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    I think the best recent example of cultural differences is the first McDonald's that was opened in Moscow. Russians avoided the place like the plague because they thought the smiling friendly staff were crazy because smiling and friendly isn't how normal people are in Moscow.

    I did a weeks course on cultural differences in the business world and you'd be surprised at how many deals get blown out because British reps were considered to be extremely rude for doing something we consider to be polite.
    I know what youíre saying. The British arenít particularly liked abroad.

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    We went to Prague for a weekend. I don't think we once saw a smiling face.
    I've found the Icelandics to be a dour lot too.
    Similar to living in Edinburgh I suppose.

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    Fron my time in hospitality the rudest people I encountered by a distance are the Chinese. No please, no thank you, would happily barge past anyone to get where they want to be, if you asked them politely to wait so, as an example, an elderly person could go first they would carry on regardless, they shout in groups no matter what the setting, would push in front of people and block their view whilst watching an event, taking a photo etc. I remember asking a guy who worked in China regularly about it and he said it was very much a cultural and generational thing. A lot of elderly Chinese people can remember when food was scarce to non existent so if you weren't first you missed out; people simply couldn't afford to be polite as it was literally a matter of life and death. The lack of manners is a hangover from that (and indeed extreme poverty still exists in some areas of China today).

    I found Americans funny. They complained about things Brits would shrug off or just put up with. Their use of please and thanks was far more sparing than we might be used to but they were always full of 'have a nice days' and could be quite gushing if you went above and beyond to help them and, again perhaps culturally, they thought the best way to express gratitude was through money. Every good job was rewarded with a note coming out the wallet.

    Russians always seemed sullen and unfriendly and didn't invite anything more than the very basic conversation required.

    A lot of middle eastern guests had the same manners as the Chinese. 'We're here and we want to be there so get out the way.' They were particualrly bad for leaving rooms in really messy states.

    There's obviously an element of confirmation bias there but there's no doubt there are massive differences in manners between countries and regions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Fron my time in hospitality the rudest people I encountered by a distance are the Chinese. No please, no thank you, would happily barge past anyone to get where they want to be, if you asked them politely to wait so, as an example, an elderly person could go first they would carry on regardless, they shout in groups no matter what the setting, would push in front of people and block their view whilst watching an event, taking a photo etc. I remember asking a guy who worked in China regularly about it and he said it was very much a cultural and generational thing. A lot of elderly Chinese people can remember when food was scarce to non existent so if you weren't first you missed out; people simply couldn't afford to be polite as it was literally a matter of life and death. The lack of manners is a hangover from that (and indeed extreme poverty still exists in some areas of China today).

    I found Americans funny. They complained about things Brits would shrug off or just put up with. Their use of please and thanks was far more sparing than we might be used to but they were always full of 'have a nice days' and could be quite gushing if you went above and beyond to help them and, again perhaps culturally, they thought the best way to express gratitude was through money. Every good job was rewarded with a note coming out the wallet.

    Russians always seemed sullen and unfriendly and didn't invite anything more than the very basic conversation required.

    A lot of middle eastern guests had the same manners as the Chinese. 'We're here and we want to be there so get out the way.' They were particualrly bad for leaving rooms in really messy states.

    There's obviously an element of confirmation bias there but there's no doubt there are massive differences in manners between countries and regions.
    I echo this. Throw in the waving and shouting for attention when you were talking to another guest. A lot of waiters just point blank won't serve them.

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    Badly made scrambled eggs.

    Good scrambled eggs are easy but they take a bit time and patience. Nothing worse than getting served a big mess that has been whisked before going in the pan or inexplicably had milk added. As for doing them in the microwave? The hottest part of hell should be reserved for those type of people.
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    I mentioned LinkedIn ****ers previously however I've logged in and seen half of my colleagues rubbing one out over a "motivational speaker" who's having a chug himself over a workshop he gave on "critical conversations".

    I don't know whether to finish off the bottle of wine in tears or just jump out the bedroom window to end it all.

