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Unread 12-08-2021, 09:07 AM
Poop
 
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Doesn't really fit here but its the closest to a cringe/awkwardness thread.

Lets say I'm intolerant of being put on the spot to qualify.

Wasn't me though. Had the radio on earlier, local radio.

Presenter was doing a giveaway and contacted a listener. Lets call her Mary, I don't remember.

Presenter: "Hello Mary, this is whoever at whatever fm. Do you remember messaging us for a €500 cash prize last week?"

Mary: yes

Presenter: And how are you this morning Mary?

Mary: could be better

Presenter: oh, I'm sorry to hear that, what's wrong?

Mary: I'm in hospital

Presenter: ahh, and why are you in hospital?

Mary: Cancer

Presenter: ....., ummmm

Brutal!
 
Unread 12-08-2021, 06:35 PM
est.1878
 
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"come and join our gym " adverts using stock gym photos / generic stock lycra girls
 
Unread 13-08-2021, 10:38 AM
Dr Stranger
 
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Originally Posted by Poop
Doesn't really fit here but its the closest to a cringe/awkwardness thread.

Lets say I'm intolerant of being put on the spot to qualify.

Wasn't me though. Had the radio on earlier, local radio.

Presenter was doing a giveaway and contacted a listener. Lets call her Mary, I don't remember.

Presenter: "Hello Mary, this is whoever at whatever fm. Do you remember messaging us for a €500 cash prize last week?"

Mary: yes

Presenter: And how are you this morning Mary?

Mary: could be better

Presenter: oh, I'm sorry to hear that, what's wrong?

Mary: I'm in hospital

Presenter: ahh, and why are you in hospital?

Mary: Cancer

Presenter: ....., ummmm

Brutal!
I’d like to add:

Actually telling someone how you’re doing when someone asks ‘how are you?’.

It’s a greeting. You are not supposed to actually answer it. You’re now burdening someone with your day, week, month after they’ve basically just said hello. Awful, selfish bastards.

f*** Mary! Slag.
 
Unread 13-08-2021, 04:17 PM
guerreiro
 
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Originally Posted by Dr Stranger
I’d like to add:

Actually telling someone how you’re doing when someone asks ‘how are you?’.

It’s a greeting. You are not supposed to actually answer it. You’re now burdening someone with your day, week, month after they’ve basically just said hello. Awful, selfish bastards.

f*** Mary! Slag.
After years of only using the greeting ‘alright’, I thought the ‘how are you’ greeting was to be taken literally when I moved away from the NW. didn’t take long to realise they weren’t actually interested
 
Unread 13-08-2021, 04:54 PM
NedKelly
 
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Wait you guys do say “not bad thanks mate” or “same old pal” or some other stock response right? You don’t just reply to “how are you?” with a “hello” do you?
 
Unread 13-08-2021, 04:57 PM
TripDownMiseryLane
 
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After years of only using the greeting ‘alright’, I thought the ‘how are you’ greeting was to be taken literally when I moved away from the NW. didn’t take long to realise they weren’t actually interested
I've reverted back to a nod and maybe an 'alright'. Asking anyone over here how they are is an open invitation to people opening up on deaths, personal illness, sisters cancer etc, yeah you're alright
 
Unread 13-08-2021, 05:00 PM
windy waffles
 
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Wait you guys do say “not bad thanks mate” or “same old pal” or some other stock response right? You don’t just reply to “how are you?” with a “hello” do you?
"Not bad thanks mate, you?"

 
Unread 13-08-2021, 05:01 PM
NedKelly
 
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"Not bad thanks mate, you?"

Standard. Minus the “you?” part. Couldn’t care less about anyone else
 
Unread 13-08-2021, 06:29 PM
windy waffles
 
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Standard. Minus the “you?” part. Couldn’t care less about anyone else
 
Unread 13-08-2021, 10:37 PM
Dr Stranger
 
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Not bad
Good, you?
Etc

Point is, you don’t actually answer the question.

“Funny you should ask….”

I didn’t. It’s a polite greeting. Your twin daughters could have been minced by a wheat thresher earlier that day and you better damn well f***ing say “not bad, you?”
 
Unread 19-08-2021, 01:08 PM
waynes ear's
 
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peoples names. Especially southerners named by their f***ing hippy parents. cant give a specific example as the one that's really triggered this is pretty unique.

f*** off
 
Unread 19-08-2021, 01:10 PM
Drexl
 
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peoples names. Especially southerners named by their f***ing hippy parents. cant give a specific example as the one that's really triggered this is pretty unique.

f*** off
Thank you Greggs Pastie
 
Unread 19-08-2021, 01:14 PM
waynes ear's
 
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Thank you Greggs Pastie
 
Unread 19-08-2021, 01:56 PM
dunk
 
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peoples names. Especially southerners named by their f***ing hippy parents. cant give a specific example as the one that's really triggered this is pretty unique.

f*** off
Harpsichord Evans?
 
Unread 19-08-2021, 02:33 PM
suedeshoes
 
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peoples names. Especially southerners named by their f***ing hippy parents. cant give a specific example as the one that's really triggered this is pretty unique.

f*** off
f*** off is quite a unique name tbf.
 
Unread 19-08-2021, 02:50 PM
NedKelly
 
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peoples names. Especially southerners named by their f***ing hippy parents. cant give a specific example as the one that's really triggered this is pretty unique.

f*** off
Not quite the same but my mums mate has had a son and did a Facebook post with a load of pics a couple of days after giving birth: “Welcome to the world little Ian Watkins”

Needless to say someone had a word as the post has since been deleted and the name has changed.
 
Unread 25-08-2021, 05:45 PM
est.1878
 
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ferrari clothing
 
Unread 25-08-2021, 06:55 PM
armchair
 
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ferrari clothing
we've come full circle!
 
Unread 28-08-2021, 10:34 AM
est.1878
 
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Starting XIs that have the gk at the bottom not top

Good morning to you, barryX
 
Unread 28-08-2021, 10:45 AM
Fat Al
 
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Today? Nothing. Not a damn thing.
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