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Maybe this is a sign that I'm getting old, but I felt sooooo much resentment towards some NYU dorks @ Space Market who told their orders to the dudes behind the deli without saying please or thank you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ingroup to everyone involved, etc :/

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

This bugs me all the time and I spend all day angry.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:37 (twelve years ago) link

you should move to the south!

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:40 (twelve years ago) link

ive discovered that ive become obsessive about politeness to the point i am rude. the other day i came up quick on a lady standing on an escalator...she called me rude, i told her that i had always been taught that it was polite to stand on the right side of the escalator...she didnt like that..i dont think she liked being called madam or my stephen fry as jeeves tone either. but there are all these little instances where i notice people being casually impolite, think abut how many of us are here, and wonder wtf is wrong with people..then i get all like The Punisher meets Ms. Manners...its a waste of my energies..i need to cut it out.

bb, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:42 (twelve years ago) link

you should move to the south!


You know WASPy New Englanders are supposed to be polite too right? I've found many southerners, esp young ones, are actually pretty tactless, but I think that's like Virginia? Maybe this is my weird stereotype?

Guys, so much for being polite, they fucked up my sandwich. NO BACON, AND FUCKING AMERICAN CHEESE INSTEAD OF SWISS.

Also, be polite to bartenders even if they can't hear you.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:50 (twelve years ago) link

Also I feel that it is polite to yield to oncoming foot traffic by going to the right. I get really annoyed when someone yields to their left.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:51 (twelve years ago) link

virginians are pretty polite, in my experience. i always thought that impoliteness towards people helping you in public was a new england thing. i've lived in both places, for what it's worth. anyway i think the moral of the story: there are douches everywhere.

Mr. Que, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:52 (twelve years ago) link

Boston is not new england.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

i get very annoyed about that in grand central..esp because YOU KNOW THESE FUCKING SUBURBANITES COMING OF METRO NORTH DRIVE CARS AND SHOULD INTUITIVELY KNOW TO STAY TO THE FUCKING RIGHT


there i go again...

thats it, im not looking at this thread anymore..

bb, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

i once called a woman "ma'am" out of habit and she was sort of insulted so i have switched to calling women "miss" instead.

ian, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:53 (twelve years ago) link

i lived in CT and MA

Mr. Que, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

i think the lack of courtesy is more a generational thing than a regional one. it can be summed up accurately and succinctly with "fucking kids".

chicago kevin, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:54 (twelve years ago) link

i, too, hate impolite modern society.

strongohulkington, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:55 (twelve years ago) link

someone stomped on my toe really hard on the train yesterday and didn't say sorry and it pissed me off!

bell_labs, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:58 (twelve years ago) link

i have switched to calling women "miss" instead.


this is a good way to earn favor with middle aged waitresses :D

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:01 (twelve years ago) link

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.


Ecclesiastes 9:11

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

BTW, Ian Johnson is the king soloman of brooklyn

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:02 (twelve years ago) link

who is Samson

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

Also I always say "please" and "thank you" and am v. polite!

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:05 (twelve years ago) link

hstencil xpost

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/gnl2/PlatoCave.jpg

HOW CAN I BE POLITE WHEN I'M TIED UP IN A CAVE?????

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:07 (twelve years ago) link

if i am king solomon, where are my 700 wives and 300 concubines + pharoah's daughter?

ian, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.contraculture.com/the_cave.gif

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

Why would you want more wives than concubines??????

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

i kind of hate plato.
also, more wives is so they can cook me bigger meals. concubines don't cook, do they? they just fuck and dance.

ian, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:13 (twelve years ago) link

also jw did u get yer sandwich at Han's Deli? That place has never failed me.

ian, Thursday, 26 April 2007 15:14 (twelve years ago) link

Also I feel that it is polite to yield to oncoming foot traffic by going to the right. I get really annoyed when someone yields to their left.

-- Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 14:51 (1 hour ago)

what rankles my cankles = when 2 people (often fatteys) walk side by side taking up whole sidewalk and neither yields to oncomers AKA sidewalk chicken. i always barge thru for the win ^_^v

am0n, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:26 (twelve years ago) link

also see: 2 people standing side by side on escalator

am0n, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:28 (twelve years ago) link

I have been called ma'am since I was like 24. it sucks.
i'm from virginia and am super polite to people in the service industry. but maybe that's from working at subway and olive garden in high school.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:30 (twelve years ago) link

i've stopped hanging out with people before who I thought were rude to the server.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:31 (twelve years ago) link

I think I became an asshole when I worked making ice cream in high school. One day I built a huge order for a guy with some like $8 sundae. I messed something up (vanilla waffle bowl instead of chocolate) and the dude watched me, standing right at the counter spend 5 minutes making that and all this other shit.

He goes, "I just have one question for you.... does that look like a chocolate waffle bowl to you?"

I should have told him to fuck off and quit there.
^ err jw

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:34 (twelve years ago) link

diabolical fattey gets extra sundae for free, such is gluttony

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:36 (twelve years ago) link

yeah, working in retail really made me appreciate service industry types.

re: southern people being polite vs. northern people being polite: I think southerners have a bluntness that can come off as pretty rude (we are all really good at saying horrible things in a nice voice), but we observe common etiquette (saying ma'am, sir, excuse me, etc.) moreso than northerners, who maybe don't observe common etiquette as much but are less likely to say "oh you are such a dear" in that incredibly condescending, actually-I-think-you're-an-idiot way.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

I think the majority of people in general aren't that bad, but it bothers me when young people don't offer their seats to older people on the T.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:48 (twelve years ago) link

I didn't give him the fucking sundae. Dude also ordered cheeseburger, milkshake, coke, fries

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:50 (twelve years ago) link

^^^ wtf FATTY CENTRAL.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

There may have been onion rings too but I don't remember. Or maybe it was fucking clam strips

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 16:51 (twelve years ago) link

my mom has been a chinese restaurant waitress for like 25 years. She won't let me eat fried rice or egg drop soup in any restaurant. she buries everything in the garden.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:00 (twelve years ago) link

It's definitely not a generational thing. Kids will always be kids, but I've had plenty of foul experiences with aging MTA employees*, cranky medical office secretaries**, and law students of all ages***.


