How did it go?

A couple of days ago I mentioned going to a school meeting. I needed some time to recover and then yesterday the EU referendum took over.

I hated every second of it, fortunatly there was a man there. He was one of those alpha males, who thinks everyone needs to know what he thinks.

By the time I was being forced to sit in a room with all these people my fight or flight response had kicked in. Mainly the fight part of it.

I was tying hard to fight the urge to tell him to shut the fuck up.

He was very useful I hope he comes to more meetings.

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22 Responses to How did it go?

  1. Simon says:

    You didn’t smack him one then?

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  2. gm1123 says:

    What’s the deal with the U.K. Leaving the eu? I’m a tad ignorant on the subject. Can any of y’all fill me in. Why is it affecting our stocks? Is it good or bad and why?

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    • the good or bad depends very much on who you listen to. The EU is the European Union, its a collection of 27 (now 26 countries) all who have a free trade and free movement agreement. Most have the same currency the Euro (the UK is different in retaining our currency the pound, this is important as to why its effecting stocks) However due to this we are governed by a collection of people who also have the power to effect our laws. Its a bit like the united states, if you think that each country so france, germany, italy, spain, ireland etc are all different states, each can make their own laws up, have their own police, fire service and spend their money on what they see fit. However Brussels, like Washington can change the law if they deem it wise and an advantage to the country as a whole.

      The reason it is effecting stocks, is probably something to do with the fact that because the UK has its own currency, which was the fifth most powerful, when the news came that we were leaving it is so uncertain and since the EU has formed no one has done this (apart from greenland, but that is a whole different kettle of fish) so the future for the EU and for Britain is uncertain and the stock markets showed this by the pound dropping a remarkable rate, but since the news it has risen and stocks and shares are going to fluxuate for a few weeks. Does that help?

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      • gm1123 says:

        Ehh, a little. If you compare Brussels to DC, I’m with them…get out and do your own thing. Washington DC is chock full of criminals with their own best interests at hand. So does that mean other countries in Europe will not want to trade with England now? I had no idea Brussels was so Powerful. Heh.

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      • Its called Brussels because that is where the EU is based, but don’t think of it as Brussels, the capital of Belgium, which is different. It means the UK have to begin trade negotiations with everyone all over again. And the way you described Washington is the way the leave people think of Brussels, and yes they do have a lot of power, but also they do do a lot of good. A lot of our human right laws come from them. I personally believe as a world we should be forming closer connections with each other not going further apart. However things would need to change within the EU for that to happen and we were told it wasn’t going to

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      • gm1123 says:

        Oohhh, thanks for the clarification. I was thinking Brussels Belgium. I am for less government. I know my comparison with Washington, D.C. Is enough for me to vote to get the hell out. Human rights. Hhmmm…you are humans, you have rights. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Having boundaries are not necessarily becoming further apart. It’s just a line, be it physical or not that helps others be unique. Separate but equal. You do you, and I’ll do me. Britain do you and Italy, you do you as well. But be nice about it. What a cluster.

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      • For an example, because of the EU men get paternity leave, maternity leave is 32 weeks, things like that would never have come about without the EU, but as you say less governments, it is very much too many cooks.

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      • gm1123 says:

        Yea, I hear ya. We shall see. I wish Britain the best. I hope they thrive.

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      • Its going to be a tough few months but we will bounce back

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      • gm1123 says:

        If they told citizens that things wouldn’t change with the eu, I don’t blame England for checking out. Deuces! ✌🏻️

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      • That is bascially what it came down to, we wanted/needed a change and the EU were not willing to negotiate on any terms

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      • gm1123 says:

        If I’m comparing them to the government of the US, it’s bc they are fucking selfish assholes. Too much power.

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  3. ellenbest24 says:

    I went to cast my vote, sat up until five am to watch history evolve. I was privately chuffed that Emily Pankhurst among others, gave us a voice. But your post… I have to say I would have at least swiped him. Well done for self control, and using your right to vote.

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    • I was up till 6 watching it as well. In my eyes, if you don’t vote you can’t bitch. Although I was going to bitch either way. I am British, we complain its what we do πŸ˜‰

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      • ellenbest24 says:

        I am sorely disappointed in Cameron, where is his fortitude? Turning away because he disliked the democratic choice. I thought better of him than that. Otherwise I wouldn’t bitch we chose now we have to pull together.πŸ˜‡

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      • I am not surprised at him leaving and personally I think of him as a better person, he decided he couldn’t run a country who had decided to go against something he really didn’t back. At least that is what I would like to think. I get 24 hours to bitch, and then you are right we should adjust, its happened, something might change in the two plus years but as it stands we need to make the most of what has happened. I am disappointed that a petition has been started to have a new referendum. That is just being a bad loser, we live in a democracy, half the country was going to be upset at the vote. But it was won fair and square.

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      • ellenbest24 says:

        I will not support another vote! I thought Cameron a good pm. He started this and should have supported the result after all a democracy voted him in. He has no backbone in my opinion,

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      • Nor will I. I didn’t like him but I like Johnson and Gove less. And while I like Corbyn I am not sure he is the right leader at the moment

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      • ellenbest24 says:

        Oh what a tangle. Thank you for the conversation, it will all come out (pardon the pun) in the wash… Have a happy weekend πŸ˜‡

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