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I think it's called "oneupmanship".....
What is?
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Old 05.10.2015, 19:10
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What is?
You !

If you haven't noticed you always come up with something better "In an Asian buffet restaurant in Helsinki, my ten-year old son was billed as an adult after they saw how much he ate" or perceived to be better than the original post, you've done everything, you can fix anything and far better and far cheaper than anybody else

You can do you tax returns better than a qualified accountant, etc etc

That is the definition of oneupmanship, and it fits you as well as OJ's glove fitted
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Old 05.10.2015, 19:39
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You !

If you haven't noticed you always come up with something better "In an Asian buffet restaurant in Helsinki, my ten-year old son was billed as an adult after they saw how much he ate" or perceived to be better than the original post, you've done everything, you can fix anything and far better and far cheaper than anybody else

You can do you tax returns better than a qualified accountant, etc etc

That is the definition of oneupmanship, and it fits you as well as OJ's glove fitted
Nah, this is just the archetype of EF.

In all seriousness, if you didn't quote Tom1234 you would have made me think of Richdog.
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You !

If you haven't noticed you always come up with something better "In an Asian buffet restaurant in Helsinki, my ten-year old son was billed as an adult after they saw how much he ate" or perceived to be better than the original post, you've done everything, you can fix anything and far better and far cheaper than anybody else

You can do you tax returns better than a qualified accountant, etc etc

That is the definition of oneupmanship, and it fits you as well as OJ's glove fitted
Maybe him and st2lemans are twins separated at birth?
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Old 05.10.2015, 20:00
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If you haven't noticed you always come up with something better "In an Asian buffet restaurant in Helsinki, my ten-year old son was billed as an adult after they saw how much he ate" or perceived to be better than the original post, you've done everything, you can fix anything and far better and far cheaper than anybody else
Are you some kind of cyber-stalker? You follow me around on this forum making disparaging comments on anything I post.
It's getting a bit creepy to be honest.

Should I have not told my anecdote lest I get your back up?

Or should I have changed it to Wigan and a bag of chips?
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Old 05.10.2015, 20:01
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Maybe him and st2lemans are twins separated at birth?
At least I'm not married to Greenmount like you.
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Re: A whole new meaning to being Switzerlanded

Talking to friends from Helsinky this week-end, they were so delighted with Swiss and French restaurant food, and really VERY rude about Finnish food, I have to say.
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Old 05.10.2015, 20:15
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Talking to friends from Helsinky this week-end, they were so delighted with Swiss and French restaurant food, and really VERY rude about Finnish food, I have to say.
It just goes to show we're all different.

I thought it was great to get so much fish.
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Old 06.10.2015, 10:10
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It just goes to show we're all different.

I thought it was great to get so much fish.
It's good for brains apparantly
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Maybe him and st2lemans are twins separated at birth?
What freak would name both twins Tom?
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It just goes to show we're all different.

I thought it was great to get so much fish.
I really liked the food there too but I guess if you don't like fish ( which fortunately we do) it's a bit more limiting.

I don't really like cheese much so a lot of the Swiss stuff is not very interesting to me.

To each their own I guess.

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What freak would name both twins Tom?
Well the put numbers after the second one so that people knew the difference.
Tom and Tom1234 -easy really.
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It's good for brains apparantly
So you don't eat much fish then?
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Talking to friends from Helsinky this week-end, they were so delighted with Swiss and French restaurant food, and really VERY rude about Finnish food, I have to say.

We visited Finland a few years ago - 10 days in Helsinki and Turku. Food was lovely. I ate salmon nearly every day for breakfast, I liked the crunchy breads, and really interesting tea. I guess it's easy to tire of what you have every day.
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Old 06.10.2015, 13:31
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We visited Finland a few years ago - 10 days in Helsinki and Turku. Food was lovely. I ate salmon nearly every day for breakfast, I liked the crunchy breads, and really interesting tea. I guess it's easy to tire of what you have every day.
But that's a lot easier to do in some countries than others.
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So you don't eat much fish then?
Don't need too

You tried the fish from Lake Lucerne recently ?
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that's nothing. I read yesterday in 20 Minutes that a woman in Geneva was fined for being too slow to react to the change to a green traffic light....!
That is beautiful, I'd love to buy that cop a beer.
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Re: A whole new meaning to being Switzerlanded

Yes it is really a shame to see all these people who waste food in the all-inclusive-hotels. And this often happens in countries where the local people struggle with poverty ...
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