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 Post subject: Re: Ask the Chaletian
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 18:00 
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Dear Chaletian,

Your problem page is very empty at present so I thought I'd write in. Can you help me with my problem, please. I seem to spend too much time reading books, and my housework gets neglected. Unfortunately it is so untidy at the moment that I can't find a particular book which I know I have somewhere.

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PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 18:15 
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Dear CBBer

This is the correct state of things, housework must never come before reading ! However if books are getting lost this is not good. I do hope that the lost book returns soon.

May I suggest appointing a Library Prefect ? Or getting one of your staff / children / random adoptees to take on the responsibility?

Hope this helps.

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 Post subject: Re: Ask the Chaletian
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 18:38 
Dear Chaletian,

I adore one of my friends at school, but she doesn't reutrn my affections. I have cut off all my hair in an effort to show her how much I cherish her, but all I got for my efforts was a telling-off.

What can I do to secure her undying friendship for the rest of our lives? I have no idea if she even wants my friendship.

Yours, S.


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julieanne1811 wrote:
Dear Chaletian,

I adore one of my friends at school, but she doesn't reutrn my affections. I have cut off all my hair in an effort to show her how much I cherish her, but all I got for my efforts was a telling-off.

What can I do to secure her undying friendship for the rest of our lives? I have no idea if she even wants my friendship.

Yours, S.


Dear S.,

Your best bet is probably to menace her with a pointy thing. You have only to continue to do this for the rest of your lives (which, in following this course of action, might turn out to be quite short), and she will undoubtedly become eternally devoted to you.

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PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 21:37 
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Abi wrote:
julieanne1811 wrote:
Dear Chaletian,

I adore one of my friends at school, but she doesn't reutrn my affections. I have cut off all my hair in an effort to show her how much I cherish her, but all I got for my efforts was a telling-off.

What can I do to secure her undying friendship for the rest of our lives? I have no idea if she even wants my friendship.

Yours, S.


Dear S.,

Your best bet is probably to menace her with a pointy thing. You have only to continue to do this for the rest of your lives (which, in following this course of action, might turn out to be quite short), and she will undoubtedly become eternally devoted to you.

Chaletian

Dear S,
Please ignore the last reply. A rogue reporter got hold of your letter and put a very personal slant on it. Needless to say we do not in any way advocate the use of any menacing object, with or without points.

Your best plan is to become reconciled to forming a quartet of close friends which includes you and your adored one so that you may at least gain a part of her affection, if not the whole of it that you so long for.

With apologies for the delay in responding appropriately to your question
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 Post subject: Re: Ask the Chaletian
PostPosted: 02 Nov 2011, 21:41 
Ha!


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Dear Chaletian

My best friends JW and JC are respectively four years and three and a half years older than I am, but we are all in the same form. Am I a genius, or are they both a bit dim?

AR


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Dear Chaletian

I have recently deduced that I am a very bad Domestic Science teacher as in every lesson I teach something goes badly wrong (such as flavouring apple pies with garlic)
Please help!!!

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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2011, 18:42 
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Dear Chaletian

I am friendly with a young man. He is very charming and makes me laugh, and generously buys me supper whenever we meet for walks. However, he is neither the brother of a friend nor the friend of a brother, and most damningly of all, he is not a doctor, so obviously, I can never marry him. Nevertheless, I have a lot of fun with this young man, and I enjoy spending time in his company. Is this normal?
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fizzan wrote:
Dear Chaletian

I have recently deduced that I am a very bad Domestic Science teacher as in every lesson I teach something goes badly wrong (such as flavouring apple pies with garlic)
Please help!!!

FM



Dear FM,

I think the simple answer to your problems is just to make sure that you only have the right ingredients to hand at any one time. Why exactly did you have garlic cloves where a class who were making apple pies could get at them. No offence, dear, but a little bit of organisation is all that's needed.

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Dear Chaletian

I am friendly with a young man. He is very charming and makes me laugh, and generously buys me supper whenever we meet for walks. However, he is neither the brother of a friend nor the friend of a brother, and most damningly of all, he is not a doctor, so obviously, I can never marry him. Nevertheless, I have a lot of fun with this young man, and I enjoy spending time in his company. Is this normal?
JB

Dear JB,

I think you need to come to terms with the fact that you have a very skewed idea of how normal romances work. It must be the rarified atmosphere in which you find yourself.

It is a fact of life that most people do not marry any fraternal friends nor do they marry doctors. If we all had to marry within these narrow confines where do you think the next generation of children would come from?

Just relax and enjoy what you have regardless of the young man's status!

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Dear Chaletian,

I am the headmistress of a prestigious girls' school. Like many schools, we like to put on a play over Christmas. For many years, our plays have been written by the same person, and they're becoming rather dull and we'd like to try something different this year. However, the person who writes them is the sister of the school's owner, so we can't really afford to offend her. What do I do?

Yours grammatically correctly,

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Alison H wrote:
Dear Chaletian,

I am the headmistress of a prestigious girls' school. Like many schools, we like to put on a play over Christmas. For many years, our plays have been written by the same person, and they're becoming rather dull and we'd like to try something different this year. However, the person who writes them is the sister of the school's owner, so we can't really afford to offend her. What do I do?

Yours grammatically correctly,

HA


Dear HA,

You could tell her tactfully that you'd like it to be a bit different this year. Tell her that instead of an actual play,they will be miming to all the carols. Mr Denny is writing some new ones for the occasion, so you're sure she'll appreciate not being under pressure to produce a play this year. Perhaps ask her to provide refreshments instead - I'm sure she could do amazing things with mince pies!

Yours sincerely
The Chaletian

PS You could perhaps also ask her to let you have Bruno for the final tableau - I expect he would rise to the occasion and behave beaufifully!


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 Post subject: Re: Ask the Chaletian
PostPosted: 08 Dec 2011, 21:49 
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Am I being very dim in not knowing who JB is? I keep thinking of our JB :lol:


Jo Bettany?


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I was puzzled too - as if it is Joey Bettany, then who is the fella?

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Oops! JB is Joan Baker, and he of the walks and suppers is Vic Coles.

ETA - Who is AR? I've drawn a blank there!


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andydaly wrote:
Oops! JB is Joan Baker, and he of the walks and suppers is Vic Coles.

ETA - Who is AR? I've drawn a blank there!


So it is Joan Baker! Better forget about my answer, thought it was Joey Bettany writing in!


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ETA - Who is AR? I've drawn a blank there!


AR is Ailie Russell


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Oh Ailie! Sorry, I was thinking Adrienne for some reason! All becomes clear :D


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Dear Chaletian

My best friends JW and JC are respectively four years and three and a half years older than I am, but we are all in the same form. Am I a genius, or are they both a bit dim?

AR


Dear AR,

I think you need to accept that, in some universes, age is not a definite concept and some people age more quickly than others. You may, for example, find that one of your sisters remained 14 for three years. So it's probably just that your friends have grown up more slowly than you have. Try not to worry about it too much.

The Chaletian



Dear Chaletian,

I've been going through a very tough time lately. My stepmother has died and left me with a mountain of paperwork to sort out, my business has collapsed and a man whom I really liked has just got engaged to my best friend. I was invited to stay with an old pal who lives in a quiet part of Switzerland, and was looking forward to some R&R, but now it's turned out that she's invited hordes of people to join us for a school reunion and that we're going to be expected to split into teams and go hiking up mountains. I'd hate to hurt her feelings by saying I don't fancy it, but it sounds like a nightmare. Help!!

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