*...that can't be bothered to get off the phone/put down iPod
**...that demand I fax in my insurance card, then curtly ask what provider I have, and tell me they don't participate, bye. (I foudn your fucking office on Humana's website, bitch)
***...that think because I work in IT it's my personal duty to fix every little computer- or technology-related problem they may encounter at the library or at home

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:08 (twelve years ago) link

And I'm usually quite accommodating with computer questions even though my job has nothing to do with their laptops.

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

Or digital cameras.






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BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:09 (twelve years ago) link

***...that think because I work in IT it's my personal duty to fix every little computer- or technology-related problem they may encounter at the library or at home


Argh, I'm like CALL FUCKING DESKTOP SUPPORT, YOU *PAY* FOR THEM TO DO THAT

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

Also I'm not even PART of IT

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

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Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

Admittedly, getting help with computers is always tough, and god knowz I need it too.

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

Just be glad you're not a plumber

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

concubines don't cook, do they? they just fuck and dance.

Get me concubines, I'll live with takeout.

I am a 'rude' pedestrian in midtown -- ie, if yer not in a hurry, go the fuck to Paris if you want to 'boulevard' three abreast.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:23 (twelve years ago) link

oh I HATE slowwalkers who take up the whole sidewalk more than ANYTHING. I always pass them in an obviously huffy fashion.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:26 (twelve years ago) link

me too

*glad I live in a city full of fast walkers*

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:27 (twelve years ago) link

people who stand on narrow sidewalks and hold conversations and then make me walk through them to get by.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:27 (twelve years ago) link

also suck.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:27 (twelve years ago) link

xpost haha jm just posted what I was gonna post

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

re: sidewalk conversations

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

I am just going to start hitting people.

jessie monster, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

STUDENTS OUTSIDE DORMS ON SIDEWALK

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:35 (twelve years ago) link

jon, you mean weinstein dorm stoop smokers? i was one of those once

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:36 (twelve years ago) link

I actually do hit people who are in my way while walking. once I was walking in harlem, late to get somewhere and I accidentally hipchecked a little girl walking in the opp. direction and 4 seconds later I heard her mother yelling WHO HIT YOU??!!

I so did not turn around.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

np: Ludacris - MOVE! (BITCH GET OUT THE WAY)

am0n, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:40 (twelve years ago) link

fucking university place

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 17:42 (twelve years ago) link

go go gadget knee defender

Curt1s Stephens, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:00 (twelve years ago) link

i mind the fuck out of my Ps and Qs and as a result i savor each and every moment i can interact with an old lady in a public setting

iiiijjjj, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:12 (twelve years ago) link

i once kicked someone's chihuahua, but it was an accident. he was darting all around and ran right in front of my foot!

bell_labs, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:15 (twelve years ago) link

ppl who STAND ON SUNBWAY STAIRS

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

SUBWAY STAIRS ANSWERING THEIR DEVICES

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 26 April 2007 18:42 (twelve years ago) link

he was darting all around and ran right in front of my foot!

typical excuse of serial chihuahua abuser

dmr, Thursday, 26 April 2007 19:01 (twelve years ago) link

my personal bugbear: when you (or anybody else) has to sneeze in public – and onlookers glare as if you've horribly offended them, instead of saying 'god bless you' or 'geshundheit' or whatever.

remy bean, Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:43 (twelve years ago) link

^ azns

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:45 (twelve years ago) link

You know that term, "Kill 'em with kindness"? Y'all should move to The South and discover that it's damn-near a literal expression.

"HAY MORNIN' THERE, BUDDY! HOW YOU GETTING ALONG OKAY?"
"Can I just pay for this coffee, please?"

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 26 April 2007 20:55 (twelve years ago) link

when i was in India and someone sneezed I said god bless you and then was terrified I would be stoned. GET YOUR GODS STRAIGHT BEFORE YOU TRAVEL.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:00 (twelve years ago) link

i was in a pizza place, walking out with a pie. there's a woman ahead of me, pushing a stroller. she goes outside before me and then holds the door open for me. i smiled, but i did not say thank you. (when i hold the door for someone i don't expect a thank you.) anyway, she got all mad and was like "You know a THANK YOU for holding the door would have been nice." am i a dick, y/n?

Mr. Que, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:03 (twelve years ago) link

i just say bless you. why bring god into this?

chicago kevin, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:04 (twelve years ago) link

remy how many times has a stranger in passing said god bless you to you? ive had once instance in my life when i was visiting chicago & its actually managed to stick in my mind because i was so surprised by it

this might only be because i do the vast majority of my sneezing in private though

deeznuts, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:05 (twelve years ago) link

someone lit a cigarette in my subway car on the way to work today but I don't think it was so much conscious rudeness as just mentally ill / weird

so noticeable in a closed car tho. ugh.

dmr, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:14 (twelve years ago) link

mcdonalds employees who dont treat me like their superior

deeznuts, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:18 (twelve years ago) link

I don't think with-holding a "thank you" when a door is held is as much a faux pas as is withholding a "sorry" after squashing someone's toes or something. That's when I'll get huffy and be all "AN 'EXCUSE ME' WOULD BE NICE"

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:20 (twelve years ago) link

haha have you ever actually done that kind of thing?? cuz i dont i have nor do i think its happened to me & i can be a pretty rude jackass

deeznuts, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:22 (twelve years ago) link

No amount of politeness seems to get one served at Daddy's however.

sexyDancer, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

Smiling is a perfectly fine response to a door-holding as long as you're sure the person sees it. I hold a lotta doors and get a lotta cold shoulders, but making a kind gesture so you can get verbal acknowledgment is bogus.

