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Nicole Marie wrote:Don't get me worng I love to hear from people but I'm sure doctors hate it when they are out on their time and get asked medical advice out side the office. Pregnant women hate it when people want to touch their bellies, lawyers hate it when they get asked legal questions and IT people hate it when their friends aks them to fix their computers. There is a time and a place and when I'm on stage... It's really not the place. (OK I vented - I feel better now.)
OH SO TRUE>....
I work in IT as a Telecom SME (day job) Friends/family all think I know how to make their desktop computers work faster, fix problems... blah blah blah blah....
My standard reply is "RTBM".
As long as it's not that annoying animated Binks dude. Judging from the size of the senate chamber, there have to be a lot of planets to choose from. We could have podracing, and Jedi Olympics, and a look into the private life of Queen Amidala's hairdresser (who has got to be a nut case)
WeirdOne wrote:My standard reply is "RTBM".
I believe the "standard" reply is "RTFM". But I get your point.
And NM's point as well. Since she is not a paparrazi-person, with all the fame and fortune that that entails, then she is, indeed, entitled to her privacy. And, of course, since she IS the Queen of the Internet Ether, she is only allowed to be fawned over ON the Internet Ether. Once the world sickens of Pop/Drama queens, and NM's regality (is that a word?) is recognized, then things may change.
Yeah. The world will get sick of the Pop/Drama Queens, the dollar will have real value, and we will get our constitutional freedoms restored. I am, still, hopelessly naive, and eternally optimistic.
But NM is still the Queen.
Nicole Marie wrote:Thanks! If I was a movie star... I could understand. But until my paycheck reflects having to deal with "fans" while I am at a private dinner with my boyfriend, or shopping at Home Depot or walking down the sidewalk with my dogs (all of those have happend...) then I don't want to hear it!
Schmeelkie wrote:Nicole Marie wrote:Thanks! If I was a movie star... I could understand. But until my paycheck reflects having to deal with "fans" while I am at a private dinner with my boyfriend, or shopping at Home Depot or walking down the sidewalk with my dogs (all of those have happend...) then I don't want to hear it!
This is why my husband insists that we don't live in the town where he teaches - he doesn't want to run into students every time he leaves the house. We still have to live relatively close, so we do run into students every now and then, but he's afraid it would be every day. He definately likes to have a separation of work and life. I wouldn't mind being in walking distance of work (especially with gas prices as they are), but we really don't want to send our kids to city schools, or pay for private.
Schmeelkie wrote:I think he's mostly worried about a current student asking what's on the next text while he's grocery shopping or getting his haircut. Previous students are great to run into...
piqaboo wrote:Its more than asking about the work. Teachers (below the college level anyway), also deal with 'lifestyle' evaluations when they are observed in public by their students/parents. Kinda makes it hard to hold hands, be overtly silly, dress too casually, etc. The teachers I know who live in their district try to grocery shop where the kids and parents wont be. They also try to hold their dates 'out of town'.
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