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Religion is highly correlated with the dysfunctionality of a society: Agree or disagree?


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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Jun 2013 08:03:29 BDT
Bellatori says:
Now clearing tables... such is the life for the retired...

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jun 2013 20:31:20 BDT
Heretic says:
Bellatori says: "It is the real McCoy..."

I thought he was on the Enterprise.

:->>

SWH

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 21:31:05 BDT
Bellatori says:
It is the real McCoy...

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 21:27:50 BDT
K. Hoyles says:
Ooh, lovely! I hope that's proper job clotted cream, not the pretend stuff.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 21:20:03 BDT
Bellatori says:
Marks and Sparks at silverlink do a warmed fruit scone with jam and clotted cream. My favourite secret sin snack!!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 21:17:38 BDT
K. Hoyles says:
Blackadder: 'You really are as thick as clotted cream, that's been left out by some clot, and now the clots are so clotted, you couldn't unclot them with an electric de-clotter, aren't you, Baldrick?'

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 21:13:32 BDT
george scott says:
I'm sure Blackadder had a suitable expression.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 20:15:29 BDT
O.Binladen says:
thicker than a divers boot?

Posted on 3 Jun 2013 20:05:18 BDT
How thick can DB...

As a whale milkshake?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 12:50:28 BDT
O.Binladen says:
Another lie. I have posted several. Check out the thread for unanswered questions by DB and Bradders anyone who wants to confirm this.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 12:49:31 BDT
O.Binladen says:
None, unless they lie of course, as you have done repeatedly.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 11:43:00 BDT
Bellatori says:
Accepted... My face must have been a picture... I spent the next half hour (probably an exaggeration but it felt like it) in the gents with my head under a cold running water in the sink. But what can you do? Accept the fact that everyone is going to laugh (not unjustifiably) at your expense so you might as well laugh at yourself to. My boss dined out on the story for years so she tells me!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 11:20:33 BDT
DB says:
Actually Bellatori, you are right, I was a bit mischievous.
Yours was an honest post, and I apologise.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 11:15:20 BDT
Bellatori says:
"It seems sad that your colleagues found you so unapproachable" Only on this issue...

"Maybe the fact that you believe that only once in 14 years you were wrong has something to say about it." You see this is where you get yourself into trouble and people start calling you names. You see, were you to read my post properly you would note that I did not say that I was only wrong once in fourteen years, in fact, the next sentence, by implication suggests that I may have been wrong many times. What I did post was that I had only been 'egregiously' wrong once... and for anyone once should be enough which is a moral you might consider.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 11:00:51 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Anyone else spot the irony here?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 10:57:18 BDT
DB says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 10:28:53 BDT
Bellatori says:
"Nice to know I'm your first thought on Monday morning though. " At 8:40, my dear, you are well down my list!! ...but good to see you are up and around.

Before I retired, my colleagues, were they to be egregiously wrong, would find a detailed report on their desk. It was then up to them to find a way to, metaphorically, kiss and make up. Just once, in the 14 years at my last job, was I that wrong. Generally being wrong does not worry me. Not because it does not matter but because, in the line of development and analysis that I worked in, having the right answer was only half the problem. Knowing why the others were wrong was equally important. Decisions for millions of pounds would be made on the basis of my teams work. On this one project I had written what I thought was my most brilliant safety case. It was Godel's proof of God only better! My team were not ecstatic over it but I knew best. There was no way that I would consider any critique as valid. It was a work of art.
How do you (all four of them in their mid twenties and just off graduate trainee scheme) tell your boss (late 50s - cantankerous old fart) that you think he is wrong? Well, knowing that his boss is a good friend and her son is his Godson (Atheist godfather...! It takes all sorts) you go and have a chat about a hypothetical situation. Her advice was to have a meeting and tell me. Make sure they had a cast iron case get it written, give her a copy and get on with it, they had not had this problem over any other issue so why now? Apparently they did not want to upset me (it turns out they sort of liked me - now there's a surprise!) as I was clearly really attached to this piece of work. She waited a week (2.5 M spend cannot wait forever) and found that they still had not broached the subject. Her solution was novel. She walked in to the office, came over to my desk and kissed me noisily on the top of the head and said "OK, that's the kiss and make up now stop sulking because you know there's a problem and get it done!" and as she walked out of the office she said over her shoulder "The rest of you can come out from under your desks now..." and walked out tutting and laughing. Apparently I was so red with embarrassment that they thought I was going to have a heart attack.
I learned from that that being wrong is not the worse thing that can happen but the embarrassment from not accepting that fact can be.

Posted on 3 Jun 2013 10:03:43 BDT
C. A. Small says:
incredible. How thick can you be?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 10:02:39 BDT
DB says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 09:55:18 BDT
C. A. Small says:
Maybe if you stopped lying, people wouldn't call you a liar? Just a thought.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 09:38:12 BDT
DB says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2013 08:40:15 BDT
Bellatori says:
Well it is now Monday morning...

Have we all got over our hissy fit yet...

My.. my.. were we all bad tempered yesterday.

Was it lovely rice pudding for tea again?

By the way Diane... the saddest thing about your final comment is that you will never know how wrong you were.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 22:11:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 2 Jun 2013 22:12:35 BDT
O.Binladen says:
DB says:
OB

There was only one liar outed here.

Agreed, and an habitual egregious liar you are as well.

"Don't post things as if they are my actual words again, when clearly they are not. You should check what you are saying is truth rather than wishful thinking."

Physician etc etc....

"At the moment, you seem to be living up to your name."

It's not my name, as I said there seems no limit to the things you can be wrong about.

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 22:09:34 BDT
DB says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 2 Jun 2013 22:09:15 BDT
K. Hoyles says:
OB - don't worry, I'm quite used to Diane, and she doesn't sound in the mood for pleasant chit-chat. In fact, I don't think she ever is.
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