BLASTOCYST, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:25 (twelve years ago) link

someone told me a story once about being on a train and some lady using her stroller to keep the doors open as she almost missed the train.

and the subway announcer just yelled, "you did NOT just use a baby to hold the doors!"

or i read it on overheard in ny..oh memory...where have you gone


ok, off to daddy's

but 1st to navigate GCS, the 4/5, union square ...

bb, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:26 (twelve years ago) link

"AN 'EXCUSE ME' WOULD BE NICE"

I got that once when the subway lurched and I sort of half sat on someone

I didn't think it was that bad but apparently she felt pretty satted on

I apologized but then had to sit next to her for a few stops ... :/ awkward

dmr, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:27 (twelve years ago) link

my bro has done some shit a couple times recently -- he was at a cafe where one of my friends works and my bro accidentally poured hot tea all over my friend's hand.

FRIEND: Uh... "SORRY."
BRO: Oh, it's alright.
FRIEND: No, "sorry" is what you're supposed to say!
BRO: ... *walks away*

My bro can be quite a tool sometimes.

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

what's annoying here is that ppl will slow down or stop when you're standing on the corner or even approaching (say, on a run), which totally throws off my game because either (a) I'm just chilling on the corner, checking girls and smoking cigarettes* or (b) i have planned my in-run in such a way that i will pass behind the car by mere inches, in the most efficient street crossing you've ever seen. instead, i get dudes sitting there impatient that i'm not flipping out and thanking them for their irritating, obtrusive courtesy

river wolf, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:30 (twelve years ago) link

* this isn't really a real situation

river wolf, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:31 (twelve years ago) link

Also, don't fucking wave me on if you have the right of way, you shitty RI drivers.

elmo argonaut, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:39 (twelve years ago) link

"KILL EM WITH KINDNESS"

Also see insane motherfucker drivers who try to be "nice" and attempt to wave you to turn left in front of them at intersections.

HA XPOST

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:43 (twelve years ago) link

YES

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:46 (twelve years ago) link

some dude just drifted into my lane this morning and he ignored my honks in this weird "maybe if i don't acknowledge his presence he'll veer into another car and i can get to work early" manner. after that almost happened, he waved to me politely and mouthed "thank you".

félix pié, Thursday, 26 April 2007 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

i got yelled at for holding the door open for guy in wheelchair a la david cross in scary movie 2 XD

am0n, Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:09 (twelve years ago) link

Also, don't fucking wave me on if you have the right of way, you shitty RI drivers.

OTM
this includes assholes in NY who have a green light, see that you've stopped well before crossing the street because hey, DO NOT WALK, and they stop anyway at the green light and wave you across?? drivers stop being so old and senile thx

sleep, Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

admittedly this has only happened to me two or three times, but wtf

sleep, Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:21 (twelve years ago) link

DRIVING WITH ALOHA

g®▲Ðұ, Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:37 (twelve years ago) link

my pet peeve is people who don't know the difference between "excuse me" and "sorry."

THESE TWO ARE NOT INTERCHANGABLE AND IT IS LAZY TO SUBSTITUTE ONE FOR THE OTHER.

like if I am waiting in line to get a drink at a crowded bar and you are trying to squeeze past me to go sit down or go to the bathroom, DO NOT SAY "SORRY :(" YOU ARE DOING NOTHING WRONG. THERE IS NOTHING TO APOLOGIZE FOR. A simple and polite "excuse me" is all that is called for.

Same goes for accidentally bumping into someone. However, stepping on a toe def. calls for an apology.

g®▲Ðұ, Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:42 (twelve years ago) link

i never say god bless you either. I have no clue what got into me that day. i usually just say achtung or something when someone sneezes.

someone once ashed near me and the cherry landed on my hand. i just stared at the bright bright ember until the dude freaked out and knocked it off my hand. i was really drunk and had a scar for 6 months. he didn't say sorry.

Yerac, Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:48 (twelve years ago) link

sorry lady u drunk

river wolf, Thursday, 26 April 2007 22:49 (twelve years ago) link

re: southern people being polite vs. northern people being polite: I think southerners have a bluntness that can come off as pretty rude (we are all really good at saying horrible things in a nice voice), but we observe common etiquette (saying ma'am, sir, excuse me, etc.) moreso than northerners, who maybe don't observe common etiquette as much but are less likely to say "oh you are such a dear" in that incredibly condescending, actually-I-think-you're-an-idiot way.

i know this was like way the fuck upthread but jessie totally otm here. people always think i'm gona be some sweet southern belle because i am from the south but i have to explain to them that that whole southern hospitality thing is a lot of fake niceness in order to make their judgmentalness seem less obnoxious.

tehresa, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:09 (twelve years ago) link

one of my good friends is from georgia and she always looks me right in the eye when talking and is sure to include my name in every other sentence. she does this with everyone. it's very disarming and i think she's insulted me a few times but i didn't notice because it was such a pleasant experience overall.

félix pié, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:25 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^ i have had this experience multiple times and it really is disarming

river wolf, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:34 (twelve years ago) link

I'm sure your friend is a wonderful human, felix, but it's a shame that she's a damn creepy conversationalist, bless her heart.

