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Title: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 03, 2014, 03:00:39 pm
This is going to be a thread on things that you personally see (no internet videos or something you heard about) that make you wonder WTF?

For instance:

Today we were coming back from an antique store and driving through King George proper.  We saw an old couple (80's at least) getting ready to cross route 3 at a crosswalk.  I slowed to nearly a stop to let them cross and they backed away and started walking eastward on their side of the street.  I pulled in to another antique store and we watched them cross further down (no crosswalk) and the man left the women fending for herself (she was walking sideways).  Both my wife and myself thought this very strange and really couldn't believe what we just saw.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Gsun on August 03, 2014, 04:44:44 pm
Friday I saw a fellow riding his HD on the freeway in a Speedo. Not something I wish to repeat and hope he didn't fall!
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: tweeter55 on August 03, 2014, 06:51:48 pm
Friday I saw a fellow riding his HD on the freeway in a Speedo.
Isn't there a minimum speed limit on the freeway? :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Outback_Jon on August 03, 2014, 09:26:23 pm
Friday I saw a fellow riding his HD on the freeway in a Speedo. Not something I wish to repeat and hope he didn't fall!
Isn't there a minimum speed limit on the freeway? :chugbeer:
I'm going to say that there should be a Speedo limit on the freeway.

Somewhere around ZERO Speedos would be a good start.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Stasch on August 04, 2014, 02:32:15 am
Like grandma always said:  "just because you can, doesn't mean you should"
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 04, 2014, 05:14:59 am
We were camping over the weekend. Our campsite was on a dead end loop in the campground and the 3 campsites on this loop were taken. An older man (he was driving) and his wife were in a conversion van looking for a campsite and pulled into the loop. Once they saw that there were no campsites available in the loop the old dude attempted to back his van out of the loop. He couldn't do it! His wife had to get out of the van to direct him and it still took him 20 mins to back the van out! I was enjoying an ice cold adult beverage and watching the fun. My wife suggested that I go and ask the man if he needed assistance. What fun would that be? Besides, how embarrassing would that have been for the old geezer if I had offered to help?

Anyways, he finally got backed up but not before almost hitting a camper or two on the way out.

This makes me scratch my head and wonder, how in the hell did he even get that van as far as he did?
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Big Mike on August 04, 2014, 05:42:22 am
I scratch my head and wonder why people drive the way they do..

I could write a book on the stupid things I see every day thru the windshield of a big rig..  :-\



and don't even get me started on the caliber of truck driver on our roads now a days..  ::)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 04, 2014, 08:02:37 am
Last year saw someone driving down the road completely oblivious to the gas nozzle still in the filler complete with hose dragging behind the car.

Yesterday I'm sitting on a bench in downtown Fredericksburg TX when a woman in a Buck comes into the parking space in front of us with a 2' rock wall whacking the front bumper on the right side into the wall pushing it in about 4 inches. Backs out about 8" so she knows she hit something. Shuts the car off. 4 woman get out of the car and not a single one even glanced at the front bumper. My brother and I watched  and not even the slightest movement of the eyes toward the damage.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 04, 2014, 11:30:21 am
Last year saw someone driving down the road completely oblivious to the gas nozzle still in the filler complete with hose dragging behind the car.

Yesterday I'm sitting on a bench in downtown Fredericksburg TX when a woman in a Buck comes into the parking space in front of us with a 2' rock wall whacking the front bumper on the right side into the wall pushing it in about 4 inches. Backs out about 8" so she knows she hit something. Shuts the car off. 4 woman get out of the car and not a single one even glanced at the front bumper. My brother and I watched  and not even the slightest movement of the eyes toward the damage.

Do you mean to tell me that if you ignore it the damage won't go away?   ;)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: wahrsuul on August 04, 2014, 11:45:10 am
People that send you an email, then call or even walk over to tell you they sent you an email.  Then proceed to tell you all about what was in the email, and the rationale and/or thought process that led to it.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Cholla on August 04, 2014, 12:41:44 pm
Or someone asks you if we have an item but they walk right pat where said items are kept to ask the question.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 04, 2014, 12:47:20 pm
Do you mean to tell me that if you ignore it the damage won't go away?   ;)

I understand not caring about the damage but to be so unconcerned as to not even give it the slightest glance. Reminded me of the Simpson's episode with Burns's birthday and the entire country of Australia lit up to spell Burns but he couldn't even bother to turn his head slightly to see it.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: sherob on August 04, 2014, 01:51:23 pm
I'm going to say that there should be a Speedo limit on the freeway.

Somewhere around ZERO Speedos would be a good start.

So, we visited Myrtle Beach last week... it's been a while since I've been to the beach since moving to Colorado.

I think there should be a ZERO Speedo limit at the beach as well.  I think there should be some kinda dress code for those who grace the beach wearing, or should I say, displaying body's that ate their bathing suits.  :o
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 04, 2014, 03:05:57 pm
So, we visited Myrtle Beach last week... it's been a while since I've been to the beach since moving to Colorado.

