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   Straitpath  I would make a plea to men. I haven't noticed this in women, so I will assume it pertains to mostly men. If your wife dies or if you get divorced, please do not remarry quickly and then show public affection to the new spouse in front of anyone who loved the former spouse. Save it for in private. Please do not declare that you have never before been so happy while still on your honeymoon. Be kind and be sensitive.
August 12 at 00:11 EST .

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   Gram77  This makes excellent sense.
August 12 at 11:45 EST .

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   Linder  Excellent advice that will go unheeded.
August 15 at 05:28 EST .

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   Gerty  OK!! Where is it? What have you done with it!?!

I'm talking about my precious GARLIC!

Yes, you read that right. I am distraught. I am not complaining about the 79-99 cents cost of a head of garlic----I'm talking about the taste. Some one has robbed the taste out of every clove of garlic while we were not looking.

'fess-up! Who did it?
July 21 at 11:32 EST .

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   Straitpath  I have noticed this in garlic powder bought from the spice rack.
August 12 at 00:13 EST .

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   Balogreene  I use a lot more than I used to. We use fresh, and press it, or Kel has a dish she shreds it on. Is it because in the olden days we hardly ever used garlic (being Scandinavian and English ), and now can't think of any savory I don't use it in? Did it just seem stronger because it was new to us?

But, have you noticed, as you are sautéing it, you don't get that lovely aroma so much anymore?
August 14 at 16:08 EST .

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   MeiDei  I wonder if the drought in CA has something to do with it; I think Merced is known to be the garlic capital of the world. The garlic in the stores seems to mostly come from China. A head goes bad on me too quickly so I've gone with the little tubs of peeled individual cloves, they're fragrant but less than usual - or are our noses less sensitive?
August 15 at 10:13 EST .

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   Gerty  Thanks for answering. I was beginning to think I was just losing one or more of my senses.

I am convinced that it is in the cultivation of the garlic. I am determined to buy some garlic sets and plant them in my own garden. I understand it is done in the Fall. Wish me luck!
August 20 at 21:59 EST .

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   Gerty  Thanks for answering. I was beginning to think I was just losing one or more of my senses.

I am convinced that it is in the cultivation of the garlic. I am determined to buy some garlic sets and plant them in my own garden. I understand it is done in the Fall. Wish me luck!
August 20 at 21:59 EST .

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   Gerty  Thanks for answering. I was beginning to think I was just losing one or more of my senses.

I am convinced that it is in the cultivation of the garlic. I am determined to buy some garlic sets and plant them in my own garden. I understand it is done in the Fall. Wish me luck!
August 20 at 21:59 EST .




   Straitpath  Risqué women in ever more risqué clothing to gather attention to themselves.
July 7 at 23:19 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Oh do you mean like the Kardashians??
July 12 at 21:05 EST .

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   Surfhut  The young women in my office who are nearly 30 dress like they are 19 and out clubbing. Totally inappropriate office dressing. They said we Baby Boomers were self-obsessed. We pale in comparison with the current 30'ish generation.
July 19 at 08:54 EST .

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   Gerty  We've got to face it---social media and TV reality shows have made all of this acceptable.
Some of the strangest (and unhealthy ) things are viewed as 'normal' today. Go figure.
July 21 at 11:37 EST .


   Safetydude  Ok, so at least we have something to look at which is not all bad.

What bugs me are the obese people riding the electric powered handicapped shopping carts. Their only handicap is their weight but they think they deserve the same courtesy as a person with a missing limb.
July 27 at 22:13 EST .

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   Balogreene  This past New Years Eve we went out for an early dinner, hoping to beat the crowd. There were a lot of people there, pre-parties. It was amazing the number of women who forgot to put their dresses on, and showed up in just their little black slips!
August 14 at 16:11 EST .

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   MeiDei  A good rule of thumb is to dress for the job you want, not for the one you have - makes advancement that much quicker.
August 15 at 13:00 EST .

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   Balogreene  I was supposed to be at work at 0800 this morning (I know you're all saying, what's the problem My normal working hours are 1000 to 1800 ). So, I left home at 0815 (late, I know ). I hit traffic almost immediately, it took me 2 hours to get to work instead of 45 minutes. The radio kept talking about downed power lines, poles, and trees, after last night's storm. After 2.5 hours, one of my coworkers gave up and went home. All day, I heard on the radio (WMAL, 105.9 in Washington DC ), the blockage was still there. Coming home, I did pretty good, only a bit over an hour.

I just wonder, what took them so long to clear the road? They could have cleared it, and put up a new pole, fix the wires, and clear the trees in the 24-hours between the storm and now. But, the radio says they are still trying, they don't know if they will have it fixed for the morning rush!
June 24 at 20:40 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Bettijo, I need to comment on your great closing sentence at the end of your comment below.

"It does not cost anything to be considerate."

Good for you!! Aside from my parents and Grandmother, I was taught by a boat-load of religious teachers. Year after year the message was taught: You don't have to have a million dollars to act like you do! Of course, they were referring to the positive aspects of being brought up in a wealthy environment. I have a small list of things that don't cost money along with consideration.

Thank some one for any compliment given in the form of words or gifts. You don't even need the cost of a postage stamp today---use any form of e-mail.
You don't have to be the Queen of England to eat neatly.
Prince William's wife Kate, always appears 'fully dressed' and in good taste. It doesn't take a lot of money to cover up.
While not costing a penny, you will 'spend' some time with an elderly person...just making some small conversation and a good part to their day.

