By French - 04/05/2011 17:29 - Switzerland
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BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH!!!!! I wonder if this will get removed. It probably will. I didn't even read the FML.
Yeah, I forgot Canada. Someone already pointed that out, and I thumbed up their comment. Because I realized I forgot it. Once someone has pointed it out, you don't need to as well. That's like if a math teacher asks "What's 2+2?" and someone raises their hand and answers "4!" Then you raise your hand 30 seconds later and say "It's fucking 4!" Everyone already knows. And now you look like a prick.
There are a lot worse words I could have used. Compared to the usual insulting words people use on here (which I'm sure I don't need to list) prick is quite tame. It was a slight overreaction, but it's a pet peeve of mine. And after reading so many posts where people repeat the same info over and over, someone was bound to get an earfull (technically eyefull).
Well, I can tell from the thumbs that I have offended some people. I don't see how my statement about Haiti was offensive. I'm assuming that people decided that because one thing I said was offensive, they should downvote all my comments, regardless of content. But I am sorry to those I have offended, nonetheless.
You guys are really something. The French are pussies? Oh really? Go check the Treaty of Versailles, between Germany and France, that was a main cause of the end of WWI. The French got taken over in WWII? Yeah, so did the rest of Eastern Europe. What's your point? And since when does a huge army mark the best country? Just because Americans think that shooting and blowing up anybody who doesn't have the exact same views as them, doesn't mean the rest of the world thinks the same way. Check the statistics: American has over a 70% obesity rate, while (last time I checked) France has under 20%. Also, America's intelligence is dropping very fast. America is not as good as you think. Flame me if you want, but you insulted my country first. But of course, it's only wrong if someone does it to yours, as Americans.
Also, to add to my comment, WWI would have been much worse if the French hadn't held their ground as well as they did. They endured Trench Warfare. In case you don't know, that's when you stay in trenches for days, even weeks, with rats, dead bodies, and muddy ground. They barely ate, and the rats would eat the dead bodies. Also, if your skin is wet for too long (like their feet were) it makes you skin rot. Please, instead of insulting somebody else's country, fix your own.
Well, to stop the pointless digression about who won what war and what the neighbour's dog thinks of it: the bottom line is that OP was asked to learn French... because she works in a French-speaking region (canton de Vaud, in Switzerland). Excellent reason, really. Now OP, talk to your boss cause you've got a point.
frenchboy, you throw up statistics and the say randomly without any facts that "americas intelligence is dropping fast. it's not as good as you think" that last part was just some random shit that's your opinion. well I'm gonna drop some actual knowlege for you on things the french do wrong: 1) they eat frogs legs.. gross wtf. 2) the french were the first to have mimes.. ugh 3) the French couldn't find Osama oh yeah that's right we AMERICANS did it bitch!
I suggest speaking with your boss and finding out what is expected of you. Maybe it was your bad for choosing French lessons that are interfering with your work schedule.
Gotta agree with TheDrifter here. If you need further training to stay relevant in your current job, your employer should provide it or compensate you for it. If you're trying to move up, however, the training is your responsibility and should not interfere with your current performance.