I think there should be a ZERO Speedo limit at the beach as well.  I think there should be some kinda dress code for those who grace the beach wearing, or should I say, displaying body's that ate their bathing suits.  :o
You know that there is a very definite double standard here.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: sherob on August 04, 2014, 03:41:18 pm
You know that there is a very definite double standard here.

My recent non scientific study found most men that wore a speedo fall into the category of body's that ate their bathing suit...  ::)   
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 04, 2014, 04:06:08 pm
Not something I'd admit to studying.  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 04, 2014, 04:13:15 pm
I'll study anything if there's beer involved.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: sherob on August 04, 2014, 04:27:12 pm
I had plenty of beer trying to wash away those images...  :o
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 04, 2014, 05:12:06 pm
 :thumbs:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Son of Pappy on August 04, 2014, 05:33:53 pm
I'll study anything if there's beer involved.

 ::) Makes me scratch my head and wonder :o
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: B.D.F. on August 04, 2014, 05:43:43 pm
I had a perma- temp aux. fuel tank setup on my bike one time that made me scratch my head and wonder.... if I could really go faster than a gasoline fire spreads.

Brian

::) Makes me scratch my head and wonder :o
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 04, 2014, 05:49:26 pm
::) Makes me scratch my head and wonder :o

 :)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Jaxter on August 04, 2014, 06:59:56 pm
what makes me wonder...those orange signs WARNING MOTORCYCLES USE EXTREME CAUTION! Like those of us on motorcycles constantly go around using less than extreme caution at all other locations...for some reason these signs irritate me! I think the signs should read WARNING ALL MORONS GET OFF THE ROAD IMMEDIATELY!, but I know that the morons on the road are clueless and wouldn't realize that the sign was meant for them...OK I am done with this rant.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: jim_de_hunter on August 04, 2014, 07:41:39 pm
Why some people answer with a paragraph a question that needs only a one word answer.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: B.D.F. on August 04, 2014, 08:47:08 pm
I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.
Blaise Pascal

Brian

Why some people answer with a paragraph a question that needs only a one word answer.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Strawboss on August 05, 2014, 10:53:07 am
People who call and leave a long convoluted involved message on your machine instead of just saying "call me", and then when you call them back, they proceed to tell you the same thing they just said into the machine, and with this one woman, its the same thing you just talked about an hour prior, AND, she'll send an email on the same topic and write the same thing you just talked about. That's power and control working there.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: wally_games on August 05, 2014, 11:22:22 am
Driving with the family down I-20. A "kid" on a sport bike passed me doing about 80+ mph. He was wearing a $750 helmet, but his other gear was a tank top, cut-off shorts, flip-flops and no gloves. Well, that wasn't the part that caught my eye. It was the fact that he was riding with his right hand on the throttle and he was texting on his "smart" phone with his left.

When I was a kid, we watched a woman backing out of a parking space at the drug store. She immediately cut her wheels when she started back, so smashed her front left corner into the right front quarter-panel of the adjacent car. Pulled up slightly and did it again, only hitting the adjacent car about 6-12" further back. Pulled forward a bit, backed up again hitting the car another 6-12" further back. Repeat, repeat, repeat, until she had dented the entire left side of the adjacent car from the front wheel well to the back corner. Then proceeded to drive away, leaving no note or anything. Luckily my mom recognized the woman as a waitress at a resturant we frequented, plus wrote down the license plate number of her car. Gave that info to the unsuspecting drug store customer when she came out. That woman would probably have got into her car without even noticing the bashed right side if my mom hadn't pointed it out to her.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Gumby on August 05, 2014, 12:40:50 pm
On my trek around the US in June I saw all kinds of odd things out on the road. The one that really caught my attention is when I was cruising across South Dakota on I90 doing about 85 a guy went flying by me and it looked like he was reading a book. I sped up to get next to him and yep he was holding a book to the steering wheel with both hands al looking up and down while doing 90+. WTF is up with that, has he not heard of audio books?

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/2014%20Road%20Pictures/2014RoadTrip.png) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/2014%20Road%20Pictures/2014RoadTrip.png.html)

Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 05, 2014, 12:47:04 pm
On my trek around the US in June I saw all kinds of odd things out on the road. The one that really caught my attention is when I was cruising across South Dakota on I90 doing about 85 a guy went flying by me and it looked like he was reading a book. I sped up to get next to him and yep he was holding a book to the steering wheel with both hands al looking up and down while doing 90+. WTF is up with that, has he not heard of audio books?

([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/2014%20Road%20Pictures/2014RoadTrip.png[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/2014%20Road%20Pictures/2014RoadTrip.png.html[/url])


Like this guy? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=944982042195170 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=944982042195170)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Gumby on August 05, 2014, 01:08:17 pm
Like this guy? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=944982042195170 (https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=944982042195170)
Bad or expired link, or maybe you need a FB account.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 05, 2014, 01:12:45 pm
Bad or expired link, or maybe you need a FB account.

