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Offline john k

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You got everything?
« on: July 29, 2014, 06:18:49 AM »
When I was a kid, had to get glasses.  Going somewhere my mother would ask, Got your glasses?  no? Then go get them.   When I started Jr. Hi, got a lunch card, membership cards, student card and started carrying a billfold, to hold all the cards.   Going to school, my mother would ask, Got your billfold?  No, then go get it.   When I started driving I started wearing a watch to get myself places on time, checked, nope, go get it.  Gradually I got to the point my glasses go on before my shoes, and never leave the house without my watch and billfold.  Then I got a cell phone, same thing.    Now its my wife.  Got your hearing aid?   Go get it.   Got your teeth?  Then go get it.   I guess it will stop some day.  Probably the only one like this, eh?
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Re: You got everything?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 07:42:03 AM »
Oh yeah, John, you are so alone. 

I find ways to trick myself about getting things.  Like putting the cell phone next to the car keys so I won't leave without it.  Putting the house keys next to the car keys so I won't lock myself out...

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Re: You got everything?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 07:53:17 AM »
" you would forget your head if it wasn't screwed on" 
oh how many times did my Mom say that?
thousands!
now what was I doing? where did I set the???? I had it a couple of minutes ago....... $!#%!#$#%$&  WHERE THE H*** IS IT!

 
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Re: You got everything?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 04:13:24 PM »
I try not to forget anything these days.
I follow Burt Munro's mantra from "The World's Fastest Indian"-

"Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch"

When I said that to my 14 year old grandson, my wife complained!
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Re: You got everything?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 04:33:24 PM »
I try not to forget anything these days.
I follow Burt Munro's mantra from "The World's Fastest Indian"-

"Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch"

When I said that to my 14 year old grandson, my wife complained!

Did she think you should include keys?   :cheesy:

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Re: You got everything?
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 05:49:48 PM »
I set my lunchbox in front of the front door so I won't forget it.

That only works half the time because half the time I leave out the kitchen door.

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Re: You got everything?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2014, 07:41:11 PM »
Thank you for the laugh, John.

My mom would say "I bet you don't forget to put your underwear on, do you?"
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Re: You got everything?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 12:39:37 AM »
     My partner and I used to ride for an old "cowboy" sometimes — usually for rounding, branding, earmarking, vaccinaing, etc. — but one day we were all at his and his wife's home-place, periodically going out to check on some heifers due to calve any minute.  Dale's (the old cowboy's) wife was reading a "rumor rag" (a VERY local "newspaper) at the kitchen table and piped up, "Oh, Dale, it says here…" and went on and on.  Dale never twitched (the rest of us were reading various things too).
     Eventually, his wife realized that nothing was going on and switched to berating Dale for not wearing his hearing aid — just as we were leaving to go out to the calving-corral again.  She continued to get no response and once we were out of the house, I asked, "Dale, how come you don't wear your hearing aid?"  My partner piped up, "Yeah."  Dale replied, "Aww, hell boys, I've heard about enough."
   My partner and I just about choked, what with all our laughing.  I figured it just goes to show that there's sometimes method to one's madness and have borrowed that phrase every so often myself.