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(Irish Examiner)   You know you done goofed when even the Irish are on the side of a pro-Britain political party   (irishexaminer.com) divider line 35
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2012-11-26 01:47:17 AM  
I think that article is about me. I wonder why he keeps calling me 'she'?
 
2012-11-26 10:29:08 AM  
 
2012-11-26 10:32:35 AM  

dv-ous: Bravo, Irish person.

Now if only more people would listen to you.


I am confused...
 
2012-11-26 10:33:15 AM  

feckingmorons: I think that article is about me. I wonder why he keeps calling me 'she'?


you're so vain. You probably thought that article was about you. Didn't didn't you? Didn't youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

/wait, that's what you said
/nm
 
2012-11-26 10:33:32 AM  
anyone else have problems with the writing style? Some sections took me 3-4 readings to still not quite follow.
 
2012-11-26 10:33:55 AM  
So this guy interviewed the entire so called progressive party.
 
2012-11-26 10:34:59 AM  
I nearly lost a job because of my sighing.
 
2012-11-26 10:35:09 AM  

uttertosh: anyone else have problems with the writing style? Some sections took me 3-4 readings to still not quite follow.


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No.
 
2012-11-26 10:37:06 AM  

uttertosh: anyone else have problems with the writing style? Some sections took me 3-4 readings to still not quite follow.


yes
 
2012-11-26 10:39:22 AM  

liam76: dv-ous: Bravo, Irish person.

Now if only more people would listen to you.

I am confused...


Every service industry job I've had, there was always that "hey, let's have a great attitude!" element from management. Like it matters. But if you're not drinking the kool-aid, you can forget about raises or promotions.

Customers too - they get pissed if they even suspect you're not a whistle-while-you-work dwarf, trundling along in some kind of blissful cloud of servility.

Or, FTA: Each and every one of us is entitled to whatever attitude we want on any subject. We must be judged on our behaviour. On what we do and say. Not on what we think. Or are assumed to think.
 
2012-11-26 10:39:26 AM  
Terry, what the hell are you writing about, you crazy biatch
 
2012-11-26 10:42:35 AM  

david_gaithersburg: So this guy interviewed the entire so called progressive party.


I don't understand this reference. Maybe I'm having a really, really bad comprehension day.

wellreadneck: uttertosh: anyone else have problems with the writing style? Some sections took me 3-4 readings to still not quite follow.

yes


maybe you are, too.

david, can you elaborate on your "no" and tell us which progressive party you are referring to.
 
2012-11-26 10:44:05 AM  

david_gaithersburg: So this guy interviewed the entire so called progressive party.


It's a she, and she's probably one of the most annoying people in Ireland.
 
2012-11-26 10:45:28 AM  

dv-ous: liam76: dv-ous: Bravo, Irish person.

Now if only more people would listen to you.

I am confused...

Every service industry job I've had, there was always that "hey, let's have a great attitude!" element from management. Like it matters. But if you're not drinking the kool-aid, you can forget about raises or promotions.

Customers too - they get pissed if they even suspect you're not a whistle-while-you-work dwarf, trundling along in some kind of blissful cloud of servility.

Or, FTA: Each and every one of us is entitled to whatever attitude we want on any subject. We must be judged on our behaviour. On what we do and say. Not on what we think. Or are assumed to think.


My bad, it is early.

I get what you are saying now.

But I don't think his point really applies to service industry. Part of the behavior that will draw you to a store/hotel/restaurant is their attitude.
 
2012-11-26 10:53:04 AM  
My wife thinks my sighing is editorial. She doesn't seem to understand that sometimes when I'm concentrating my breathing becomes shallow, and every once in a while I need to catch up.

/is Irish
 
2012-11-26 10:56:23 AM  

uttertosh: anyone else have problems with the writing style? Some sections took me 3-4 readings to still not quite follow.


The varieties of English continue to diverge, dawg.
 
2012-11-26 10:57:13 AM  

uttertosh:



wellreadneck: uttertosh: anyone else have problems with the writing style? Some sections took me 3-4 readings to still not quite follow.

yes

maybe you are, too.



I kind of knew she was heading for some point, I just got a little lost on the way.
I even googled "saltminer" so that I could catch the finer nuances that I might have missed, but the Urban Dictionary definition only mentioned chronic masturbation.
 
2012-11-26 10:57:14 AM  

Crewmannumber6: My wife thinks my sighing is editorial. She doesn't seem to understand that sometimes when I'm concentrating my breathing becomes shallow, and every once in a while I need to catch up.

/is Irish


Go on...
 
2012-11-26 11:12:35 AM  

dv-ous: liam76: dv-ous: Bravo, Irish person.

Now if only more people would listen to you.

I am confused...

Every service industry job I've had, there was always that "hey, let's have a great attitude!" element from management. Like it matters. But if you're not drinking the kool-aid, you can forget about raises or promotions.

Customers too - they get pissed if they even suspect you're not a whistle-while-you-work dwarf, trundling along in some kind of blissful cloud of servility.

Or, FTA: Each and every one of us is entitled to whatever attitude we want on any subject. We must be judged on our behaviour. On what we do and say. Not on what we think. Or are assumed to think.


It depends on the job.

If you are in the service industry, interacting with the public, and in particular trying to sell them things - then conveying a positive attitude (and good people skills in general) should be considered part of the job description.

