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Sorry I've not been around much. Been a bit busy lately. But never fear, herein lies the latest news from the world of Blaze. And I have a special treat for you too. Read on, assuming you've not given up yet, this blog is already more than 128 characters so I know I've lost a few already <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/glare.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":glare:" border="0" alt="glare.gif" />

- Those of you that follow my exploits will know I was trying to save the relationship between my best friend and his missus. It would seem my endeavours have failed. I'll spare the details, but the short version is that he's a whiny little bitch and quite frankly I'm ashamed to know him right now. We decided to confront him as a group about his issues in an effort to help him out, make him realise how bad he'd become for buying cards instead of saving up for the flat with his girlfriend. He decided to whine that we were ganging up on him and said we were unfair because he was out of his comfort zone because he didn't have his glasses. That's the most pathetic thing I've ever heard. So the short version is that while the relationship isn't officially over yet, it's over in all but the paperwork. She has pretty much no feelings left for him any more and truth be told I don't see any reason to fight for his relationship for him when he's gonna be that childish. He doesn't deserve a girlfriend until he grows a pair, if you ask me.

- The results from my blood test are due back any day now. About time too, my condition continues to deteriorate. I'll be OK, so don't worry. I've faced worse than this before. But the short version is that the injury to my leg seems to be permenant. It's not in any way recovering after more than two months. Regretably if this is indeed the case I have no choice but to resign my job at JJB, as it will not be physically possible for me to work it. Well, at least I lost this job because of serious medical concerns as opposed to an in-store psychological breakdown followed by a crossbow rampage, so it went better than I thought it would. It was a shit job anyway. Besides, it actually works in my favour right now. As long as I'm on the JJB register I get no money. If I quit I get Job Seeker's Allowance, so at least I have some money coming in.

- Selling a lot of the stuff I don't want or use any more. There's gonna be a big list of eBay auctions in my next blog as I've not activated my sellers account yet, but if you want a head start as a reward for reading this far, I have a tonne of Doctor Who VHS tapes, Star Wars books, a decent size Warhammer 40K Ork army, and a selection of SNES and N64 games for sale so far. If you want more details, PM me.

- It's my birthday in ten days (August 18th, I turn 24). My friends keep asking me what I want. They don't seem to realise that I'm so used to my birthdays being nought but a sad joke that I just don't care about them any more. My dad normally forgets and slips me a £20 note in the morning instead of putting any sort of thought into anything, my brother invariably steals a body wash set from his work and tries to pass it off as a present, my mother hasn't even said happy birthday for the last 7 years, and nobody else ever seems to care. I've grown beyond caring at this point. But Heather, Lorna, Suzie and Bizzle refuse to let me be miserable. Apparantly I'm supposed to have a good time. I'd rather just treat it like any other day and crack on with my job hunting but whatever. To me it's just another year where I'm still a failure. My book isn't published yet, I'm living in a tiny room with family members I can't tolerate, eating crap food 'cause we can't afford anything edible, and generally lacking any of my goals at this stage of my life. I'm many years behind schedule <img src="style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/frown.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":(" border="0" alt="frown.gif" />

- And now on to your treat if you're still with me. As you know I tend to get on well with girls, generally because I treat them like humans as opposed to walking vaginas. Just my way of looking at things. So over the years I've somehow acquired the reputation of being a gentleman. And the collected girlfriends and single ladies in my social circle have all been complaining that I seem to be of a damn near dead breed. One even refers to me as The Last Gentleman. That's how bad they see it. So they've basically commissioned me to write a book of my secrets. I say secrets, it seems blatantly obvious to me. Evidently I'm alone in that, at least here. But I call it The Gentleman's Handbook. It's simply a basic guide on the basic principles of being a gentleman and how to apply those principles in every day romantic situations. I've got the first chapter's first draft finished and pretty much good to go out. So as a special treat, here's the intro blurb and the first chapter, written entirely by myself, for the men to peruse at their leisure to seek answers, and to give a little hope to any girls that feel that gentlemen are extinct. Enjoy!

Warning, is quite long.