Apparently it has been taken down. Sorry.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Gumby on August 05, 2014, 01:27:59 pm
People that send you an email, then call or even walk over to tell you they sent you an email.  Then proceed to tell you all about what was in the email, and the rationale and/or thought process that led to it.
ZG used to send me an email then text me telling me that he just sent me mail, or sometimes he would text me telling me he was going to send me mail and I should make sure and look for it soon. :loco:

I had to tell him three or four times stop doing that.  ;D
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 05, 2014, 01:57:16 pm
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 05, 2014, 02:01:54 pm
ZG used to send me an email then text me telling me that he just sent me mail, or sometimes he would text me telling me he was going to send me mail and I should make sure and look for it soon. :loco:

I had to tell him three or four times stop doing that.  ;D

We do it here all the time with: "PM sent"
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 05, 2014, 02:08:40 pm
We do it here all the time with: "PM sent"
That's usually when someone gets territorial about a farkel that just got posted for sale.  :1DeadBanana
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Gumby on August 05, 2014, 02:08:47 pm
We do it here all the time with: "PM sent"
That is different though. That is calling dibs on something for sale most of the time.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 05, 2014, 02:09:42 pm
....great timing and great minds....
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: B.D.F. on August 05, 2014, 03:42:45 pm
I suspect Jay has been told three or four times to stop doing all kinds of thing over the years....

 :rotflmao:

Brian

ZG used to send me an email then text me telling me that he just sent me mail, or sometimes he would text me telling me he was going to send me mail and I should make sure and look for it soon. :loco:

I had to tell him three or four times stop doing that.  ;D
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 06, 2014, 05:12:39 am
ZG used to send me an email then text me telling me that he just sent me mail, or sometimes he would text me telling me he was going to send me mail and I should make sure and look for it soon. :loco:

I had to tell him three or four times stop doing that.  ;D

Via text or e-mail?   ;)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Outback_Jon on August 06, 2014, 06:18:54 am
ZG used to send me an email then text me telling me that he just sent me mail, or sometimes he would text me telling me he was going to send me mail and I should make sure and look for it soon. :loco:

I had to tell him three or four times stop doing that.  ;D
Via text or e-mail?   ;)
If you didn't use both, you missed a great opportunity.

Text, email, a phone call, and snail mail would have been epic.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: ZG on August 06, 2014, 08:55:50 am
ZG used to send me an email then text me telling me that he just sent me mail, or sometimes he would text me telling me he was going to send me mail and I should make sure and look for it soon. :loco:

I had to tell him three or four times stop doing that.  ;D


Fine, next time I wont send you links for items that wont last long on ebay, go find yer own chit man and pay full retail...  >:(


 ;D :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 06, 2014, 09:12:26 am
Oh my..
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Gumby on August 06, 2014, 09:31:25 am
Who peed in his oatmeal? (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/fv-green-dunno.gif) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/fv-green-dunno.gif.html)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: tweeter55 on August 06, 2014, 10:05:46 am
Who peed in his oatmeal? ([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/fv-green-dunno.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/fv-green-dunno.gif.html[/url])

Must be the wrong time of the month.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: B.D.F. on August 06, 2014, 10:16:56 am
I cannot tell if he was serious or just making a joke. ?? Jay is pretty easy- going as a rule so I am going to assume it was a joke.

If not, I can say that I think Gumby was just funnin' with you a little, and I KNOW I was so if any insult was taken, it was not meant and I apologize.

Brian


Fine, next time I wont send you links for items that wont last long on ebay, go find yer own chit man and pay full retail...  >:(


 ;D :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: ZG on August 06, 2014, 10:33:12 am
I cannot tell if he was serious or just making a joke. ?? Jay is pretty easy- going as a rule so I am going to assume it was a joke.


You guys are funny, of course it was a joke...  ::) :nuts:


If I was serious I would just kill Gumby, bury him in the woods, and nobody would ever know... Hmmm, then I'd have an extra set of Ohlins forks to hoard in the garage...  ;) ;D
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 06, 2014, 10:42:47 am
dibs
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: tweeter55 on August 06, 2014, 10:47:24 am
PM sent. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :finger_fing11: :finger_fing11:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 06, 2014, 12:24:05 pm

You guys are funny, of course it was a joke...  ::) :nuts:


If I was serious I would just kill Gumby, bury him in the woods, and nobody would ever know... Hmmm, then I'd have an extra set of Ohlins forks to hoard in the garage...  ;) ;D

Unfortunately that ploy is now out of the bag.  You'll have to think of something different.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Gumby on August 06, 2014, 12:54:20 pm
If I was serious I would just kill Gumby, bury him in the woods, and nobody would ever know...   ;) ;D

(http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif.html)

Now that makes me scratch my head and wonder. You don't own tools, so you gonna go borrow a shovel? (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/loser.gif) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/loser.gif.html)

 ;)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: ZG on August 06, 2014, 01:13:19 pm
([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif.html[/url])

Now that makes me scratch my head and wonder. You don't own tools, so you gonna go borrow a shovel? ([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/loser.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/loser.gif.html[/url])

 ;)



Ah yes, good point.  :thumbs:




Hey by the way, can you bring yer shovel this weekend when we go riding...  ;) ;D :chugbeer:

Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: ZG on August 06, 2014, 01:14:26 pm
Unfortunately that ploy is now out of the bag.  You'll have to think of something different.


