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5 minutes ago, jsharr said:

My brother recently went to a concert and downtown Dallas. Forgot he had an expensive pocket knife in his pocket. Asked the people at the concert venue if they had a coat check which they did not. Then he asked them if they had a valet service which they did. He walked out the front door handed his knife to the valet guys and said I would like to valet my knife they said what? He said give me a ticket put the other end of the ticket on my knife and hang it in your cabinet with the keys. I will pick it up and tip you after the concert. Which he did.

1981 at Veterans Stadium, Philadelphia. We were there for The Rolling Stones concert. My friend Brian carried a Swiss Army knife on his belt every where. Security said you can’t bring that in here, take it back to your car. Well our car was in Jersey. They said he can leave it with Security and pick up after the show. Said okay. We follow the guy to Security and it was like he was running a marathon thru the crowd. Brian was trying to keep up & when I realized the guy was trying to lose us. I yelled at Brian, wait up. He was mad that I was holding him up, but when I explained that we could just go to our seats with the knife he was fine. Most times people don’t want to be bothered.

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Years ago, my boss always carried a rather big knife all of the time.  We were going to a meeting inside the Pontiac Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in central Illinois.  Just before we passed thru the big steel doors at the entrance, I asked him, are your carrying your knife?  And of course he said yes.  I stopped him and explained we really don’t need to meet with their security dept for several hours.  Then he realized it would be a good idea to go back to the car leave the knife in the car.  Once you passed thru the steel door and it close you were locked in until the guard would let you out. 

Our meeting was delayed with the warden.   While we sitting waiting for the warden, a guard with a large cardboard box waked into the warden’s office.   I asked our escort what was that all about.  He explained the prison was on lock down and that was a box of homemade weapons for the warden to inspect, etc..

Yeah bringing a knife into a maximum security prison would have been a bad idea. 

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13 minutes ago, Bikeguy said:

Years ago, my boss always carried a rather big knife all of the time.  We were going to a meeting inside the Pontiac Correctional Center, a maximum security prison in central Illinois.  Just before we passed thru the big steel doors at the entrance, I asked him, are your carrying your knife?  And of course he said yes.  I stopped him and explained we really don’t need to meet with their security dept for several hours.  Then he realized it would be a good idea to go back to the car leave the knife in the car.  Once you passed thru the steel door and it close you were locked in until the guard would let you out. 

Our meeting was delayed with the warden.   While we sitting waiting for the warden, a guard with a large cardboard box waked into the warden’s office.   I asked our escort what was that all about.  He explained the prison was on lock down and that was a box of homemade weapons for the warden to inspect, etc..

Yeah bringing a knife into a maximum security prison would have been a bad idea. 

I’ve had coworkers who worked inside. Yeah, the in/out inspections & inventory were quite onerous. Take in 10 welding rods? Better have 10 rod stubs. 

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37 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

How should COD work? Some form?  I haven't encountered COD since about 1980 or so.

COD is for when you need to collect a fee from the recipient.  Say you are shipping someone a pair of your underwear and want $20 for them.

You fill out the forms, ship the item, pay for the shipping and the USPS collects the fee for you at the time of delivery is how I understand it to work.

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2 minutes ago, jsharr said:

COD is for when you need to collect a fee from the recipient.  Say you are shipping someone a pair of your underwear and want $20 for them.

You fill out the forms, ship the item, pay for the shipping and the USPS collects the fee for you at the time of delivery is how I understand it to work.

Remember "long distance" phone charges, too??

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Just now, Razors Edge said:

How about that crank on the front of the automobile? It could kick back and break your arm if you weren't careful!

Never got to experience that first hand.  There was an old truck in the barn at the lake that could be hand cranked, but I never saw it run.

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23 minutes ago, Kzoo said:

I remember a farmer that had a hand crank tractor back when I was growing up.  I can't remember who it was but I remember someone crank starting the tractor.

I imagine you assume, like me, that jsharr has pink, tender, and oh-so-soft hands, eh???  That guy wouldn't know a hard day's labor if it was shown to him on his 65" 4k TV in his man cave.

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20 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

I imagine you assume, like me, that jsharr has pink, tender, and oh-so-soft hands, eh???  That guy wouldn't know a hard day's labor if it was shown to him on his 65" 4k TV in his man cave.

On a good day jsharr gets more done by 9:00am than you do all day.  On a bad day you are completely useless.

 

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Just now, Kzoo said:

On a good day jsharr gets more done by 9:00am than you do all day.  On a bad day you are completely useless.

Jsharr would have been the first victim for Buffalo Bill.  Spreading the lotion all over his veal-like body.

On ANY day I am useless, and that's a good thing! Nothing screws things up faster than getting me involved. Let the pros handle it.

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Just now, Prophet Zacharia said:

Good that you kept it modest with your TV selection, @jsharr. Keeps you connected with your roots.

His "good stuff" is behind the hidden door in the man cave. He keeps the facade alive, but doesn't have to settle for the average guy set-up when no one is watching.

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9 minutes ago, Prophet Zacharia said:

Good that you kept it modest with your TV selection, @jsharr. Keeps you connected with your roots.

I think mine is a 48" or 49"   I do not even have a DVR.   Watching sports without the ability to do your own slow motion replay sucks.   

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