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
"Sounds like, well, the implications of having a sexual relationship with purtty much anyone regardless of age.
What you just described was not the emotional and psychological issues of a 15 year old boy with a grown woman. What you just described…"
"Part of the problem is the assumption that not-fat people are healthy (and exercise and watch their diet) while fat people are unhealthy (they do not exercise or watch their diet). These are gross exaggerations. (For example, i am a fat…"
I was just wondering if any of y'all plan on contributing or doing anything for Movember this year? As you all (should probably) know Movember is a cause/movement where men grow mustaches for the month of November to raise awareness for mens health concerns and problems. It's a good cause and I am just wondering what you normally do? Last year I grew a mustache. I tried to find a picture but I guess I didn't take any. Feel free to share your mustache pictures from the past or for this year…See More
"I worked for years at a mental health agency that specialized in the treatment of survivors of sexual abuse. I'm just going to talk about cases of boys in their mid-teens who were willing sexual participants with much older…"
"I am over it. One of the main non-sexual issues it left for me (and for other boys molested by males) is the difficulty in trusting men -- when most of your bosses are men, that can be a big issue. Usually it takes a guy to reach his 30s…"