This is a pet peeve of mine that just never seems to go away and I would be interested in what others think, especially different age groups. In short, I hate being called by my first name by people…Continue
"I tend to use someone's full name when I first make contact with them. I will only use an honorific if it's something like Doctor, Professor, or Judge as that's an earned honorific and should be respected. Only when I'm…"
"I dislike being called by just my last name. Of course in high school, we all called each other by last names, as atheletes are prone to. When I joined the army, I expected to be either called by only my last name or private. Now that I have risen…"
"Well, I can only speak for myself, but I like to be addressed with the courtesy of "mister so-and-so" in banks, doctor's offices, pharmacies, etc. It's basic good manners, and just plain polite. I do the same on my job when I…"
"I too am a confirmed bachelor. Modern American women are just not worth the trouble. Yes, it is difficult but worth it to me. Yes, holidays are difficult but that gets easier with time. I hate it when people assume I am gay. Depending on the…"
To be specific the monarch is removed from the competition between competing interest groups and individuals for power and influence by virtue of his title. Since he owes no one for his position he is free to choose the greater good for its own… Continue
This next group will take rather more explanation. Everyone is used the the left/right contiuum that has been a commonplace since the French revolution to describe liberal/conservative poltics. Building on that, I think we can map out most… Continue
I am an American and I am a monarchist. Yes, it is possible to be both but what does that mean? Oddly enough, I'm more sure of what it means to be a monarchist than an American. A monarchist is one who believes in the inherant superiority of… Continue
"I'm saying it doesn't matter what you believe. Science doesn't not have an undebatable answer on when life begins. You are confusing what has the markers to be a different entity after a point in time and what is the…"
"I'm terrible at public speaking, but I can tell you something from an audience perspective. I hate it when the speaker says "XYZ... are you all still awake?" It may get a few chuckles but it makes most people feel awkward. Makes me…"
"Thoughts on barterables?
One school of thought is to cache' barter goods just in case of a disaster. Cigarettes, alcohol, coffee, even sodas and candy. Even in a short term situation (under 10 days) there are likely to be…"