It’s ok to snigger at a name privately-
With all due respect, Martin, it isn’t. I can understand my weird “foreign” surname doesn’t exactly trip off every tongue, but I do appreciate it when people at least make a good faith effort to pronounce it correctly and avoid turning my name into an occasion for a smutty little sneer.
I'll have a buck each way on this. It is entirely human to the connection between someone's (foreign) name and something ridiculous in one's own language. That connection may be amusing. It is human and reasonable to laugh.
It is quite another thing to take that connection and use it for ridicule. At that point you become a bully.
As for pronouncing foreign names, look at least try. But it can be very hard and most folks accept that it's hard but if you try most folks will appreciate that. Almost nobody in NZ pronounces my surname correctly, I spent 18 months struggling to put the emphasis on the correct syllable of my bosses name and got it right maybe 5% of the time. Some folks can do it really well, some can't, but trying matters.
If it were an STV election, like in Wellington for instance, are there additional reasons why it would be stupid?
Yes STV would give you the second most popular choice. But that would not necessarily reflect the desires of the majority at all.
If for example you had a mayor, representing one political team or platform, who won and achieved say 95% support from the population and then had some reason to resign a month later, or die, or whatever.
Then simply selecting the next STV candidate would likely result in a new mayor that represents an opposing political platform or team and contrary to the wishes of the vast majority of the population.
That would be silly.
When I last looked having an extra marital affair could hardly be described as….
“an error in action, calculation, opinion, or judgment caused by poor reasoning, carelessness, insufficient knowledge, etc.”
….I think we all know that if you view marriage as a worthy institution shagging around is wrong.
When I was 17 I thought much as you have just described. And then I experienced life. I noted that enormously intelligent, moral, decent people had affairs, some messier than others. I discovered that what occurs within a relationship can be vastly different from what one sees from outside. I learned that a LOT of people have affairs. You may not have had the same experiences as I have so you may have a different view but for me I would pretty much describe most affairs as mistakes.
In order for that to be the case you'd have to demonstrate cognition.
looking pretty fucking sleazy
Sadly I suspect a large proportion of his target market think sleazy is a good thing.
Seriously Not My Job.
You're just there to organise the strike action.
irony at work
I had hoped you were trying to use humour - however, you should be aware that all too many workplaces operate with such rules (unwritten because they are illegal) hence you shouldn't be surprised to see responses like mine. That makes such humour very difficult in the written form where you cannot rely on tone or body language to communicate the irony.
But just about everyone I know (self included) has failed in either rule 1, 2 or 3
Which is pretty much clear evidence that your rules are utter bollocks.
It is particularly stupid with reference to rule 1. Note for many professions, basically the only people you are going to spend any time with are work colleagues. This is particularly true at the age when most folks are forming long term relationships.
it appears Jock Anderson has been fired from the NBR for his editorial that said Brown should stay on as mayor.
For a while I was "I don't even.....???".
But then I realised it makes perfect sense. Stating the blindingly obvious is absolutely against NBRs code of conduct and entirely consistent.
I’m disgusted by your comment.
Congratulations on passing your humanity test.
Note those not disgusted by the above post will be receiving their boarding passes for the B ark shortly in the mail, have a wonderful trip.