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I had a dentist appointment yesterday, but I got a call from the office to postpone it until next week. I joked with the young lady who called that I have a 48-hour cancellation policy, so I was going to have to charge them. She thought this was delightful, and promised to tell the doctor. Then I got a call about 45 minutes later, saying they had received the lab delivery that provoked the setback, so I could come in sooner if I wanted. I asked if my original appointment was still available, and was told it was already filled. Had I called them to cancel the appointment with three hours notice, the indeed would have charged me for my appointment, but in this case they were able to find someone to take my appointment in the time it takes to get a pizza delivered. It really does make me want to print up a bill for them.

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9. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 9, 2017, 12:30 Cutter
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:47:
Creston wrote on Nov 9, 2017, 11:04:
Man, Kevin Spacey is DONE.
I have to say the whole explosion of sexual harassment charges in the news has me wondering a bit. Is it just me?

I read this stuff and it just doesn't fit into my life experience. I have neither witnessed nor heard personal accounts of these types of actions. And I'd like to think if I did witness it, I'd step in and say something. I don't think I've ignored it -- but it sounds so damn common I wonder if I have been blissfully ignorant?

Try working in the bar business. It's par for the course. Give a lot of guys a couple of drinks and they think it's their god given right to hit on any woman they want. Most of the places I worked never put up with those sorts of shenanigans, but working in the industry and being a barfly back in the day it's all too common everywhere. Then there are the real jerks who don't even need the booze but will hassle a woman anywhere. And then there's a metric shit ton of countries out there like Italy where it's a national pastime for men. Conversely I've been hit on by drunk women and men many a time. And I'd be lying if I said I didn't take advantage of it. We're hard wired for sex, that's how evolution works. And some are wired for it more than others. There's nothing wrong with that as most of reaction and judgement is always predicated on current cultural norms. It's only when you start getting pushy after someone has said no is when it becomes a problem.

Who's to say Spacey actually did any of this stuff? There's no shortage or people out there willing to lie and jump on the bandwagon hoping to cash on some quick fame and fortune. Maybe he did get drunk and pushy at points but that's a long goddamn way off from rape. Remember what Lou Reed said, "Don't believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear." It's just way too easy these day to convict people in the court of public opinion without any actual real knowledge of the truth and that's wrong.
 
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