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I had my daughter's boyfriend 'helping' me install a downstairs toilet for a neighbour, I needed some plaster mixed up to skim a wall, so I gave him the bucket n said 'stick 4 inches of water in this will ya' then I realised that being young, he only knew millimeters, so I converted it n shouted out 'that's 100 mil to you'

Off he goes, a few minutes later he returns with an empty bucket n says....................'100mil.................is that 4 tablespoons?' best thing that has ever come out of his mouth!!!
 

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How about starting a thread called:
"Stupid things OLD PEOPLE say and do"?

Who do you think you are? Art Linkletter? Only a fool would post something with the intent of making the young angry.

I don't want to be on the same forum as that.
 

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What an amazing response..............
Never heard of Art linkletter,
Your comment suggests you've got yourself 'all fired up', I therefore have to assume you are either being 'ironic'/ been drinking a few/ or you've never worked in an all male environment where the day is spent swearing n 'extracting the urine' out of each other n as a result you have overly enhanced sensibilities.

The young fella in question likes nothing better than to laugh at anything I do wrong, which always leads into hours of great banter, at no point are either of us cryin our eyes out or looking for a gun to shoot each other.

A most 'unusual' reaction to a post I feel
 

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How about starting a thread called:
"Stupid things OLD PEOPLE say and do"?

Who do you think you are? Art Linkletter? Only a fool would post something with the intent of making the young angry.

I don't want to be on the same forum as that.
I agree.. WE ALL make mistakes. And say dumb things. Trying to make someone look stupid, Always show your own stupidity..
 

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Dear me 'boys'.....................you are riddled with sensibilities aren't you?
I've just watched Art Linkletter.......................I laughed my nuts off.......... give the man a medal !!

I'll tell you one of my most treasured memories now...............................no doubt you'll want to burn me at the stake at the end of it!!

We were teaching my youngest daughter her 2 times tables n finally she'd got it down ( don't start whining about child cruelty), the grandparents came round, so I got her to stand on the chair, then with a big smile off she went..............................'January, Feb........... that is a jewel that will never fade
 

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Randy, thanks. I saw your relevant older post pop up on the recommended reading list. ;)

Bigknick, I'll say fair enough now that I brought your attention to the fact that age is as sensitive as race, religion, or sex. Insulting any such group with careless choice of words is not necessary but your views are your own. Had you said darndest, there would be no need for me to urinate in your tea. That is my only point. You never know who you are standing next to so be cool, thats all.
 

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Eeeeerrrrr..................here's the thing, I'm 58, if you call me a gormless, ugly bald old fool.................so what?? I'm not going to cry my eyes out n I'm not gonna try n do you any personal harm. Over here in Merry ol' England' lots of us think that a punch in the face is likely to offend......................but anything else aint!!.
Why are people so desperate to feel offended?....................the world is becoming riddled with snowflakes, I've done millions of stupid things n got the *iss taken out of me for it which was deserved.....................but I didn't cry my eyes out or turn into a psychopath.
 

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Eeeeerrrrr..................here's the thing, I'm 58, if you call me a gormless, ugly bald old fool.................so what?? I'm not going to cry my eyes out n I'm not gonna try n do you any personal harm. Over here in Merry ol' England' lots of us think that a punch in the face is likely to offend......................but anything else aint!!.
Why are people so desperate to feel offended?....................the world is becoming riddled with snowflakes, I've done millions of stupid things n got the *iss taken out of me for it which was deserved.....................but I didn't cry my eyes out or turn into a psychopath.
Seems like many over here ought to quit being " ready" to be offended. Jeeez people , get a life , sarcasm , jokes , jabbing ,twisting somebody's shorts used to be great fun , still is for some of us , folks have gotten waaaay too sensitive , ever play dodgeball , ever play any contact sport ? Some days you dish not out. Other days you catch it , what's wrong with people ?
 

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Bignickers, I'm with you on this. What is wrong with people when everything said has somebody up in arms because they are offended. Simple answer - don't read offensive things, or just suck it up and understand that not everyone is as anal as yourself. Jeez, get a life!
 

