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steven02345 in Sterling is doing 4 things including…

to possess savoir-faire

13 cheers


steven02345 has written 6 entries about this goal

Some days I have Savoir-Faire and some days I don't

I’m gonna test this by giving up on people who play games with me. If I’m non chalant and can exhibit it, it will help me gain the power in those relationships. If that doesn’t work, it at least deprives those who play games from the prize they seek and that drives behaviour, you only repeat behaviour that you gain from. If you play games with me you get less of a reaction, you’re less likely to play games. The reward for being honest with me is that I’ll try to be honest in my reaction (i.e. I won’t have Savoir-Faire, I’ll be as expressive as I can).
Lets call this the new Savior-Faire which fits (cause it about knowing what to do and reacting emotionally is the correct way to be sometimes).

And there goes my Savoir-Faire :)

Okay so I was doing well keeping my composure when…

Today was talking to someone on the team about work and, I caught her looking at me, tripped up (rescued the conversation so I imagine he didn’t notice) but I have to say, it was so easy for a pair of pretty eyes to trip me up. I obviously don’t have Savoir-Faire :) . Still they are great eyes and I can be excused if you knew how stunning :)

A bug story continued

Two days later, the bug comes back to haunt me. I wasn’t too surprized (wonder what it ate in my car. Still the bug tested my composure (oh wait I just found the word that means Savoir Faire :) ). I took a piece of paper and tried to have it fly out of my car (of course it didn’t). It landed near my leg (Of course I didn’t kill it). I drove 30 minutes to work a little nervous but without it affecting my actions. I opened the door and it flew out (yeah!).
I guess I should thank that bug I might just be getting to where I have Savoir Faire (still can’t compete with that groom :D .

My Savoir Faire moment

Recently I was driving and this bug sat on my hat. I calmly took my hat off (didn’t panic) and tried to have the bug fly out the window (wasn’t going to kill it). It didn’t fly away it stayed in the car but hey I didn’t panic and I figure that I had savoir faire :).

Well not only didn’t I panic but I had the calm state enough to take this picture of the bug.

The Groom (to be) has Savoir Faire

You got to love this guy… This is a true story about
a recent wedding that took place at Clemson University. It was in the local newspaper and even Jay Leno mentioned it. It was a huge wedding with about 300 guests.

After the wedding, at the reception, the groom got up
on stage with a microphone to talk to the crowd. He said he wanted to thank everyone for coming, many from long distances, to support them at their wedding.

He especially wanted to thank the bride’s and his
family and to thank his new father-in-law for providing such a lavish reception. As a token of his deep appreciation he said he wanted to give everyone a special gift just from him. So taped to the bottom of everyone’s chair, including the wedding party was an envelope. He said this was his gift to everyone, and asked them to open their envelope.

Inside each manila envelope was an 8×10 glossy of his
bride having sex with the best man. The groom had gotten suspicious of them weeks earlier and had hired a private detective to tail them.

After just standing there, just watching the guests’ reactions for a couple of minutes, he turned to the best man and said, “F-- you!” Then he turned to his bride and said, “F—you!” Then he turned to the dumbfounded crowd and said, “I’m outta here.”

He had the marriage annulled first thing in the morning.

Most people would have canceled the wedding immediately after
finding out about the affair, this guy goes through with the charade, as if nothing were wrong. His revenge—making the bride’s parents pay over $32,000 for a 300 guest wedding and reception, and best of all, trashing the bride’s and best man’s reputations in front of 300 friends and family members.

This guy has balls the size of church bells.

Do you think we might get a MasterCard “priceless”
commercial out of this?

This Joke is the best example of Savoir-Faire I can come up with

An American, and Englishman and a Frenchman were discussing a good example of savoir-faire.

“Well,” said the American, “if you came home and found your wife in bed with another man and you didn’t kill the son-of-a-b*h, that, to me, is savoir-faire.”

“Not quite, chaps,” said the Englishman. “If you came home and found your wife in bed with another man and you said, ‘Please, sir, carry on,’ that’s savoir-faire.”

“Mais non,” said the Frenchman. “If you came home and found your wife in bed with another man and you said, ‘Please, sir, carry on’ and the man was able to continue, HE’S got savoir-faire!”

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