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#3321 Taro T

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:29 PM

I stopped for a school bus on a country road today — Randall probably knows it well, 305 between Cuba and Belfast — and watched a little boy get off and step right to his mailbox while his mom waited on the porch. The lady bus driver could have pulled away, but she waited, watching from her seated perch as the boy first had trouble getting the box open, then struggled to reach all the way to the back for one piece of stubborn mail. Cars were lined up behind the bus, but they'd have to wait. Only when the boy had just about reached his mom did she turn off the red lights and proceed.
 
Page two. I bought some deodorant at Wal-Mart last night, but when I got home, it wasn't in any of my bags. $3.88. I'm not giving up on that kind of scratch. No way. I went back to the store this afternoon and asked at the customer service desk if the deodorant ended up there. The clerk got out a three-ring binder labeled, "Leave-Behinds and Fish." Honest to God, that's what it said. I wanted to ask. I really did. But before I could, the clerk said, "Yep, it sure did." The cashier from the night before had brought it to the desk, and it ended up recorded in the binder and returned to the shelf. I went back and got another deodorant and was on my way.
 
"I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary." —Billy Joel


One of the last 60 Minutes pieces that was worth the watch. (Good thing NS is on "sabatical.")

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:32 PM

Canada, what is going on up there?
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Posted 17 May 2018 - 10:54 PM

I stopped for a school bus on a country road today — Randall probably knows it well, 305 between Cuba and Belfast — and watched a little boy get off and step right to his mailbox while his mom waited on the porch. The lady bus driver could have pulled away, but she waited, watching from her seated perch as the boy first had trouble getting the box open, then struggled to reach all the way to the back for one piece of stubborn mail. Cars were lined up behind the bus, but they'd have to wait. Only when the boy had just about reached his mom did she turn off the red lights and proceed.

 

Page two. I bought some deodorant at Wal-Mart last night, but when I got home, it wasn't in any of my bags. $3.88. I'm not giving up on that kind of scratch. No way. I went back to the store this afternoon and asked at the customer service desk if the deodorant ended up there. The clerk got out a three-ring binder labeled, "Leave-Behinds and Fish." Honest to God, that's what it said. I wanted to ask. I really did. But before I could, the clerk said, "Yep, it sure did." The cashier from the night before had brought it to the desk, and it ended up recorded in the binder and returned to the shelf. I went back and got another deodorant and was on my way.

 

"I am, as I've said, merely competent. But in an age of incompetence, that makes me extraordinary." —Billy Joel

Back when I was a kid, we were never allowed to get the mail after getting off the bus. 

 

I've only driven 305 outside of the stretch between 86 and Beebe Hill Rd a handful of times, but I've cut between those two roads thousands.


Edited by Randall Flagg, 17 May 2018 - 10:55 PM.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:55 AM

PA tells good stories.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 06:41 AM

Back when I was a kid, we were never allowed to get the mail after getting off the bus. 

 

I've only driven 305 outside of the stretch between 86 and Beebe Hill Rd a handful of times, but I've cut between those two roads thousands.

 

I don't remember the bus dropping us off at our house, even.  It dropped us off a few houses away and we walked from there.  And no, the bus did not wait.


Edited by Eleven, 18 May 2018 - 06:41 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:27 AM

One of the last 60 Minutes pieces that was worth the watch. (Good thing NS is on "sabatical.")

I'll have to look that up. I don't remember seeing him on 60 Minutes.

 

NS... not a fan of Billy?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

I don't remember the bus dropping us off at our house, even. It dropped us off a few houses away and we walked from there. And no, the bus did not wait.


I know suburbn kids today get picked up at their driveway, but PA is relating a rural scenario. Mail box may have been across the street from the house on a 55mph road. those kids always got picked up at their house. The next house isn’t 20’ away.

Edited by We've, 18 May 2018 - 07:29 AM.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:08 AM

I'll have to look that up. I don't remember seeing him on 60 Minutes.
 
NS... not a fan of Billy?


He said that on 60 Minutes. (Has probably done so elsewhere. It's a very good line.)

NS tends to bash Joel in his trademark non-bashing way.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:00 AM

PA, you jinxed me.  Traffic on Delaware was stopped for about three minutes this morning as a small girl got OFF her bus and her parent chatted with the driver.

 

--Why is a kid getting off a bus at home at 8:55 am?

--Why do the parent and driver think it's ok to chat and stop traffic on the city's main thoroughfare during rush hour?

--Who are all these kids on my lawn?



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

Damn you PA, you can't leave us hanging like that.  I'll never learn what the title of that binder really meant.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:28 AM

Damn you PA, you can't leave us hanging like that.  I'll never learn what the title of that binder really meant.

