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queen of the bah-caramels
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In my early 20's I went to a Teeside pub with a group of work-mates to celibrate a birthday. As it was a FRiday lunchtime said pub had a stripper on.
One of the older patrons asked me to leave as HE felt uncomfortable watching a stripper in the company of a lady young enough to be his daughter.
When I finished laughing , I explained that I was older than the stripper as I had been at the same school as her but as he didn't feel uncomfortable watching some one of his daughter's age removing her clothes ,why did he feel I was a concern??

Never did find out as he finished his drink and left.

PS she was a skank at school.A friend of mine saw her recently and she is an elderly skank now.

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queen of the ..., I just looked at your profile. You are 42. You went to school with a stripper you now call an elderly skank, which implies that you consider 42 to be elderly. Oh, great spirit, help me! I must have one foot in the grave. [lol]

I consider my age, 65, to be old, but elderly sounds so much more ancient, like maybe 75-80. Or like my dear friend Margaret, who just died last Sunday at the age of (lacking one week) 94. Just my opinion.

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You know Signora, I don't really like it implied that I'm "elderly" either whether or not I'm considered a "skank." [Roll Eyes]

P&LL, Syl'47 - neither "elderly" or a "skank"'vanz

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[
PS she was a skank at school.A friend of mine saw her recently and she is an elderly skank now. [/QB][/QUOTE]


I need to explain better about this. My freind described the lady in question as an elderly skank meaning she had not aged well.She appears to look on her early sixties but given she has several granchildren , this may not be surprising.

She used to be the type of person who equated being sexually active with being grown-up. That is until her children started poppimg out infants every couple of years. Apparently she has a problem with tghe promescuity of the younger generation.

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quote:
Originally posted by Signora Del Drago-Threadslayer,Inc.:
[I consider my age, 65, to be old, but elderly sounds so much more ancient, like maybe 75-80. Or like my dear friend Margaret, who just died last Sunday at the age of (lacking one week) 94. Just my opinion. [/QB]

My Grandmother died in 1997 at the age of 98 always found it hard that "the nation's favourite Grandmother" was a year younger than her. Every time the former Queen had a birthday DGM was heasrd to memtion "I had that (age) a year ago".

I always hated theat Elizabeth Queen Consort, Dowager Queen of UK was described as OUR fovourite GM. I had 2 for most of that time and QE was never in the running for my favouite.

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quote:
Originally posted by Sylvanz:
You know Signora, I don't really like it implied that I'm "elderly" either whether or not I'm considered a "skank." [Roll Eyes]

P&LL, Syl'47 - neither "elderly" or a "skank"'vanz

It even worse as she is younger than me by 4 years.

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I think, by definition, Stripping is as legit as any career. However, the stigma that goes along with being a Stripper, by name makes it seem "lower" in our society. If there wasn't negatives attached to it, why would Strippers prefer to be called Dancers or Entertainers?

Stripping is like any career, in terms of having those who are smart and well educated. it puts you in a different position (no pun intended) than it would if you were a business woman, for eg.

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$250,000 Canadian a year has to be a high-end salary. I'm guessing 90th percentile, but otherwise, I'm not seeing the problem, especially since the article implies the students pressed the point.
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My son married a woman who stripps for a living. And I have had to re think my hasty judgement of the job. I love my daughter in law, and what she does to earn a living is not for me to judge or base my opinion of her on. She is smart and bright, and has a beautiful soul....and makes pretty darn good money!

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Awww, your first post on snopes and you use it to praise your DIL. That's sweet.

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A God of love would have put this thread out of its misery months ago.

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dost thou blaspheme snopes?

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C'mon callee, snopes gives us free will. Thus threads like this are our own fault.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aarspace:
I think, by definition, Stripping is as legit as any career. However, the stigma that goes along with being a Stripper, by name makes it seem "lower" in our society. If there wasn't negatives attached to it, why would Strippers prefer to be called Dancers or Entertainers?

Stripping is like any career, in terms of having those who are smart and well educated. it puts you in a different position (no pun intended) than it would if you were a business woman, for eg.

I'll liven it up. I have known many strippers. My best friend from high school was a stripper. I knew strippers who did it for college money, who did it as a career, who felt forced to do it. The one thing they have in common?

No respect for themselves.

You can attack if you want. But every single stripper I met had a low self esteem. Every.. single.. one.

I am against anything that brings women to an ever lowering point in our society. We have a hard enough time getting respect from employers and other men and the biggest reason is because these type (not just strippers either, but they are in the group) make men think it is OK to think of women as objects and not as actual humans who can contribute to society.

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Great googily moogily.

Die, already thread, die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
Great googily moogily.

Die, already thread, die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it is bad form to reply only to laugh, but
I. Simply. Cannot. Help. It!
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quote:
Originally posted by Signora Del Drago:
quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
Great googily moogily.

Die, already thread, die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I know it is bad form to reply only to laugh, but
I. Simply. Cannot. Help. It!
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I'm right there rolling with you, Signora! Would you believe I read this entire beasty not too long ago? I know, the horror! It was a long day, full of confusion and heartache.

I almost crapped myself when I saw new comments. Bwa ha ha ha ha... [lol]

ETA: Sorry, Angl. I'm doing my part to keep it alive, but I want to be a part of snopes history, dangit!

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quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
Great googily moogily.

Prof. Harry Phineas Block, from the movie Evolution? (I love that saying.)

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New rule: Anyone who revives a thread in petty bickering gets sentenced to a year of the initiation thread. What'd'ya think?

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quote:
Originally posted by Roadie:
New rule: Anyone who revives a thread in petty bickering gets sentenced to a year of the initiation thread. What'd'ya think?

