At a loose end this morning - I've just been in a very large Tesco, a
few miles from here and had a breakfast. I had no less than five 'Sirs'
whilst in there - have Tesco gone up market? Makes a change from the
more usual 'Eh oop!' from staff in those places.
Likewise ... and also being 'waited on'.
When Dad came ashore from The Merchant Navy he was a 'ships chandler'
and would often take me down to the various London docks on the
weekend. Dad would look after the small ships (basic provisions etc)
and we would often get invited to stay for a meal. Many of the small
ships had Indian crews those days and being 'waited on' whilst being
served curry was quite an experience for me (we didn't go to posh
Being waited on made me feel slightly uncomfortable and still does.
Cheers, T i m
Surely the best answer to that one is to give them a bogus
first name such as Marmaduke or Algernon. Then if they
still insist on exhibiting undue familiarity you will at least
have derived some entertainment value from your retail experience.
Because in some cases it will be in the records. And at some places I
might introduce myself with both names, because Mr X sounds a bit
pompous. That doesn't mean I expect to be addressed by my first name.
I used to send business faxes marked as From "Steve Walker", sign them
"S.Walker" and have my printed name under the signature as "Mr.
S.M.Walker", letting the recipient address me in whatever way they were
most comfortable with - particularly as many foreign countries have
their own preferences.
I read a book about 40 years ago, where a character said something like
"You can call me whatever you want, as long as it is said with the
proper tone of respect." I can agree with that.
when I was (email) communicating with some Arabs about booking guided tours
in their country
they all replied with
Dear Mr Tim
I never did find out if that was their normal "politeness" or whether they
just assumed people signed their name Surname, Christian name (as indeed,
some countries do)
On Sat, 13 Jul 2019 03:40:43 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org
Quite ... it does make you wonder if these Brexiteers have actually
been out of their basements (and I bet they don't eat any of that
'foreign muck'). ;-)
I generally have a (small) chicken donor (or wrap) with extra salad
and rarely eat all the pitta. And we are talking once a week at most,
typically round at Mums (as she likes Kebabs now) and if she or I
Last night I did a chicken stir fry with kind prawns (and with the
surplus making Mum a couple more meals). ;-)
Cheers, T i m
On Saturday, 13 July 2019 13:21:29 UTC+1, T i m wrote:
So those that don't leave the house are Brexiteers now ?
So why do you say that those that didn't leave their house to vote should b
e counted as remainers ?
Anyway I don't believe it has much to do with kebabs.
There's a newish resturant opened near here claiming to do the better sort
of kebab german it seems.
I haven't had one yet,in fact I haven't had a kebab this year yet, nearly h
ad one saturday but at 11:30pm on my way home the traffic was so slow that
I gave up and got off the bus 2 stops early and couldn't be bothered walkin
g another stop for a kebab. I had a cockle sandwhich instead.
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