We have too many stores from the same company/franchise on every corner of every intersection.
For example we have four Starbucks'seses on the same street and don't get me started on game stop or McDonald's they are literally competing with themselves.Then we have 3 wal-marts that are liliterally like 10 minutes away from each other.
I am so sick of hearing that esp since I am a female and drive an SUV. I am so tired of being looked down on because I don't have a frank n beans.
Also, what is your feeling on people who have prejudice against people who drive big, gas-gussling, polluting SUVs?
woot21 out dawgs
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sometimes people say things just to say things
if you get a reaction out of it, thats not their problem anymore
Gotta admit Frank and beans gave me a good laugh.
Anyway don't let others get to you, you will always have ignorant people in the world, if you let them get you down then they win.
That being said, no one has said anything to my face about driving an SUV. If they want to judge me that's cool, but they should also know that I hardly ever drive and in the 2 years I've owned the vehicle I have only put 6,000 miles on it. I should be the least of their worries lol.
Anything ty guys for being nice about the sexism thing. I was expecting someone to just quote me an go "*****, make me a sandwich" because that is honestly what I'm used to on the internet. This is why I don't ever participate in any sort of debate, esp sexism. Also why I rarely bring it up at all.
I wish there was something I could do about it on your end, Kirby. Speaking of, I was at my uncle's house the other day, overhearing a late night phone conversation my little 13 year-old cousin was having with some girl he must have found online or something (I don't know how many ways kids have of chatting/IMing/whatever these days). I heard him tell the girl, apparently in jocular fashion, that he was gonna rape her.
I grabbed his phone, and before turning it off I said into the receiver that the girl did not need to listen to that. Then I laid into the punk about how he'd better watch how he talks to people, wait'll I tell his dad what he was doing with his technology, where'd he get the stupid idea that rape was either funny or acceptable, don't let me catch him saying anything like that ever again or such and such. I don't know what kind of lasting effect I might have had, but I chewed him out fierce. I'd never had someone I was close (eh...) to speak like that before; it was a huge shock and disappointment. =/
"What's it gonna be? I don't know. But maybe along the way, you take my hand, tell a few jokes, and have some fun. C'mon, pal. You're not afraid, are ya?"
Also the idea of Profesco chewing someone out sounds kind of scary. He usually seems so nice. But it's not a good idea to just let that behavior fly without some lecturing.
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Sorry about the spelling/gammar mistakes, which I'm sure there are plenty of. I'm on my phone and it sucks.
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oh my god if my child ever did something like that I would go bananas. I know my mom would have if I ever said something like that.
Reminds me of when my significant other thought using the c word would be funny. Got him to stop using it, but it was just a weird conversation and I didn't realize people used it... so flippantly. idk I just hate that word with a passion I think I've used it once (which was a really weird situation. I don't regret the feeling behind me hating her but I do regret using the word) but some people just use it all the time and I'm like uh?????????
Wait, why is using the C word so much worse than any other swear word? Frankly, I'm a bit confused.
Maybe it's just cultural differences, but in countries like England, it's said just as often as the b word, f word, or whatever letter of the alphabet you'll have word, and nothing's so terribly amiss there. Besides maybe the humor.
I suppose it is a bit of a cultural thing (because in Australia they use it a lot supposedly) but to me it's just the worst word because it devalues a woman simply to her genitalia. Like she's nothing better than the fact that she has a vagina, and I find that absolutely disgusting.
I suppose that view point is logically sound enough, but don't forget that everyone in the whole world calls men "dicks", like their gender is the direct cause of whatever behavior caused them to have that hurled at them.
Personally, I don't think of any term referring to genitalia as detrimental to any one gender as it's used to often, it's just become another mindless insult people scream when they're angry. There are certain causes where people definitely use them very purposefully in order to do insulting like you specified, but I don't hear about it like the majority of it's usage.
I think society has numbed it's meaning quite a bit, but hey, good job on finding a guy who respects you enough to stop saying a word you don't like. My father's certainly not like that towards my mother. Worst sexism I've ever seen anywhere from that "man".
Which I think as a personal opinion is fine. Just as long as you're not tossing words at others or telling them to "get over it". It's just a respect thing.Personally, I don't think of any term referring to genitalia as detrimental to any one gender as it's used to often, it's just become another mindless insult people scream when they're angry. There are certain causes where people definitely use them very purposefully in order to do insulting like you specified, but I don't hear about it like the majority of it's usage.
Simply awful. Him and I had parted ways a while ago but I really do think that communication like that in a relationship is important. But I don't want to go ahead and insult your dad or anything, I don't know the whole story.I think society has numbed it's meaning quite a bit, but hey, good job on finding a guy who respects you enough to stop saying a word you don't like. My father's certainly not like that towards my mother. Worst sexism I've ever seen anywhere from that "man".
Obviously, I'm making generalizations and I already said in my last post there are definitely still people who think like that on home soil, but y'know. I don't approve of any kind of sexism, directed towards men -or- women (because I think to completely eliminate the problem, it shouldn't be a battle of which threat's the biggest), but I'm just saying, like "gay", it just seems to be...Just another insult that no one really thinks about the meaning of too hard. I just couldn't envision myself getting too offended is all.
Also, I definitely am the last person to resort to calling names, so no worries on the respect thing. I've stopped saying "dude" around someone before.
I wouldn't care. He's not capable of any kind of empathy, apparently. That's a rabbit hole I ain't going down on a forum I just joined, though.But I don't want to go ahead and insult your dad or anything, I don't know the whole story.
This'll lead to more punishment I'm sure, but I've got to share. I literally got 9 reputation points from a mod who attached the comment "sexism against men isn't a thing" on their comment and told me I was posting junk when I'm being fully respectful.
I hope this isn't how the whole forum is.
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wow I come back after a couple months and this thread got serious.
Also I like talking about serious things up @ random people above.
Eh I just learned to not let Reputation Points get under your skin, its hard but meh