Trust me Sparky, he'll forget by tomorrow...  ;) ;D :-X
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: ZG on August 06, 2014, 01:15:26 pm
dibs


PM sent. :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :finger_fing11: :finger_fing11:


 :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:         :chugbeer: :chugbeer:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 06, 2014, 02:25:09 pm
([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif.html[/url])

Now that makes me scratch my head and wonder. You don't own tools, so you gonna go borrow a shovel? ([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/loser.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/loser.gif.html[/url])

 ;)


I think that the operative word is 'hit man'.....just sayin..
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Son of Pappy on August 06, 2014, 09:28:48 pm
([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/HEADSHAKEFAST.gif.html[/url])

Now that makes me scratch my head and wonder. You don't own tools, so you gonna go borrow a shovel? ([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/loser.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/loser.gif.html[/url])

 ;)

Well, that explains the funny request.  Something about his wife taking up gardening and could he borrow the backhoe??  Had me scratchin my head and wondering for sure.  I guess I won't be getting the Ohlins Jay?
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: T Cro ® on August 06, 2014, 10:11:23 pm
7 year old 30" tube TV for 100.00 OBO

Person foolish enough to agree to pay 80.00 for it...

That was my head stratcher tonight....
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: ZG on August 06, 2014, 11:00:49 pm
Well, that explains the funny request.  Something about his wife taking up gardening and could he borrow the backhoe??  Had me scratchin my head and wondering for sure.  I guess I won't be getting the Ohlins Jay?


 :-X
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 07, 2014, 04:44:05 am

You guys are funny, of course it was a joke...  ::) :nuts:


If I was serious I would just kill Gumby, bury him in the woods, and nobody would ever know... Hmmm, then I'd have an extra set of Ohlins forks to hoard in the garage...  ;) ;D

Unfortunately that ploy is now out of the bag.  You'll have to think of something different.

Just make sure that you have a good alibi J. Maybe something like, 'I was having my bike painted so I couldn't have been me'.    :)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 07, 2014, 06:43:49 am
7 year old 30" tube TV for 100.00 OBO

Person foolish enough to agree to pay 80.00 for it...

That was my head stratcher tonight....

That is a head scratcher. I recently paid money to get rid of a 27". Maybe I should have put it on Craigslist.  :loco:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 07, 2014, 06:47:40 am
That is a head scratcher. I recently paid money to get rid of a 27". Maybe I should have put it on Craigslist.  :loco:
Then you would have the person who would buy it know where you live.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 07, 2014, 06:50:05 am
Then you would have the person who would buy it know where you live.

Good point! And if they are crazy enough to pay money for a CRT TV I don't want them knowing where I live.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: T Cro ® on August 07, 2014, 04:54:50 pm
Good point! And if they are crazy enough to pay money for a CRT TV I don't want them knowing where I live.

It was on FB and made me giggle just a little when the gal got pissed when I told her that her 7 year old CRT was not worth 20 bucks but then I just about died when someone actually offered her 70 dollars for it.... Two idiots without a clue....
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 08, 2014, 03:08:35 pm
More than enough to go around, T.  I gave mine all away to Goodwill.  Hurt my back on one of them it so heavy.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 16, 2014, 07:05:26 pm
At a Sheetz pulling up to a pump and nearly fell over from the  :censored: they threw down to soak up something.  You throw it down, sweep it around and get it up....at least that's what we did when I worked for my father in law in the 70's.   :censored: kids these days don't have a  :censored: clue....and that's who they hire these days.  This could also be filed under what drives me crazy as well.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 16, 2014, 07:28:39 pm
Did your Canyon Cages flash before your eyes in that fateful moment?
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 16, 2014, 07:56:12 pm
No, I was too busy doing the soft shoe trying to stay upright.  I think I'm going to sell them.  I have the rears and I have the GSG sliders currently.  I need more shelf space.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 17, 2014, 07:07:06 am
No, I was too busy doing the soft shoe trying to stay upright.  I think I'm going to sell them.  I have the rears and I have the GSG sliders currently.  I need more shelf space.

Why don't you want them on your bike?
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 07:13:16 am
Then I would be like the rest of the masses..  Can't have that.  Not prudent.  Also, I can use the money to have the seat reworked as that's nearly as costly as getting it new.
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Post by: Conrad on August 17, 2014, 07:24:10 am
Then I would be like the rest of the masses..  Can't have that.  Not prudent.  Also, I can use the money to have the seat reworked as that's nearly as costly as getting it new.

Nothing  wrong with being like the masses, when the masses are right that is...
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 07:33:36 am
Nothing  wrong with being like the masses, when the masses are right that is...

