in the States I have a problem with, I'm always pleased the hear an English accent , well I use to be but I'm learning to keep my distance , bloody snobs, must be my Yorkshire accent they don't like.
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
Oh, but you are. So long as you have your visa you'll be OK though because you'll be a legal alien.
If only I was going to New York, I could make a song about it.
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
Fenella Fielding - wonderful!
I think I have a voice like hers
We do too
And a red dress

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We do too
And a red dress

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Old Apr 24th 2014, 3:06 pm
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The rudest person I met was a nurse at my AOS medical in 2007 in GA...
"Oh you're from England....I hate the English"
ME...'Why?'
"Because of what they did in 1812"
ME...'Well I wasn't actually there'
"Well..your ancestors were, and I'll never forgive them'
ME..."Actually, I'm only 1st generation British....Everybody before me was from Hungary"
'Well, they're still British'

The only thing that kept me from kicking her in the shins was that she was doing my medical, and I thought she might "find" some disease that might make a difference to my AOS....
Suck it up, Sue, was the hardest advice I ever gave myself!!
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Old Apr 24th 2014, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by mamasue View Post
The rudest person I met was a nurse at my AOS medical in 2007 in GA...
"Oh you're from England....I hate the English"
ME...'Why?'
"Because of what they did in 1812"
ME...'Well I wasn't actually there'
"Well..your ancestors were, and I'll never forgive them'
ME..."Actually, I'm only 1st generation British....Everybody before me was from Hungary"
'Well, they're still British'

The only thing that kept me from kicking her in the shins was that she was doing my medical, and I thought she might "find" some disease that might make a difference to my AOS....
Suck it up, Sue, was the hardest advice I ever gave myself!!
Things are pretty bad if you have to reach all the way back to 1812. Whoa! Sounds like she had serious issues.
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Old Apr 24th 2014, 3:23 pm
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Originally Posted by mamasue View Post
ME..."Actually, I'm only 1st generation British....Everybody before me was from Hungary"
'Well, they're still British'
Well done on the self-restraint.
Did you ask her where her ancestors were from?
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Old Apr 24th 2014, 3:51 pm
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Default Re: How have you been treated here as a Brit?

Originally Posted by mamasue View Post
The rudest person I met was a nurse at my AOS medical in 2007 in GA...
"Oh you're from England....I hate the English"
ME...'Why?'
"Because of what they did in 1812"
ME...'Well I wasn't actually there'
"Well..your ancestors were, and I'll never forgive them'
ME..."Actually, I'm only 1st generation British....Everybody before me was from Hungary"
'Well, they're still British'

The only thing that kept me from kicking her in the shins was that she was doing my medical, and I thought she might "find" some disease that might make a difference to my AOS....
Suck it up, Sue, was the hardest advice I ever gave myself!!
I'm just impressed that you found an American who actually cares (or at least pretends to care) about the War of 1812.

Then again, she sounds like one of those types who refers to the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression."
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