We Do Different  

SpaceRangerNJ 55M
2357 posts
8/20/2006 7:17 pm

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8/21/2006 2:37 pm

We Do Different

When I was growing up I, as kids will do, would compare what the neighbors did with what we did. How my friends parents handled things versus how my parents did.

My Mom would say well, we do different. Our way isn't right and theirs wrong or the other way around, just different.

It was an important lesson. It's about accepting others and understanding that there is more than one solution to a problem. What is comfortable for one might not be comfortable for another but it doesn't make one way right or wrong.

Sometimes it takes going away to college to realize just how different something can be. People from different areas might grow up handling things differently. You might not even think it could be another way just because that is how you always did it and it's the way everyone you knew did it.

Sometimes it takes going to another country to see a difference. I never even thought about it until it happend but in Germany I found they made their toilets different than in the US. Who knew. Felt weird a first.

Maybe different is better but sometimes it's just different.

sexyariesgirl 57F

8/20/2006 10:25 pm

Yeah...sometimes it's just...different. I'm still adjusting.

Power To FOK

SpaceRangerNJ replies on 8/21/2006 10:23 am:
I hear ya. Happens with new relationships as well.

angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
8/21/2006 8:31 am

What a wonderful post! And you are right....different is just different! Not always better...and not always worse....but just different!

SpaceRangerNJ replies on 8/21/2006 10:25 am:
Glad you liked it. Just thoughts that came out. I have them from time to time. lol

Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
8/21/2006 10:37 am

Love this post! Very true. That is an important lesson. Now I have to know - what are the toilets like in Germany?

SpaceRangerNJ replies on 8/21/2006 12:59 pm:
OK, you asked for it.
The toilets in Germany. The part right below your ass is dry. The part with the water in it is farther back. When you flush it gets pushed into the water part and down the drain. The reasoning is that if one needs a stoole sample for the doctor you don't have to fish it out of the bowl.
It's just weird. It's just sitting there below you. Sounds different not hitting water. No Splash though.
Who knew?

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