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><b><u>Introduction.</u></b><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Since the dawn of time, man has sought the approval of woman. From knights on valiant quests to the dark corners of the nightclub, all society has always revolved around this principle. Though all the endless approaches and techniques, one ideal has always been in the background, seemingly elusive and that is the concept of the gentleman. Forever ill-defined at best, what constitutes a gentleman and the value of being one differs from person to person. But no matter who you ask, the basics remain unchanged.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->So what is a gentleman?<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Simply put, this apparent relic of years gone by is a man who knows how to treat his companion of choice with love and respect. It might sound simple, but when people have been complaining so much that chivalry is a dead art form that a shadowy cabal of angry girlfriends of friends I promised not to name and shame have commissioned me to write this guide, it can't be that easy. Ladies across the world are equal to their male counterparts in this age of enlightenment, but as a result that special treatment they used to receive in the dating scene seems all but gone. The art of the gentleman is on its last legs. Together you and I are starting its revival, here and now.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->So, you want to know how to make a woman happy? Well, I can't do all the work for you. If you're expecting a miracle cure then just put this book back on the shelf and walk away. If you care about your chosen partner and want to make a good thing even better, then read on. This guide will show you the basic principles of being a true gentleman. Everything from how to open a dialogue with the girl you like, dating tips, how to make your girlfriend feel special every day. Everything you need to know to get you started. But this isn't a free ride. This requires effort. This is a guide, not a cheat book. But if you care enough to learn these basics, then you should see some improvement. We'll cover everything, focussing mainly on how to be a gentleman in your relationship, but with a few pointers on general gentlemanly behaviour thrown in, so you can be a gentleman no matter where you are and who you're with.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Read on, gentlemen in training.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<b><u><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo--><!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto-->Chapter One – The basic principles<!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc--><!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--></u></b>

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->So at this point you're no doubt wondering what exactly a gentleman is. Well, the specifics differ from girl to girl, woman to woman. But the general gist of it remains more or less the same for everyone. There are several key guide lines that are your first steps on the ladder to that golden halo above your head in the eyes of your beloved. If you take away nothing from this guide, remembering these will give you the absolute basic ideas to help you on your way. We will explore each of these principles in greater detail via examples of associated actions throughout the various stages of this guide, but for now let us simply list these core ideals.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->First and foremost is trust. All relationships are based on trust, romantic or otherwise. In terms of love, nothing positive can occur in the mind of your chosen angel if she cannot trust you for whatever reason. Whether you've hurt her in the past or someone else has, if she doesn't trust you then all other concerns are secondary. She will always have that niggling doubt in the back of her mind, questioning your every action. It is the job of the gentleman to earn that trust. Simply put, never hurt her. Never betray her. Never give her reason to doubt you. Commit with full intensity. If nothing else it saves a lot of earaches because I have never seen a man win a lover's tiff in my life. Don't even try. But when she trusts you, she can see with perfect clarity everything you do from then on. As a result she can have much greater appreciation for the following pointers on this list, making that bond of trust so unquestionably important that it simply must be established before your training can even begin.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Second we have security. This is the next logical extension after she trusts you. Everyone needs to feel secure before they can relax. Security in terms of relationships has multiple aspects. You have financial security, in which we all want to be free from the ever-present shadow of debt and the inevitable cash flow crisis we all suffer from time to time. Nobody can avoid the occasional financial issue, not unless they happen to be a movie star or professional sportsman, but nobody expects miracles from you. All you need to do is your best. Try to foresee potential money troubles and plan accordingly. Women respect men that plan ahead to make sure they can always get by. <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Next you have physical security. Not all of us are fighters, but we'll all see a fight or two on our journeys through life. Everything from teenagers giving you abuse on the street to the inevitable troublesome ex boyfriend (everybody has one, right?), and as the gentleman it is your duty to see to the safety of you companions, whether they be your lovers or not. You don't have to be a modern day ninja, just show your lover that you're willing to do what it takes, to put yourself in the line of fire to see to her safety, which shows that she can rely on you for anything. A lot of girls in this age of equality can fend for themselves, but even in that case they still generally appreciate that you're willing to help.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Finally and most importantly, there is emotional security. This comes in two part; looking to your own emotional stability, and also to hers. We all have our trials and tribulations in life. We all have baggage. When you are part of a relationship it is key to know the place for this baggage. Once trust is established you can share your problems with your partner, and she should feel like you are mature enough to help her deal with her own troubles. Please do not misunderstand, you don't need to take all of life seriously, there's still plenty of room for fun. But when she's upset, you have to be there. She will always be there for you. You cannot be afraid to communicate. Many men seem to think that showing any emotion is a sign of weakness and not attractive. Nothing could be further from the truth. How many times have you heard the phrase 'you don't talk' deployed by women in arguments? Plenty, I'll warrant. Don't be afraid to share your highs and lows with her. It takes great emotional maturity to be able to open up and talk about your innermost feelings, but the depth of the bond it creates is unlike anything you've ever encountered.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->With stability and trust established, we have fun. The simple fact is that if you're no fun to be around it makes no difference how financially secure you are. All females are unique so I can't tell you exactly what to do, but if you've been following these guidelines so far then you've been listening to her and you've learned what she likes anyway. One important piece of advice is to have a shared interest or hobby. Whether it's going out on a Friday night, a band you both enjoy, or something as simple as walks in the park together once a week, find an activity that you can share and enjoy together. Show her that you're worth keeping around. Learn what she likes and take an interest in it, and she will without a doubt return that caring attitude. <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->However, something simple that seems to elude a lot of couples is that you don't need to spend every waking moment together. It is always worth remembering that freedom is something we all value. We all need time to ourselves to live our own lives. If nothing else, having activities you do alone gives you something to say when your beloved asks what you've been doing with the day other than 'I was stood next to you'. Each relationship has its own ideal balance of time together and time apart, but always make sure you allow for both. Give your girlfriend time to go clothes shopping with her girlfriends. Make time to watch the England match with your own friends. A relationship is about trust, not being stapled together 24/7. With trust established you can both go about your own business and not have to worry what the other is doing, allowing you to live your own life and still enjoy it with your special someone.<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->When all of these elements combine, it creates true love. You will never find any experience that comes close to the feeling you get when there is true and eternal love between you and the girl of your dreams. Every moment feels like a million fireworks in a perfect night sky. That bond between you will be strong enough to face anything fate has to throw at you, take it in your stride and keep on going without so much as blinking. If this is the fate you seek, then keep some simple words in mind. Word like faith, caring, understanding and dedication are powerful. From this point on, we look to every aspect of relationships from beginning to end, and we examine how best to make use of these principles to become the perfect gentleman. <!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

