Politically Correct Statements- Here???

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by MCL_RDG, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Don't feel bad Rav, I'll bet he closed it due to the responses getting hot, not due to the original post. Either way, I'm sure the moderator still loves you :D :D :D You have a great outlook on life, if you can't do anything about it, FIDO: Forget It and Drive On.
  2. Ravensfan

    Ravensfan Member

    I agree, but I do enjoy a spirited debate once in a while.

    Not to belabor this idea, but, when I was getting my post-grad degree, an Egyptian friend of mine perceived my "FIDO" attitude and imparted a saying on me that sticks in my mind (I'm not sure if the saying is from his native Egypt): "Like water off a duck's back." More poetic than FIDO, don't you think? :)
  3. TR-Flyer

    TR-Flyer Member

    My wife's from Roanoke, Va. and she taught me "LWOaDB". Don't think there are many Egyptians in SW Va. I imagine it's one of those universal observations made because a species has settled itself all over the world. Kinda like "A whale of a tale", Hey Jon, how would you say those things in Viking?

    PC'd 2 deth,
  4. Ravensfan

    Ravensfan Member

    Ahhh, but there must be an origin.
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

    Måske en stor bil smuk! Jeg har det fint.

  6. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

    I wholeheartedly agree, jon

    I feel compelled to point out, Mark, that this thread has extremely miniscule bearing on Model Railroading!! (Some might say none)

    But you have every right to post it and the discussion is welcome!!! :D :D :D
  7. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Hi Rav,

    "like water off a ducks back"

    Your Egyptian friend MUST have been in the UK or knock about with me mates from Manchester.:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

    It`s as a very old saying back home:eek:
    We proberly insult each other a lot more in England;) ;) :p :) :cool: :rolleyes: :D :eek:
  8. YakkoWarner

    YakkoWarner Member

    OK Jon, now you're just showing off.
  9. chapmon

    chapmon Member

    Politically Correct

    Hi guys;

    Without offending anyone, the only reason smoking came up with most of the groups/clubs I was involved with, was that it became both a health issue for the non-smokers and the fact that it left a residue after awhile on everything around it. I operated once with a group where everyone smoked but me, but I tolerated it. When I left all I could smell was smoke, and would have to take a shower and put on clean clothes.

    ALthough I prefer not to be around smoking, I would not tell anyone else they could not, and most times, a polite question if they could do it either outside or downwind was usually granted. We never found it positive to complain about it, but with usually a little tact and diplomacy we worked out most of our differences.

    THe bottom line that I personally try to follow, is that I realize that not all people will be the same as me, and I try to respect each person I interact with and hope I will receive the same respect. We are all here to enjoy this hobby, and I learn constantly from the masters and from some of the most basic beginners.

    Hope I didn't become too boring.


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