And, to be thread-appropriate, initiations must now take place in a strip club. [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by Wicked Tinkerbell:
quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
Great googily moogily.

Prof. Harry Phineas Block, from the movie Evolution? (I love that saying.)
That's the one!

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Hah! I thought it was from the Snickers commercial, where the guy who just wrote "Chefs" in the Kansas City end zone mumbles, "Googly moogly."

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quote:
Originally posted by Roadie:
New rule: Anyone who revives a thread in petty bickering gets sentenced to a year of the initiation thread. What'd'ya think?

You can't help it. Since Petty Bickering seldom gets threads added, this one WILL be on the main forum page, open for all newbies to see, until another one comes.

(And, you know, NOBODY forced you, or me, to open it again. Did we really think anything new would be said?)

Jaime

PS: Have you ever noticed that revived Petty Bickering threads usually go on so civilly that the percentage of bickering usually ends up being LESS than in some regular threads (particularly Soapbox Derby threads)?

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quote:
Originally posted by Christie:
Bump, grind your way to riches, students told

Article with a bit more detail.

The stripping and exotic dancing were inappropriate but I think I would have been even less impressed at the fly fishing and the poker. My son would have been delighted, at 13, to be told by an adult, speaking with some apparent authority, that poker would be a perfectly reasonable and realistic career aspiration.

It does sound like he took what was a good idea "find something you love to do" and got just a tad carried away with it.

Sorry to be a pedant, but what's wrong with poker as a career choice? I realise it's risky and not for everyone, but several people (some of whom I count as my friends) make a perfectly reasonable and lucrative living from poker. Indeed I actually make a living wage from the poker I play in my spare time. The world is no longer about the old fashioned 'careers' people used to pick, certainly in the UK there are very few traditional jobs (by which I mean employment in manufacturing etc). People are having to think differently now than they used to in order to make a living and poker is no less viable as a career choice than any other job now.
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Alright, come clean, initiators. You're sending the baby snopesters over here to try to reanimate this thread, aren't you?

Strippers are more popular than I thought, I guess.

Hey, SlowThinker. Welcome to the board. A couple of things (well, just one, really, as it will/may prevent you from making this mistake again): it is considered really good form to read the thread in its entirety before posting. That way, when you get to the end of a post like this one, you'll note that it has been trying to die quietly, and was nearly there, until it was poked awake again. I know it can be difficult to do on very long threads like this, but please do try.

I hope you enjoy your stay.

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I hope the careers adviser gave them some practical advice too, like where to buy their pole...
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quote:
Originally posted by AnglRdr:
Alright, come clean, initiators. You're sending the baby snopesters over here to try to reanimate this thread, aren't you?

Strippers are more popular than I thought, I guess.

Hey, SlowThinker. Welcome to the board. A couple of things (well, just one, really, as it will/may prevent you from making this mistake again): it is considered really good form to read the thread in its entirety before posting. That way, when you get to the end of a post like this one, you'll note that it has been trying to die quietly, and was nearly there, until it was poked awake again. I know it can be difficult to do on very long threads like this, but please do try.

I hope you enjoy your stay.

I'm sorry I didn't realise the bickering section was an area to send threads to die, I didn't mean to restart any kind of old arguments either.

I did though scan the vast majority of the thread and find no defence of poker, hence my post.

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It's where threads we hope will die go. This one just doesn't wish to cooperate. [Wink]

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I'm bettin' it'll live past the two year mark. I mean, c'mon, it has everything you could ever want out of a thread: The laughs, the cries, the loves, the hates, the ups, the downs, the goofs, the gags, the hmms, the haws, the paws, the claws, the dropped jaws, the immaterial sobs, the food, the fans, the fun, the sun, the stars, and Pretty Penny. Plus, you get a free appliance with purchase! Love that snopes browned toast.

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quote:
Originally posted by SlowThinker:
quote:
Originally posted by Christie:
Bump, grind your way to riches, students told

Article with a bit more detail.

The stripping and exotic dancing were inappropriate but I think I would have been even less impressed at the fly fishing and the poker. My son would have been delighted, at 13, to be told by an adult, speaking with some apparent authority, that poker would be a perfectly reasonable and realistic career aspiration.

It does sound like he took what was a good idea "find something you love to do" and got just a tad carried away with it.

Sorry to be a pedant, but what's wrong with poker as a career choice? I realise it's risky and not for everyone, but several people (some of whom I count as my friends) make a perfectly reasonable and lucrative living from poker. Indeed I actually make a living wage from the poker I play in my spare time. The world is no longer about the old fashioned 'careers' people used to pick, certainly in the UK there are very few traditional jobs (by which I mean employment in manufacturing etc). People are having to think differently now than they used to in order to make a living and poker is no less viable as a career choice than any other job now.
Not a choice that should be made at 13 though - or certainly not by most 13 yr old card players. It's a little like telling a 13 yr old that since they love playing computer games there is a great future out there for them testing new games. While true that there are people doing this for a living there are by no means enough positions available for every game loving young teen to realistically aspire to this.

Actually this reminds me of an episode of The Wonder Years where Kevin talks about how he plans to be a major league baseball player one day. As an adult watching that I had to smile ruefully, remembering how I too at 13 thought any career I wanted was just there waiting for me.

At 13 you should be dreaming the impossible dream while still having the adults you trust helping you make some realistic choices as far as your school curriculum goes.

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Oh I fully agree that an adult, in this case careers teacher should temper the advice given with reason and logic. I don't believe though that there should be any legitimate career choice that is off limit to discussion. If a 13 year old is really interested in that kind of career they should be told just how difficult it is and how unsuccessful the majority of people are. To just fob them off though would be a recipe for disaster.

As a side note a future career in poker would certainly lead to some interesting curriculum choices, maths, psychology etc.

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