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pammyfayJuly 13, 2008

So what happened with the "big event" at work? Did you end up going?

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why does your post stay on top?

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 4:45PM
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Because I'm special? So very, very special?
No, that's not it. It stayed on top because there were no posted responses yet to it, I guess.
Now when there are 'fresh' discussions on other topics here, mine will be bumped down the list.

Sometimes here or on other boards, you'll see some people post a response saying just "bump," and that's a ploy to keep the post right at the top, maybe to get more responses or answers to certain questions within the posting.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 10:43PM
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Sorry I didn't answer sooner, we were back east visiting my family. BTW, I was just amazed at how much lower food prices are in western PA than here in S. CA. Also amazed at how prices here went up in the two weeks we were gone -scary!

Well, as you may remember, the school where I work was coercing us all to attend the pricey end-of-year "party" and some of us were really trying to get out of it, not wanting to waste money on this silly thing. After a lot of drama, we got a break because the district office sent most of us a letter saying we had to take vacation time or lose it, so that pretty much collapsed the party, because who wants to lose vacation time? So I took my vacation day and that was that. But I have heard that next year the pricipal wants us to go on a "retreat" up in the mountains...a whole weekend of doing touchy-feely things and "trust exercises"...sigh.

Thanks for asking, Pammyfay!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 12:41PM
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Just don't try that "fall backwards" trust exercise! Would some of the folks catch you? (I'd just pretend I needed to use the bathroom at the time! And take a loooonngg bathroom break!)

    Bookmark   July 18, 2008 at 7:58PM
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Ooh, I know the one you are talking about. No way!

Two years ago we had a Christmas party. They decided that we should "play games". The first game was, they divided us into teams of people who did not know each other well and we had to pick a traditiional Christmas song, such as Silent Night- and make up lyrics to it. The topic of the lyrics was our upcoming state evaluation. Not wanting to participate in this nerd fest, I snuck off to the restroom and stayed in there until everybody had finished embarassing themselves. I came out just as the food was being served and was told that "people who didn't participate should not eat"! I answered, "So, it's conform or starve, then?" Big silence. That was my last time going to any of their "parties".

    Bookmark   July 19, 2008 at 10:40PM
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