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#2121 charlie8575

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:05 PM

A flat tire in the middle of nowhere just after midnight, and then the jack broke.

 

Call AAA

 

The spare tire I had was too worn for the driver's liking, so I got towed to my friend's house (where I'm typing this now) and I'll have tato change it in the morning and limp it home. 

 

Making matters better- I'll need two new fronts (which I knew) in addition to inner/outer tie-rod ends on the passenger side and an alignment.

 

Yay.

 

Charlie Larkin



#2122 midnightprowler

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 01:53 AM

Wouldn't it be easier to just get rid of the cat?

I would take a cat any day over a dog. Dogs are noisy, smelly, lick all the time.  Our cats, down to one now, and he is ancient, 20 years old now, are like kids to us. 


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#2123 Tom Geiger

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:14 AM

 

Wouldn't it be easier to just get rid of the cat?

 

I dunno Harry. A bit too logical for most folks.  

 

My dog Ted is now 14 and we're watching his decline.  He has problems jumping onto the couch and 'misses' sometimes when he tries. Then he settles for sleeping on the floor.  Sometimes I'll help him get up.  Fortunate for us the only carpet in our whole house is living and dining room, which are gated off so he has no access.  He does manage to puke behind furniture, and when spiteful will leave presents.  But he still has enough life left in him to enjoy his life.  He jumped into the pool twice yesterday.



#2124 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:15 AM

My cat rather seems to appreciate having a clean, stink-free home as much as I do, and routinely goes outside to let off various cat by-products. Lucky me.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:21 AM

My irk of the day?   Okay from yesterday....  the deli counter at the supermarket.  Don't get me into the service end of it, I can be critical since I ran a deli in my younger days and learned how to slice and package things.  The staff here is union, most have been doing the deli for many years.  Still they'll slice stuff wrong and package it so that it gels back into one big blob of meat or cheese..  and when you tell them how you want yours done they roll their eyes.  I can't imagine doing something professionally and stinking at it... and not caring!

 

But my peeve  is the customers.  How come everyone takes their number and then stands right against the glass case, often with their cart sideways against the glass next to them?  And their number is like 10 away?   So you can't  look into the cases to see the product at all,  and these dolts (men and women equally) stand their ground and you have to reach over them as you're ordering and being handed your packages???

 

Why can't they all stand back and wait their turn???   People! 



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:02 AM

Yes! Ditto on the people who pull their cart right up to the cases and stand there like they own the place. Park your cart away from the display cases, morons! And if they're serving number 14 and you're number 38, could ya back off a bit so people who are actually being served can get up there?  :rolleyes:

 

Must be those same people who stop their cart right in the middle of the aisle while they stand there and look at the shelves deciding what to buy.

 

And those must also be the same people who have two month's worth of groceries in their cart and get into the "Express Lane" 15 items or less checkout line.

 

If you ever want to see a "clueless wonder" in their natural habitat, check out your local supermarket...  :lol:



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:06 AM

Yes! Ditto on the people who pull their cart right up to the cases and stand there like they own the place. Park your cart away from the display cases, morons! And if they're serving number 14 and you're number 38, could ya back off a bit so people who are actually being served can get up there?  :rolleyes:

 

Thanks Harry!  I was getting my cheese and pastrami to make Crown Burgers!  I stole some of it this morning to make egg and pastrami sandwiches for breakfast, but this afternoon it's Crown Burgers for sure!  Yum!   :P



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:09 AM

I have a sudden urge to go to the deli...  :D



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:14 AM

Yes! Ditto on the people who pull their cart right up to the cases and stand there like they own the place. Park your cart away from the display cases, morons! And if they're serving number 14 and you're number 38, could ya back off a bit so people who are actually being served can get up there?  :rolleyes:

 

Must be those same people who stop their cart right in the middle of the aisle while they stand there and look at the shelves deciding what to buy.

 

And those must also be the same people who have two month's worth of groceries in their cart and get into the "Express Lane" 15 items or less checkout line.

 

If you ever want to see a "clueless wonder" in their natural habitat, check out your local supermarket...  :lol:

 

Sigh...........I had to deal with that just this morning Harry! I usually try to do grocery shopping very early on a Sunday morning. The fewer folks = less hassle for me to get in there and get out.

