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    How Do I Refuse Someone Who Wear Too Much Perfume

    Generally: "I love dancing with you, but I'm afraid that I have very sensitive sinuses... I'd be really grateful if you wouldn't mind toning down the cologne in the future (nice-smelling though it is)...." <Pantomime blinking eyes and tingling sinuses, for warmly-humorous effect, and smile warmly.>
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    Quo vadis Villa Urquiza?

    Keeping the 'e' or dropping it brings the respective words more in line with how words are pronounced in English. It's a classic quotation, but not very accurate (same with talking about 'borrowing' such words) - more like: English was a poor little ol' language, trying to keep itself to...
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    Frustrating Problem--Help needed

    Yeah, exactly - say something to him and he has the chance to apologise, explain (perhaps he has some understandable explanation that nobody would have ever been able to dream of, while they're busily assuming dark motivations and intents) and rectify; and it isn't cowardly... mentioning this to...
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    shoe maintenance

    This works for me, but this does not mean that I recommend it for anyone else:- I guess the soles are smooth leather: I very carefully slice/scrape the cack off with a loose Stanley blade, almost parallel to the surface (slice forward, scrape back, relative to the edge); then scrub the soles...
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    Quo vadis Villa Urquiza?

    Re: élitism etc (as I find the words used):- 'élite' is a non-judgemental (unless admiring) description of something 'self-evidently' 'superior': a member of the aristocracy is élite, is an élite, and will receive an élite education; Ricardo Vidort was an élite Tanguero etc; 'élitism' is the...
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    Quo vadis Villa Urquiza?

    Ahh, there's plenty of room for a bit of both heaven and earth - and Di Sarli always brings out my angels....:D I liked it, though prefer bobs to be only the occasional swoop, reserved for special punctuation... again, especially with Di Sarli.
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    professor vs. master

    I was too brief to be properly clear: what I mean is that the left-/right-brain supposed divide in approach is overly-simplistic: A properly-developed corpus callosum allows both hemispheres to be used simultaneously (for maximal performance) - any absolute divide is only a choice, not...
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    professor vs. master

    I'd say that it's a fairly over-simplistic distinction, using the wrong terms, which could easily be perceived as insulting:- A good teacher 'should' be both academic and artistic/soulful (so able to teach all of the things on your list) - as they move towards only one pole they become less...
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    Rise on the cross??

    What do you mean?
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    Enlightening Conversations

    Fascination: Thanks for your post - I've been typing an uber-post-of-doom since in response, but I'm too tired now to trust myself as to its post-worthiness... bed calleth.... DL: Likewise, cheers but I'm tired... however:- 1 There is a third choice: the razor-thin path exactly in between...
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    Enlightening Conversations

    Re: Sick days: I didn't mention it because it didn't seem relevant to Pygmalion's situation specifically, but Peaches touched upon it:- Some companies are so convinced about the lack of moral fibre in their employees that they do indeed assume that they will automatically take all their sick...
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    Contra body movement whilst walking

    Yeah, I always assumed it was simply a 'specialty'/'speciality' kind of thing... though never cared enough to find out either... but I like to know stuff, so it's in the queue - will share in the unlikely event that there's actually an answer.... PS: The T: M: T: M: post made me chuckle - I...
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    Enlightening Conversations

    Yeah, that's exactly as I saw it - it's very noble and Paladin/Jedi-like - and when I say I was good, I mean as part of The Good Life (the 'being whole' that you mentioned): I don't fool about and in addition to my innate goodness, I very much studied and discussed ethics in order to be the best...
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    Enlightening Conversations

    I think that the full post that you quoted from indicates a bit more depth than 'tit-for-tat', and already answers your questions... kind of.... For the second question... well, it keeps coming up: That's always been my policy and path for my entire adult life... I knew that it would be the...
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    Enlightening Conversations

    Cool: well then, there's your answer - if the days are explicitly sick days, and you consider that the company's treated you very fairly, it would be dishonourable to exploit them dishonestly. Reciprocity's the way forward, on the odd occasion where it still exists.:cool: