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honeychile 02-15-2011 09:38 PM

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Originally Posted by IndianaSigKap (Post 2027133)
I loved the petit fours with violets on the them!

That's what we were serving - not even with nuts! We used to have the PNM's name in between the violets. <*name*>

The funny part is, at the time, I had some pretty serious allergies. None were life threatening, but there was a time or two that I had to take some deep breaths to get the smell of perfume out of my sinuses.

And I don't know about anyone else with non-life threathening allergies, but I was taught to simply say, "I'd love to, but I'm allergic to rat poison," in a sincere way, rather than otherwise embarrass a hostess. Whomever said it was inappropriate due to the presumption of being invited is also terribly correct. (Was that you, MC?)

Barbie's_Rush 02-15-2011 10:50 PM

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Originally Posted by xomanadaxo (Post 2030504)
A sister told me yesterday she was having a conversation with a PNM and the girl farted. The PNM was really embarrassed, but she came back the next day, so it must not have embarrassed her too badly!

I had a pnm I really liked let one loose when she was talking to me. I mean really really loud to the point where it couldn't be ignored even in a noisy party. I just smiled and said something like "You are really talented! I didn't even have to pull your finger!" It really helped break the tension for her because I knew she was mortified. We both had a good laugh and she got invited back. :)

BemoreLXA 02-15-2011 10:55 PM

We were driving these two clowns to a rush event when one said "Hey man can I smoke in here?" and I was like "Yeah sure man, you need a cigarette?"....When I look back he's got a full joint lit and he's passing it!

So he didn't get a bid

33girl 02-16-2011 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BemoreLXA (Post 2030768)
We were driving these two clowns to a rush event when one said "Hey man can I smoke in here?" and I was like "Yeah sure man, you need a cigarette?"....When I look back he's got a full joint lit and he's passing it!

So he didn't get a bid

When I started reading this I thought you literally meant clowns as in circus clowns, like they were party entertainment. Instead you mean you had Slater & Pickford in your car. LOL

AlphaFrog 02-16-2011 12:30 PM

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Originally Posted by 33girl (Post 2030911)
When I started reading this I thought you literally meant clowns as in circus clowns, like they were party entertainment. Instead you mean you had Slater & Pickford in your car. LOL

Sadly, he's probably too young for the D&C reference.

MysticCat 02-16-2011 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Splash (Post 2030695)
Mentioning it is not inappropriate if the presence of an item at pref is a threat to the PNM.

It is always rude to say to a host or hostess anything that suggests one assumes that one will be invited to an event held by that host or hostess when one hasn't actually been invited. Always.

It is also always rude to "demand' (honeychile's description of the encounter) what a host or hostess serve or not serve. Always.

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I'm assuming this PNM has a reaction in the presence of the item, as she could simply politely decline otherwise.
That's not what I assumed from the way honeychile decribed it, especially since the "demand" was that no food be served that contained her "allergens." If that is indeed the case, the appropriate and reasonable way to deal with it is AGDee's suggestion:
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Originally Posted by AGDee (Post 2030726)
If a PNM has an allergy so severe that being in the room with it (thinking peanut allergy) would send her into an allergic reaction, then the appropriate thing for her to do is to alert her Recruitment Counselor at the orientation meeting so that all chapters can be notified well in advance and plan accordingly.

Instead, all this PNM accomplished was to make sure she did not get an invitation to pref.

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Originally Posted by honeychile (Post 2030738)
And I don't know about anyone else with non-life threathening allergies, but I was taught to simply say, "I'd love to, but I'm allergic to rat poison," in a sincere way, rather than otherwise embarrass a hostess.

Exactly. And then you move the conversation along.

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Whomever said it was inappropriate due to the presumption of being invited is also terribly correct. (Was that you, MC?)
;)

BemoreLXA 02-16-2011 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by AlphaFrog (Post 2030918)
Sadly, he's probably too young for the D&C reference.

haha no way man, some movies are classics!

HappyKappaMom 02-16-2011 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by BemoreLXA (Post 2030987)
haha no way man, some movies are classics!

Sadly, I'm too old to get it. Had to google it. LOL

KKGCaroline 02-16-2011 08:31 PM

D&C is a great movie!

NETrySIG89 02-27-2011 03:52 AM

AMAZING movie

33girl 02-27-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by NETrySIG89 (Post 2034069)
AMAZING movie

was this really necessary?

TinyDancer98 03-03-2011 04:08 AM

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Originally Posted by AGDee (Post 2030726)
If a PNM has an allergy so severe that being in the room with it (thinking peanut allergy) would send her into an allergic reaction, then the appropriate thing for her to do is to alert her Recruitment Counselor at the orientation meeting so that all chapters can be notified well in advance and plan accordingly.

Exactly. Our recruitment applications have a place for PNMs to list allergies, physical accommodations, and other needs so the chapters can provide for them as necessary and no awkward conversations need to happen. Strangely enough, we had a few girls come through this year that consumed food or drink that they were supposedly allergic to... they were always offered a non-allergic option but maybe some of them were just picky!

33girl 03-03-2011 01:15 PM

I've heard people say when they go away to camp, etc that they choose the vegetarian option, just because it's fresher and not prepared in such humungous quantities. Perhaps it was something along those lines.

I know after eating chicken 3x in a row at convention one year I was wishing I had worn a "Meat Is Murder" t shirt or something.

Katy Q 04-07-2011 12:46 PM

I've seriously been reading every post in this thread for the past several days. As a new member, it's funny to hear about the crazy things I might have to look forward to in the years to come!

Anyway, bumping because this thread got me thinking about awkward stories from going through recruitment a few months ago as a PNM:

The day before Pref (skit day) I was at XYZ house and was having a great time. It was my favorite house and I really wanted to make a good impression. The house was really well-decorated with their theme, so I commented on the really cool fabric wall hangings right near where my rusher and I were standing. She thanked me and talked about how hard they had been to hang/how late they had all stayed up decorating and how it had kind of been a bonding experience. Nice, right? Until about a second later when another girl comes up to bump, and my rusher says, "Oh hi _____, this is Katy. We were just talking about hanging things on walls" and then walks away.

It was definitely an awkward transition, and the new rusher looked at me like I was totally weird. Instead of saying "Huh, what a weird topic" and moving on, though, she tried to continue the conversation about hanging things on walls. Direct quote, and I kid you not: "So, uh...you really like hanging things on walls? What's the best way to do that?" It was so weird. I even tried to change the subject, but it didn't work.

I was cut from XYZ after that round but ended up very happy somewhere else. Still, though, I look back and shake my head since that weirdness could very well have been why they cut me. I mean, who wants to be a sister to "Hanging Things On Walls" Girl? Haha. :)

FSUZeta 04-07-2011 12:52 PM

i lol'ed at your story sister. Welcome to zta!


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