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Fwiffo

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I have to confess that European women in my industry keep good care of themselves. The French, Italian and Spanish ones I saw had stylish dresses or skirts (with hose!) accented with silk scarves and an appropriate amount of accessories. Maybe it had something to do with the LV hand bag but the French director smelt amazing even after a whole day conference and subsequent dinner.

Now I go back to my casual dress code office in some town in Canada....
 

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I gave my cousin tickets to a culinary event where you can bring your own bottle of wine. After she received the gift I asked her if the date of the event was agreeable and if she was amenable to bringing her own bottle and if her husband could drive in from his place of work and accompany her. When I told her she would enjoy it and please fill me in as I have never tried it, she offered in front of her spouse to ditch him and go with me instead. I feel sorry for that man.
 

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I gave my cousin tickets to a culinary event where you can bring your own bottle of wine. After she received the gift I asked her if the date of the event was agreeable and if she was amenable to bringing her own bottle and if her husband could drive in from his place of work and accompany her. When I told her she would enjoy it and please fill me in as I have never tried it, she offered in front of her spouse to ditch him and go with me instead. I feel sorry for that man.
Good work fwiffo. Rub salt into his wound by being humble, self effacing and offer him a 6 pack of crap beer and the TV guide.
 

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Good work fwiffo. Rub salt into his wound by being humble, self effacing and offer him a 6 pack of crap beer and the TV guide.
I am still committed to marital happiness for my cousin. Last year for her birthday I picked a French bistro in a gentrifying area of the city and she had her husband drop her off, drive 40km home and asked him to pick her up afterwards. Suffice to say I paid for her Uber. You would assume there are some indignities that a person shouldn't accept but maybe that's why I am unmarried.
 

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Do people there drive their healthy teenagers to school?

When I was young , even when my kids were young, I didn’t know anyone who drove kids to school, except occasionally or if en route to work. Now there are traffic jams around school drop off and pick up.
 

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Do people there drive their healthy teenagers to school?

When I was young , even when my kids were young, I didn’t know anyone who drove kids to school, except occasionally or if en route to work. Now there are traffic jams around school drop off and pick up.
It's a different world now.....massive traffic jams at the primary school of my kids. That's why I would ensure we were always 15mins too early. The eldest is at secondary school now and it's right by my work and there's issues now with the travel. And so she has two bikes, one located at my work. Would have preferred the local school, 5mins on a bike, was chosen. But no it had to be this specific school for English language and the highest segregation from the masses based on 11+ type exam. Now the youngest doesn't appear at the same level by several grades, so now there's expensive IQ tests underway....
 

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I skied in Lake Tahoe - Heavenly, Sierra, plus a day at Squaw Valley and a couple at Kirkwood.

Stayed in cheap motel. Big buffets in casinos reminded me of a Dom Jolly sketch where a line of fat people are queuing outside an all-you-can-eat with plates the size of dustbin lids.
 

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My in-laws have a house near Heavenly. We go there each year - though this will be a first for skiing. I know that Harrah’s buffet all to well. It’s insanely cheap if you have a local address.
 

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My in-laws have a house near Heavenly. We go there each year - though this will be a first for skiing. I know that Harrah’s buffet all to well. It’s insanely cheap if you have a local address.
Yes and the other casinos offer similar deals which seemed cheap I did not realise locals got an even cheaper deal. Never been to an American casino before. So not used to seeing lots of pensioners with big buckets of coins feeding slot machines and for some reason I thought the entertainers would be in the gambling area - and free -rather than in a separate concert hall. So I never did see Carrot Top, whoever he is.Thought about Reno for skiing. Fly direct instead of San Francisco and then a car trip; but Lake Tahoe was a good base and there would still be a trip from Reno to the nearest ski resorts which would be smaller.
 

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Skiing in Reno? I thought it was in the dessert? We fly into Reno and drive up, through Carson City.

Tahoe is nice in the summer, but too many tourists. I don’t go in the summer anymore (though that’s also because the in-laws spend summer in that house).
 

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I just walked into a Serbian restaurant and I assure you I am the only bloke here besides 2 people at the bar, the staff, the one family at a long table and a couple who doesn't speak Serbian. I guess I have balls.
 

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I just walked into a Serbian restaurant and I assure you I am the only bloke here besides 2 people at the bar, the staff, the one family at a long table and a couple who doesn't speak Serbian. I guess I have balls.
Yell out Croatia Forever and see what happens. Report back.
 
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