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Old August 5th, 2007, 09:46 AM
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Your constant love and devotion for your "Lovely Ms Vita" has raised the bar for the rest of us male posters when we are speaking about our favorite many female posters...Your loving comments are very sincere and speaks to the volumes of long term relationships that have weathered ups/downs but you stuck it out...that spirit is not so projected in today's society so easily

However, you have caused us a problem because now we males have to come up with "handles" for our "ladies

So I'll start..from now on when I refer to my neighbor down the highway Melody...I will refer to her as " My Classic Baton Rouge Southern Cruising Beauty " or for short " MCBRSCB"

It will take me a year to figure out a handle for my big sister Luanne

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Your constant love and devotion for your "Lovely Ms Vita" has raised the bar for the rest of us male posters when we are speaking about our favorite many female posters...Your loving comments are very sincere and speaks to the volumes of long term relationships that have weathered ups/downs but you stuck it out...that spirit is not so projected in today's society so easily

However, you have caused us a problem because now we males have to come up with "handles" for our "ladies

So I'll start..from now on when I refer to my neighbor down the highway Melody...I will refer to her as " My Classic Baton Rouge Southern Cruising Beauty " or for short " MCBRSCB"

It will take me a year to figure out a handle for my big sister Luanne

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subtlety isnt one of your strong points is it?
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Venice, what can I say??? After 22 years with the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) I just call 'em as I see 'em! As you get to know me better, you'll find that I'm the kind of a guy that will always say exactly what I feel (unless it's going to hurt someones feelings). When the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) ask me if an outfit makes her look fat, I'll tell her the truth. (Do you think I'm an idiot, and would tell her anything, other than the fact that she looks fabulous in any outfit, or nothing at all?) I plan on being with this fantastic woman at least another 20 or 30 years, and will smile every moment of it. Life is exactly what you make of it, so why not make it the best you can. Smile, and everyone around will smile as well, and wonder what in the world you're up to!
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I agree, and I look forward to joining you and the lovely Ms Vita onboard one day soon
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its great that you guys have such a fantastic relationship. its getting harder and harder to find.
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Old August 5th, 2007, 11:26 AM
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I think it's great Skymaster that you have been married to the Lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita) for 22 years! Your love for her shows in your postings. My wife and I are going to celebrate 25 years together Oct, 1st and are going on our very first cruise Dec. 31st. We were talking about how long we've been married yesterday and I asked her how she has put up with me for so long and that prisoners get off for good behaviour with shorter sentences than that!

Hee hee thanks for raising the bar for the single cruisemates men! Maybe that'll keep 'em busy and out of trouble for awhile.
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i think im jealous. although ive been happily divorced for about 4 years.
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now the term "happily divorced" can go on my other post about phrases you never hear anymore
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Been married for 47 years which means that Peggy must be lovely or that I went blind a long time ago. I refer to her as "hey sexy" and she refers to me as "hey you!"
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Well on topic.....working all these years for the State of Louisiana has helped me realize which of the idiots are suffering from the "Little Man" or "Little Woman" syndrome. I send audit reports to a lot of people...this one wants their name at the top because they outrank that one.....and I have one person, I kid you not....whose title EXCEEDS one typed line on my letters....

I think it goes like this

Stupid Imbecile, Family Support and Enforcement Policy Divison, Director for A**********, L** & P******

After printing the letter for the third time I sent this message to the head of our agency

David this is getting totally ridiculous. Job titles are different in Groupwise and in the Directory. And some people have a personal preference. I have redone this review letter three times. Is there any way we can get an agency wide directive for everyone to specify the title they prefer in one central location? I'm thinking Groupwise would be best because people tend to change that first when their job changes. What do you think?

then I sent this one

Personally, I don't care what you call me, just call me to dinner!!! Do you know how many different ways you can spell and SAY my name? If I was picky about it no one would ever be able to mail me anything or talk to me!

THEN I sent this one

AND...they need to specify exactly how they want their name spelled. Additionally, they should avoid the "little man" syndrome and make sure the title fits on one line.


then I got really mad and sent this

OKAY I'm jumping on the bandwagon... from this day forth I will be officially addressed as

Ms. Melody Lynnette (Smith) Still, Office of Family Support, Quality Assurance Division, Contract Accountability Review Team, Program Specialist I

I know it's a little wordy, but I prefer this. It makes me feel important! I'm still underpaid, but I'm important!

LATER!!!


THEN I STARTED LAUGHING AND SENT THIS ONE!!!

Just forget about my wordy title.....let's call it like it is....my new business cards should say.....

Melody Still, GODDESS

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There is something to be said about attaining permanent status with the Department of Civil Service! I think I probably would have been fired years ago for stuff like this!!! There is nothing they can do about it, I'm a permanent employee!!!

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Happily divorced is a good one....another I saw here recently was "divorced smoker".

My Dad always messes up my life when he comess to visit by opening the car door for Liz. I tell him "Now see, she's gonna expect that all the time!!"

We've only been married 3 years but I have always said I was lucky to catch her.

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Phil,

You don't open her door????????????? That just doesn't happen in the south.....I've had 6 year old boys open my door! The ONLY time I open my own door is when I am the only one there. NOW, my southern Momma instilled in me the proper way to handle such gentlemanly courtesies.............smile demurely and say...."Thank you, evah so much!" and sweep by the gentleman, who will always be left inhaling a sweet scent in the air.

If you ever have a young child open your door, you must say...."Thank you! You are such a gentleman, your Mother must be so proud!"