<!--fonto:Calibri--><span style="font-family:Calibri"><!--/fonto--><!--sizeo:3--><span style="font-size:12pt;line-height:100%"><!--/sizeo-->Ready to begin?<!--sizec--></span><!--/sizec--><!--fontc--></span><!--/fontc-->

Once I've done a little extra work I'm sending it out to prospective publishers to see what they think. It is my fond hope that one day this book will find its way to shelves across the globe. If it helps just one man to learn how to treat his partner with the love and respect she deserves then I'll consider it a worthwhile endeavour. It's my way of leaving my mark on this world. What do you think of it so far? Think it might help anyone?

Well, this is becoming another lecture so I'll wrap up by saying that the job hunt is going fairly well, and life is generally pretty balanced right now. My health is a worry but my friends are always there to help. So I'm feeling OK overall. Now I've been away from home for the last few days so I'm gonna crash out and enjoy my PS2 for a few hours. Toodles!

Blaze

'That's not my penis. It's a docking station for hookers.' - Kai. Evidently the book can't save everyone...
 

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Nice, when it gets published, send me some sort of purchase link with it signed by, The Honorable Blaze.
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Too bad about your leg man, that shit would piss me off. Hopefully your "friend" grows a pair. When he does, I'm sure he'll thank you for discounted copy of the Gentleman's Handbook.
 

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Quite a long read; I enjoyed it thoroughly. Be sure to keep us up to date on any progression with publisher(s)!

Should I feel bad about the fact that I lauged about what Kai said?
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Well, I gotta say, this IS rather impressive writing I see. You are unique, and despite all your hardships, you're pushing to publish this.
Trust what the net tells you, Blaze: You're gonna go far
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Berthenk said:
Quite a long read; I enjoyed it thoroughly. Be sure to keep us up to date on any progression with publisher(s)!

Should I feel bad about the fact that I lauged about what Kai said?
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Not at all. I found it just as amusing.
 

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I told myself not to pay any more attention to your... ugh...
Master Blaze -(though I really will only say it only this once)

your apparent arrogance has finally gotten me wondering....
why you haven't been thrown into the looney bin?



strange it wasn't that long ago you were calling a coworker shiva... Sh-t calling any woman shiva is not gentlemanly in the least. giving advice on other peoples relationships when you should have just let them learn form there own mistakes...

what I should have done instead of continuing to see something positive in the sh-t you call your life...

just because you think you gave your friend good advice doesn't make you a gentleman. taking a small bit of time to paraphrase someone else beliefs on being a gentleman doesn't make you one either.
talking about a friend who has been good to you like this definitively does not make you a gentleman

you whine you b-tch and then a rainbow flies though and you talk about your selfish crap that is only good to you.

smart people would cancel the cell contract and take whatever fiscal damage as long as it is less than continuing to get a bigger bill. yet here I am reading you complain about it for more than a month and half.

arrogance, more arrogance and you trying to pass it off as something people should read and praise you for.

