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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I figure if I tried it clothed, you´d get wet. If you tried it naked, someone would ring the doorbell.
    You've gotta take a shower sometime, don't you? Anyhow, our doorbell doesn't work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    If you tried it naked, someone would ring the doorbell.
    It's liberating when you get to the point of not answering the doorbell or the phone if you're busy doing something else. Life goes so much more smoothly.

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    Or answer the door naked. They won't bother you again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    It's liberating when you get to the point of not answering the doorbell or the phone if you're busy doing something else. Life goes so much more smoothly.

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    It took me a while to train myself at work never to answer the phone when I was talking about business to a real person at my desk. Voicemail helped with that, of course.
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    One of the simple pleasures of living in country you can disappear from phones, internet and doorbells very easily, just take a walk in the woods and forget your cell phone. You were knocking at my door I was 2 kliometers away in the woods trying not to fall into swamp.
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    It's all a moot point, since I am actually supposed to be giving her medication, not just water.
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    Is Irene feeling any better?
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    Now I kind of reminded myself of a story. In the era before cell phones back in 199 something. It was march break and I decided to go back in woods and do some exploring. At times I didn't go down forgot some of the paths. There are two tractor paths/roads on either side of the property that I knew went all down to back and a third in the middle that went down the middle I did not where it went. I went to end of the path and there was trees and some ice on the ground. I though I could get to the hill on the other side by jumping from tree root to tree root and just ended up going around in a circle and ended up on the same side I started on. After getting to the house and getting dry my grand father calls, he says he was out looking for me and I told him where I was. Then he told me I shouldn't of been down there in that area because it was a bottomless bog, he measured with a metal rod to eight feet and couldn't find the bottom.

    eta somehow how my I was thinking root and type route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkepticJ View Post
    Or answer the door naked. They won't bother you again.
    I used to be a meter reader. You´d be surprised at how often that happened.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    Is Irene feeling any better?
    She is, yes. She's no longer drippy all the time, and her lungs sound better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SkepticJ
    Or answer the door naked. They won't bother you again.
    I used to be a meter reader. You´d be surprised at how often that happened.
    I've seen a film about that.
    Oh wait. That was a plumber's mate.

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    Some Non-trivial Things That Annoy Me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I've seen a film about that.
    Oh wait. That was a plumber's mate.

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    What rank is he shooting for Miss Gillian?

    I knew a man in the service, back in the early 80's who, never busted, was separated two months before his twenty years because he was still an E-5. Just so he couldn't claim retirement.

    Utter horse poop if you ask me. Complete and utter.
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    The best officer I met in my brief Army "career" was a captain who was being RIF'd (Reduction in force) because he'd been in nineteen years and was only a captain. The fact that he'd been an NCO for the first 12-15 years not only didn't help but probably worked against him in that culture. They were begrudgingly allowing him to go back to being an E-7 for a year so he could get his 20 before retiring as a Captain.
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    One of my Facebook friends is forwarding around instructions to make different types of bottle bombs, then cautioning people not to pick up random bottles. She seems very concerned that one of the plastic bottles she comes across as litter might be one of these things.

    Yeah... yeah, I reported the post. I really can't believe that someone would forward instructions like that. She seems to be missing the point of the thing she is sharing. Warnings are warnings, not full instructions on how to do something.
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    That I won't be able to see my niece play basketball because in her last game a another girl ran into her and dislocated or broke a bone in of her figures yesterday at a game.
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    Also yesterday, during the auction I helped a couple put a bed in the car but forgot to put the rails for the bed in their car. The company found their number and called them but the live on an island. The rails are safely on a locked truck in legion parking lot.The truck ins staying because there is another auction next saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    What rank is he shooting for Miss Gillian?
    Sergeant of some sort; I don't know what level. My dad finished his days in the Air Force as a tech sergeant, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    I knew a man in the service, back in the early 80's who, never busted, was separated two months before his twenty years because he was still an E-5. Just so he couldn't claim retirement.

    Utter horse poop if you ask me. Complete and utter.
    That sounds both harsh and odd...to these retired USAF ears, anyway. I have no clue about other services but back then, high year of tenure for a USAF E-5 (SSgt) was 20 years on the button. They later revised HYT so E-5s can only serve 15 years. E-6 punches your ticket for 20 and as an E-7, I could have served 24.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    One of my Facebook friends is forwarding around instructions to make different types of bottle bombs, then cautioning people not to pick up random bottles. She seems very concerned that one of the plastic bottles she comes across as litter might be one of these things.

    Yeah... yeah, I reported the post. I really can't believe that someone would forward instructions like that. She seems to be missing the point of the thing she is sharing. Warnings are warnings, not full instructions on how to do something.
    I have over the years reported some videos on YouTube, the kind that are pretending to do "Science" as an excuse to blow things up, because they were doing truly horribly, dangerous things, that even if they didn't kill themselves, someone else would trying to copy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    I have over the years reported some videos on YouTube, the kind that are pretending to do "Science" as an excuse to blow things up, because they were doing truly horribly, dangerous things, that even if they didn't kill themselves, someone else would trying to copy them.
    You mean, like Mythbusters?

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    Actually, going all explosions, all the time is why I lost interest in the show.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Actually, going all explosions, all the time is why I lost interest in the show.



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    Same here. I loved when they did some simple interesting stuff in the shop. Polishing a poo, for instance.
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    Some of their best didn’t include a kaboom. For example, “Are elephants afraid of mice?”




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    Well, the elephants grab Yosemite Sam and slam him onto the mice.......over and over and over and over ......etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Some of their best didn’t include a kaboom. For example, “Are elephants afraid of mice?”




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    I remember that one. They released a mouse from under a fake dung and the elephant turned right back. It was likely more concerned about moving dung that the mouse, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Extravoice View Post
    Actually, going all explosions, all the time is why I lost interest in the show.



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    I kind of lost interest when they added machine guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampyankee View Post
    I kind of lost interest when they added machine guns.
    That too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by astrotimer View Post
    That I won't be able to see my niece play basketball because in her last game a another girl ran into her and dislocated or broke a bone in of her figures yesterday at a game.
    Just a chipped bone, finger has to in splint for a while but should heal fine.
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