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:44 (twelve years ago) link

I often do that to people deliberately, fellow noise board posters.

admrl, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:45 (twelve years ago) link

bless her heart!! 8080, oh man, every time i have a conversation with her she tosses one of those in there.

félix pié, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:48 (twelve years ago) link

She sounds like such a goddam stupid fucking idiot, bless her heart!

Pleasant Plains, Thursday, 26 April 2007 23:55 (twelve years ago) link

goes along with, 'i love her to death, but....'

tehresa, Friday, 27 April 2007 00:03 (twelve years ago) link

I use people's names when talking to them so I never forget.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Friday, 27 April 2007 14:39 (twelve years ago) link

I use people's names when talking to them so I never forget.


i tried to do this but it didn't work. wednesday night a friend of a friend met us out for drinks and i said "nice to meet you kelly." and she responded with "we've met. on saturday." whoops...

chicago kevin, Friday, 27 April 2007 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

and now i'm not 100% positive her name was kelly now that i think about it.

chicago kevin, Friday, 27 April 2007 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

Its pretty rude to point that out to people unless you've met like 7 times.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Friday, 27 April 2007 14:57 (twelve years ago) link

Also "It's"

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:00 (twelve years ago) link

I used to work with this Belgian girl like 9 years ago who told me Europeans think it's rude when Americans say "excuse me" so I forced myself to say things like "pardon me" or "my bad, guvnah" etc instead every since.

nickalicious, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:06 (twelve years ago) link

oh boy, this is going to be a goldmine

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:08 (twelve years ago) link

wtf how is that rude

am0n, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:10 (twelve years ago) link

yeah britishers are big on "pardon"

Mr. Que, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:11 (twelve years ago) link

exsqueeze me?
baking powder?

elmo argonaut, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:16 (twelve years ago) link

total strangers who say "hello" to you in cities other than New York disturb me, cuz if it's a guy under 50 I naturally assume they wanna git down

Dr Morbius, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:46 (twelve years ago) link

schwing

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:47 (twelve years ago) link

haha morbs would be v flustered in minnesota

ghost rider, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:56 (twelve years ago) link

"minnesota nice" = passive-aggression + smiling and saying hello at strangers for no reason

ghost rider, Friday, 27 April 2007 15:56 (twelve years ago) link

I was in Minneapolis once and a deaf-mute guy in the mall-like gay barplex was convinced I went to high school with him.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 27 April 2007 16:29 (twelve years ago) link

in NC if you are driving through a residential area and see people walking, they will wave at you.

jessie monster, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

lol Gay 90s

ghost rider, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

that place is like 75% straight high school girls

ghost rider, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

not in '94

Dr Morbius, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

in NC if you are driving through a residential area and see people walking, they will wave at you.


Also in little compton ri

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:25 (twelve years ago) link

haha sorry morbs i say 'hi' to people all the time


see also: the countryroad steering wheel wave

river wolf, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:28 (twelve years ago) link

haha sorry morbs i say 'hi' to people all the time


fucking horndog.

chicago kevin, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:29 (twelve years ago) link

see also: the countryroad steering wheel wave


I do this at speed traps

Catsupppppppppppppp dude ‫茄蕃‪, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:33 (twelve years ago) link

in NC if you are driving through a residential area and see people walking, they will wave at you.

haha I've gotten so used to this that I usually wave to the pedestrians before they do me!

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 27 April 2007 18:08 (twelve years ago) link

haha I've gotten so used to this that I usually wave to the pedestrians before they do me!


huh, i usually have to get the pedestrians drunk before they'll do me.

chicago kevin, Friday, 27 April 2007 18:20 (twelve years ago) link

man, America is weird

Dr Morbius, Friday, 27 April 2007 18:30 (twelve years ago) link

i like saying "hi" to people on the same trail as me while hiking.

its kind of like: "hello there fellow smart person. isn't it nice to be greeted by others who made the wise choice to spend this afternoon in nature?"

g®▲Ðұ, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:04 (twelve years ago) link

i always squint at people and purse my lips and point an index finger at them and spin around and keep pointing at them as they walk past me.


then i go to the store and buy a new bag of conjunctions.

chicago kevin, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

my bad, guvnah" etc instead every since.

aye this happens in ghent and bruges the whole time

600, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:20 (twelve years ago) link

yeah britishers are big on "pardon"

-- Mr. Que, Friday, April 27,


i dunno i never heard a british person say this

600, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

i like saying "hi" to people on the same trail as me while hiking.

Absolutely!

nickalicious, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

^^^^ well duh. ditto people on the chairlift, which has the potential to be the most awkward situation imaginable: 2-3 people, often strangers, squished together on a slow moving chair for about 10 minutes. you sort of have to talk to each other.

river wolf, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:27 (twelve years ago) link

Definitely. I've gotten better at the chairlift chat, though, in my old age. It used to scare me silly.

Laurel, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:31 (twelve years ago) link

One time after like 7 days straight camping we came stomping out of the woods (not on the trail) back into the parking area all dirty and ragged and this family was just getting out of their car, we all waved and said hi, they kind of only-barely-politely nodded and did that hands-on-shoulders "hurry-along-now-kids!" thing towards the trail.

nickalicious, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:33 (twelve years ago) link

Generally, though, I don't like people and I don't like making a social effort for strangers. :D Also I don't greet people unless I know them, but anything else is really impossible in the city.