:w00t:

I might go back and ask.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 12:52 PM

Damn you PA, you can't leave us hanging like that.  I'll never learn what the title of that binder really meant.


FISH is an acronym for F it ###### happens.

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 04:55 PM

FISH is an acronym for F it ###### happens.

I need to start using this in my daily life.



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Posted 18 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

I don't remember the bus dropping us off at our house, even. It dropped us off a few houses away and we walked from there. And no, the bus did not wait.

My bus delivered us wherever we wanted to get off. Up North 30 yrs ago was an unforgiving time to be a bad kid in the bus.
I remember the bus driver pulling over on a gravel road in the upper most parts of the Adirondack Park(think Skerry, NY) and telling Wayne Busch, “get your fat ass off my bus”. BOOM. We left him there. All alone. No one said a word after that.

Yeh like that was more like 35+ yrs ago...
https://en.m.wikiped...kerry,_New_York

Sigh. The good old Deer River state forest. I’ve never been as happy as I was as a boy with these places as my playground. If you read that whole thing.....I’m actually from West Bangor...not Malone....

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Posted Yesterday, 07:05 AM

My social media timeline fills with royal wedding garbage as England plays dungeons and dragons, or Renaissance fair or whatever. Royalty....if I eye roll any harder, I'll dislocate an eye.

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Posted Yesterday, 07:26 AM

My social media timeline fills with royal wedding garbage as England plays dungeons and dragons, or Renaissance fair or whatever. Royalty....if I eye roll any harder, I'll dislocate an eye.

 

I don't get the American fascination for it.  We rebelled against the British royalty.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:09 AM

I don't get the American fascination for it. We rebelled against the British royalty.


The may come off as slightly sexist but I thinks it wedding envy from wanna be bridezillas

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Posted Yesterday, 08:13 AM

I think it's because American aristocracy is a toilet bowl filled to the brim with diarrhea.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:15 AM

I think it's because American aristocracy is a toilet bowl filled to the brim with diarrhea.


Then British aristocracy is an ajacent toilet filled to the brim with vomit.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:16 AM

The may come off as slightly sexist but I thinks it wedding envy from wanna be bridezillas

 

Probably mostly accurate.



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Posted Yesterday, 08:18 AM

Probably mostly accurate.


People like extravagant things.

The idea of royalty in 2018 is so ridiculous to me.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:18 AM

Then British aristocracy is an ajacent toilet filled to the brim with vomit.


It's a nicer looking toilet though.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:21 AM

It's a nicer looking toilet though.


And there's probably a bidet. Ya know that water fountain thingy, fer yer...ya know.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:26 AM

And there's probably a bidet. Ya know that water fountain thingy, fer yer...ya know.


The three seashells.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:27 AM

The three seashells.


He doesn't know how to use the three seashells.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:45 AM

He doesn't know how to use the three seashells.


What a great terrible movie

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Posted Yesterday, 10:21 AM

I don't get the American fascination for it.  We rebelled against the British royalty.

 

No reason to overthink it, it's just another celebrity fetish. Is it really any more bizarre than the Kardashians? Besides, it's not like the current royals are exactly representative of those we rebelled against.



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Posted Yesterday, 10:45 AM

No reason to overthink it, it's just another celebrity fetish. Is it really any more bizarre than the Kardashians? Besides, it's not like the current royals are exactly representative of those we rebelled against.

###### :beer:


That's in the filter? :lol:

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Posted Yesterday, 11:21 AM

No reason to overthink it, it's just another celebrity fetish. Is it really any more bizarre than the Kardashians? Besides, it's not like the current royals are exactly representative of those we rebelled against.

 

I was in a walk in clinic this morning at 8am to get a blood test.  The royal wedding was on the tube in the waiting room.  6 people in the waiting room and every one of them was watching the broadcast.  If the Kardashian show was on I bet half those folks would have chosen seats with their backs to the TV.  I just don't understand.



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Posted Yesterday, 10:33 PM

Has anyone been following the trial of Robert Durst? I just finished watching the HBO documentary. The ending was legitimately jaw dropping



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Posted Today, 07:44 AM

Has anyone been following the trial of Robert Durst? I just finished watching the HBO documentary. The ending was legitimately jaw dropping

 

Had to google the name.  Never heard of him.



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Posted Today, 07:47 AM

Has anyone been following the trial of Robert Durst? I just finished watching the HBO documentary. The ending was legitimately jaw dropping

 

Is that Seymour Durst's kid?



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Posted Today, 08:17 AM

Is that Seymour Durst's kid?

 

Yup.



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Posted Today, 08:22 AM

Yup.

 

Doug's brother?



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Posted Today, 08:27 AM

Doug's brother?

 

Also yup.







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