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Old 07-21-2008, 06:22 PM   #1
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Question Disclaimers

my son says i have a disclaimer for things i have mad food wise.

ie "your cinnamon rolls look wonderful" then i disclaim "not as good as the last batch, didn't knead long enough""

does anyone else do this. apparently i do it all the time and about other things than food.

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Old 07-21-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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oops, read it wrong! LOL i thought you said you say this to other people.
Yes, I will say things like that all the time about my own stuff.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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Oh, many times - especially when its a recipe I don't write down.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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I do that but not as much as I used to.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:45 PM   #5
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why do you suppose we do that? are we unsure of ourselves or our cooking?

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Old 07-21-2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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I think we have a tendency to over-analyze, particularly our own creations. If I know I'm capable of doing better (based on past performance) I will sometimes reply to a compliment with "thank you, but I'm not all that happy with the way this turned out" and, depending on circumstances, may or may not elaborate as to why.

I don't believe it's insecurity or uncertainty. I just think that we sometimes disappoint ourselves and we can't help expressing that disappointment as part of our conversation.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:33 PM   #7
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my son says i have a disclaimer for things i have mad food wise.

ie "your cinnamon rolls look wonderful" then i disclaim "not as good as the last batch, didn't knead long enough""

does anyone else do this. apparently i do it all the time and about other things than food.
I do the same thing, and I LIVE ALONE!!! LOL!!!
No kidding.
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:46 PM   #8
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...I don't believe it's insecurity or uncertainty. I just think that we sometimes disappoint ourselves and we can't help expressing that disappointment as part of our conversation.

I actually do this regularly for this exact reason.

Another consideration - some may do this to indicate to others that they are capable of better results and that they shouldn't be judged negatively on these particular results.
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:15 PM   #9
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I always do that. People like me need to protect themselves legally!
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Old 07-21-2008, 09:20 PM   #10
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I do disclaimers all the time, mostly because I am nervous they won't like it.
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