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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby Jennifer » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:06 pm

pirate wrote:
Jennifer wrote:Maybe need to import FT good at maintaining MRT tracks :siam:

Of course need to import FT to maintain MRT tracks. Youwant to go down and work in the MRT tunnels between 1.30am and 5.00am meh? No aircon somemore. :sick:


:offtopic: Organisational behavioural theory states we should not begin a sentence with YOU :wink:

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby CloudeeDaz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:23 pm

:smile: thx
i'll keep that in mind
i use quite a lot 'yous' when talking to the kids somtimes :oops:

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby Jennifer » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:27 pm

CloudeeDaz wrote::smile: thx
i'll keep that in mind
i use quite a lot 'yous' when talking to the kids somtimes :oops:


You want to eat ice cream? -> this is welcoming :lol:

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby CloudeeDaz » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:43 pm

Jennifer wrote:
CloudeeDaz wrote::smile: thx
i'll keep that in mind
i use quite a lot 'yous' when talking to the kids somtimes :oops:


You want to eat ice cream? -> this is welcoming :lol:


yes...but still got 下文.....

You want to eat ice cream?
You just recover from cough and
You still want ice cream!!?
You want get sick again izzit!

lolz...just joking.....

:offtopic:

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:57 pm

Jennifer wrote: :offtopic: Organisational behavioural theory states we should not begin a sentence with YOU :wink:


Is there really such a theory?? Wow. I gotta go read up on it. I've always avoided using the word "You" in forums because that is usually seen as a direct challenge which evokes an equally direct response. Best way to start misunderstandings and quarrels.

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby Jennifer » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:58 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
Jennifer wrote: :offtopic: Organisational behavioural theory states we should not begin a sentence with YOU :wink:


Is there really such a theory?? Wow. I gotta go read up on it. I've always avoided using the word "You" in forums because that is usually seen as a direct challenge which evokes an equally direct response. Best way to start misunderstandings and quarrels.


exactly

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:01 pm

CloudeeDaz wrote:yes...but still got 下文.....

You want to eat ice cream?
You just recover from cough and
You still want ice cream!!?
You want get sick again izzit!

lolz...just joking.....

:offtopic:


The manager in me always makes me start sentences with "Have"...

"Have you done your homework?"
"Have you finished your laps in the pool?"
"Have you finished your food?"

Repeated so many times, these are about as effective as using a hammer to drive in a screw.

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby concern2 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Jennifer wrote:
ChiefKiasu wrote:
Jennifer wrote: :offtopic: Organisational behavioural theory states we should not begin a sentence with YOU :wink:


Is there really such a theory?? Wow. I gotta go read up on it. I've always avoided using the word "You" in forums because that is usually seen as a direct challenge which evokes an equally direct response. Best way to start misunderstandings and quarrels.


exactly


Ahhhhh! Some enlightenment for me! Someone is very used to saying “你” , “你们” even if he is talking about a 3rd person. Now I know why he always sound so argumentative to me. Must go and enlighten him...

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby concern2 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:20 pm

ChiefKiasu wrote:
CloudeeDaz wrote:yes...but still got 下文.....

You want to eat ice cream?
You just recover from cough and
You still want ice cream!!?
You want get sick again izzit!

lolz...just joking.....

:offtopic:


The manager in me always makes me start sentences with "Have"...

"Have you done your homework?"
"Have you finished your laps in the pool?"
"Have you finished your food?"

Repeated so many times, these are about as effective as using a hammer to drive in a screw.


Eh...but hor, that can only be done if you speak in English - how about if you speak in Mandarin?

"吃饱了吗?”
“功课做了吗”

Hm........how does that compare to "你吃饱了吗“ and "你做完功课了吗“? Like no difference leh...maybe it is just English.

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Re: Train delay along North-South Line

Postby ChiefKiasu » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:25 pm

concern2 wrote:Ahhhhh! Some enlightenment for me! Someone is very used to saying “你” , “你们” even if he is talking about a 3rd person. Now I know why he always sound so argumentative to me. Must go and enlighten him...


And try not to start your enlightening session with the "dense one" with the word "you", ie.

You: "You know, you always use the word you when you start talking."
Him: "You... what...???"
You: "There you go again! See... always say you..."
And the war starts... :nailbite:

Best intentions are always lost through communications. If only we can simply communicate by reading each others' minds... :wink:

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