If you are working in a cubicle at a computer and not interacting with the public, probably your attitude doesn't matter, as long as it doesn't affect your productivity.
 
2012-11-26 11:16:54 AM  

Valiente: The varieties of English continue to diverge, dawg.


I'm quite sure that your condescension is valid, but I feel that on closer inspection, you will come to understand that you have grossly misunderestimated me.

wellreadneck: I kind of knew she was heading for some point


I had the same hunch, leading me to continue to strive for understanding. I left feeling that my aunt Kajsa had just related one of her famous drunken anecdotes, filling the room with anticipation, but inevitably tapers off after half an hour or so, as the fact dawns on her that she can't remember why this particular story was pertinent.
 
2012-11-26 11:17:02 AM  
Will consequences ever be the same?
 
2012-11-26 11:17:56 AM  

uttertosh: david_gaithersburg: So this guy interviewed the entire so called progressive party.

I don't understand this reference. Maybe I'm having a really, really bad comprehension day.

wellreadneck: uttertosh: anyone else have problems with the writing style? Some sections took me 3-4 readings to still not quite follow.

yes

maybe you are, too.

david, can you elaborate on your "no" and tell us which progressive party you are referring to.


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The manager is an allegorical character.

Elaborate on no? I didn't have any issues with reading an article written in English.
 
2012-11-26 11:20:37 AM  
Can someone translate the article? Like Ron Burgundy, I do not speak spanish..
 
2012-11-26 11:20:40 AM  
Good article, reminds me of why I like about the Irish; they really can express themselves well, blarney isn't just an cliche. Do they stop the inarticulate ones from taking the boat over to the UK or are they all chatty? Whatever, Irish are good value.
I don't think he's agreeing with UKIP per se rather than saying judge people by their actions rather than your internal idea of what you think they stand for, bloody good advice I reckon.
And that's another thing I like about the Irish, they're more prone to speak common sense out loud.
 
2012-11-26 11:22:28 AM  
Reading that, you'd never guess Ireland was home to Wilde, Joyce, Yeats or Beckett.
 
2012-11-26 11:23:04 AM  

ethics-gradient: Good article, reminds me of why I like about the Irish; they really can express themselves well, blarney isn't just an cliche. Do they stop the inarticulate ones from taking the boat over to the UK or are they all chatty? Whatever, Irish are good value.
I don't think he's agreeing with UKIP per se rather than saying judge people by their actions rather than your internal idea of what you think they stand for, bloody good advice I reckon.
And that's another thing I like about the Irish, they're more prone to speak common sense out loud.


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You sound Irish.
 
2012-11-26 11:29:41 AM  

popfreak: Will consequences ever be the same?


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-26 11:30:28 AM  

uttertosh: Valiente: The varieties of English continue to diverge, dawg.

I'm quite sure that your condescension is valid, but I feel that on closer inspection, you will come to understand that you have grossly misunderestimated me.


Verily I say: proceed towards my person.
 
2012-11-26 11:37:40 AM  

swahnhennessy: Reading that, you'd never guess Ireland was home to Wilde, Joyce, Yeats or Beckett.


Glad I'm not the only one who thought the writing style was shyte.

david_gaithersburg: I didn't have any issues with reading an article written in English.


Well, bully for you, native English speaker. I actually found the piece borderline incoherent, possibly written drunk.
 
2012-11-26 11:38:34 AM  

Vaneshi: uttertosh: Valiente: The varieties of English continue to diverge, dawg.

I'm quite sure that your condescension is valid, but I feel that on closer inspection, you will come to understand that you have grossly misunderestimated me.

Verily I say: proceed towards my person.


Oh, snap.
 
2012-11-26 12:19:39 PM  

Vaneshi: uttertosh: Valiente: The varieties of English continue to diverge, dawg.

I'm quite sure that your condescension is valid, but I feel that on closer inspection, you will come to understand that you have grossly misunderestimated me.

Verily I say: proceed towards my person, good fellow.


FTFY.
 
2012-11-26 01:01:11 PM  

uttertosh: swahnhennessy: Reading that, you'd never guess Ireland was home to Wilde, Joyce, Yeats or Beckett.

Glad I'm not the only one who thought the writing style was shyte.

david_gaithersburg: I didn't have any issues with reading an article written in English.

Well, bully for you, native English speaker. I actually found the piece borderline incoherent, possibly written drunk.


It is possible that English is not her first language. Irish has made a huge comeback, but considering her age, it is more likely that her first language was English.
 
2012-11-26 03:39:09 PM  

swahnhennessy: Reading that, you'd never guess Ireland was home to Wilde, Joyce, Yeats or Beckett.


Who all fled the place. (Tho Yeats went back.)
 
2012-11-26 06:57:42 PM  
Am I the only one who doesn't get the headline? It seems to me that the UKIP is the "pro-Britain" political party in question, and TFA said (or at least I think it said) that 90% of the Irish do not agree with the UKIP's policies, so how is that "even the Irish are on the side of a pro-Britain political party"?
 
2012-11-26 07:23:34 PM  

Pawprint: Am I the only one who doesn't get the headline? It seems to me that the UKIP is the "pro-Britain" political party in question, and TFA said (or at least I think it said) that 90% of the Irish do not agree with the UKIP's policies, so how is that "even the Irish are on the side of a pro-Britain political party"?


Let's not let facts get in the way of an easy Fark greenlight.
 
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