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Old 02-21-2014, 07:49 AM   #2811
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I want to rant about idiots with no common sense. Another person driving in an unfamiliar area following their GPS to the letter. For Crying Out Loud, when the danged thing tells you to turn and that "street" you're turning onto is the frackin' railroad tracks don't do it! Seriously, that's what someone did in a town near us today. And guess what? A train was coming at him! He got out of the car and tried to flag down the train to stop...and at least had a little sense to move off the track before the train hit him. Another opportunity missed to thin the herd...
Was it Barnum or Bailey who said: "There's a fool born every minute."?

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Old 02-21-2014, 08:53 AM   #2812
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Wow, you've made plans. Are you thinking of, um, getting rid of Shrek? You'll be too far away for us to bring you the proverbial file in a cake.

I have a totally unplayable guitar - my old Harmony my Dad gave me for Christmas one year. He quit drinking and used the money to get me that guitar for me and there is no way I'd part with it. I should get a mount for it and put it on the wall, but it just sits in the corner of the guest room instead.
Hey, he's the one who won't take care of himself, I'm just trying to be practical.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:55 AM   #2813
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All I have to do is put something I no longer want downstairs in the Community Room and it will disappear in a matter of minutes. I put down a bunch of those specialty mugs a few months back and they were gone by the next day. I was sick of using four ounce Christmas mugs.
I don't have a Community Room...now if I can just remember to stop by Goodwill on the way to work.
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Old 02-21-2014, 10:30 AM   #2814
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Here's my rant: Whether it's petty or not depends on whether a child gets hurt!

People who don't hold on to their toddler or larger child's hand in parking lots! No matter how careful a person is backing out of their space (esp. with a humungus SUV or pick-up truck next to them) a little kid is not always in their view!

A small child MAY be walking along obediently by it's parents side then WHOA! They will dash over to pick up a penny, look at a butterfly----etc. in a nano-second. Right behind you.

And not just children! Just yesterday while backing out VERY slowly, looking both ways (but there's no way I can look in BOTH directions at the exact same time) and with my back-up lights working I was already about 2 feet out when a young woman ran behind me! I mean RIGHT behind me, with no more than a foot separating us.

She had to have seen my bumper but was in a hurry! A hurry? To the hospital?

More likely I would have been sued, insurance rate would go up and have guilt for her injury lingering with me the rest of my life!!!
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:01 AM   #2815
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Here's my rant: Whether it's petty or not depends on whether a child gets hurt!

People who don't hold on to their toddler or larger child's hand in parking lots! No matter how careful a person is backing out of their space (esp. with a humungus SUV or pick-up truck next to them) a little kid is not always in their view!

A small child MAY be walking along obediently by it's parents side then WHOA! They will dash over to pick up a penny, look at a butterfly----etc. in a nano-second. Right behind you.

And not just children! Just yesterday while backing out VERY slowly, looking both ways (but there's no way I can look in BOTH directions at the exact same time) and with my back-up lights working I was already about 2 feet out when a young woman ran behind me! I mean RIGHT behind me, with no more than a foot separating us.

She had to have seen my bumper but was in a hurry! A hurry? To the hospital?

More likely I would have been sued, insurance rate would go up and have guilt for her injury lingering with me the rest of my life!!!
That's one of the reasons I always make sure that my car is pointed nose out in parking spaces. When pulling out of a parking spot, I want to be going forwards. I had it suggested and explained to me by a truck driver.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:10 AM   #2816
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That's one of the reasons I always make sure that my car is pointed nose out in parking spaces. When pulling out of a parking spot, I want to be going forwards. I had it suggested and explained to me by a truck driver.
I knew a couple of volunteer firemen who would only park their car (in their drive-way) nose out. Saved a few seconds when those seconds might count.

Although I used to be able to back a car into any tight spot (parallel parking) I'd hate to try that now! And I won't.

Another solution, in a parking lot, is to pull into a spot then continue on into the empty spot in the next aisle. IF you can find one like that. That doesn't always happen in Handicapped parking spots though since there's often a barrier of some sort.
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Old 02-21-2014, 11:40 AM   #2817
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I knew a couple of volunteer firemen who would only park their car (in their drive-way) nose out. Saved a few seconds when those seconds might count.

Although I used to be able to back a car into any tight spot (parallel parking) I'd hate to try that now! And I won't.

Another solution, in a parking lot, is to pull into a spot then continue on into the empty spot in the next aisle. IF you can find one like that. That doesn't always happen in Handicapped parking spots though since there's often a barrier of some sort.
I find those pull-through spots when I can. I find backing into a space far less stressful than backing out. At least when I'm backing in, I can see everything I could hit and nothing is moving, well, almost never.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:55 PM   #2818
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My petty vent! Mothers (and fathers) who don't dress their children warm enough for winter weather. So many times I see a child with no mittens on, no scarf, no boots, no hat and quite often not even socks. Yet the parent is dressed to the hilt and snugly warm. And my biggest vent is seeing babies without a hat on starting in early spring. Where were these mothers when it was announced that most of the body heat is lost through the head. Just because Mom thinks it is a beautiful warm spring day, doesn't mean it is suitable for a small baby to be in a sun suit and hatless.
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Old 02-21-2014, 04:03 PM   #2819
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My petty vent! Mothers (and fathers) who don't dress their children warm enough for winter weather. So many times I see a child with no mittens on, no scarf, no boots, no hat and quite often not even socks. Yet the parent is dressed to the hilt and snugly warm. And my biggest vent is seeing babies without a hat on starting in early spring. Where were these mothers when it was announced that most of the body heat is lost through the head. Just because Mom thinks it is a beautiful warm spring day, doesn't mean it is suitable for a small baby to be in a sun suit and hatless.
By the time my kids were in grade school, looking "cool" was more important to them than being warm. We would put the warm clothes on them, and they would remove them, once they were out of our sight.

On day, a blizzard hit. I was enrolled in a University several miles from where I lived. DW had our car in Canada, and the international bridge was closed down, leaving me without a vehicle. I had to walk to the school where my kids were, as everything closed down due to the weather. They would release the children until a parent showed up. That was me. Of course, the kids left the house without sufficient winter clothing, no hat, no mittens, light jackets. It was about three blocks to my home from the school. I had to snuggle then against me, and walk backwards against the wind to try and protect them from the driving snow. As it was, we had to stop midway, at mom & pop store to let the frozen snow melt from their cheeks. Then we walked the same way to our home.

It isn't always the parent's fault that a child isn't properly dressed for the cold. I know this from experience. I once had to walk 5 miles from town to home, through a blizzard, with no more protection than a light jacket. I had suitable clothing available, but just didn't want to wear it. It wasn't cool for a 16 year old. That walk home from my after-school job taught me a lesson in preparedness that my parents couldn't. I was a teen, full of hormones, and an immature brain, invincible, and without enough life experience. It wasn't their fault. It was mine.

But for those who don't give their children adequate protection from the weather, that truly is a terrible thing.

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Old 02-21-2014, 04:10 PM   #2820
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I agree with what the Chief said----- but if Addie is talking about babies then that may be another issue. However, my daughter, as a baby/toddler would whip a hat off her head as quick as a wink! She always hated anything on her head.

If I had lived in blizzard county I guess I could have stapled the hat on her head.

When it did snow and she was still young and played outside all the warm clothes I put on her were soaking wet from sledding, snow ball fights etc that I wondered why I even put clothes on her. (just kidding guys, but you catch my drift.)
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