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Old 02.03.2010, 19:56
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Just wink at them, saves having to fart

Although, my 5 year old has a very good fart cushion.. he can also make it squeal like a pig
sometimes you need to fart and hence, no need for the fart cushion
erm, no comment on the pig squealing
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Old 02.03.2010, 20:46
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Old 02.03.2010, 21:40
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Starbucks is the only place!!
thats not true and you will find out more by 2 things: non-smoking sign at the door/window or asking if theyre non-smoking. loads of cafes are, more than you think...
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Old 02.03.2010, 22:17
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Re: The sport of staring.....

I have never got what the big deal was...
I haven't felt like swiss people stare at me. And I confess that I look at other people all the time.
Sexy people get my umm-umm look
Cute people get my hey-hey look
Weird people...
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Old 02.03.2010, 22:35
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I feel it's only staring when the other person is aware you're looking at him/her and looks back. Otherwise, it's just people-watching. But then again I'm Swiss..
I on visits to the USA and some other countries wondered about the incredible number of psychiatrists .... I now realize it is because so many folks suffering of persecution mania and believing to be stared at



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I can't say what I said in Swiss German in English, just doesn't sound the same.

... noh glotzä gäll !! isch doch luschtig oder?!!
... a looooooooooooooong, comtemplating, thoughtful look that is. what else.

The Italians are good at staring too, and it isn't people watching, no way. It is much more than that. You have to be a woman who has been done that to by Italians to know what I mean. Any Italians around here?
It is Italian charm ! Similar to Arab charm or Turkish charm ! If you feel to be stared at by Arabs, Italians, Turks, it is a compliment !

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Old 02.03.2010, 22:46
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I on visits to the USA and some other countries wondered about the incredible number of psychiatrists .... I now realize it is because so many folks suffering of persecution mania and believing to be stared at
Not so much 'persecution mania', more 'looking for some aggro'... certainly where I grew up, to maintain eye contact (or even simply make eye contact, in some places) with a stranger is to invite violence.

I should imagine parts of the United States are very similar...
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Old 02.03.2010, 22:52
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I had to learn to stop staring when I moved to the US
It is fun though! You stare at them. They stare at you. What's wrong with that?
But now, in Europe, I am uncomfortable. I probably took to many (obligatory) harassment prevention classes. A big no no in the US corporate workplace. You can only stare at your shoes.
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Old 02.03.2010, 22:56
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Not so much 'persecution mania', more 'looking for some aggro'... certainly where I grew up, to maintain eye contact (or even simply make eye contact, in some places) with a stranger is to invite violence.

I should imagine parts of the United States are very similar...
absolutely!!!! where i grew up if you stare you better have something to back it up...
if you think someone is hot, you can just say it. if you want a problem then you stare.

strange to me is the women who stare here. i usually try to be nice first, and smile to say "hey sista", but usually the blank, sort of icy stare continues, in which case i stare back. hahaha...now it's fun to watch people avert their eyes because the starers don't like being stared at. i was always good at that staring game in school.
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Old 02.03.2010, 23:07
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ask cannut but I'm not sure that's what he had in mind when he chose his username.



I love staring. I can't get enough of it. Honest.
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Old 03.03.2010, 00:03
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Not so much 'persecution mania', more 'looking for some aggro'... certainly where I grew up, to maintain eye contact (or even simply make eye contact, in some places) with a stranger is to invite violence.

I should imagine parts of the United States are very similar...
OK, I start to see ! Khaddafi is Sandhurst educated .................
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Old 03.03.2010, 00:06
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Re: The sport of staring.....

I do find myself so paranoid that someone might think I'm staring that I do end up looking out of the window or reading a book when I'm on a train or tram, most of the time.
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Old 03.03.2010, 09:01
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I do find myself so paranoid that someone might think I'm staring that I do end up looking out of the window or reading a book when I'm on a train or tram, most of the time.
But then you have to be careful too as you may inadvertently be staring at someone's reflection!
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Old 03.03.2010, 12:08
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ehmmm, si signora...how may I assist you?
Ah-ha ha !! Good one !! Do you whistle when you see a lovely woman passing by?
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Old 03.03.2010, 12:17
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Ah-ha ha !! Good one !! Do you whistle when you see a lovely woman passing by?
Woman : Use all those expensive beauty products and creams to look beautiful.
Man : We must appreciate beauty of a woman. Afterall they spend lot of time and money to look this way and always expect appreciation.

Warning: Every man has it's own style to appreciate (whistle, spank...), so ladies please don't feel offended.
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Old 04.03.2010, 01:21
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Not so much 'persecution mania', more 'looking for some aggro'... certainly where I grew up, to maintain eye contact (or even simply make eye contact, in some places) with a stranger is to invite violence.

I should imagine parts of the United States are very similar...
A place where "eye contact" is to invite violence rather sounds like a potentially rather violent place to me a place where I would send in some 15'000 men of the armed forces to keep violence under control
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Old 04.03.2010, 01:49
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A place where "eye contact" is to invite violence rather sounds like a potentially rather violent place to me a place where I would send in some 15'000 men of the armed forces to keep violence under control
The places where the armed forces drink tend to be the ones where you avoid eye contact...
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Old 04.03.2010, 09:06
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It is Italian charm ! Similar to Arab charm or Turkish charm ! If you feel to be stared at by Arabs, Italians, Turks, it is a compliment !
Which reminds me of the one time I took public transport in Tunis wearing shorts and being the only woman on the train - scary somehow! But then I was young and din't know better wouldn't do it again.
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Re: The sport of staring.....

perhaps you are just too beautiful to not stare at.

ps ; it wasnt a 5000 mile stare was it ?
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Old 04.03.2010, 18:39
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Which reminds me of the one time I took public transport in Tunis wearing shorts and being the only woman on the train - scary somehow! But then I was young and din't know better wouldn't do it again.
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Old 04.03.2010, 18:52
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Which reminds me of the one time I took public transport in Tunis wearing shorts and being the only woman on the train - scary somehow! But then I was young and din't know better wouldn't do it again.
YOU possibly found it scary, but the men there most likely found it really NICE
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