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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2012, 07:24:41 PM »
Yes, and I have learned that I don't like to talk about cars.
that goes for me too. i've been a mechanic for about 40 years and the last thing i want to talk about at a bar is cars. somebody is always coming up to me and asking advice. do doctors give advice at a bar, i don't think so.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2012, 07:44:26 PM »
"Enough is enough" is the expression that comes to mind in this regard. I don't know if I'd feel the same way that Keith does, as I don't have a pro-brewery, but I can only imagine that I wouldn't miss homebrewing either.
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 08:14:54 PM »
That's what I hate about being a gynecologist. People are always wanting me to talk about work and NO, I don't carry pictures around with me.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2012, 05:18:33 AM »
do doctors give advice at a bar, i don't think so.
Although to be fair, they do get asked. A lot.
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2012, 06:49:58 AM »
Yes, they do.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2012, 08:36:22 AM »
The "computer guy" gets hit up for free advice a lot too.  I think it's rude and decided a long time ago if I need to discuss a medical, legal or mechanical problem with a friend, I make an appointment.

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2012, 10:37:29 AM »
The "computer guy" gets hit up for free advice a lot too.  I think it's rude and decided a long time ago if I need to discuss a medical, legal or mechanical problem with a friend, I make an appointment.

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This!  I'm happy to give computer advice, but what kills me is when people want me to work on their computers.  I don't want to spend 4 hours fixing the mess you made for free.  I actually got a few people to stop by asking them to do work in trade.  LOL

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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2012, 11:42:35 AM »
People seem to think graphic designers enjoy working for free too. ::)
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2012, 11:46:38 AM »
speaking of which, it's amazing how many people show up at my brewery expecting a free sample> I've even had some bring growlers. Do you go to a bakery and expect a free loaf of bread?  ??? why beer? And speaking of that, every Tom, dick and Harry organization expects you want to donate a keg to them for their event. does the band play for free? Does the caterer give her food away for free? I don't get it.
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #24 on: March 29, 2012, 12:15:49 PM »
Most people are of the "it never hurts to ask" persuasion, perhaps?

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2012, 12:52:57 PM »
Groups asking for beer isn't just the bane of the Pro either.  I've been asked many times "Hey how about donating a couple of kegs to this great cause?" and then have them get upset when I politely say that I'd love to it's illegal.  One guy is a pharmacist and didn't seem to understand until I suggested he donate a couple hundred tabs of OXY or morphine. :-\ 

People's hearts are in the right place but sometimes they get caught up in the moment. 

And having been on the asking side, you won't get any donation if you don't ask people/businesses for stuff.  I find most businesses are much more open when you ask if they can give you a discount on the things you need and then they offer to help for free.

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« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2012, 05:41:02 PM »
People seem to think graphic designers enjoy working for free too. ::)

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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2012, 05:51:21 PM »
Most people are of the "it never hurts to ask" persuasion, perhaps?

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especially beer advocates.

When I go to the local beer/liquor stores around the Mid-Atlantic region there is often times a winery or brewery of sorts offering up free samples of wine and/or beer. It's almost expected around here but it may be different down south.  :-\
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Re: I don't miss homebrewing
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2012, 08:45:25 AM »
It's funny, because most lawyers I know do end up giving free legal advice constantly to their friends and families and sometimes fellow bar patrons. It can be a little annoying, but usually only when the question seems particularly stupid (i.e., "if there is no evidence that a person committed a crime, but in your heart you believe they are guilty, can you still defend them?")

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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2012, 12:54:12 PM »
I have friends who are lawyers and love to the scrubbed stories of their dumbest clients over the years.  Most of these are drop dead funny.  We also have hypothetical discussions too about case that are being tried in public media and it's eye opening to hear the "behind the current" stuff but I would never ask for advice that would require them to stand behind their answer.  If they might have to backup their advice, we have discussion sitting on opposite sides of their desk where I'm a paying customer.

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