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  1. 11 points
    What was the worst job you ever had? What did you learn? mine was sitting on a spinach line. I used wooden tongs to fling out slimy spinach. It was summer on the humid eastern shore of Maryland. I had decided to drop out of college to date a boy back home. I spent my spring tuition money on stupid stuff. Told my parents I was dropping out and staying home. They got me this job almost immediately and a bill for room and board. I went back to college that fall. They gave me more money becAuse they saved what they charged me and matched it. I was so pissed at them at the time. They were right. I learned that I wasn't above any honest work. I learned that many people are very poor but still have faith and hope. I learned that everyone on the line preferred shucking oysters because it paid better if you were fast. I learned I did not want to fling spinach for 50 years.
  2. 8 points
    My job was to clean up after the ladies who flung spinach.
  3. 6 points
    Beautiful and smart.
  4. 6 points
    Wilbur

    Worst job and lessons learned

    I was a kid working at a skeet range. My job was sitting on the ground in a low cinder block hut loading clay pigeons one at a time. The club had a tournament and a lot of alcohol was involved. I heard several shots hit the cinder block right behind me. After a few more pulls, the trap arm stopped swinging around. After about 5 minutes, the club president came out and started yelling me as to why I wasn't loading pigeons. I told him I was but it stopped working. Then the president reached to the back of the trap and moved the power cord. The arm swung and launched a pigeon right into his forehead. He finished his drink, jumped into his truck and drove to the hospital. I never did see him again because that drunken shoot was enough for me. Especially when I found out the wire for the trap was damaged by shot. Lesson 1. Guns and liquor don't mix. 2. If you're going to screw with wiring, maybe disconnect the wire first. 3. Don't face a loaded skeet trap at close range.
  5. 4 points
    Couch_Incident

    Bama sucks.

    There I said it. Sue me. Couch
  6. 4 points
    Over 72 years I've had a number of "filler" jobs between other jobs, from busboy in a restaurant to caddie at a golf club. While some weren't "great", none were horrible to the point that I had to quit. Lesson: People do what they have to do in order to survive. You have to try selling major appliances as a commission salesperson to understand that.
  7. 4 points
    I am quite simply incapable of achieving a camel toe.
  8. 4 points
    Wilbur

    Screw parr8, this is all mine

    For an obviously blind woman with poor taste, she is very pretty.
  9. 4 points
    dennis

    Worst job and lessons learned

    Corn detasseling. I learned that I hated detasseling corn.
  10. 4 points
    Square Wheels

    ROLL

    I don't think I can move to the south, you people are odd.
  11. 4 points
    Longjohn

    At the gym today

  12. 3 points
    maddmaxx

    Early winter wildlife

    There have been some interesting goings on at the womaxx cafe. It's the season that we move the tables back toward the tree cover to try and let the yard recover from the constant deer walking. First we had a rare sighting of the owl that lives near here. It's a fuzzy pic because it was still moving when the camera tripped. Some of you may remember this bird from last years pics when I posted a view from the back. Last night I believe someone told this visitor that it was standing room only. This goes a long way to understanding why all the low hanging branches are bare.
  13. 3 points
    My wife’s Hilltopper conversion you can ride without pedaling except on the steep hills you have to help because the motor doesn’t have gears. My wife will ride with me and the granddaughters and when she has had enough (usually we are already heading back) she stops pedaling and uses the motor to return. It works out great because she would not be able to ride with us without it.
  14. 3 points
  15. 3 points
    You're welcome.
  16. 3 points
    It is good to realize that bullies need pushback.
  17. 2 points
    My son came home from his first day back at school since winter vacation. I ask him how it went like always and like normal I got nothing great... It was ok as an answer. Knowing something went on ('cause my wife got a call from the principal) I try to bring out the talk without becoming mad and irritated. Well it took a while but I still got nothing.. anywho the principal said there was an altercation where my son hit another student. My first question was "did the other kid deserve it" My son is not one for violence. He is a cuddle bear that cries at the drop of a hat. So whatever went on.. that kid provoked my son, but everyone is blaming my son so they don't get in trouble also. The story I heard from the school went like this: My kid said something the other kid said something, my son said something else while a third kid pushed first said kid and first said kid said something then my son hit first or third kid.. I don't know... All I know is my kid threw first punch and got punched by some kid. About 4 hours after school and this call from my wife I hear the real-ish story of my sons side because he was so upset. Guess first kid was egging my son on about being a pussy and not good at something, my son spoke up, kid pushed his luck a little harder and got punched by my son. Another kid came in and pushed the kid that got hit as his back was turned towards my son, kid who got punched hit my son. Welp.. I wrote a letter to the principal stating what my son said and to question him again tomorrow, I don't care the punishment for him because he deserves it for throwing a punch. I also told my son he deals with whatever is given to him, and after all this bullshit I am going to teach him how to punch and lay out a smart talker out so they hit the ground and can't punch back. This is the 4th time he has been bullied this year by classmates. The principal knows what's going on and knows I do not like anything that was going on.
  18. 2 points
    Road around the lake again today. 11.5 miles. I rode in the lowest level of assist possible but did kick it up to level 2 for a half mile stretch during a hilly, heavily commuted stretch. Anyway, want to share/confirm a few thoughts. Things I like: 1. Riding an e-bike w/o assist can be done but you're pedaling a tank. So I do from time to time but it sorta defeats the whole purpose of an electric bike. So I almost always have it in the first pedal assist mode (there are 4). 2. E-bikes are hill eaters. In fact, this is their greatest advantage in my view. You can work as hard as you want to but hills and routes not really an option now become viable alternatives 3. My wife loves it -- so if she rides more then we ride more. Win win. 4. I have 10 gears and I use most of them regularly. But now I have 4 options to use for each gear. So it's possible to just use 3 or 4 gears... which is what I find I do mainly. The advantage I suppose is that I don't have as much wear and tear on the drive train. For example, I am no longer caught be surprise of the terrain and shifting under stress never happens anymore. For example, I am riding a blind curve and as I make the turn (and slowed) I see an immediate steep grade hill that I need to down shift for while driving the chainring. All I do now is touch a button without changing gears and suddenly I have less resistance -- without losing speed. Things I dislike: 1. They're tanks 2. In colder environments, I need to remove the battery and bring it indoors when done with a ride. 3. Battery needs to be removed before throwing it up on a bus rack... any rack really. It weighs about 7-8 pounds. 4. It is possible to not ride as hard as before -- some might call it laziness -- a real thing. Even though you're getting roughly the same cardiovascular workout, clearly you're burning only 2 calories compared to about 3 on your regular road bike. 5. They're tanks
  19. 2 points
    Beautiful and smart
  20. 2 points
    AirwickWithCheese

    ROLL

  21. 2 points
    Randomguy

    Hi.

    Hello.
  22. 2 points
    2Far

    ROLL

    TIDE! Gonna be 60 minutes (at least) of football.
  23. 2 points
    AirwickWithCheese

    Hi.

  24. 2 points
    Randomguy

    Hi.

    Here is a rather large bear that went vegan: Note the lack of discernible muscle tone and the lost ability to move. It would be no challenge at all for Parr8 to hit that, no challenge at all. This is a warning to all thinking of going on this dangerous fad diet. You can almost hear the plaintive moan coming from this emaciated animal's damaged psyche. A truer cry for help has not been heard.
  25. 2 points
    dennis

    January 2019 Photos

    Morning ride
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