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#2224001 - 10/18/19 07:25 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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My primary school principal (public school) had a paddle and used it...My middle school band teacher would throw chalk board erasers at your music stand if you screwed up...he would also make statements like "so bad it hurts" on a regular basis. Not as bad as the movie "Whiplash" but it did remind me of my band experience.

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#2224005 - 10/18/19 07:37 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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My uncle was a high school principal in the 70's in Louisville, KY. He used to tell us stories about having to use a paddle on some of the students.
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#2224010 - 10/18/19 07:50 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I was on both the receiving end (as a kid) and the giving end (as a teacher) of the paddle. My first high school principal as a teacher wanted me to administer the paddlings, so i did.
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#2224011 - 10/18/19 07:54 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
in high school, we were given the option of 3 swats with a paddle or 3 days detention if sent to the office for just about any indiscretion...if you took the swats you got to sign the paddle. pretty sure i held the record # of signatures for more than 1 year...
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#2224026 - 10/18/19 10:48 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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When my brother was in the high school (70s), the principal was caught with the school's secretary in the woodshop classroom. Principal kept his job, secretary transferred to another school in the school district. Until the principal retired in the 90s, students nicknamed him "woodchips". Every graduation had some stunt involving this nickname as good-bye gift from the class.

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#2224062 - 10/21/19 05:42 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial raitchjay
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LOLing at your dad worrying about being sued for the damage to the hood and windshield, cuz i know it's true. Yep, that's the 70s in a nutshell
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#2224064 - 10/21/19 05:46 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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<<<---receiving end of many, many, MANY rounds with the Board of Education. The worst had many holes in them. eek
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#2224081 - 10/21/19 08:19 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial RR Joker
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I had a teacher in the 70s that used to take her shoe off and throw it at misbehaving students. She had good aim too! laugh
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#2224093 - 10/21/19 09:32 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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We got slapped with yardsticks and had erasers thrown at us smile

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#2224125 - 10/22/19 03:05 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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In the '60's mandatory retirement for teachers came along in my district. My first grade teacher was well into her 70's when she got word that our class would be her last. She would cry if we misbehaved and tell us she didn't want her last year of teaching to be memories of bad kids. Watching her cry was worse than the paddle - it was like making your grandma cry. We became a very well behaved class because we started policing our own ranks.

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#2224179 - 10/22/19 10:06 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I had a professor in college in the 90s that could accurately hit someone in the back of a large lecture hall with those massive chalk erasers. People learned to never fall asleep in his class. It was easy to pick out who hadn't gotten that memo smile

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#2224217 - 10/23/19 02:58 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I had a professor in the late 80s who would stand under the "no smoking" sticker stuck to his chalkboard.....hold a cigarette in his hand for the first 25 minutes of class.....and then light it and smoke it whilst continuing on with his lecture.
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#2224617 - 10/29/19 12:44 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I heard recently on the radio that millennials consider it passive/aggressive to use "...." in an email or other communication. I will keep it in mind as I work hard to reign in any passive/aggressive tendencies, but can anyone explain to me why this would be passive aggressive? Just wondering.....

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#2224619 - 10/29/19 12:52 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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An ellipse made of three periods might be passive/aggressive. Four periods? That's downright aggressive. Five periods is simply rude.

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#2224635 - 10/29/19 02:51 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I think the whole ... thing is that whatever you're leaving out is passively aggressive. ex: "Do whatever you think best...." Just think of all the things those three little dots could be standing in for! smile Of course, you have to have studied English to know that the fourth dot is the period of the sentence. And yes, that last sentence was just outright aggressive.

I was recently told that using the call feature on WhatsApp or after a text goes unanswered is just rude. ??? If someone doesn't respond to the written message and you really need to get an answer, why would calling be rude?

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#2224649 - 10/29/19 03:45 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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Hmmmm.... I use ..... all the time in my emails. All this time I thought fellow co-workers disliked hearing from me because I was the compliance officer. It seems now it may be because I continually use .....

Who knew..... smile

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#2224708 - 10/29/19 07:11 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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On the topic of the ellipses (which is 3 periods., 4 when at the end of the sentence, anything else is wrong), read "Have you Eaten Grandma" by Gyles Brandreth. It's a great book about grammar and punctuation.
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#2224754 - 10/30/19 12:45 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I used to have a co-worker that would sign emails, Thank you... Drove me nuts. Is there a problem? Do you need something else?

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#2224773 - 10/30/19 02:09 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial praBSA
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Originally Posted by praBSA
I used to have a co-worker that would sign emails, Thank you... Drove me nuts. Is there a problem? Do you need something else?


This drives me nuts too!
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#2224787 - 10/30/19 04:05 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I've just stopped emailing and talking to people

I'm not passive/aggressive but screw them
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#2224878 - 10/31/19 05:26 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial Peepers
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Originally Posted by Peepers
I've just stopped emailing and talking to people

I'm not passive/aggressive but screw them


This made me laugh...... Wait, was I only supposed to use 3? Too many rules........

Thank you...... smile

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#2224903 - 10/31/19 07:05 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial crcmnot
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Originally Posted by crcmnot
This made me laugh...... Wait, was I only supposed to use 3? Too many rules........

Thank you...... smile


Honestly, I just died a little inside.
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#2224904 - 10/31/19 07:18 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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I've been known to go on forever with my ........................................
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#2224939 - 11/01/19 12:07 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial raitchjay
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Originally Posted by raitchjay
I've been known to go on forever with my ........................................

Yes you have. wink
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#2224944 - 11/01/19 01:26 PM Re: Baby Boomer exchange with Millennial NeverEndingSupport
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laugh
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