Good Lord, no! What kind of a slam is that? May your tribe increase...
:) My two kids are plenty already, and Christmas over at the in-laws is
nuts as well. I'm done propagating, and if my tribe increases again, my
wife will have a little explaining to do.
LOL! No offense intended!
My understanding is the blessing "May your tribe increase" applies to all
succeeding generations and their prosperity. It doesn't necessarily mean
you have to change any more diapers!
My eldest is graduating from Army basic training next week. The other is a
junior in high school. I've done my part; I don't think I have the energy
to raise any more from 0-20!
I figured out a few years ago why only fairly young people have children,
and they're fairly old by the time the kids are grown. <g> An explosion in
my daughter's room could only result in the room being neater... ;-)
After my eldest son was born he had colic. If he was held at 44.6 degrees
incline he was ok. At 44.5 and lower or 44.7 and higher he screamed his
tiny lungs out. I still recall one night that I stayed up all night keeping
him at 44.6 degrees. Contemporary photos, showing the shadows under my
eyes, validate the experience.
This is a survivable activity for a father in his 20's. I'm now in my mid
40's and I think I'd die if I had to do that for more than a couple nights
back to back ... ;-)
Quitcherbitchin' ... my youngest was born when I was 42. She's now 18, I'm
'guess what' and it ain't over yet. In my supposed "quiet, reflective,
(woodworking?)" years it's time to pay for (*&*U$76 college .... again!
Actually, she's a joy to me. Beautiful, kind, considerate, 4.0 gpr, with an
old fashioned bent and NONE of the cultural trappings/problems/angst of
modern youth ... I'd do it again in a heartbeat, as I am sure you would. :)
|Next you'll be telling us the best meal you ever got in your
|life was from Denny's.
It's possible :-) Read of my experience with an "upscale" Tucson
Hmmm... you sound like a guy who never did shift work and got off when
the only place open for "dinner" was Chez Waffel. After a few meals
involving their infamous LaserCut<tm> bacon and only-went-outta-date-
yesterday pancake batter, Denny's would be a huge step up the old
Waffle House. It's not just not for breakfast anymore... :)
I see you're catching from flack for this. I'm more torn - as I think you
were the recipient of someone else's mistake, and I personally *might* have
asked them to double check their math. Maybe, might-of, don't know.
What bother's me is that buying a DJ-20 for $100 from some guy is considered
a real gloat.
My notion of what's proper/right/ethical/moral tells me that both actions
are improper and taking advantage of someone.
Net/net - as someone else put it - you live by your values and I'll live by
Though in the case of the "hunnert dollar jointer" the
circumstances were quite different.
The seller approached the buyer.
The seller knew what he paid for it.
The seller solicited a bid from the buyer.
The seller accepted the bid.
Sounds to me like two adult males making an exchange of
something the other had for what the other wanted. In other
words, a whole nutter kettle of fish.
Now, had the seller been a "widder woman" and the above
You forgot the "used and broken/cracked" part, mttt.
You forgot the part about the buyer telling the seller
he didn't want to insult him and the seller saying "DO!",
Nary a defect in the honorable exchange.
It would have been fair game/more fun? <evil grinne>
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From the Anti-FAQ just as a reminder:
1.12 IS THIS A GLOAT?
It's a gloat only if you cheat a poor old widder lady out of her
rightful inheritance or if you rip off a store by taking
advantage of the dumb manager/clerk/cashier's stupidity. Nothing
else qualifies, not even Bessey clamps obtained at Sears,
regardless of their length.
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No - Lord knows I'm done with this after this thread. And Lord knows I have
no idea what the guy was thinking selling a $1300 tool, albeit with a
"crack" for a hunnert bux...
Am I my brother's keeper? Yeah, dammit I am...
I wasn't there, but I imagine I might have looked to see if the electrode
burn marks were still on his temples, or some other rationale for the price.
Was he picking the Orange Cockroaches off his shirt and throwing them on the
Maybe, (or maybe I'd like to think that) I'd of asked him "Dude, do you have
a frickin' clue what this is worth?" Criminy - had you paid $200, or $500
bux you'd still have a gloat.
Yes, yes, yes.
No widow involved.
Am I my brother's keeper?
Dammit, I'm supposed to be!
To all my sanctimonious, self-righteous, judgmental "brethren" I pose the
following questions. "Am I my brother's keeper?" was a question posed by
Cain to God. What was God's answer to that direct question? There wasn't
Now, blow the dust off your bible and turn to Matthew 13: 44 and read the
parable of the man who found a treasure in the field. He found it then HID
IT again...then he went and bought the field... with great joy I might add.
This parable was used to illustrate the wisdom of the man...not how he took
advantage of the owner of the field.
Now that being said.....forgive me for gloating (boasting) on my actions. I
And finally, as long as we are quoting scripture how about the one that goes
"judge not lest ye be judged yourself"?
I have a certain respect for a guy that will take it to the opposition of
their ground. That said, I'd like to mention that that was a legitimate
purchase and yes, Virginia - you do suck:)
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