The masses are never right.  I get nervous when more than three people agree on anything.
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Post by: gPink on August 17, 2014, 07:42:53 am
I agree.
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Post by: tweeter55 on August 17, 2014, 07:50:42 am
+1...is that like agreeing?
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 07:52:54 am
Well, it's three people agreeing on something now...time for a drink.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 17, 2014, 07:56:54 am
No that only two agreeing with the first who now has the option of disagreeing in order to break the cycle of needless agreeing.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 08:08:47 am
You're trying to confuse me and it's working.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 17, 2014, 08:30:34 am
Well, it's three people agreeing on something now...time for a drink.

I concur.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: gPink on August 17, 2014, 08:34:39 am
I concur.
...and so it begins again...
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Post by: tweeter55 on August 17, 2014, 08:49:31 am
It's like....deja vu all over again. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
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Post by: Conrad on August 17, 2014, 08:51:22 am
It's like....deja vu all over again. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

+1
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 17, 2014, 08:57:56 am
Scratch away gentlemen, you can't make this :censored: up!

Police: Nude man tried to rob Rockford, IL bank.
http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2014/08/16/police-nude-man-tried-to-rob-rockford-bank/aam8phi/ (http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2014/08/16/police-nude-man-tried-to-rob-rockford-bank/aam8phi/)

ROCKFORD – Rockford police have arrested a 32-year-old man they say tried to rob a bank while naked.

The Rockford Register Star reports police said Ezekial Deanda approached a personal banker on Friday “while completely disrobed.” They say he then demanded money.

Police say Deanda fled the lobby area with an unspecified amount of cash. He was later found in the bank’s basement restroom, where he was getting dressed.

Deanda is charged with robbery, resisting a police officer and aggravated battery of a police officer.


Um, why in the world the teller give him money? Obviously he doesn't have a weapon!    :rotflmao:
 
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 09:29:36 am
Either he was trying to charm the tellers or he thought he had a WMD.
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Post by: B.D.F. on August 17, 2014, 10:12:04 am
Well, I think we'd have to see photos before we could come (easy boys!) to that conclusion.

Brian

Um, why in the world the teller give him money? Obviously he doesn't have a weapon!    :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 12:46:51 pm
Went through Fredericksburg this afternoon and saw some more crosswalk morons.  The CW was probably 10 feet away from them and they were trying to cross where they got out of their car.  This is a very busy street and I wouldn't cross it outside of the CW but not them, they're morons.  Then some idiot stopped to let them across the street.  And no, the idiot was not me.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: T Cro ® on August 17, 2014, 02:07:39 pm
Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...

Calling my phone and not leaving a message.... It was important enough to call me but not to leave a message...
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 02:28:11 pm
What's your number?  I'll hang up when you answer.   :P :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Pilgrim on August 17, 2014, 05:34:00 pm


... going 70+ on the highway and this guy passes us with one of those temporary spare tires on his car. ???
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on August 17, 2014, 05:54:28 pm
Not to be driven over 50.. and only good for about 50 miles if that.  I see that as well and wonder.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: B.D.F. on August 17, 2014, 06:22:02 pm
Well, maybe you are right on the cusp Tony; people like you but only enough to talk to you directly and not enough to want to talk to you again in the future?

 :rotflmao:

Brian

Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...

Calling my phone and not leaving a message.... It was important enough to call me but not to leave a message...
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Post by: Conrad on August 18, 2014, 04:44:37 am
Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...

Calling my phone and not leaving a message.... It was important enough to call me but not to leave a message...

That's some nerve you have there. It was an important call but you didn't pick up!    ;)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 18, 2014, 04:45:27 am

... going 70+ on the highway and this guy passes us with one of those temporary spare tires on his car. ???

Was the spare on the front?    :o
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: jettawreck on August 18, 2014, 08:34:44 am

... going 70+ on the highway and this guy passes us with one of those temporary spare tires on his car. ???

The neighbor's daughter drove her car that way for most of last year (yes, on the front right). Apparently those warnings on the sidewall are just nonsense to cover the backsides of the manufacture.
Probably should mount one on the C10 since it passed the road test.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 18, 2014, 08:43:55 am
I'm pretty sure the name of the thread changed again. I think Jim's doing it to make me scratch my head and wonder.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 18, 2014, 08:57:13 am
I think I've done that once or maybe it was another thread..CRS.
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Post by: gPink on August 18, 2014, 10:45:35 am
The neighbor's daughter drove her car that way for most of last year (yes, on the front right). Apparently those warnings on the sidewall are just nonsense to cover the backsides of the manufacture.
Probably should mount one on the C10 since it passed the road test.
:thumbs: Car tire thread!
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Post by: jettawreck on August 18, 2014, 11:38:26 am
:thumbs: Car tire thread!

Sorry. Forgot...
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Post by: gPink on August 18, 2014, 11:49:37 am
Don't be sorry. We're always up for a spirited discussion.  :)
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Post by: sherob on August 18, 2014, 01:29:46 pm
Don't be sorry. We're always up for a spirited discussion.  :)

 
Discussing spirits?  YEAH!!!!  :_shudder_Emoticon  (http://www.st-owners.com/forums/images/smilies/ghost1.gif)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Pilgrim on August 18, 2014, 02:56:51 pm
Was the spare on the front?    :o

Yes, front wheel drive Nissan Altima.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 18, 2014, 03:03:10 pm
The neighbor's daughter drove her car that way for most of last year (yes, on the front right). Apparently those warnings on the sidewall are just nonsense to cover the backsides of the manufacture.
Probably should mount one on the C10 since it passed the road test.