I don't see how you can think passing this to a publisher will be good for you. They have people who check this stuff for paraphrasing/copyright infringement. If I can see it it won't take them too long to either.

I want to apologize for not being very gentlemanly but then you haven't been either so I am not going to.
 

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rastsan said:
I told myself not to pay any more attention to your... ugh...
Master Blaze -(though I really will only say it only this once)

your apparent arrogance has finally gotten me wondering....
why you haven't been thrown into the looney bin?



strange it wasn't that long ago you were calling a coworker shiva... Sh-t calling any woman shiva is not gentlemanly in the least. giving advice on other peoples relationships when you should have just let them learn form there own mistakes...

what I should have done instead of continuing to see something positive in the sh-t you call your life...

just because you think you gave your friend good advice doesn't make you a gentleman. taking a small bit of time to paraphrase someone else beliefs on being a gentleman doesn't make you one either.
talking about a friend who has been good to you like this definitively does not make you a gentleman

you whine you b-tch and then a rainbow flies though and you talk about your selfish crap that is only good to you.

smart people would cancel the cell contract and take whatever fiscal damage as long as it is less than continuing to get a bigger bill. yet here I am reading you complain about it for more than a month and half.

arrogance, more arrogance and you trying to pass it off as something people should read and praise you for.

I don't see how you can think passing this to a publisher will be good for you. They have people who check this stuff for paraphrasing/copyright infringement. If I can see it it won't take them too long to either.

I want to apologize for not being very gentlemanly but then you haven't been either so I am not going to.

Oh good. More ill-advised jumping to conclusions for me to break down and destroy utterly. Like I'm not busy enough. Fine, let's get this over with so I can get back to work, shall we?

1) We all call her Shiva because her full name is Shivali. It was either Shiva or Shiv. We as a group figured nicknaming somebody after a goddess was slightly more respectful than naming her after a prison knife. We all have nicknames at work. It's not disrespectful in the slightest. Get your facts right. If she found it in any way offensive we'd have stopped using it.

2) How is talking about my current financial issues 'whining', exactly? If I was bitching about it I'd be blaming it on everyone else and sitting in a state of depression and bone-idleness instead of fixing it. But I'm recognising the problems in my life and working around them in such a way that when I'm done not only will the issues be circumvented but I'll be in a better position overall. My leg may be permenantly damaged. So I'm changing career path to something that minimizes the stress put on my leg and also enhances my income to deal with all my current problems in one shot. How is that 'whining'?

3) For once I agree with you. I don't think I'm a gentleman. I think I'm a damn sight closer to it that you though. It's my friends that think I'm a gentleman and think I should write the book. I'm writing this because people close to me asked me to. I'm writing down how I personally go about my relationships, which can't be that bad because they all think I'm a gentleman. They spent days complaining that all of their boyfriends, both ex and current, haven't had a clue about how to treat women properly. There's very little respect for women with a lot of men these days. If the book helps just one man to improve his relationship I'll consider it a win. If you feel you don't need the book then don't buy it when it's published. Simple enough. Ever heard of live and let live?

4) I can't cancel my phone contract, I need that phone to hear back from prospective employers. It's not perfect but having checked out every possible option I've concluded that my way of doing things gives me the best chance of improving my lot in life to avoid these issues cropping up again. You don't have to agree with my methods but since you don't have a clue what the situation is, please cut the bullshit.

5) I think you'll find what I show is confidence. It's only arrogance when you can't back it up.

6) How exactly is this copywrite infringement? You show me ONE book written about being a gentleman, from the man's perspective, written to help his fellow men improve their relationships but retaining a reasonably jocular tone so people don't get bored and give up. Go right ahead. Show me ONE example. This isn't paraphrasing anything, it's my personal opinions and observations. If you don't like, don't read. Nobody asked you to be here.

7) Apology NOT accepted. You came here simply to cause trouble. If you don't have anything constructive to add then GTFO. You wanna troll, go back to 4chan. There's not a single thing you've said that is based on fact. You call me arrogant when of the two of us, only one can produce anything to support what they say. You don't have any idea what you're talking about. Come back when you've bothered doing some research and know anything about me or my situation and maybe I'll take your points a little more seriously. Right now I don't have any more time to waste on you.
 

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Calling someone Shiva is only offensive if the person gets offended... obviously Shivali isn't offended by it so you can call her what you want.
I personally would call her Shivu as my cousin is also called Shivali.

EDIT: Also there's nothing wrong with calling her Shiv as well. My OTHER cousin is called Shivanie and we call her Shiv.
 

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Schizoanalysis said:
This thread is odd.