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Eeeeerrrrr..................here's the thing, I'm 58, if you call me a gormless, ugly bald old fool.................so what?? I'm not going to cry my eyes out n I'm not gonna try n do you any personal harm. Over here in Merry ol' England' lots of us think that a punch in the face is likely to offend......................but anything else aint!!.
Why are people so desperate to feel offended?....................the world is becoming riddled with snowflakes, I've done millions of stupid things n got the *iss taken out of me for it which was deserved.....................but I didn't cry my eyes out or turn into a psychopath.
Damn if I know why it is the way it is, but I know I have seen teens come here for guidance. I am with you on snowflakes and believe me or not, given a few minutes of face time you might find me to be the redneckest individual you know. This 54 year old can take care of himself but when as you mentioned, it comes to violence don't count on fairness being a consideration. I don't drink and have only used violence when outnumbered by attackers. Did alright then.

Be that as it may, I am known to put too sharp of an edge on weekend morning posts. Men don't tell lies, hit women, or back down so no apology. You angered me with your second post a little, suggesting this or that. I am leaving that be, and have written no irate post. As you say, the holier than thou attitude is unwelcome. Don't play that card, just mind your golden rule willya. I have had and read a bellyfull of crap about age here, joined while in my 40s. It ain't OK saying stupid about young people unless you want me to go into the subject of senior behavior. Now put down the candy and let the little kid go.
 

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Let's look at the facts..............I write a post with the word STUPID in, you get yourself all 'upset/ hormonal' and feel the need to launch into me (on that basis, it's probably a good job you don't drink!!).

You may not like it, but young people say n do stupid things (and often it's funny), and OLD people say n do stupid things (which is often just annoying). Now put down the moral crusade and try n enjoy life!
 

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Sure thing. What to you do when some old battle axe is imagining a stop sign when there is none? They stop when you stop to yield because you stopped but theres no stop sign, you were just waiting for them to pass? The reckless idiot in me says static burnout and middle finger will get their attention. Yelling theres no stop sign didn't work. Then theres the carload of all children driven by one too scared to operate anything powered... looking for an address or something and following a bicyclist who after a couple blocks finally stops to stare at them because they simply won't go around. Then they stop in the road too and now nobody gets anywhere. Both happened to me yesterday in my neighborhood. How can anyone be so incredibly stupid?
 

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How about starting a thread called:
"Stupid things OLD PEOPLE say and do"?

Who do you think you are? Art Linkletter? Only a fool would post something with the intent of making the young angry.

I don't want to be on the same forum as that.
Talk about a blatant about " about face" ! So now its funny or ??? Must be old age , I can't keep up ...
 

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That's an easy answer..................brain capacity, thick people can't think fast, so they do everything at a slower rate. Then we must factor in the rotting out of the human brain, my theory is the brain starts disintigrating from age 50, so an old thick funker only has 25% of the mental capacity of an intelligent 30yr old. Put them behind a steering wheel in a car and their slow thinking processes mean that they ain't gonna be quick off the lights etc etc.

Sadly, the elderly due to their limited thinking capacity always fall prey to criminal scum, when we are over 80, we will get scammed all day long by internet conmen.
 

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That's an easy answer..................brain capacity, thick people can't think fast, so they do everything at a slower rate. Then we must factor in the rotting out of the human brain, my theory is the brain starts disintigrating from age 50, so an old thick funker only has 25% of the mental capacity of an intelligent 30yr old. Put them behind a steering wheel in a car and their slow thinking processes mean that they ain't gonna be quick off the lights etc etc.

Sadly, the elderly due to their limited thinking capacity always fall prey to criminal scum, when we are over 80, we will get scammed all day long by internet conmen.
Mom isn't 80 yet but yep, got their bank account sucked dry because someone said they were Microsoft.

I already search for things that are in my other hand, regularly.

As a lad standing in front of the congregation at a kid's concert on Father's Day, the song leader told us all to find our Dads in the crowd and wave to them. Everybody else did. I couldn't locate mine in the ocean of horn rims and mutton chops so I said to the leader "I don't know who my Daddy is." Mom sunk in the pew during the uproarious laughter.

As you said... undeveloped. Not necessarily stupid. Perhaps funny. I stand corrected. Kids do lots of silly things. Try not to laugh at them when they can see it. That can hurt them.
 
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