Random Thoughts...or...What's on Your Mind?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Doctor "Cindy Lou" Who, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Eleven Days of Christmas

    Eleven Days of Christmas Rear Admiral Moderator

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    Today seems to be a day for weird occurrences.

    Beware the ides of... October?
     
  2. Bah Humbug

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    They're tricky, those ides.
     
  3. Youngster From The Id

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    The ides of March, that is.
     
  4. Velocity

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    Ok, so I'm old and my memory is broken. I try and try to remember something that I wanted to tell someone and it blinks out of my pathetic old brain just before my mouth opens. I'll be talking and suddenly I can't think of the word I want, although sometimes I can get the first letter. Adventures in aging.
     
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  5. Jim Klag

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    Boy can I sympathize with that!
     
  6. Youngster From The Id

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    Preventing people from walking into fresh cement is one of the hardest things there is. I've put warning signs around a patch that I made a few days ago and some idiot almost walked in it (even though there was plenty of room around it!!) Fortunately I wasn't very far and shouted at him to stop, a fraction of a second before he put his foot in it!!! The guy looked at me offended and when he got it, barely apologized for what he almost did. He wasn't even there on my request. I didn't want to use fast hardening cement because I don't like the way it looks but boy, next time I'll just lock the front gate!!!
     
  7. Bah Humbug

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  8. oberth

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    wait for season 1 episode 5 of the new picard show
     
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  9. Youngster From The Id

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    Do you think they only stop when they meet a hairline? In that case, it could go as far as their lower back...:rommie:
     
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  10. Velocity

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    My son bought some lures for fishing and weirdly on the back of the package it says "Only for the fish. Do not do to the children." Also, the package marked Super Frog (with a picture of a frog on top) actually contained a mouse-shaped lure inside.
     
  11. Youngster From The Id

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    A mouse-shaped lure? Are you fishing piranhas?
     
  12. Velocity

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    Well, he ordered a frog (for large mouth bass or muskie or whatever) but this outfit called a mouse a frog. It was very small. He has lizard shaped lures too.
     
  13. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    There are various nuances to saying "Excuse me."

    It's actually okay to say it just above a whisper in certain places like libraries or bookstores, where you don't want to be noisy.

    I guess the difference when I use the phrase is that "Excuse me, please" means "You're in my way, please let me pass" and if the person doesn't move, repeating it louder means, "GTFO of my way!" The other day at Walmart I must have encountered half a dozen people who figured it was okay to stand around chatting while people were trying to find stuff on the shelves behind them, and leave their carts in the middle of the aisle. I ended up letting a couple of oblivious women know that the middle of the aisle wasn't the best place for a chat, so would they mind going elsewhere - since I was trying to reach the things they were standing in front of, and they'd been standing there for at least 10-15 minutes... and as for the cart, I finally asked, "Could whoever belongs to this cart please move it?"

    But a quiet "Excuse me" when you're passing between someone and what they're looking at isn't a request for them to move. It's more of a "Sorry for getting in your way, just passing through" bit of social courtesy.


    As for what's actually on my mind today:

    Dear Canadian TrekBBS members: Today is October 21, the day of the Federal Election. If you have not voted yet, get off this forum and go do it. If you don't know where to vote and you've lost your Voter Identification Card, go to www.elections.ca (the official website for Elections Canada). There's a section that explains where to vote, if you type in your postal code. You'll get a list of candidates in your riding, as well as the location of the Returning Office if you still need to register to vote. Make sure you bring your ID to the polling station. And remember that if your hours of work coincide with the hours that the polling station is open, it's the law that your employer has to give you three consecutive hours off to vote. They cannot legally prevent you from exercising your right to cast a ballot.
     
  14. Worf factor9

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    I have to assume that the reason that you are still alive, is that you do not live in an open or concealed weapon carry state. :whistle:

    When dealing with such folks whom have zero social grace and or awareness, I back-up, reaccess my shopping list, i.e. underline it to go back; then go up or down a different aisle. Why instigate w/ idiots?
    Just my humble opinion from someone, now carrying "well earned"--and sometimes stupidly ingrained-- scars and experience.
     
  15. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    I live in Canada, where we have sane gun laws. And it's the custom here that if someone asks you to move so they can get something off a shelf, you move.

    I went to that specific aisle because that's where the things I wanted were to be found. I'd already gone around and around, looking for them, and had to ask a staff member... who found what I wanted, on the shelf next to those two yappy people who had zero consideration for anyone else. I was polite at first, but when they only moved about half an inch, I told them that they were in the way of what I was looking for, these aisles weren't the place for long conversations, so would they mind chatting somewhere else. At this point I'd already been looking for this stuff for over 10 minutes (hard to fathom that it should be so impossible to find peanut butter and honey, but when you have two people plus their carts just standing there blocking others from looking at the shelves and getting at anything there...) and was not in the mood for any more waiting.
     
  16. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I repeat, with all sincerity and good-will:

    Social backwardness must at times be ignored and one's mood checked and patience engaged. I speak from respectful experience.
     
  17. Doom Shepherd

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    The proper thing to shout when people block the aisles is “Engine room! Give me RAMMING SPEED!!” And then collide with them at roughly Mach 2.
     
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  18. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Indeed. But that would likely break the eggs. :biggrin:
     
  19. Timewalker

    Timewalker Cat-lovin', Star Trekkin' Time Lady Premium Member

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    Okay, next time I'll PM you my shopping list and you can deal with people like that. I hope you don't have too long a trip to get here.

    Honestly, when I don't have a lot of time, I'm out of the particular things I'm looking for, I can't find them because thoughtless people have parked themselves in front of the shelves and haven't budged for about 20 minutes (I got my other things first and came back, to find them oblivious to other people trying to get around them; it was a busy aisle), and since I'm mobility-challenged and have a finite amount of energy... I was justified in feeling angry at that point. And no, I couldn't have come back later, since this was already close to 9 pm and there's no other grocery stores open that I could get to (I don't drive).
     
  20. Worf factor9

    Worf factor9 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    If your patience is so...limited, may I respectfully suggest...

    https://www.kroger.com/i/ways-to-shop/pickup

    I am certain that Canadian groceries have something similar.