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Traditions that should have died a long time ago?

Discussion in 'Chat' started by ShinnerBot No.32564844526, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. ShinnerBot No.32564844526

    ShinnerBot No.32564844526 New Political Irish

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    What traditions do you still see that make you cringe and you wish died out a long time ago?

    One that always stands out for me is the tradition of;

    Thanking the Bus driver when he stops at your designated stop. Why thank someone for doing their job?

    I also hate the new years honours list in the UK, giving someone a knighthood because they were good and well paid at doing a job we would all love to do, such as a soccer player.
     
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  2. cheekycnt

    cheekycnt Member Political Irish

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    Late Late Show
     
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  3. Finished Symphony

    Finished Symphony Member Political Irish

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    The show's format was always strange. Some husband/father talks about losing his entire family in a house fire and 30 seconds later its a cheerful cooking slot with some celebrity chef.
     
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  4. roc_

    roc_ Member Political Irish

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    Because he's a fellow human being and compatriot as well as a worker? TBH I would be much more concerned about the converse, related to much more recent "traditions" that seem to be creeping in, such as thinking of and treating the waiter or waitress in a restaurant as a lesser being to oneself.
     
  5. fency girl

    fency girl New Political Irish

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    People calling Christmas, Xmas.

    Really gets on my wick.
     
  6. Finished Symphony

    Finished Symphony Member Political Irish

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    Running of the Bulls in Spain. Eejits need to be protected from themselves.
     
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  7. fency girl

    fency girl New Political Irish

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    I thought that had ended?
     
  8. 2pacs

    2pacs Member Donator Political Irish

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    Not sure about traditions that should have ended but I would like to see the national anthem come back on TV.
     
  9. Finished Symphony

    Finished Symphony Member Political Irish

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    Still going strong afaik.
     
  10. Toby Carlton-Hogge

    Toby Carlton-Hogge Member Political Irish

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    Arseholes in Supermarkets who have been as sour as month old milk all year thinking that putting on a Christmas hat and jumper will fool the customer in to thinking they are lovely happy persons, who appreciate them,and love seeing them coming in.

    Nothing more incongruous than a rank bewer behind a check out with a puss on that would turn the tide wearing a set of reindeer antlers.

    Doesnt fool the Tobster, sour in June, sour in December.
     
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  11. 2pacs

    2pacs Member Donator Political Irish

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    Agree with you there Toby, they may be wearing Christmas jumpers but the look on their faces would certainly sour the milk in the trolley.
     
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  12. maxflinn

    maxflinn Legend Political Irish Donator

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    The annual self-awarded politicians pay rise.
     
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  13. El Chaval.

    El Chaval. Member Political Irish

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    I personally hate the round system in pubs and having to keep up with gluttons.
    Just buy your feckin own and leave me alone.
     
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  14. anderson

    anderson Respected Member Political Irish

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    Tell me about it, sometimes I like to sit there and take my time, so quite often I will skip a round when asked for a drink. However, im always expected to pay for everyone when I ask. Am I supposed to mount up the drinks for myself to avoid missing out?

    Would much rather like you said, buy for yourself only.
     
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  15. Youngdan

    Youngdan Moderator Staff Member Moderator Political Irish Donator

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    He would not thank a firefighter that saved his life.
     
  16. Youngdan

    Youngdan Moderator Staff Member Moderator Political Irish Donator

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    It is the opposite here. A waiter gets treated very well. I once tipped a waitress 66 dollars and in hindsight that was a bit low. I will leave a fine even on a 10 dollar snack.
     
  17. Superhans

    Superhans Site Admin Staff Member Site Admin Donator

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    66 Dollar tip? How much was the meal!
     
  18. bandypane

    bandypane Member Political Irish

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    The Rose of tralee.

    Just WHY?

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  19. Youngdan

    Youngdan Moderator Staff Member Moderator Political Irish Donator

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    Too
    Too much. It actually was nothing out of the ordinary. It was 11 people and about 420 dollars. I was hosting. My brother is a sponge when there is free beer. Most others had a soda or a glass of wine. For some reason I kept thinking of an unnamed poster here as he sucked down another brew. Everyone had a great time.
     
  20. GodsDog

    GodsDog Member Political Irish

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    That little puss of yours will never turn the tide here no matter how much you try Tobe! :p
     
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