[thechat] Pet Hate

Drew Shiel gothwalk at gmail.com
Tue May 24 07:37:24 CDT 2005

On 5/24/05, Ian Anderson <ian at zstudio.co.uk> wrote:

> Someone calls to visit. You naturally offer them a cup of tea. The
> danger is that instead of a straight Yes or No, they may say:

  I have an aunt who favours the direct approach to such things.
Confronted with the "Irish no" ("Ah, I'm alright, thanks") - which
means "Yes", or any similar dodging the question, she takes what
someone says exactly at face value. The rest of the family have
learned to adjust, and I'm sure your visitors will too.

  Myself, I try one "You sure?" before I accept a negative, but that
one chance is all they get. I'll probably become more hardline on it
with age. :)


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