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Old 08-08-2007, 09:11 PM   #41
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So whats your wife keeping in the glove compartment that requires lighting?
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I just checked, and neither of our cars has a glove compartment light. So I guess the Taurus is one of those fancy/schmancy cars.
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As for the glovebox light, you guys are confusing LBYM with marital harmony...
I think I've got soda in my nose now...........
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Thats not what your other FA buddies are talking about when they mention "snorting coke"...
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So whats your wife keeping in the glove compartment that requires lighting?
Ah, but to gain that knowledge we must first seek enlightenment!

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I just checked, and neither of our cars has a glove compartment light. So I guess the Taurus is one of those fancy/schmancy cars.
"Fancy", yeah, that's what I bet you were thinking when we were cruising Waikiki with its three delaminating tires... but we fixed that when one of them finally went flat.

I think an engineer decided that a glovebox light would let the passenger find their gloves without having to turn on a ceiling light and affect the driver's night vision.

Good point, though, all I'm doing is collecting plastic scraps of crumbling infrastructure that don't appear to impact the car's operation. Repairing/replacing them wouldn't exactly improve the car's resale value and would probably be more hassle to find, buy, & install than it's worth.
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Thats not what your other FA buddies are talking about when they mention "snorting coke"...
Who says I hang around with other advisors? I don't have a McMansion, a leased BMW, or an inground swimming pool, so I don't fit in..........
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I think an engineer decided that a glovebox light would let the passenger find their gloves without having to turn on a ceiling light and affect the driver's night vision.
So how often do you use gloves in hawaii?

(we're gonna get to the bottom of this mystery sooner or later)

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Who says I hang around with other advisors? I don't have a McMansion, a leased BMW, or an inground swimming pool, so I don't fit in..........
So what you're saying is that you stink at this job?
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So how often do you use gloves in hawaii?
(we're gonna get to the bottom of this mystery sooner or later)
Eh, you're right.

Screw it. We're not gonna fix the glovebox latch. Or the broken headrest posts. Or the broken ventilation louvers. Or the cruise control recall. Or the rotting plastic on the airbag covers. Or the crumbled plastic pieces of interior trim. Or the dirt-etched headlight covers. Or replace the missing wheel cover.

Gosh, with over 100K miles on it I might not ever change the brake pads or the coolant or the brake fluid or the transmission fluid again either. And the "new" switch (eBay) for the rear wiper will last longer than the car. Heck, I spliced in the new brake-light sockets less than a year ago.

I'll probably scrape the surf wax off the upholstery and I'll ask our kid to vacuum out the ten pounds of sand she brings into it every month. I might epoxy a broken lock knob, but its electric button works just fine.

After all, it's not like I need this particular vehicle to be in perfect working order to answer flank bells or go to test depth. And I certainly have better uses for my time & money!

Anyone need parts from a lovingly-used 1993 Ford Taurus station wagon?
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go to test depth
I think you've found a solid and available solution...
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So what you're saying is that you stink at this job?
No, I thought LBYM was the way to go, am I wrong?
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LBYM sales people are held in great suspicion by their peers and their management.

When I managed sales people, the first thing I did was talk them into buying a big expensive car, a big expensive house, and ideally getting married.

Then I told their spouse that they were fabulous sales people and should make a lot of money, so hey, live it up.

At that point, my work was done.
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LMAO on the last several pages of posts on this thread!!! Busted for laughing at the office (well, I was asked to share what was so funny)

Why, Nords, are you "collecting" all these useless - probably will never be replaced or repaired - parts? Purge them! Does this not run against the grain of your organized liftstyle? If the Taurus still runs, run with it
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Several ideas come to mind...

"DIVE DIVE DIVE!!!"

"Reaching periscope depth..."

"Okay, who's the u-boat commander...?"
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LBYM sales people are held in great suspicion by their peers and their management.

When I managed sales people, the first thing I did was talk them into buying a big expensive car, a big expensive house, and ideally getting married.

Then I told their spouse that they were fabulous sales people and should make a lot of money, so hey, live it up.

At that point, my work was done.
Sounds like you were an AWESOME sales trainer.......
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Hey, I didnt have to train them, motivate them, or do much of anything.

They had bills to pay.
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Hey, I didnt have to train them, motivate them, or do much of anything.

They had bills to pay.
And as soon as all my bills are paid and I acquire a little more NW, I'm out too, unlike most of my fellow FA's who are hoping their kids will "buy out" the old man's book of business and pay him a small pension for his final years........., because they still have big bills to pay in retirement........some of the worst investments I have seen are FA's accounts..........
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