Hopefully she didn't have traction control or had it turned off. Otherwise it would destroy the brakes.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: B.D.F. on August 18, 2014, 04:20:52 pm
It is hard on the spider gears in the differential also. I saw a Honda hub carrier all 'wore out' due to significantly different diameter tires used on the front end..... for 10's of thousands of miles. Those little gears were just not designed for those kinds of rotations....  ::)

My favorite though is someone, usually a 'soccer Mom' or similar, bucking his / her way through a turn 'cause the grocerie- getter is stuck in 4WD.  ;D  I have noticed that auto manufacturers are continuously 'dumbing down' 4WD into "AWD" and "Full Time 4WD" and various other incantations of [not real 4 WD] mechanisms. I just picked up a GMC Envoy but not after looking at a bunch of recent year 4WD vehicles that either were not really 4WD or were but did not have a low range.

Brian

Hopefully she didn't have traction control or had it turned off. Otherwise it would destroy the brakes.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on August 18, 2014, 04:41:16 pm
It is hard on the spider gears in the differential also. I saw a Honda hub carrier all 'wore out' due to significantly different diameter tires used on the front end..... for 10's of thousands of miles. Those little gears were just not designed for those kinds of rotations....  ::)

My favorite though is someone, usually a 'soccer Mom' or similar, bucking his / her way through a turn 'cause the grocerie- getter is stuck in 4WD.  ;D  I have noticed that auto manufacturers are continuously 'dumbing down' 4WD into "AWD" and "Full Time 4WD" and various other incantations of [not real 4 WD] mechanisms. I just picked up a GMC Envoy but not after looking at a bunch of recent year 4WD vehicles that either were not really 4WD or were but did not have a low range.

Brian

Hadn't though about that but seems obvious now that you point it out.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: RFH87_Connie on August 19, 2014, 06:06:36 am
Apparently those warnings on the sidewall are just nonsense to cover the backsides of the manufacture.

I had a co-worker in the 80s that had all 4 as "spares".  He had a little Ford Fiesta.  He could get the whole wheel and tire from the local junkyard for $10 each.  Cheaper that a new tire and balance.  The "regular" tires looked almost the same as the spares.
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Post by: jettawreck on August 19, 2014, 07:31:20 am
I had a co-worker in the 80s that had all 4 as "spares".  He had a little Ford Fiesta.  He could get the whole wheel and tire from the local junkyard for $10 each.  Cheaper that a new tire and balance.  The "regular" tires looked almost the same as the spares.

The "original" Fiesta had little 12" wheels. Had one new waaay back in the day (1980). It was actually a good, tough little car. Didn't get the greatest for gas mileage for a shoebox, but an archaic carbed, push rod 1.6l engine, that was fairly quick and only a four speed gearbox.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Strawboss on August 20, 2014, 01:29:42 pm
Here in Cleveland, for awhile there it was quite the styling statement in the urban areas to run spare temporary wheels and tires on all four corners.  I had a '79 Fiesta Ghia, a German Ford, great car.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: RFH87_Connie on August 20, 2014, 01:34:57 pm
I think a '78 or '79 Fiesta was the first stick-shift I drove legally.  A little off-white colored one with maybe orangy interior, it wasn't mine though.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Strawboss on August 20, 2014, 01:46:39 pm
In 1980 or '81, I can't remember, Ford pulled the plug and decided to stop importing them as they were soon to start selling the then new Escort, not the one made in Europe, that was vastly superior to anything sold here until the Focus, a U.S. spec model. I walked into a dealer and they had them on sale for $4000, at the time I thought it was too much. But then again, they were also giving you a free Pinto if you bought a Lincoln at the time.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: sherob on August 20, 2014, 02:22:38 pm
In 1981 was the last year for the Fiesta... first year for the Escort, had it for 10 years, and almost 100k miles.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: jettawreck on August 20, 2014, 08:38:53 pm
Here in Cleveland, for awhile there it was quite the styling statement in the urban areas to run spare temporary wheels and tires on all four corners.  I had a '79 Fiesta Ghia, a German Ford, great car.

I had an '80 Fiesta. It was a great little car. It was marketed as Ford's "World Car". Mine had a strip of tiny little flags from the countries that they sourced parts from for it. There were several and China wasn't among them at that time.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Strawboss on August 21, 2014, 06:29:55 am
I think the 2000 focus was Ford's first truly "world car" as you could really go to any place in the world and get parts for it, as far as I know the first generation Fiesta was only made in Germany, sold around the world but only made in one place. The Focus was made in a few other places I think, not sure, ours was Mexico though. Then they redesigned it in 2007 for the U.S. and it was truly awful. The Fiesta is now touted as a "world car" too, and for the most part it is.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: RFH87_Connie on August 21, 2014, 08:25:38 am
I also think the Fiesta was reincarnated as the Festiva a few years after it went out of production?  It appeared to me to be just a little more rounded off.

