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Silly Principles You Uphold
 
# 31 : Monday 10-7-2017 @ 17:31
 
 
Principles are supposed to be important. They mean something.
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# 32 : Monday 10-7-2017 @ 17:42
 
 
Someone said :
Principles are supposed to be important. They mean something.

That may be what you have been led to believe

Obviously, some principles are more important than others, to some or to most people.
And obviously, silly ones are less important to most, than more important principles... but they remain significant to the people who uphold them.
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# 33 : Tuesday 11-7-2017 @ 19:41
 
 
Interesting twist on the declining of offer to jump the queue: got to the till, and realized I forgot milk.
Went to get it, taking my stuff off the conveyor belt.

When I came back the guy who was after me offered "my spot" back.
I had to decline despite him insisting. Especially as another woman was behind him by then, thus to accept I would have had to ask her if it was OK...
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# 34 : Tuesday 11-7-2017 @ 20:39
 
 
Someone said :

Do you own anything by Apple, HP, Dell, Panasonic, ASUS.... The list goes on.

Hey S4,

Own nothing from Apple. Own a laptop that was gifted to me from HP. Own nothing from Dell. Own nothing from Panasonic, except for a multi-disk hi-fi that I bought when I was 14 and which resides in my country home. Own nothing from ASUS. You are right though the list does indeed extend well beyond the named companies and undoubtedly I own plenty of things from transgressors.

Someone said :

You own tons of products by well known brands that are outsourced to factories (sweat shops in China.

I probably do, in fact I certainly do. I don't see why the fact that I own some items produced in such places is a justification for blithely ignoring the actions of other companies going forward. Can you explain it to me?

I am not perfect and accordingly expect perfection from no one. I do what I can when I can (and when I remember!). It isn't just Penneyes that I avoid shopping in. I avoid shopping in as many retailers as I can practicably do so when I know they have employed what I believe can only reasonably be considered slave labour. I mentioned Penneyes because it was the first one that sprung to mind, but you can add plenty more to that list.

Someone said :

No point coming over all high and mighty over Penneys.


This is the reaction I anticipated and thus included the comment regarding it not being snobbery in my post. I love a bargain. I love cheap shit. I try my best to buy from charity clothes shops as much as I can. I'll cut you for the best gone-off reduced deal in the supermarket. Basically my entire apartment is kitted out in shit I bought from charity shops, or swap pages, or that I just picked out of the rubbish, literally I'm sitting on a chair salvaged from the rubbish right now. So away from with your 'high and mighty'. I loathe and despise Tommy Hilfiger and ilk, for their labour practices too, am I okay being 'high and mighty' over them?

Here is the truth of the matter. It is ridiculously hard to be an 'ethical consumer', to the extent that it is virtually impossible if you want to have nice shit and participate in society. I accept that, I live that, but I do not understand why that difficulty justifies ignoring the documented abuses of well known companies, and doing what you can, as you can.
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# 35 : Wednesday 12-7-2017 @ 00:05
 
 
And that's one of the reasons why I make a point of not explaining/justifying my silly principles
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# 36 : Friday 14-7-2017 @ 06:10
 
 
is this just OCD ?
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# 37 : Friday 14-7-2017 @ 06:14
 
 
Someone said :
is this just OCD ?

If you think OCD is just about being a bit stuck up with some unimportant stuff, then maybe it is.
If you know what OCD actually is... then no.
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# 38 : Friday 14-7-2017 @ 06:17
 
 
Someone said :

If you think OCD is just about being a bit stuck up with some unimportant stuff, then maybe it is.
If you know what OCD actually is... then no.

Would you be able to admit it if it was?
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# 39 : Friday 14-7-2017 @ 06:19
 
 
Someone said :

Would you be able to admit it if it was?

If it were, I would, I would, I would.
But it ain't, ain't, ain't.
Why?
Why?
Why?

But it
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# 40 : Friday 14-7-2017 @ 06:22
 
 
Someone said :

If it were, I would, I would, I would.
But it ain't, ain't, ain't.
Why?
Why?
Why?

But it

That's a no then , another symptom check
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# 41 : Friday 14-7-2017 @ 06:37
 
 
Someone said :

That's a no then , another symptom check

It is always funny to see someone trying their hand at cheap psychology à-la-Marie-Claire.
Do you have a compulsion for syllogism, or is it something you tend to do on purpose to try and irritate people and are not bothered to justify?

In either case, this is a different different different story. Your story, which is interesting in its own right, but a different different different story.
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# 42 : Friday 14-7-2017 @ 06:49
 
 
Someone said :

It is always funny to see someone trying their hand at cheap psychology à-la-Marie-Claire.
Do you have a compulsion for syllogism, or is it something you tend to do on purpose to try and irritate people and are not bothered to justify?

In either case, this is a different different different story. Your story, which is interesting in its own right, but a different different different story.

Marie Claire wtf ah no and I'll leave you to the compulsions
Oh and I'm not trying to irritate you if you are irritated by just being asked if you have OCD ?
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# 43 : Saturday 15-7-2017 @ 14:47
 
 
Someone said :

Do you have a compulsion for syllogism, or is it something you tend to do on purpose to try and irritate people and are not bothered to justify?

like not dividing your shopping from those in front and/or behind you? Every worked a till in a supermarket?
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# 44 : Saturday 15-7-2017 @ 16:02
 
 
Someone said :

like not dividing your shopping from those in front and/or behind you? Every worked a till in a supermarket?

I have.

And it is very rare that my shopping would reach the till "undivided".

I am just not the one doing it : more often than not the person before and the person after me do care about dividing their shopping from mine, and I have no issue with them doing so.

And in the rare case when they are not divided by a divider, they are divided by an empty space. And if that is not enough, a person-to-person communication (usually a hand movement, one or two words, a look) are enough.
I have never had any of my shopping scanned for the previous shopper, nor have I ever had someone else's shopping scanned in my conveyor run.
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# 45 : Saturday 15-7-2017 @ 16:32
 
 
Its only manners though to put the divider down after your shopping for the next person.

Like holding the door for the person coming behind you.
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