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Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2017, 03:36:08 PM »
Had some old jacka&& a couple of years back ask me, " Hot enough for ya' son? He he. "   :scrutiny  I said, " Yes sir.  It was hot enough for me in January.  What I really like, though, is when it gets hot enough that all you old fluffers stay in the house and I don't have to answer stupid questions.".   I put the gas nozzle back in it's cradle on the gas pump, got in the mail truck and drove away without another word being spoken.   :cool

One of my pet peeves way back when I was still young enough to be called it was to be called "son" by some fat old smug condescending fluff. My response was "I got a daddy and you ain't it, so fluff your 'son' talk."

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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #26 on: June 15, 2017, 04:14:59 PM »
     Since I didn't have to shave more than two or three times a week until I was nearly 30, some old guy calling me "Son" didn't ever bother me.  (Seriously.  During my Southeast Asian Vacation, I was the junior member of my team, by about 5 years.  I tried to grow a mustache so I'd look older.  It just looked like my upper lip was dirty.)

    But there are only 6 people left in the world who have earned the right to call me "Kid."  And if someone isn't in that group, that's really not a can of worms they want to open. >:( >:( >:(
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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #27 on: June 15, 2017, 07:31:08 PM »
    Since I didn't have to shave more than two or three times a week until I was nearly 30, some old guy calling me "Son" didn't ever bother me.  (Seriously.  During my Southeast Asian Vacation, I was the junior member of my team, by about 5 years.  I tried to grow a mustache so I'd look older.  It just looked like my upper lip was dirty.)

    But there are only 6 people left in the world who have earned the right to call me "Kid."  And if someone isn't in that group, that's really not a can of worms they want to open. >:( >:( >:(

    I'm glad I'm not the only one almost 30 who can't grow anything. The numbers I hear most are 12 and 16  :facepalm.
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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #28 on: June 15, 2017, 08:44:31 PM »
    I think the 'son' bit is a southern thing.  I rarely hear it around here, and it is usually me saying it to those older than me.
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    « Reply #29 on: June 15, 2017, 08:54:02 PM »
    I think the 'son' bit is a southern thing.  I rarely hear it around here, and it is usually me saying it to those older than me.

    ?

    Why would you say it? Typically those in our age group don't say that. Unless you were being snarky  :cool.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #30 on: June 15, 2017, 09:31:49 PM »
    Condescending sarcasm to those older than me, who fail to show themselves better than me.  In short, those who need talked down to.
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    « Reply #31 on: June 15, 2017, 11:28:16 PM »
    Further confirmation that there is no right side on Kaso's bed  .  .  .   :cool
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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #32 on: June 15, 2017, 11:30:06 PM »
    I rather like that line, and I hope you have no objection to me using a slightly modified version of it.
    It was 120F here yesterday, and has been around that all week and will be getting hotter next month, and we have the same wits who say similar things as well as the loathed, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity", a comment that I think warrants summary execution with a blunt object.   
    Help yourself.  Enjoy!    :cool
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    « Reply #33 on: June 16, 2017, 01:41:04 AM »
    Further confirmation that there is no right side on Kaso's bed  .  .  .   :cool

    Call me an idealist, but I don't buy it. He's got a heart of gold with a nougaty centre  :neener.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #34 on: June 16, 2017, 04:11:40 PM »
    I'm glad I'm not the only one almost 30 who can't grow anything. The numbers I hear most are 12 and 16  :facepalm.

    I would gladly give you half my beard growth. If I could.

    It is much easier to NOT shave than need to shave more than once a day if you do not want to look like Scruffy McHobo.
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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #35 on: June 16, 2017, 04:23:20 PM »
    I'm glad I'm not the only one almost 30 who can't grow anything. The numbers I hear most are 12 and 16  :facepalm.

    I actually tried to grow a beard once.  It looked like a discouraged lawn, or a$$-hair on a sick dog.  Did finally get something that vaguely resembles a mustache, though.  Of course, since I'm nearly 62, it's mostly gray. :facepalm
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    Re: Practicing In Inclement Weather.
    « Reply #36 on: June 16, 2017, 06:02:25 PM »
    I would gladly give you half my beard growth. If I could.

    It is much easier to NOT shave than need to shave more than once a day if you do not want to look like Scruffy McHobo.

    I actually tried to grow a beard once.  It looked like a discouraged lawn, or a$$-hair on a sick dog.  Did finally get something that vaguely resembles a mustache, though.  Of course, since I'm nearly 62, it's mostly gray. :facepalm

    And what little you do grow at this age is just... patchy... It's horrible  :facepalm.
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

    Paradoxically it is those who strive for self-reliance, who remain vigilant and ready to help others.

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