Laurel, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

Sharing a ferris wheel car with other couple = awkward.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 27 April 2007 21:43 (twelve years ago) link

elevators are awkward

félix pié, Friday, 27 April 2007 22:11 (twelve years ago) link

Sharing a ferris wheel car with other couple = awkward.

-- Pleasant Plains, Friday, April 27, 2007 11:43 AM (27 minutes ago)


haha my cousin's husband had a proposal all planned out at Navy Pier's ferris wheel in chicago, but they ended up having to share w/ a fat, drunk/ PDA-ing couple. he pussed out and proposed an hour later, at a quiet spot down the pier.

g®▲Ðұ, Friday, 27 April 2007 22:14 (twelve years ago) link

i used to play golf with my brother and i always hated it when we had to play with some other golfers, because we always ended up getting douches or crepes.

félix pié, Friday, 27 April 2007 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

^^awkward

félix pié, Friday, 27 April 2007 22:17 (twelve years ago) link

crepes while golfing sounds delicious.

g®▲Ðұ, Friday, 27 April 2007 22:18 (twelve years ago) link

I like golf

JW, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:17 (twelve years ago) link

my summers during my college years back home are a haze of golf, pool, swimming, bbqs, cheap beer, cigarettes, weed, steely dan, allman bros, more golf, and garage jamz

félix pié, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:32 (twelve years ago) link

I've still never played a game of golf. This guy I worked with and I used to go out to the Arnold Palmer Driving Range. We'd work on our shots while drinking out of a box of Franzia. It took me a long time to get to the point where the ball would actually go up in the air instead of skipping across the range like a flatrock in water. That was six or seven years ago, and I haven't held a driver since.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:38 (twelve years ago) link

left arm straight

félix pié, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:39 (twelve years ago) link

Is it that, or is it having the club reach its lowest point just before it hits the ball? I think my problem may have been that I was trying to place the ball at my swing's 180 degree point, like I was putting.

Golf seems like a pain in the ass to get into anyway. It's expensive. It takes a little time management. And I still have a hard time getting past some of that golf culture that's out there.

There's another awkward social situation: Feeling rushed through the putt-putt course because there's a bad-ass power putt group breathing down your neck right behind you.

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:47 (twelve years ago) link

yes those speed golfers suck.

oh and also keep your head down as you follow through, you pretty much don't want to look up from the ball until you've followed through. because looking up will cause you to pull back just a little and hit the top of the ball, causing it to be a ground ball right up the middle or more likely off to the left.

félix pié, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:50 (twelve years ago) link

a way manners fucks up golfing for me:

it is kind of rude to NOT smoke w33d with your fellow golfers in hawaii. i'm such a lightweight that by the 3rd hole i'm slicing all over the fucking place.

g®▲Ðұ, Friday, 27 April 2007 23:58 (twelve years ago) link

stoned golfing sounds like a really good idea.

jessie monster, Saturday, 28 April 2007 00:30 (twelve years ago) link

We call that "Ian Johnson style".

Laurel, Saturday, 28 April 2007 00:38 (twelve years ago) link

OK I totally wanna go to Hawaii and play w33d golf now Grady.

Trayce, Saturday, 28 April 2007 02:12 (twelve years ago) link

i finally got my drivers liscence and so I get crazy discounts now. (on golf, not w33d).

g®▲Ðұ, Saturday, 28 April 2007 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

I don't expect a "thank you" when I hold the door for someone but I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU DID NOT GLARE AT ME AND/OR GO OUT OF YOUR WAY TO USE ANOTHER DOOR THANK YOU

bernard snowy, Saturday, 28 April 2007 02:42 (twelve years ago) link

in NC if you are driving through a residential area and see people walking, they will wave at you.

-- jessie monster, Friday, 27 April 2007 17:13 (Yesterday)

wait, does this actually seriously freak people out? I thought it was just a normal thing that happened everywhere! the only time I found it even slightly weird was when a dude on a riding mower waved to me while I was passing through Virgilina, but that was just because it's a town of 159 people and so he would obviously know that he had never seen me before.

bernard snowy, Saturday, 28 April 2007 18:50 (twelve years ago) link

well, judging by the responses, it is pretty normal in small communities. I have had out-of-town friends (lol big city peeps) be all "wtf is that old dude waving at you?" tho.

jessie monster, Saturday, 28 April 2007 18:53 (twelve years ago) link

strangers wave at each other all the time in my neighborhood...then receive free drugs and/or sexual favors. southern hospitality. blowjobs are like lemonade here.

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:36 (twelve years ago) link

just kidding

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:37 (twelve years ago) link

it's a tradition. third person to wave at you driving a cadillac gets a free bj, except on Sundays. blue laws and all.

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:39 (twelve years ago) link

if Forrest Gump is on tv, free plate of shrimp.

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:41 (twelve years ago) link

(Repo Man is banned in SC)

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:42 (twelve years ago) link

shower time.

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:42 (twelve years ago) link

I remember those idyllic days of my youth, waiting for consumer interest in my 50-cent blowjob stand

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:44 (twelve years ago) link

I wonder how Lucy would have handled the situation in an alternate-universe Peanuts strip

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:46 (twelve years ago) link

if i was really smart i would've been like Lucy in Peanuts and have my own stand disseminating psychiatric advice with complimentary fellatio as the hook to bring in customers. i'd "blow minds"

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:48 (twelve years ago) link

hahahaha X-POST

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

Bitch was cheap. She would've run me out of business.

