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Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:50 am
by MikeR
i had marmite on toast for my brekkie today. with a cup o coffee.

the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides

archimedes

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 11:39 am
by admin
future billionaires only have coffee for breakfast.
could do a 'coffee 'n fag outside' club for wannabe entrepreneurs...sort of a 'business notwork'.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:49 pm
by fluffygrue
We'd be potentially up for some local business mingling, tho it would depend on when/where it was. And how early it was, as I'm not a morning person. ;)

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:18 pm
by Steve Dubya
Sounds like a modern version of the Freemasons to me.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:30 pm
by Louise
Yeah sounds like that to me as well.

The Order of the Egg McMuffin.

Roll up your trouser leg and spread marmalade on your left nipple

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:40 pm
by Steve Dubya
I've just come

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:35 pm
by Dianne
I didn't get chance to have brekkie this morning at my meeting. At boss' new house (site meeting, in process of being built). You'd think he could afford to buy me a bacon buttie considering new place is going to be worth around £6m but then again he is Jewish!

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:19 pm
by annie
Another troll alert...

sigh... :roll:

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:41 pm
by Tikka Massala
dianne you're really beginning to bore me. yaaaawwn...

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:42 pm
by Steve Dubya
Dianne wrote:I didn't get chance to have brekkie this morning at my meeting. At boss' new house (site meeting, in process of being built). You'd think he could afford to buy me a bacon buttie considering new place is going to be worth around £6m but then again he is Jewish!

I know plenty of (non orthodox) jews who eat pork.

I also know plenty who dont.

I know plenty of jews who are not tight fisted.

I also know plenty who are tighter than any Yorkshireperson I've ever met.


Please don't call Dianne boring folks. She lves in Lymme, it's not her fault. Besides, shes quite interesting for someone from Lymme.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:59 pm
by Louise
Steve Dubya wrote:I've just come



This combination of marmalade and orgasm

You didnt live in Whitelow Road in the 80's by any chance?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 10:35 am
by admin
Dianne wrote:I didn't get chance to have brekkie this morning at my meeting. At boss' new house (site meeting, in process of being built). You'd think he could afford to buy me a bacon buttie considering new place is going to be worth around £6m but then again he is Jewish!

Just seen this.
Dianne might, of course, simply be referring to the 'bacon buttie' element when referring to her boss' religion. I very much hope so. Dianne?
mark/admin/jew

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 11:05 am
by Steve Dubya
admin wrote:
Dianne wrote:I didn't get chance to have brekkie this morning at my meeting. At boss' new house (site meeting, in process of being built). You'd think he could afford to buy me a bacon buttie considering new place is going to be worth around £6m but then again he is Jewish!

Just seen this.
Dianne might, of course, simply be referring to the 'bacon buttie' element when referring to her boss' religion. I very much hope so. Dianne?
mark/admin/jew


It's a reasonable stereotype. Some Jews buy rounds, but I knew plenty who would only offer other Jews jobs and always negociate what they would get in return if I asked them for a favour. It's a clultural thing.

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:12 pm
by admin
It's a racist stereotype.
I know some white Anglo-Saxons who are racist, but I don't think that calling all whites 'racist' would be reasonable.

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:56 pm
by Steve Dubya
Sorry but the stereotype originates from somewhere. I'm not saying all human beings who are follow the Jewish faith are tight (I know some very generous Jews), but a lot of orthodox Jews I've come accross do tend to negociate in a buisness like manner when I ask them for a favour.

My (Jewish) housemate at Uni would often ask me what he's get in return for a favour. Similarly he would ask me what I wanted from him if he needed a favour from me. But we both went for a pint with someone from my course who offered my Jewish friend a part time job in is dads factory, he said I needed a job but the bloke was not comfortable with that. When my mate asked for an explanation he said, "My father won't take him on". He left soon after.

But it's not racist, it's a comment about the source of the stereotype and I have to say in my experience a higher of proportion of orthodox Jews are less willing to do favours or be generous to than gentiles unless they are dealing with people of a similarly strict background.

I'm not saying Jews are tight fisted, I'm saying that certain communities who happen to be Jewish are bought up and educated to be that way.

Besides, I often joke about it with the Jews I know best and they return with an equally stereotypical comment about me. You might not find it funny but they do.