I'll bet all you Connection-ers can add to this list!
June 23 at 10:49 EST .

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   Gram77  Catch me at the Koffee Klatch.
June 23 at 15:44 EST .

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   Bettijo  I rushed to WalMart for one item late this afternoon. I had already done a big grocery shopping earlier in day, but forgot something. I ended up putting two items in my cart. I always get a cart as I lean on it for support. I got in the "express lane" which has a 20 item limit. The lady in front of me had a cart full, even several large items on the shelf underneath. She looked at me and my cart, but said nothing. I counted 55 items she removed from her cart to put on the counter and the cashier came around with a hand-held scanner and scanned several large items without removing them from the cart. So she could have easily had 3 times the allowed number of items for the express lane. I did not think to notice whether or not she paid with food stamps. I would not be surprised as she had an attitude of "entitlement."

I wanted so badly to say something ugly to her like, "I am so sorry you never learned to count as high as 20." But, of course I did not. Maybe I was afraid to because I had just seen that video of the two women having a knock down drag out fight in a WalMart in Indiana. Not sure what they were fighting over; they were in the shampoo aisle.

There were people in line behind me, also. This woman (oops, I think I mistakenly called her a "lady" earlier ) represents the height of inconsideration. Many time when I have had a cart full, and in the regular checkout line, I have invited someone behind me with only a few items to go ahead of me. When she would say something like, no thank you, that is all right. I would say to her that she could be on her way to her car before I finished unloading my cart. This usually gets a laugh and a thank you.

It does not cost anything to be considerate.
June 13 at 19:57 EST .

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   Gram77  I worked in a grocery store for 11 years. I saw this type of inconsideration daily, not to mention many times in one day!
June 14 at 12:31 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Most store clerks cannot tell shoppers to use other lanes, they allow the full cart in the express lane. I think I would have found a manager and complained. Your money spends just as good as the other shoppers. Certainly the other "full cart shopper" would not have left the cart and walked out, it would have meant that she would have to do that all over again and I feel certain she wasn't that ambitious.
June 15 at 06:34 EST .

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   Gram77  The only thing that was permitted in the store I worked in was that cashier was permitted to "remind" the custmer that they were in an express lane. That's all. The thing that really bothers me is that it seems that everyone and their brother now have support dogs; something else you cannot approach a customer about. People 9 times out of 10 put those dogs into the cart where the food goes. Whenever I was bagging for such a customer I was instructed to help the customer out and get the cart directly to the back for cleaning.
June 15 at 08:50 EST .

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   Balogreene  How about the one everyone uses these days "He did a 360". Does that mean he started believing A, and ended believing A, or did they mean 180, started believing A, ended believing C? How come no one says "he did a 90, or a 270"? Can't someone change just a little?

Example: "Scott Walker did a 360 on immigration", no he didn't, he did a 180, Jeb Bush did a 360, if he did anything!
June 1 at 21:21 EST .

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   Flaming Sword  If I hear one more, I mean ONE more newscaster showing video of a thug arrested for violence and saying "the GENTLEMAN was arrested" They will hear me screaming in London.

And the videos of the 300 lb cows fighting to the finish at McDonalds.. Ladies????

Get a freakin' dictionary and look up lady and gentleman, moron.

A huge peeve of mine..Huge..
May 28 at 21:47 EST .

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   MeiDei  You made me think of the character that was known for saying: "I calls them the ways I sees them" - was it Clem Kadillahopper/Red Skelton?

But I agree with you, even substituting men & women doesn't fit sometimes since that denotes adulthood, & male/female would be the kindest vs. ladies & gentlemen [which is absurd]. Ungentlemanly male/unladylike female - fixed it. : )
May 30 at 09:20 EST .

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   Safetydude  Hey, hey, hey Flaming S, you better nor refer to anyone as a 'thug'.
According to the P-C police that's racist!

(I wonder why )?
May 30 at 21:54 EST .

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   Gram77  Was at Sam's Club yesterday just wandering around when suddenly a cart scrapes along my entire left side, scratching my arm. I jumped, looked to my left and a lady gave me a rather blank look and said, "oh, sorry" and kept going. What is happening to our world?
May 16 at 09:46 EST .

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   Safetydude  Walmart, Sam's Club and open borders
May 16 at 17:33 EST .

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   Balogreene  Americans and some Europeans tend to have space issues. We like lots of it. Many other countries have cultures of getting close and up front. I get so upset when people invade my space, as Gram's offender obviously did. My problem, I would have yelled at them!
May 17 at 16:45 EST .

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   Safetydude  Not just Europeans, Balo...
Latin America and Mexico is just as bad.
And the NYC subway or the Metro in Paris or the Underground in London. Except for the smell and language 'your space' doesn't exist. I've not been to Tokyo, where as I understand it, it's even worse.
May 17 at 18:19 EST .

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   Balogreene  Okay, here is another one. In the DC area they call it DWO (Driving While Oriental ), sorry for the prejudice and bigotry.

Here's my story. I was on my way to work, South on Rte 123, ready to turn left onto Rte 1 (Jefferson Davis Highway ). A driver (Asian woman ) was in the left turn lane on Rte 1. Her light turned red, my light turned green for the left turn. Both the driver on my right (also making a left turn ) and I hesitated. The Asian woman pulled forward a bit (which caused us to hesitate ), then turned left onto 123, a full minute after the light changed.

The other driver and I made our turns, but only one car behind each of us made theirs. Had we all not been paying attention, there could have been a horrible accident.
May 10 at 02:26 EST .

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