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Re: Affirmations

Postby FlyingSorcery » Thu Jun 16, 2005 11:15 pm

Success - the real success - does not depend upon the position you hold, but upon how you carry yourself in that position." T. Roosevelt, University of Cambridge, England, May 26, 1910
Opera in English...about as sensible as baseball in Italian. H. L. Mencken
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Serenity » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:59 pm

My boss is a forty-something old lady. She has two little yippity dogs that bark so much people have left her notes on the car about them and teenage neighbors have thrown darts at them from across the street. She constantly complains that she has mice in her home because she keeps finding rat poop in her dogs' bowls and hears scratching inside the walls of her house. Her car seats are covered in dog hair and the stench is awful; I cringe when she offers a ride to a meeting in another building even though the building is 2 minutes away. She reads the police blotter for "trends" in her neighborhood and calls the cops on the teenage kids across the street who held a high school graduation party; and asked her not to call the police. At work she is a "nano-manager", as opposed to micromanager; nosy, bitter and distrustful as can be. I've tried the nice approach and the business approach. All I can do now is study her; know what bothers her so I can test some of my hypothesis about her, document it and deliver it to where it will do the most damage by the time I leave the group. Somewhat reminiscent of The Shawshank Redemption, I hope.
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Re: Affirmations

Postby shostakovich » Sat Jun 18, 2005 9:45 am

Sorry for your on-going agony, Serenity. Your boss seems like a character out of Charles Dickens ------- someone on the dark side of Scrooge.
Shos

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Re: Affirmations

Postby piqaboo » Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:26 pm

Serenity, you work for me ?? :confused:
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Sep 07, 2005 2:22 pm

Ignorance can be fixed: stupid is forever.
>^..^<
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:33 pm

:)

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Re: Affirmations

Postby BigJon@Work » Wed Sep 07, 2005 4:56 pm

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Re: Affirmations

Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:09 pm

:)
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Re: Affirmations

Postby DavidS » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:47 pm

Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
Ignorance can be fixed: stupid is forever.
"He who knows not, but knows that he knows not - he is teachable: teach him!
He who knows, but knows not that he knows - he is asleep: wake him!
He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not - he is a fool: shun him!
He who knows, and knows that he knows - he is wise: follow him!"
Tel grain, tel pain.
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Serenity » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:39 pm

Oh man! What if I'm not sure whether I know whether He knows or not?
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Serenity » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:40 pm

RUN FORREST RUN! I wanna run with Forrest!
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:06 am

Bark Like a Chicken!

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>^..^<
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Angie Parkes » Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:26 am

Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
Ignorance can be fixed: stupid is forever.
Reminds me of an episode in my past....

The head of the psych department where I was studying told me I was too stupid to complete a degree and should take hairdressing at the local community college (and let's not even start on the argument that academics are smart and that crafts/tradespeople aren't -- I don't believe it and never have, but the dept. head seemed to think so).

I ran, sobbing, to a trusted professor and wailed, "Am I really stupid?" My prof answered, "No, you're not stupid. You have a very common undergraduate problem...you don't know very much. But that's why you're here."
Cheers,
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Re: Affirmations

Postby DavidS » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:45 am

Originally posted by Serenity:
Oh man! What if I'm not sure whether I know whether He knows or not?
Then there is hope for you at least. :)
Tel grain, tel pain.
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Serenity » Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:02 am

"I think I
may need
a bathroom
break?
Is this possible?"
U.S. President George W. Bush writes a note to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice during a Security Council meeting at the 2005 World Summit and 60th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on September 14, 2005.
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Re: Affirmations

Postby barfle » Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:31 pm

I think I think, therefore I think I am.
--I know what I like--
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Re: Affirmations

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:03 pm

"I am a 12 foot lizard." GCR Jan 31, 2006
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Re: Affirmations

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:05 pm

Originally posted by barfle:
I think I think, therefore I think I am.
Is that from The Tao of the Little Train that Could?
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Re: Affirmations

Postby Serenity » Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:51 pm

Any relation to The Tao of Pooh?
Hey Eric! How'bout the Tao of Ludwig or the Tao of Wagner, etc?
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Re: Affirmations

Postby BigJon@Work » Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:57 pm

yep!
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