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Post  Mr Ed on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:29 pm

I was just thinking  (Hush! I know what you're thinking.Razz ) could Sarah actually be the kind to buy something and try to pass it off as her own creation??  "Maaaybe just this once..?"

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Post  Cutekitty on Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Mr Ed wrote:I was just thinking  (Hush! I know what you're thinking.Razz ) could Sarah actually be the kind to buy something and try to pass it off as her own creation??  "Maaaybe just this once..?"

Pffhaha. Could that work? I suspect she'd have too much pride for it, though. It'd be like using a cheat code to get through a game; the win would feel like less of a win.
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Post  The J.A.M. on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:40 pm

So is this an American culture thing? Down here in Mexico, if someone from church gives you some food, the most you do is wash the plate/tupperware/bowl/whatever and hand it back to him/her the next time you see him/her. End of story.

So I honestly can't figure out why anyone would be ostracised by returning an empty plate/etc.

And if church goers (I'm not going to say "believers" here) DO ostracise others for something so simple, then that's just the symptom of a much bigger problem in their social club church.
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Post  Cutekitty on Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:28 pm

American culture is far from a monolith. It depends heavily on the particular people involved and the relationship between them.

For example, my aunt gave me a Tupperware container full of cookies. It wasn't the super-thin cheap kind either; this was quality Tupperware. She insisted that I just keep the Tupperware, though I would've been happy to return it to her. And I think even with gifts to non-family, my folks wouldn't expect their Tupperware returned, much less returned with more goods--although if they did give someone a plate, they'd probably like it back and cleaned eventually. Wouldn't be the end of the world if it weren't returned, though.

I not only would prefer any plates be returned to me but avoid using plates to deliver baked goods in the first place, since I have a limited number. Since these are a bunch of college students we're talking about, they're probably all (or at least most) in that limited-supply boat, so returning plates would matter more.

I personally see responding to a baked gift with another gift as going an extra mile. Some others hold that extra mile as a standard for themselves to follow because they want to be nice, and that's probably what's going on with Sarah (well, that and a streak of competitive pride). I think holding others, not just oneself, to such a standard is a little less common.*

*I guess some people would--like those who care a lot about equivalent exchange. But if you ask me, a gift is no longer a gift if you expect something in return.
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Post  Ransom on Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:23 pm

Cutekitty wrote:American culture is far from a monolith. It depends heavily on the particular people involved and the relationship between them.

For example, my aunt gave me a Tupperware container full of cookies. It wasn't the super-thin cheap kind either; this was quality Tupperware. She insisted that I just keep the Tupperware, though I would've been happy to return it to her. And I think even with gifts to non-family, my folks wouldn't expect their Tupperware returned, much less returned with more goods--although if they did give someone a plate, they'd probably like it back and cleaned eventually. Wouldn't be the end of the world if it weren't returned, though.

I not only would prefer any plates be returned to me but avoid using plates to deliver baked goods in the first place, since I have a limited number. Since these are a bunch of college students we're talking about, they're probably all (or at least most) in that limited-supply boat, so returning plates would matter more.

I personally see responding to a baked gift with another gift as going an extra mile. Some others hold that extra mile as a standard for themselves to follow because they want to be nice, and that's probably what's going on with Sarah (well, that and a streak of competitive pride). I think holding others, not just oneself, to such a standard is a little less common.*

*I guess some people would--like those who care a lot about equivalent exchange. But if you ask me, a gift is no longer a gift if you expect something in return.

Correct, I was, in my previous post, being at least a little facetious.

The thing is that some situations and sub cultures can turn 'going the extra mile' into a 'better than though' competition, and I'm guessing this is what is happening here.
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Post  Mr Ed on Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:20 pm

A thought just popped in...  I wonder who's actually going to do the most "helping" here. Wink

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Post  Bayrain on Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:06 pm

First thing I thought they could do...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy5K8ApSzhI

Secondly........Sarah is just too kind of a person, like it's a competition of being the nicest person
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Post  Slim Shadow on Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:35 pm

Oh no.... the same look of obligation. I bet Sis. Pantherinae is gonna come visit soon. I bet this plate is cursed, like that whiteboard.

I ship Whiteboard x Plate
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Post  The J.A.M. on Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:38 pm

That was easy...and she didn't seem to like it...
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Post  Rising Blue on Sat Feb 18, 2017 7:50 pm

They really call each other Brother and Sister there? All the singles wards I've been to everyone was more or less on a first name basis. Of course, I haven't had the singles experience in Utah.
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Post  Ellen-Natalie on Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:21 pm

Rising Blue wrote:They really call each other Brother and Sister there? All the singles wards I've been to everyone was more or less on a first name basis. Of course, I haven't had the singles experience in Utah.

That's pretty cool! In the singles ward I attended, first names were for people you were close with, and the more formal 'sister' and 'brother' terms were for everyone else you interacted with. The more I research people's experiences in the church, the more microcultures I discover in different wards and cities - it's fascinating!



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Post  Mr Ed on Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:34 pm

Sister Pantherinae's looking particularly sleek in this page. Nice!

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Post  Mr Ed on Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:58 pm

Sister Canary, Sister Pantheriae, and Sister Sciuridae; all together now...

THIS...MEANS...WAR!! Rolling Eyes Laughing

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Post  The J.A.M. on Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:32 pm

Like I said... Razz Razz Razz
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Post  Ellen-Natalie on Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:23 pm

How did this not get posted earlier? Sorry! ^^;

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Post  kanna172003 on Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:23 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if that plate's traveled all over Utah.
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Post  Ellen-Natalie on Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:29 am



Working on next page this week - with more treats!
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Post  Cutekitty on Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:50 pm

And so, the cycle shall continue into perpetuity until... until they're both broke and out of baking supplies, I guess? Laughing

Seriously, though, I wonder how this will end.
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Post  The J.A.M. on Sun Mar 05, 2017 3:58 pm

Maybe with the owner accidentally breaking the plate.
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Post  Slim Shadow on Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:29 pm

The J.A.M. wrote:Maybe with the owner accidentally breaking the plate.

Or with the words, "OPA, MOTHER FLETCHER!"
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Post  Ellen-Natalie on Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:01 am

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Re: The Plate

Post  kanna172003 on Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:36 pm

Something tells me that nobody knows who owns that plate.
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Post  Mr Ed on Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:58 pm

kanna172003 wrote:Something tells me that nobody knows who owns that plate.

Maybe that's the problem!  No one does know whose it is and they're all hoping the original owner will eventually get it back...and KEEP it!!

Orrrr...
 It's just that no one wants to own that plate and they're all hoping someone else will either decide to keep it, or eventually... Rolling Eyes break it.

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