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Thread: No offense meant to my fair-haired friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
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    Hey everyone,

    In my last post about my goof-up I used the "blonde" analogy not even thinking I would offend anyone.

    Uh-oh, I got a pm about it.

    I meant absolutely no harm, just poking a bit of fun at myself for my dumb mistake- besides I've always been a blonde wannabe :)

    SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-143415-2.htm#3894597

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    I don't think I would worry about it. I use it all the time. OK, I have dishwater blonde/brunette hair - but I have a natural blonde streak down the back. I always blame my blonde streak for my silly mistakes! I think we should all be able to laugh at ourselves!

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    I have a good friend (also a quilter) who is a natural platinum blonde. She used to send me all the best blonde jokes! Just apologize if you offended the complaining party and don't worry about it. Your comment was in no way mean spirited.

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    Not to worry ... sometimes the ones who laugh the best at these jokes are those who they are apparently aimed at! Over the years, some of the best jokes I have had have come from "......." themselves (and you can insert any sort of groups of which there are jokes made, eg. teachers, blondes, engineers, priests, Catholics, Newfies, Dutch, Brits, Canadians .... and we can go on and on and on)

    I often reference "my blonde roots are showing" when I do something a little stupid! Nada, no blonde at all, never ever.

    A good friend is a blonde ..... and she often laughs and says she has all the characteristics of a "dumb blonde" and especially when she "does" whatever that IDs her as such!


    And my apologies to any of those who are offended by this thread.

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    Ignore it ... some people have issues that no-one can sort out but themselves!! :)

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    My nice blonde son-in-law sends ME blonde jokes!!!

    He says he doesn't sweat the small stuff. Life is too short to not laugh at himself.

    My dark haired daughter was lucky to get such a good man.

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    People tell blonde jokes all the time, Don't worry about it.

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    Hey, 'blonde' in the context you used it is a state of mind, not a hair colour. I'm (currently) dark red brunette (grey underneath!) but I still have 'blonde' moments.

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    Those kind of PM's are for the circular file.....lol! People are just too sensitive these days.....it is a side effect of political correctness..rofl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Hey, 'blonde' in the context you used it is a state of mind, not a hair colour. I'm (currently) dark red brunette (grey underneath!) but I still have 'blonde' moments.
    lmbo !!!

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    I missed whatever someone found offensive, but this blonde wouldn't be bothered one way or another. I switched from red to blonde when I reached my 50's because I thought I looked like a wrinkled old carrot. Not sure what I look like now, but I'm having fun as a blonde.

    Don't worry about it!

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    I wouldn't worry about it. Most people have something to laugh about if they are honest. I'm from WV and trust me I get alot from that one. I have 3 blonde kids and 2 brunetts. My blonde daughter was always on the highest honor rolls and would do some of the dumbest things. I used to tell her there wasn't enough hair dye in VA to help her blonde roots. I also used to call her Ms Hoover; I told her she had her own little wind tunnel in there. She's 22 and has no problems laughing at the things she does. Last night she went to make rice (she has to use a rice cooker or it doesn't even look like rice) and I went in to check it since it had changed to the warm setting. I asked her what did she do and she started laughing and said just leave it up to me to screw up cooking rice even w/a cooker; she didn't put enough water in it; then she went in and told everyone else what she did. All of my kids had to learn at an early age to laugh at things that were really kind of funny; no matter who did them.

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    oh dear how sad that someone cannot see the funny side - I am blonde and didn't find your post at all offensive

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    Wow. There is just no way I can take myself THAT seriously.

    One of the best (and raunchiest, so I won't tell it here) jokes I ever heard about attorneys was told to me by an attorney. He thought it was hysterical. People who can joke about themselves are admired and adored by others.

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    I guess that means you can't say you've had a "senior moment" because that would be offensive to seniors. And you can't say you had a brain fart because brains would be offended. Or maybe the farts would be offended - I don't know. :lol:

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    Wow, chin up sister! Sometimes you need to take it with a grain of salt. ;)

    Now those "Damn Yankees" comments. Those are something to take offense at!! LOL :D

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    I pay good money to stay "blonde" and have no problem with blonde jokes. When I was younger, I had it lightened to stay blonde and now that I am older, I have it darkened to stay blonde...lol!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by denise d
    Wow, chin up sister! Sometimes you need to take it with a grain of salt. ;)

    Now those "Damn Yankees" comments. Those are something to take offense at!! LOL :D
    Oh YEAH- I have to find a way to get even about that one!!
    LOL LOL :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    really a PM? go ahead and make a joke about white haired people. i dare ya!! :lol:

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    I'm a senior blonde (and Polish). Believe me--I've heard them all and never take offense. Lighten up (go blonde?) and get a sense of humor.

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    I would have sent a PM back telling whoever it was to get a life.

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    I had a former sister in law who was completely offended by blonde jokes- I just don't get it why you would take yourself that seriously but to each their own. Congrats to you for being able to laugh at yourself - it's much less stressful :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by janRN
    I'm a senior blonde (and Polish). Believe me--I've heard them all and never take offense. Lighten up (go blonde?) and get a sense of humor.
    OK, now roll them all together into one joke for us!!!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiestitcher62
    I would have sent a PM back telling whoever it was to get a life.
    I was just fixing to type this... :D :D
    <<<<<<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by cinnya
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamiestitcher62
    I would have sent a PM back telling whoever it was to get a life.
    I was just fixing to type this... :D :D
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    Prove it!! :)

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