Posted by Dana S. on October 06, 1999 at 21:42:24:
In Reply to: Hehe... Dana... :-) posted by Petra on October 06, 1999 at 21:17:06:
: : I would like to apologize for my PS. I hope that didn't offend. I have friends (not close) from Germany. We joke about things like that. It was wrong of me to assume you would find it humorous.
: : Dana
: Got second thoughts there, remembering that commercial about German humour, hm? Ahem, about the lack thereof I should say...? Grin...
: Dana, you are much more concerned about offending than I'd ever be,.. grin... I admit it took me a moment to get it, I was thinking: What suspenders? And on shorts? Huh? - Haha! Believe me, we joke about things like that too! Hey, I hear German jokes from my husband and his friends all the time, and I usually can't help cracking up over them. They love to hear me "retaliate" too, but I'm usually not fast enough...
: I probably sounded like a smartass telling you about terms and such, I just thought it might come in handy one day to know what some people don't like to hear. Oops, time for Voyager! Got to go.. Til later.. :-)
Hi, Petra. Well, I guess I wasn't so much so much worried about offending as I was about being rude. I felt that comment might be rude.
There is always something somebody doesn't want to hear. It seems nowadays you can't turn around without offending someone. You can't please all of the people all of the time, as they say. Well, I think that's where simple good manners come in. I haven't come across anyone yet who can get it right every time, or even most of the time, but I always appreciate someone who sincerely tries.
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