Yep, agree. Many of these straight talking, no-nonsense types get quite upset in the face of a different point of view.
Originally Posted by Weez
Also, straight talking is one thing, ignorant is another. I've seen both here in about equal measures.
Ha. Got a story about this. Worked for a large firm and one day we were told the BIG BIG boss was coming for a visit so we all had to dress smartly etc etc. Anyway this dude turned up an a suit and was wandering around with all the in-house people kow-towing and hanging on his every word as they do. Comes into my team area and says "hello" and someone asked him a question. "F**ked if I know" came the reply :)
Having grown up in SA,and then moving back to the UK a few years ago,I can see a definate difference in the way people relate to eachother here.(UK)Way too sensitive in my opinion.Often at work I will tell it how it is,politely of course but honestly!Sometimes people are shocked at what comes out of my mouth but at the end of the day people know where they stand with me.People are much more reserved here I think,and I don't think thats a good thing either.People probably assume I'm abit of a hard nut,who knows,maybe they're right but atleast I can tell it how it is!:)