Overheard at the LFGSS golf club bar

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  • Regardless of the possessiveness of "my", "my car dealer" implies the person is buying new cars regularly enough to have a relationship with the dealer, which clearly golf club when taken out of context.

    If you're only buying a second hand £3000 hatchback every 7 years the dealer isn't going to remember you

  • I don't understand how watching this thread eat itself could be completely without any entertainment value, but here we are.

  • Exactly, we’d say “my dentist” or “my solicitor” because there’s a professional relationship there that is - often - codified by a standards authority or code of practice.

    'My street'?

  • @6pt and @Tenderloin are right. Sorry.

  • Or you've been going to the same place for 20 years, every year.

    Not everything has to be Culture War fodder chaps.

  • You fucking dick.

    A founding principle of the business is that however valuable, I’ll not do business with cunts. This regularly leads to the rejection of wholesale customers. Reason being that enjoying what I do and not dealing with cunts is more valuable to me than cash. How ironic that I chose to talk to you in my free time.

  • You are of course welcome to not take business advice from me, and I'm fine with you making a huge sacrifice and not talking to me either - I don't anticipate that impacting on my quality of life in anything but a positive manner.

  • Curiously, why the and not our?

    They’re the staff, the manager.

  • I know my place and often say "my boss".

  • Springsteen is mine though.

  • I reckon if you use someone more than once and intend to use them again you can say ‘my’. Not sure how that works in a coffee shop…

  • GP… my patients?

  • Culture War

    Class war, please

  • I see little class here.

  • Top work. As always dude

  • Sure, but it seemed to be consensus that out of context quotes are the only possibly-worthwhile aspect of this thread, so we are required to ignore that detail.

  • My mother vs the mother? How far do we take this?

  • My experience of this a tradesperson is that I’m not a huge fan of being referred to as “my electrician” as it feels like it introduces a power dynamic where the client is in charge rather than it being an equal and mutually beneficial relationship.
    Same goes when I hear people saying it about other tradespeople - it’s so often the way that it is said that puts my back up. “I’ll get my joiner in to sort that” - just seems a bit degrading.

    It’s a minor thing, and largely semantics. I can see how many people would see it as inconsequential, and I’d posit that the majority of tradespeople are completely unbothered by it.

    I see dentist has come up. I wouldn’t be comfortable referring to them as “my dentist” to their face, but it is the obvious shorthand for use in conversation, while saying “the dentist” doesn’t really add any ambiguity either.

  • I think we all agree to talk like Buffalo Bill (it puts the lotion in the basket, etc) and no more problem.

  • fwiw "the man who sells me marijuana" certainly sounds more golf club than "my weed dealer".

  • "It puts the weed in the basket" - see, works for many situations.

  • ‘The wife’ is way more golf club than ‘my wife’.

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Overheard at the LFGSS golf club bar

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