 

But this morning, I got a later start I as I needed to wait until our local Michael's opens up (10AM). I wanted to do everything in one fell swoop.........get 'er all done at once and get home!

 

Just as you've described above, there's always got  to be a few numbskulls that are islands among themselves. They have no clue that OTHERS need to shop just as much as they do, and their time is just as important as anyone else's. :angry:



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:18 AM

I'm lucky - Marcia does the grocery shopping.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 06:39 AM

I'm lucky - Marcia does the grocery shopping.

 

My wife usually does.  I took my rare foray into the grocery store to get the right things to barbecue this weekend.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:18 AM

 I can't imagine doing something professionally and stinking at it... and not caring!

 

 

Well sir, I've been in a variety of businesses over the span of my life, and that's by far the most common thing I've encountered. When I HAVE had the occasional employee or co-worker who actually was GOOD at what they were paid to do, it was always a pleasant deviation from the norm, and I always went out of my way to offer praise.

 

I've heard many many teachers say more or less the same thing...most kinds don't seem to care or really want to learn, and when a teacher comes across the rare student who DOES care, and who is in fact hungry for knowledge and capable of retaining it, they're overjoyed.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

Stupid people with shopping carts!  Yea, I get it.  What I don't get is Costco idiots!  Costco has huge aisles.  Plenty wide enough for at least 3 abreast yet people still manage to block them and look at you like you have a square head when you ask to get by while they are starring blankly at a box of Cheerios.  On top of that, on free sample days, you can get one little old lady blocking the whole aisle while she takes her time actually picking the sample and then just stands there while she eats it.  By the way an old couple is worse than just one. Grab your #### sample and move on!  You don't need to block off the whole ### aisle.  Look around and be courteous.  You aren't the only one in the whole stupid store!



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:07 AM

Isn't it convenient for a lot of people,the grocery cart doubles as a walker.

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:11 AM

IF and when you get older, you'll probably be the same way and use the shopping cart for a walker and take your sweet azz time doin' things as well. Thank God that you're able to get around and ask for some patience while you're at it. You sound like you're in a hurry to go NOWHERE.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:13 AM

but with any luck, i'll be the old guy with the cart blocking the way having my free samples.



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:35 AM

What I don't get is Costco idiots!  

 

My father was a Costco idiot.  He had one a few minutes from his work and would go there and make a lunch of free samples. It made his day when he could eat enough to fill up.  On down days he's splurge and buy the $1.50 hot dog and soda combo!  

 

He'd go there looking for bargains, which is the scam behind the place. Any savings you'd get, they'd hope you'd spend on something you didn't need.  People getting those huge boxes of Cheerios,  never finished them before they went stale, probably only ate enough to justify the regular size box at half what they spent!  My father once handed me a strip of 5 shrink wrapped stick deodorants.  He bought the 6 pack and decided he didn't like the first one... now what to do with the other 5... hmmm..

 

Or he'd show up at my house with "Look!  it's a Hagstrum's map of our county printed on plastic!"  and my response would be, "Yea, you sure saved a lot on that visit!"  

 

And the worst people to get around at Costco?  The extended ethnic families that brought at least 4 generations along for the ride... everyone from week old babies up through 90 year old grand mum mum...  like they  were going to a fair for the day!



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

 

And the worst people to get around at Costco?  The extended ethnic families that brought at least 4 generations along for the ride... everyone from week old babies up through 90 year old grand mum mum...  like they  were going to a fair for the day!

 

Times are hard. Sometimes you gotta get your outing wherever you can.

 

And as an English-German-Scottish American, I resemble your "ethnic" slur. :lol:



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

Sinus infection has irked the heck outa of me


Edited by martinfan5, 06 July 2014 - 11:49 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

What would have irked me if I'd let it is that the super-babe short-haired brunette with the killer legs in the Hobby Lobby yesterday was probably smiling at me because I reminded her of her grandfather. B)

 

Being old bites, sometimes.


Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 06 July 2014 - 11:53 AM.