A man can be a complete stranger, but he WILL open the door, ALWAYS.....unless he is an ill-bred yankee.....and then everyone stares at him. If he stays in the South long enough, he will be jumping barracades to open the door for a lady!

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and we also stand up and offer a chair when a southern woman comes in the room...and we always let all the women at our table on a cruise order first (our waiter understands that system after the 1st day)..and we always say thank you
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Yes indeed, ladies order first....or the gentleman orders for her.
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If a man tried to open my car door here, I'd be leaning on the horn and screaming "CARJACKING!!!""

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I am laughing Donna , but really the men do open your door here, whether they know you or not. They just LOVE to hold the door for a large group of women!!!!! I know they secretly hate to be delayed like that, but they do it.....with a smile.
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I always open, and hold the doors for the ladys, and more often than not, I get a look of non belief! Yes, I'm here in the South, but we do have a lot of Northern transplants here, who are just not accustomed to having men show respect for them! I don't mean to upset anyone, but it's simply more common for this little sign of respect to be shown here in the South. I consider it an honor to hold the door for a lady.

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ok Mel i resent the ill breed yankee bit. california is a breed all by itself. and i dont expect the man to open my car door if it would be easier for me to do it myself unless the situation warrants it. i do however expect the man to open doors for me. i trained my ex without him even being aware of it. when we would approach a door i would step back for him to proceed me and wait for him to open the door then i would walk in ahead of him. this was all done with subtlety and finesse.
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You don't open her door????????????? That just doesn't happen in the south.....I've had 6 year old boys open my door! The ONLY time I open my own door is when I am the only one there. NOW, my southern Momma instilled in me the proper way to handle such gentlemanly courtesies.............smile demurely and say...."Thank you, evah so much!" and sweep by the gentleman, who will always be left inhaling a sweet scent in the air.

If you ever have a young child open your door, you must say...."Thank you! You are such a gentleman, your Mother must be so proud!"

A man can be a complete stranger, but he WILL open the door, ALWAYS.....unless he is an ill-bred yankee.....and then everyone stares at him. If he stays in the South long enough, he will be jumping barracades to open the door for a lady!

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A man can be a complete stranger, but he WILL open the door, ALWAYS.....unless he is an ill-bred yankee.....and then everyone stares at him. If he stays in the South long enough, he will be jumping barracades to open the door for a lady!

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I too resent that quote. I lived in the south for many years and I'm sorry to burst your bubble but there are as many well mannered and ill mannered people who live in the north as there are in the south. I think it's time to stop the generalizations. I met quite a few southerners who were extremely nice and a number who could have used an etiquette lesson or two, or just a little common courtesy. Rudeness is something that shows no geographical boundaries nor does courtesy.

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Yes, after a bit of thought, you guys (Mike and Doug) are absolutely correct, and I stand corrected in my statement. I was born, and grew up in the great state of Indiana, and my mama is the one who taught me to open doors for a lady, and show respect for her. I think maybe, (and perhaps I should hold off in this statement until I think it over) just maybe it's a generational thing. (This should start a new line of comments) What do y'all think?

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Ken,

It may be a generational thing or just good manners. I have doors opened for me by young and old all the time. I often walk with a cane and young people will hold doors for me and also do so for women. My wife has the same respect shown to her. Perhaps it's just, basic, good manners. I do know it's not just limited to one part of the country. Granted there are "jerks" wherever you go.

Also: I am very impressed with you and the Lovely Ms. Vita. However, I don't think you haven't set the bar too high. I think I'm already up there.

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I couldn't be more of a yankee (born in New York City, hate the Yankees, loved the Brooklyn Dodgers), but I've always enjoyed holding doors for ladies, lighting their cigarettes (back when everybody smoked) and all the rest. But I've always smiled to myself about those women who covet those courtesies and yet fancy themselves rabid libbers. Always seemed oxymoronic, hypocritical even.

As for what I call my wife, as you may know I call her "Terry" here. That's her name, and it was her name that night 38 years ago when I picked her up in a bar (or was it the other way around?). In any event, she knows what I think of her because I say it every day.
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I always hold the door open for Mrs. Kuki, but almost 27 years now, and she still refuses to leave

It clearly demonstrates to me that she isn't as bright as many of you who have met her give her credit for. If she was smart, she'd have left me long ago.

Actually I open doors for all ladies; just a natural action for me. I also open them for older people (though finding people older than me is getting more difficult all the time )

Back to Mrs. Kuki...... I shower her with love and affection at every opportunity.... if she's in the shower with me. I affectionately call her my future ex wife.
**NOTE ** - moment of seriousness - I have no idea what I'd do without her. She's a very special woman, and I let her know how I feel all the time, in my own "kuki" way.
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Wow! I stand corrected! It isn't just a Southern thing......seems my Cruisemates are a wonderful group of men! Please accept my sincerest apologies

Melody

PS This is a prime example of how I manage to put my foot in my mouth everyday! I've become a great lover of the taste of leather! Actually, Southern people are just so sure we are better than everybody else and we just KNOW the SOUTH is the best place in the world, we just can't help joking with the folks who aren't lucky enough to be in the South! Now, where is my shoe??????????
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I think it has to do with how parents raise sons and not a geography issue

So for you wives who complain about your husbands not doing things around the house..go have a chat with your mother-in-law
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i dont prefer to be in the south. too hot and muggy. and too many people that think that they are better then us "yankees". (just kidding Mel)
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Melody..of course!!, how can a beautiful gracious Southern Woman not be forgiven
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