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:49 (twelve years ago) link

"disseminating"

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:50 (twelve years ago) link

this being SC though, she'd be selling fireworks too

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:51 (twelve years ago) link

i really do need to take a shower

latebloomer, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:52 (twelve years ago) link

lol "chrome dome"

http://www.hq.usace.army.mil/cepa/pubs/jan00/charlie.gif

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:54 (twelve years ago) link

oh god don't GIS for Charlie Brown.

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 28 April 2007 19:54 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.oxact.org/Charlie%20Brown%20cast%20small.JPG

remy bean, Saturday, 28 April 2007 20:38 (twelve years ago) link

That fat fuck isn't really supposed to be Schroder, is he?

blowjobs are like lemonade here.

-- latebloomer, Saturday, April 28, 2007 2:36 PM (16 minutes ago)


You mean they're like sweet tea, doncha.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 28 April 2007 21:35 (twelve years ago) link

xpost: that's charliebrowncastSMALL.jpg?!?!?!

bernard snowy, Saturday, 28 April 2007 21:36 (twelve years ago) link

Daniel Johnston as Schroeder obv.

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 28 April 2007 21:36 (twelve years ago) link

small as in its the one without pigpen and the black kid.

g®▲Ðұ, Saturday, 28 April 2007 21:55 (twelve years ago) link

Apparently, altar boy uniform = Snoopy outfit.

There's a furrie jok in there somewhere, but I'm not going to be the one to make it.

Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 28 April 2007 22:35 (twelve years ago) link

alex in nyc?

JW, Saturday, 28 April 2007 23:35 (twelve years ago) link

You mean they're like sweet tea, doncha.

-- Pleasant Plains, Saturday, 28 April 2007 21:35 (Yesterday)

AWWW FUCK

sonned in lemonade/sweet tea beef

latebloomer, Sunday, 29 April 2007 02:15 (twelve years ago) link

just goes to show i'm not a native southerner. when my friend sean (who's lived all his life here) came back from a trip to NYC he was stunned at the lack of sweet tea. it's just something that he was so used to.

latebloomer, Sunday, 29 April 2007 02:19 (twelve years ago) link

i think to be a true southerner you have to be born with trace of amount of caffeine in your blood

latebloomer, Sunday, 29 April 2007 02:22 (twelve years ago) link

My wife always talked about how confusing it could get in American restaurants, being asked a thousand questions about one wants their meal prepared. For example, in Australia, they don't really bother asking you what kind of freakin' salad dressing you want.

So you can imagine the blank stare she gave our Waffle House waitress the first time she was asked "sweet'r,unsweet?"

Pleasant Plains, Sunday, 29 April 2007 03:14 (twelve years ago) link

i have a friend from alabama who was totally baffled that there was no sweet tea to be found in montreal. i told him i had never even heard of this sweet tea and he was like "no, you know, sweet tea! you know!" this was abt 2 yrs ago. there is still no sweet tea.

rrrobyn, Sunday, 29 April 2007 03:15 (twelve years ago) link

If you find me sleepin' in the shade dear
Will you promise to bring me all your sweetness
All my plans are hangin' in the palms dear
All my thoughts are lost in Pawley's interest
Rock me gently the waves are softly rollin'
Salty breezes blowin' through the screen dear
Pour me some of your old fashioned magic
I can hear you whispering in my ear

Don't try to offer me anything
What it comes right down to baby
Don't tempt me; I'm where I wanna be
Cause on the eighth day, God made sweet tea

Certain things in life I like to savor
Watchin' clouds and waitin' on the rain
If you ever question my behavior
Just a taste will make you feel the same now

Don't try to offer me anything
What it comes right down to baby
Don't tempt me; I'm where I wanna be
Cause on the eighth day, God made sweet tea

We've known each other goin' on thirty years
Seen a lot of joy; we've seen a lot of tears
Still I wouldn't change a single thing that I did
Cause we're here, yea.....

Don't try to offer me anything
What it comes right down to baby
Don't tempt me; I'm where I wanna be
Cause on the eighth day, God made sweet tea

Don't try to offer me anything
What it comes right down to baby
Don't tempt me; I'm where I wanna be
Cause on the eighth day, God made sweet tea

tehresa, Sunday, 29 April 2007 04:31 (twelve years ago) link

cravin melon omg lmao

latebloomer, Sunday, 29 April 2007 20:16 (twelve years ago) link

I always thought the only reason for restaurants to serve unsweetened tea was to allow the calorie-conscious among us to add their preferred artificial sweetener, y'know, as a sensitive nod to customer choice. It never occurred to me that anyone would drink un-sweet tea voluntarily.

Laurel, Sunday, 29 April 2007 20:43 (twelve years ago) link

haha Laurel otm

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 29 April 2007 20:52 (twelve years ago) link

So hang on whats the difference between putting yr own sugar into tea (and I dont put much!) and "sweet tea"? Is it like HORRIBLY RLY SWEET?

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

I think I wd be in sunny's shoes if I ever came to the South :(

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:13 (twelve years ago) link

Southern "sweet tea" = black tea with lots of sugar. It is often HORRIBLY RLY SWEET. Also it is served chilled/on ice.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweet_tea

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:21 (twelve years ago) link

I did not know this!

The oldest known recipe for sweet ice tea was published in 1879 in a community cookbook called Housekeeping in Old Virginia, by Marion Cabell Tyree. This recipe calls for green tea. In fact, most sweet tea consumed during this period was green tea. However, during World War II, the major sources of green tea were cut off from the United States, leaving them with tea almost exclusively from British-controlled India which produces black tea. Americans came out of the war drinking nearly 99 percent black tea.

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:24 (twelve years ago) link

OK so, iced tea then thats what I thought. Its just a totally diff thing to normal hot tea!