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    Having a monkey on Milan tonight but not being able to check the score cause lady bunberry is watching me like a hawk. Updates would be appreciated gentlemen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Having a monkey on Milan tonight but not being able to check the score cause lady bunberry is watching me like a hawk. Updates would be appreciated gentlemen.
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    Having a monkey on Milan tonight but not being able to check the score cause lady bunberry is watching me like a hawk. Updates would be appreciated gentlemen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Cheers mate. As long as Iím not on the bookies website sheís not suspicious.

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    Cheers mate. As long as Iím not on the bookies website sheís not suspicious.
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    **** sake

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    Badly made scrambled eggs.

    Good scrambled eggs are easy but they take a bit time and patience. Nothing worse than getting served a big mess that has been whisked before going in the pan or inexplicably had milk added. As for doing them in the microwave? The hottest part of hell should be reserved for those type of people.
    You dont use milk, you dont whisk them.and you dont use the microwave??? How on earth do you make scrambled egg?

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    **** sake
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Come on Milan.

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    You dont use milk, you dont whisk them.and you dont use the microwave??? How on earth do you make scrambled egg?
    4 eggs in a pan on a moderate heat with 2 knobs of butter. Stir with a spatula slowly and constantly. Once they start to come together take them off the heat and stir a bit faster, back on the heat and back to slow stirring, off the heat again, add salt and pepper then back on the heat. Keep repeating the on and off until you get the consistency you like. Takes about 8-10 minutes.

    No milk and adding the seasoning later gives a much smoother, creamier texture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Come on Milan.
    5 mins added time. Corner Milan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. S View Post
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    You dont use milk, you dont whisk them.and you dont use the microwave??? How on earth do you make scrambled egg?
    It's all dowwn to personal preference, working around some very good chefs sometimes means you adapt a method that you maybe never used to use. The most important thing is to not overcook your eggs. I pour olive oil in the pan to start and don't season or whisk the eggs before they're in the pan as they can break down and become watery. Also alternating between heat and no heat, and stirring them the entire time they're cooking gives fantastic results, no dairy added at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Sore one mate. Iíve went all in with cacuta deportivo. Iím either a grand down or £75 up. Nil nil at halftime.

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    4 eggs in a pan on a moderate heat with 2 knobs of butter. Stir with a spatula slowly and constantly. Once they start to come together take them off the heat and stir a bit faster, back on the heat and back to slow stirring, off the heat again, add salt and pepper then back on the heat. Keep repeating the on and off until you get the consistency you like. Takes about 8-10 minutes.

    No milk and adding the seasoning later gives a much smoother, creamier texture.
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    It's all dowwn to personal preference, working around some very good chefs sometimes means you adapt a method that you maybe never used to use. The most important thing is to not overcook your eggs. I pour olive oil in the pan to start and don't season or whisk the eggs before they're in the pan as they can break down and become watery. Also alternating between heat and no heat, and stirring them the entire time they're cooking gives fantastic results, no dairy added at all.
    Seems an awful.lot of work but i'll give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Sore one mate. Iíve went all in with cacuta deportivo. Iím either a grand down or £75 up. Nil nil at halftime.

    . I done that the day after one of my paydays one month, never again! Longest 4 weeks I've ever had!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Sore one mate. Iíve went all in with cacuta deportivo. Iím either a grand down or £75 up. Nil nil at halftime.
    Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Sore one mate. Iíve went all in with cacuta deportivo. Iím either a grand down or £75 up. Nil nil at halftime.
    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    Sore one mate. Iíve went all in with cacuta deportivo. Iím either a grand down or £75 up. Nil nil at halftime.

    It's 1-0 to that team you've backed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit Crab View Post
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    It's 1-0 to that team you've backed.
    15 to go. Cash out is tempting but Iím going to ride it out.

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    Never in doubt. Hibees 3 rangers 2

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    Pet peeve 4978

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    Chargers and wires in general.
    Put two on a bag separately and they will concort till they're in a proper messy fankle.
    Every time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    15 to go. Cash out is tempting but Iím going to ride it out.
    What happened, did it come in?

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