Wow - just googled it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Fiesta)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Festiva (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Festiva)

It would seem they are not the same...
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: jettawreck on August 21, 2014, 10:33:18 am
I think the 2000 focus was Ford's first truly "world car" as you could really go to any place in the world and get parts for it, as far as I know the first generation Fiesta was only made in Germany, sold around the world but only made in one place. The Focus was made in a few other places I think, not sure, ours was Mexico though. Then they redesigned it in 2007 for the U.S. and it was truly awful. The Fiesta is now touted as a "world car" too, and for the most part it is.

The Focus was much more "worldly" than the Fiesta was, but that's how Ford tried to market the Fiesta to the US. Actually, parts of it really were made all over. I think the engine was made/assembled in England and the tranny somewhere else. Most of the cast aluminum parts were Italy. Etc...

Yep, the Festiva was a different model and I don't think very good quality wise. Every one I have ever seen up here in the snow/salt country is rotted to bits.
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Post by: Gumby on August 21, 2014, 01:17:30 pm
Why there is so much talk about the Ford Fiesta. (http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/headscratch.gif) (http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/headscratch.gif.html)
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Post by: VirginiaJim on August 21, 2014, 01:43:33 pm
Well we can certainly agree to that!  I'm attributing it to mission creep.
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Post by: sherob on August 21, 2014, 01:50:18 pm
(http://www.funnymeme.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Funny-memes-ford-escort-ford-fiesta.jpg)
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Post by: jettawreck on August 21, 2014, 01:56:37 pm
Why there is so much talk about the Ford Fiesta. ([url]http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll112/tomdvaughan/emoticons/headscratch.gif[/url]) ([url]http://s286.photobucket.com/user/tomdvaughan/media/emoticons/headscratch.gif.html[/url])



Because we are all bored and I really didn't feel like doing anything much at work today. ;)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: B.D.F. on August 21, 2014, 03:06:34 pm
Hey, I was bored too until a little while ago WHEN SUDDENLY (ever notice you can get those two words in any sentence in the English language?) a streak of 'interesting' broke out on the 'ole internet.   :rotflmao: 

Brian


Because we are all bored and I really didn't feel like doing anything much at work today. ;)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 22, 2014, 04:48:32 am

Because we are all bored and I really didn't feel like doing anything much at work today. ;)

What is this 'work' you speak of?
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: jettawreck on August 22, 2014, 08:47:04 am
What is this 'work' you speak of?

It is what I tell the wife I do when I leave most mornings to linger around at the paint/floorcovering store I co-own. Things are slow here.
There is a big difference between "working" and being "at work". ;) Being "at work" doesn't involve all that much "work" and then I don't have to spend time at home on the computer. I can do that "at work".
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Post by: Outback_Jon on August 22, 2014, 10:15:03 am
But then again, they were also giving you a free Pinto if you bought a Lincoln at the time.
I think that was only if you tried to talk them down in price.  If you paid full list price for the Lincoln, they didn't make you take the Pinto.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: RFH87_Connie on August 22, 2014, 10:19:46 am
I remember when Toyota trucks were coming with a free Yugo.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on August 22, 2014, 10:23:52 am
It is what I tell the wife I do when I leave most mornings to linger around at the paint/floorcovering store I co-own. Things are slow here.
There is a big difference between "working" and being "at work". ;) Being "at work" doesn't involve all that much "work" and then I don't have to spend time at home on the computer. I can do that "at work".

Ah yes, it's coming back to me now. Since I was an employee of the state of Illinois for 30 years I'm very familiar with the difference between "working" and being "at work".   :)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Strawboss on August 22, 2014, 11:34:02 am
I think you may be thinking that the Festiva morphed into the Aspire, I think both were made by a little company we know as KIA. It was a smaller alternative to the Escort which was replaced by the Focus, but the ZX2 coupe was made for a few years after the Focus was introduced.
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Post by: gPink on August 22, 2014, 03:06:47 pm
I remember when Toyota trucks were coming with a free Yugo.
...stuck under the bumper?
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Post by: Rhino on August 22, 2014, 06:42:20 pm
...stuck under the bumper?

 :rotflmao:
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Post by: gPink on August 22, 2014, 06:59:03 pm
http://youtu.be/pz2eCFoafXk (http://youtu.be/pz2eCFoafXk)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Pilgrim on August 22, 2014, 08:35:39 pm

... why do stupid critters reverse their direction at the very last second and run directly in your path of travel after they have successfully made it out of harms way?     