Yeah, most of my blogs tend to go this way. There's always one who tries to derail them. Don't worry about it. Still, suppose I should get it back on track.

- Got invited to an interview this morning. Thursday afternoon, job interview for a great little job that will solve all my problems. Pays a LOT more than JJB, and I don't have to be on my feet all day so it won't cause further injury. I'd say I've got a good chance of getting the job. It's a telesales job and I have the necessary experience and the woman who ran my initial telephone interview just now noted I have a way with words that would be beneficial. Good times. It's not what I want to do with my life, but it'll pay the bills while I work on my overall career plan in the form of my writing.

- Today's project is to do my standard job hunting sweep, clean my room, put some washing in the machine, write up the ad for my Warhammer 40K army ready to post on the community board at my local gaming store (Escape Games here in Coventry, check them out if you're in the area), get a little more work done on the next chapter of the guide, and then go meet a friend of mine from her job interview this afternoon. Busy day
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Blaze163 said:
3) For once I agree with you. I don't think I'm a gentleman. I think I'm a damn sight closer to it that you though. It's my friends that think I'm a gentleman and think I should write the book. I'm writing this because people close to me asked me to. I'm writing down how I personally go about my relationships, which can't be that bad because they all think I'm a gentleman. They spent days complaining that all of their boyfriends, both ex and current, haven't had a clue about how to treat women properly. There's very little respect for women with a lot of men these days. If the book helps just one man to improve his relationship I'll consider it a win. If you feel you don't need the book then don't buy it when it's published. Simple enough. Ever heard of live and let live?
so they make the same mistake both in past, current (and future probably) of going for the non gentlemen types and complain to you?
 

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ecko said:
Blaze163 said:
3) For once I agree with you. I don't think I'm a gentleman. I think I'm a damn sight closer to it that you though. It's my friends that think I'm a gentleman and think I should write the book. I'm writing this because people close to me asked me to. I'm writing down how I personally go about my relationships, which can't be that bad because they all think I'm a gentleman. They spent days complaining that all of their boyfriends, both ex and current, haven't had a clue about how to treat women properly. There's very little respect for women with a lot of men these days. If the book helps just one man to improve his relationship I'll consider it a win. If you feel you don't need the book then don't buy it when it's published. Simple enough. Ever heard of live and let live?
so they make the same mistake both in past, current (and future probably) of going for the non gentlemen types and complain to you?

“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”

I feel this can hold true on a much smaller scale than people like to apply it to.
 

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ecko said:
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3) For once I agree with you. I don't think I'm a gentleman. I think I'm a damn sight closer to it that you though. It's my friends that think I'm a gentleman and think I should write the book. I'm writing this because people close to me asked me to. I'm writing down how I personally go about my relationships, which can't be that bad because they all think I'm a gentleman. They spent days complaining that all of their boyfriends, both ex and current, haven't had a clue about how to treat women properly. There's very little respect for women with a lot of men these days. If the book helps just one man to improve his relationship I'll consider it a win. If you feel you don't need the book then don't buy it when it's published. Simple enough. Ever heard of live and let live?
so they make the same mistake both in past, current (and future probably) of going for the non gentlemen types and complain to you?

They end up with jerks a lot of the time. I help out as best I can. I don't like seeing my friends miserable. Who does? They get the impression that I'm a real gentleman from that. Truth be told I think they've turned two pages at once. I'm not a 100% gentleman. I try my best, but I'm not quite there yet.
 

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Telesales, monotonous and boring. Just pray to god the company that "may" be employing you isn't full of slackers with a system that would set itself on fire if somebody sneezed within a mile radius (bitter personal experience with Telesales jobs
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DarkWay said:
Telesales, monotonous and boring. Just pray to god the company that "may" be employing you isn't full of slackers with a system that would set itself on fire if somebody sneezed within a mile radius (bitter personal experience with Telesales jobs
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Can't be any worse than working for JJB Sports. The whole company bar Luke and maybe Rob if he's in the mood is full of slackers, the supervisors look like they should be legally obligated to wear dunce hats, the managers are so detached from reality I'm half expecting the boss to come to work in full plate metal armour claiming he's here to slay the dragon, nothing works so a full half of the store hasn't been hoovered for a month because none of the plug sockets on that side work and the extension cable isn't long enough, and the customers are almost all ignorant bastards who have no qualms about trying on fifteen pairs of shoes without any socks on so the entire store stinks of their sweaty feet for the next three days. Reckon I'll take my chances with a desk job where I can sit down for 8 hours with an Xbox style headset, convincing these idiots to buy phone deals. If I can convince the JJB morons to buy shoe polish this should be a piece of piss.
 
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