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empty gesture?

  • 26-07-2023 7:07pm
    Registered Users Posts: 9,230 ✭✭✭

    I meet people from different countries through work most days. if you are with them for a day or 2, sometimes they say thanks for everything, great to meet you, if you are ever in France, America etc come visit us, you can stay at our house. I always say, yeah definitely but at the same time im thinking, are they serious or what? lol nice to offer but surely it cant be genuine? would you make the same offer to a stranger really?


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,675 ✭✭✭✭Jim_Hodge

    I've made the offer in the past and certainly meant it. A few took up the offer. You get a connection with some people fairly quickly and know those you'd like to spend some time with. I've made good friends as a result.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,230 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    For some reason I think Irish people inviting foreigners would be an empty gesture, maybe not the other way around.

    An uncle of mine invited a hippy to stay at his house when drunk in amsterdam, the guy said can I stay a few days? my uncle said a few days, you can stay as long as you like lol but then he didnt want him there when he turned up.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,435 ✭✭✭LambshankRedemption

    Have made the offer. Have been taken up on it. Have been offered it. Have taken up the invite.

    If you work with them then they probably have similar experiences/interests, possibly similar personalities. You can tell pretty quickly if you have a connection with someone. Hardly a perfect stranger.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,230 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    She not he, a few of them.

    I worked for them, not with them. I run a business.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,230 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    I must text some of them for the craic sometime and see if they want to meet up in their country, I would never stay with them though, Id rather stay at a hotel.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 34,787 ✭✭✭✭Hotblack Desiato

    She not he, a few of them.

    Could be after a bit more than a business relationship maybe 😉

    Fingal County Council are certainly not competent to be making decisions about the most important piece of infrastructure on the island. They need to stick to badly designed cycle lanes and deciding on whether Mrs Murphy can have her kitchen extension.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,230 ✭✭✭pgj2015

    Great lol one of them was married and he was there when she said it but the latest one, not sure if she is single or not, she didn't mention a husband or partner.