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Old 24-08-2006, 10:12   #61
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pirate A subtle hint

There is a way to offer suggestions, and then there are those who are just being rude...... to the latter;

Here is what I say, when the recipient of 'unsolicited input'

"Do you know why there are doors on the heads here?...... It is so bystanders can not watch what you are doing and offer advise!"

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Old 24-08-2006, 12:47   #62
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Listen, smile, say thank you, and continue doing exactly what you were doing. It's better for YOUR blood pressure.
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Old 24-08-2006, 16:47   #63
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Bates has it right. It's really in learning to ignore, I think. As someone once said:

You cannot change the world around you.
The only thing you can change is yourself.
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Old 08-02-2007, 18:01   #64
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Hey Sean,

You mentioned in another thread that - like myself - you work in the computer industry, so I'm surprised you even *notice* anymore when a blowhard know-it-all is bleating away! :P :P :P
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Old 08-02-2007, 18:13   #65
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Ha ha ha! Very true. I did find a foolproof cure to the dockside know it alls... ANCHORING! ha ha ha
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:19   #66
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Im new here... I was going to offer my ADVICE but then I realized you are asking for advice on how not to be bothered by people giving you advice.
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Old 06-03-2007, 09:40   #67
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Long ago I had a great mentor who taught me how to precieve everything that was of no importance to me! My mentor's name was Gary Larson and the montra when ever something comes to my ears..

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Only focus on things you can change or deal with, the rest is just noise to be ignored.
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Old 06-03-2007, 16:12   #68
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So here is my 2 cents for people butting in when not asked.

Acknowedge and ingore.
"Oh really!!, thanks for the advice."
And the complete blow off that there is no reponse for.
"Thank you, for caring enuff to share that with me."

Both of these work well. I tend to not ask for advice unless I need help with something and tend to not give it unless asked. Now I do take everything that is said with a grain of salt cause alot of people concider themselves to be the utmost athority on everything. And you have to take in to account that alot of people talk to hear themselves talk. Also there are many people walking around with nothing better to do than butt in ( the reason these man are out walking round is cause their wives are sick of listening to them ramble bout this and that).

On the other hand Sean, the paying customer is not always right, but they are still paying. I am not saying that you are wrong in treating the paying customer as the correct one.
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Fortunately for all the know-it-alls, there are forums like this where anyone can butt in because it is allowed and someone just might respond to your post.

Now have I told all of you about everything I am an expert in? No? well firstly therre is the time when .....
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