Things you don't hear or see anymore

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  1. DeathMonkey

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  2. nightrain

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    Please, thank you, may I.
     
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    Yes mam, no mam, yes sir, no sir and thank you has been replaced with "no problem". We are now supposed to thank them for taking our money for doing business with them.

    However, there is one thing businesses are doing that is driving me nuts...begging for reviews. Hell, I've received begging emails when I haven't even received the box.
     
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    Competent coaching
     
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    Opening the door for ladies. My Mom trained me and I still do it and the reaction from ladies is astounding. They either look shocked or scared that you're waiting for them to walk by so you can snatch their purse.

    And there's this irritating thing some stores have started to over service, one in particular is Market Street in DFW. They've instructed their employees to engage you in conversation at the check out and the kids talking your groceries to the car, a requirement. Nothing like being asked about my weekend plans by a 19 year old kid.

    The last time I was in the one in Plano, the young checkout girl asked me if I was doing anything exciting for the weekend and I told her it was cross dressing weekend and me and a couple of my buddies were dressing up as spinsters and knocking over the ATM out front. She got real quiet and just stared at the groceries as she was scanning and I wasn't in the mood to tell her I was kidding. So, true to form, the young man wanted to know what I had planned as he pushed my basket with two sacks to the car and I told him me and a couple of buddies were going on a denture raid and did his grandparents wear them and where did they live. I told him there was a gypsy caravan camped on the other side of Central and they place a premium on dentures. He got it and laughed and I told him I know they make you do this but it's really not bonding with me so that I will put you in my will.
     
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  7. nightrain

    nightrain Since 1971

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    The worst people on earth these days (IMO) are the so called helicopter parents, who are not only ill mannered themselves, but are raising kids to be totally clueless when it comes to manners and self reliance. The things I see.
     
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    I knew from the moment you asked her out that either she became your wife, or had something to do with you meeting her..........You're so predictable, in an awesome way! :thumbup:
     
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    TV dinners with aluminum trays.
     
  10. Roadtrip635

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    I still use the term "church key" and most people have no clue what I'm talking about. o_O
     
  11. Runwildboys

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    I'm all for opening doors for the ladies, but I make sure to say, "You're welcome!"......Loudly, if they don't say "Thank you."
     
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    Friendly neighbors.
     
  14. nightrain

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    Yabba Dabba Dooooooooooooooo
     
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    $1 cig machines.
     
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    Those were good stories, Coach. I don't know which I enjoyed more, the curlers or the check out. I laughed a lot more over the check out. In my line of work and with my family, I thought I'd heard it all. Now I have some new stories.
     
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    Waiting for a letter from that special someone ;)
     
  18. MichaelWinicki

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    A candy machine where you pull a knob to make a selection.
     
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