I hit a raccoon attempting to cross the highway tonight.  Luckily, I was driving my truck at the time.   
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: AlbertaDoug on September 01, 2014, 06:53:20 pm
Just seen a total  :censored:in idiot on a Harley.  He was all geared up and the woman on the back was in a sleeveless shirt and Daisy Duke shorts. He was driving way to fast on Sarcee Trail turned East on Bow( Calgary,Ab) going a little to wide for the corner.
Really concerned about his passenger.  :nuts: :thumbdown
At least she had a helmet on.
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Post by: VirginiaJim on September 01, 2014, 08:16:30 pm
Saw a trike scooter the other day... ::)
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Post by: Rhino on September 02, 2014, 08:25:20 am
Saw a trike scooter the other day... ::)


Like this?

(http://www.familygokarts.com/images/ice_bear/trike_150_7/trike_150_7_black.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 02, 2014, 11:00:46 am
Not sure if that's the one or not but it was very similar in that it had three wheels.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: BruceR on September 02, 2014, 11:14:53 am
Why in the heck does one feel the need to stand up in a canoe to take their top off?  And then get mad as I paddle by laughing hysterically because they lost their balance and fell head-first out of the canoe?
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Rhino on September 02, 2014, 11:36:59 am
Not sure if that's the one or not but it was very similar in that it had three wheels.


Street legal version of this?

(http://www.usmedicalsupplies.com/cache/1370180949000/images/scooters/AGT-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: RFH87_Connie on September 02, 2014, 11:43:03 am
Why in the heck does one feel the need to stand up in a canoe to take their top off?  And then get mad as I paddle by laughing hysterically because they lost their balance and fell head-first out of the canoe?

Doesn't matter who you are - that's funny right there!  Now, if it was your wife, then maybe you shouldn't laugh out loud and offer to help.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: BruceR on September 02, 2014, 12:30:30 pm
Nah, wasn't my wife or I probably wouldn't be here to tell the story.  I would have felt bad for laughing if the girl actually had injured anything other than her pride.  And when she climbed back in the boat?  After 3 tries, mind you...it looked like a seal trying to heft itself up a slippery rock formation.  Not stylish at all.  We stopped for refreshments a little further along the river, and hottie paddled past, giving me the stink-eye.  So I pointed to her and said, "Look honey!  There's that girl who busted her ass in that canoe!"  I think she gave me one of those looks that kill, but it didn't take.  Hehehe, if you're not married to 'em, those kinda things just bounce off harmlessly.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on September 03, 2014, 04:48:26 am
Nah, wasn't my wife or I probably wouldn't be here to tell the story.  I would have felt bad for laughing if the girl actually had injured anything other than her pride.  And when she climbed back in the boat?  After 3 tries, mind you...it looked like a seal trying to heft itself up a slippery rock formation.  Not stylish at all.  We stopped for refreshments a little further along the river, and hottie paddled past, giving me the stink-eye.  So I pointed to her and said, "Look honey!  There's that girl who busted her ass in that canoe!"  I think she gave me one of those looks that kill, but it didn't take.  Hehehe, if you're not married to 'em, those kinda things just bounce off harmlessly.

 :rotflmao:

Nope, if you ain't married to them those 'killing looks' are just firing blanks.    :)
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 03, 2014, 05:33:42 am
Why in the heck does one feel the need to stand up in a canoe to take their top off?  And then get mad as I paddle by laughing hysterically because they lost their balance and fell head-first out of the canoe?

That is indeed funny.  Some years back I was passing a golf course off of I70 in MD.  I happened to glance over and saw a golfer situated near a very large ditch, his golf bag perched precariously near the edge.  As I passed by it tilted and fell over into the ditch.  I nearly ran off the road laughing so hard.  BTW, I'm not a golfer.
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on September 07, 2014, 06:21:10 am
I went for a nice long ride yesterday, perfect temps (lower 70s) and crystal clear skies. I'm heading home and pull in behind a car on a two lane road. I'm thinking about passing the car but he speeds up to 70 and I settle in behind him. I check my mirrors and see a bike some distance behind me. Hmmmm, where did he come from as I didn't see him when I pulled out. In a moment I find out why I didn't see him. I'm doing 70 as is the car in front of me when the bike passes us like we're going backwards! We're in a no passing zone on a hill but that didn't matter to the person on the bike! He/she passed so quickly that I couldn't even tell what kinda bike it was, some kinda sportbike is all I could tell. The dude must have been going at least 150 in traffic!  :o Insane!
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: VirginiaJim on September 07, 2014, 06:40:01 am
Quite!
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Post by: Conrad on October 18, 2019, 07:28:39 am
Fire destroyed a single-family home in Malta early Thursday morning. No injuries were reported.

The blaze took place in the 500 block of East Jefferson Street, the home of Malta Fire Department Captain Mike Isom.

The home was fulled engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time.

The Red Cross is helping the Isom family.

Several area fire departments were called to the scene.
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Post by: RFH87_Connie on October 18, 2019, 08:03:39 am
Holy resurrection of a thread Batman! :chugbeer:
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Post by: maxtog on October 18, 2019, 01:27:21 pm
Holy resurrection of a thread Batman! :chugbeer:

The older the better!!
Title: Re: Stuff that makes you scratch your head and wonder...
Post by: Conrad on October 19, 2019, 06:07:18 am
The older the better!!

Why thank you Max.