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:35 (twelve years ago) link

Im sorry I sound so britisher :(

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:41 (twelve years ago) link

i really prefer unsweetened iced tea! it annoys me that it is so hard to find this in bottled/canned form. itoen teas are becoming more available, but always $2+. snapple, etc., all undrinkable nastiness.

bell_labs, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:45 (twelve years ago) link

Bottled/canned sweet tea is generally an atrocity.

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

We have peach iced tea in bottles here, I inhale that stuff. I love it.

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:54 (twelve years ago) link

xpost awww I suck.

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:55 (twelve years ago) link

hahaha

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:57 (twelve years ago) link

Thats it I'm never coming to visit y'all now!

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

(cheers from general direction of US)

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

I've never actually had peach iced tea but I know lots of people who like it. I'm scared to try it.

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 29 April 2007 21:59 (twelve years ago) link

SNAPPLE IS DOO DOO

JW, Sunday, 29 April 2007 22:02 (twelve years ago) link

They dont have that here but we have Liptons which is probably just as crappy... it doesnt taste like tea that's for sure, just like a watery peach flavoured sweet thing. I like it.

Trayce, Sunday, 29 April 2007 22:04 (twelve years ago) link

The important elements of sweet tea are that a) you add the sugar while it's hot so it dissolves completely and easily, not like having to stir and stir and stir to sweeten cold tea (which is what simple syrup is for), b) you make it REALLY strong with lots of tea bags (altho do not steep indefinitely, that leads to bitterness -- the secret is LOTS of bags and to let them steep undisturbed w/o agitating or squeezing), and c) you serve it over a whole glass of ice with either a sprig of mint or a lemon wedge, so the melting ice dilutes both the strength and sweetness of the tea concentrate and the garnish adds some kind of palate-cleaning freshness. A good reason to have a pot of mint growing on yr windowsill.

Laurel, Sunday, 29 April 2007 22:15 (twelve years ago) link

^^

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 29 April 2007 22:16 (twelve years ago) link

cravin melon omg lmao

yo i totally saw them open for edwin mccain for the last show evar before they imploded gville memorial aud. major lolz!

tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 00:44 (twelve years ago) link

i think g. singleton had a sweet tea poem that was much better but i can't find it :(

tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 00:46 (twelve years ago) link

okay how laurel described it sounds good!
the steeping time for regular tea is key to its goodness yeah. but i would still not put all that sugar in. i didn't even drink tea until i was in my late teens and never had a thing for that iced tea in cans or restaurant fountains. but i don't even know what we drank when we were kids - juice? water? milk? yeah. not iced tea. i bet this is mostly b/c it was the pacific northwest and we weren't spending all day sweating in the sun. and the hippie healthfood factor.

so i am going to make iced tea and maybe iced coffee this summer then! it is so exciting my new full-blown caffeine love and its possibilities.

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 April 2007 01:13 (twelve years ago) link

i think the fact that i only like completely unsweetened tea means i probably don't actually like tea

ghost rider, Monday, 30 April 2007 01:21 (twelve years ago) link

i like the tea they serve at chinese restaurants.

ian, Monday, 30 April 2007 01:29 (twelve years ago) link

otm

ghost rider, Monday, 30 April 2007 01:31 (twelve years ago) link

My sweet tea recipe, courtesy of Cook's Illustrated: use 10 bags for every 4 cups of water (I make like a gallon at a time). Pour ROOM TEMPERATURE water over your total number of bags and let the bowl sit UNDISTURBED for about 45 minutes. Don't squeeze the bags, just lift them out, drip a bit, then dump into the sink (squeezing them will flood the bowl with bitter tannins).

To sweeten, I make a simple syrup of equal parts sugar and water. Put shug & water & flavorings into a pan together and heat over medium until sugar dissolves (does not have to boil). Let cool to room temp, then remove flavorings (see below) and strain, if necessary. Pour into an empty glass bottle and store in fridge for up to a week or so.

*Flavorings: I really like a handful of bruised mint leaves, or a couple of springs of thyme (ESPECIALLY good if you're sweetening home-made lemonade). Have also heard of using lemon or other citrus zest, or a cinnamon stick. I bet if you liked, say, star anise or ginger, those would be cool things to put in.

Sweeten yr pitcher of tea with the syrup & serve over ice, then be buzzed until 2am because you can drink about three pints of tea on a hot day without even noticing. The room-temperature part of this recipe is really awesome, too, b/c is saves you from ever having to boil anything or make yr kitchen any hotter.

Laurel, Monday, 30 April 2007 01:51 (twelve years ago) link

i feel like you've posted this before?
what about SUN TEA? tea that harnesses the power of the sun

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 April 2007 02:03 (twelve years ago) link

sun tea is AWESOME!

tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 02:05 (twelve years ago) link

and then you become solar energized

also, 10 tea bags for 4 cups of water!! it is possible that i am too poor/frugal for this (tea and water are the only things i drink! and beer/alcohol obv sometimes). are these regular orange pekoe bags that are usually good for a 2-cup regular pot of tea? or, like, 1-cup twinnings bags?
tea.

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 April 2007 02:07 (twelve years ago) link

yo i totally saw them open for edwin mccain for the last show evar before they imploded gville memorial aud. major lolz!

-- tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 00:44 (1 hour ago)

how did mccain get on i love the 80's is what i wanna know

latebloomer, Monday, 30 April 2007 02:21 (twelve years ago) link

no way! that is weird. he is totes early-mid 90s noticon anyway.

tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 02:28 (twelve years ago) link

he's one of the talking heads/commenters/"funny" people

latebloomer, Monday, 30 April 2007 02:31 (twelve years ago) link

I am going to have to try that recipe now

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 30 April 2007 03:19 (twelve years ago) link

and then you become solar energized

also, 10 tea bags for 4 cups of water!! it is possible that i am too poor/frugal for this (tea and water are the only things i drink! and beer/alcohol obv sometimes). are these regular orange pekoe bags that are usually good for a 2-cup regular pot of tea? or, like, 1-cup twinnings bags?
tea.


-- rrrobyn, Sunday, April 29, 2007 7:07 PM (1 hour ago)


we should probably get married, you and i

river wolf, Monday, 30 April 2007 03:47 (twelve years ago) link

I think I like the sound of proper Southern sweet tea from that recipe. Huh.

Trayce, Monday, 30 April 2007 03:53 (twelve years ago) link

but seriously, thank you guys.

remy bean, Monday, 30 April 2007 04:27 (twelve years ago) link

I've definitely posted it before, but it keeps coming up. :)

Laurel, Monday, 30 April 2007 05:07 (twelve years ago) link

And incidentally, Cooks' Illustrated determined that Lipton teabags made the best and roundest iced-tea flavor of the mainstream brands. My problem is that last time I bought a box, the bags were individually wrapped in paper which is a huge waste. New mission: to find Lipton teabags boxed up without their jackets on. (Yes, Robyn, they are individual regular tea bags.)

Laurel, Monday, 30 April 2007 05:10 (twelve years ago) link

we will get married in the heart of a dying sun and it will burn bright again

xpostxpostxpost
tea.

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 April 2007 05:12 (twelve years ago) link

i buy president's choice teabags that just all come in a box together, so no needless packaging. but i think pres choice is just cdn? it rocks btw. i am kind of annoyed with twinnings b/c they are now using this shiny thicker paper for the individual teabag wrappers and i have a bad feeling about its recycleability.

i know that loose tea is the best way to go though, esp for green tea, but for quality in general. but it is usually expensive. this tea talk is making me feel like a britisher.

rrrobyn, Monday, 30 April 2007 05:16 (twelve years ago) link

Haha, yes. I don't think yr supposed to use any GOOD tea for iced, it's just a different beast than a hot cuppa -- you're adding so many other flavors, and serving it cooled, which makes things taste different too. No reason to use a premium brand.

xposty DUDES I am totally coming to that wedding, I love bonfires.

Laurel, Monday, 30 April 2007 05:27 (twelve years ago) link

Luzianne >>>> Lipton

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 30 April 2007 05:42 (twelve years ago) link

I wonder what green iced tea tastes like? It is so bitter. Hm... iced jasmine tea. That would be awes.

Trayce, Monday, 30 April 2007 06:00 (twelve years ago) link

/ is.

remy bean, Monday, 30 April 2007 06:18 (twelve years ago) link

trayce ever have green tea ice cream

JW, Monday, 30 April 2007 12:39 (twelve years ago) link

Luzianne >>>> Lipton

-- Curt1s Stephens, Monday, April 30, 2007 1:42 AM (6 hours ago)

spoken like a true southern person who grew up watching locally targeted commercials!!


laurel i think salada comes in a big box of not-individually wrapped bags.

tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 12:45 (twelve years ago) link

speaking of commercials, i never tried tetley, how dat is?

tehresa, Monday, 30 April 2007 12:48 (twelve years ago) link

Doesn't a true Tennessean use Sweetouchnee?

Laurel, Monday, 30 April 2007 13:08 (twelve years ago) link

Guys you know what tea is really good iced? CHAMOMILE.

nickalicious, Monday, 30 April 2007 14:14 (twelve years ago) link

I've actually never seen Luzianne commercials tehresa! It's just what my family uses.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:41 (twelve years ago) link

trayce ever have green tea ice cream

Yeah that stuff is really tasty.

Also omg Nicka is OTM! Chammomile iced tea! OK I have to try this.

Trayce, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 00:47 (twelve years ago) link

bell labs OTM way upthread. for those of us who prefer our iced tea unsweetend ITOEN is the shit. out here you can get a 24 pack at costco for like $7.

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:04 (twelve years ago) link

no sweeteners or artificial shit. just fucking tea in a can.

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:05 (twelve years ago) link

dick in a box has ruined/lol-ed a lot of things for me, but 'fucking tea in a can' is comedy

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:07 (twelve years ago) link

seriously though!

http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/browseproducts/Itoen-Oolong-Tea-Can-11.5-FZ.HTML

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:10 (twelve years ago) link

ooh i missed that upthread! i LOVE LOVE LOVE the itoen rose tea and have for years! for some reason that variety is often less available than others, but they're all awesome, and not sugary :)

SO GOOD:
http://itoen.com/img/products/215.jpg

tehresa, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:14 (twelve years ago) link

i looks like they have a fancy-pants flagship stire in NYC:

http://www.itoen.com/store/index.cfm

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:18 (twelve years ago) link

store

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:18 (twelve years ago) link

styre

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:20 (twelve years ago) link

i drank some of that itoen tea in a plastic bottle when i was in nyc! but it was not rose flavoured. it was just straight up green uh both good and bad and i almost finished it before i could not deal with it anymore.
i like that black oolong can. (i don't like drinking from cans though!)

rrrobyn, Tuesday, 1 May 2007 01:23 (twelve years ago) link

eleven years pass...

we never got this comported

ɪmˈpəʊzɪŋ (darraghmac), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:28 (seven months ago) link

please

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:55 (seven months ago) link

trayce ever have green tea ice cream


My fave type of icecream.

nathom, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:43 (seven months ago) link


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