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Old 07-31-2013, 09:52 PM   #141
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I have never

15) tweeted, nor had a Facebook account
16) been to the moon, nor Mars.

OK, OK, that last one 16) is ridiculous. If I said I had never had a hamburger or pizza, then that would be something noteworthy.

How about this?

17) been given a sobriety test.
18) been in jail, or in the back seat of a patrol car. Heck, I have not even been in the front seat of a police car, nor the driver seat.


Then, I thought perhaps 95% of US citizens have not had any serious infraction with the law either. So, are my claims 17) and 18) really that unique?
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:10 PM   #142
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I have never

15) tweeted, nor had a Facebook account
16) been to the moon, nor Mars.

OK, OK, that last one 16) is ridiculous. If I said I had never had a hamburger or pizza, then that would be something noteworthy.

How about this?

17) been given a sobriety test.
18) been in jail, or in the back seat of a patrol car. Heck, I have not even been in the front seat of a police car, nor the driver seat.


Then, I thought perhaps 95% of US citizens have not had any serious infraction with the law either. So, are my claims 17) and 18) really that unique?
I've been in the back of a police car! I did a volunteer stint with the police once during an educational program and got to accompany officers on several patrols. It was relatively boring, but when we were stopped at traffic lights, you could see people looking at me and wondering what offense I was being taken to jail for.
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Old 07-31-2013, 10:20 PM   #143
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To borrow from an earlier poster, I have never

19) bounced a check.

Oops! I did bounce a check 33 years ago. One time, and one only.

It was for our wedding cake, which was placed through my mom to someone she knew. While on our honeymoon, we learned from my mom that due to delay in depositing my last paycheck, the check for the cake bounced. We later apologized and made it up by paying for the fee that the cake maker's bank levied.

19) robbed anyone

No, I did not cross it out because I did rob someone.

I really truly have not robbed anyone. It's just that robbery is not something most people would do.
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:07 PM   #144
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I've been in the back of a police car! I did a volunteer stint with the police once during an educational program and got to accompany officers on several patrols. It was relatively boring, but when we were stopped at traffic lights, you could see people looking at me and wondering what offense I was being taken to jail for.
Nowadays, an acquaintance, coworker, or neighbor of yours could have taken a snapshot with their smartphone, and you would find your picture on the Web!
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:35 PM   #145
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I have not ever not been sea sick every time I've been out on the ocean--from a rowboat to a fishing boat to a cruise ship. Luckily the cruise ship sea sickness only lasted a few hours. The fishing boat sea sickness went on for 7-8 hours, but seemed way longer. I was in high school at the time. I remember I really wanted that boat to sink.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:37 AM   #146
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PS. By the way, is there such a thing as caffeine addiction? If so, I certainly do not have it. Though I used to drink 2-3 cups a day, I cut it all out, for the reason I wanted to sleep away the pain. Never missed it, and at this point, I can resume coffee drinking but have not.
YES. Unfortunately. I am there. I discovered this after a literally a year of headache Sundays. I only drank coffee at work and skipped it on weekends. Every Sunday, during the pastor's sermon, I got a headache. Thought it was the sermon. Nope. Caffeine withdrawal. A headache is the most common symptom. There are some other symptoms which I guess are like very mild nicotine withdrawal (don't know, haven't been there, but what other people describe is close).

Otherwise, NW-Bound, I think you are pretty normal regarding the other stuff. I don't think running around with one-night stands and affairs is normal either. And I've lost my desire to speed also.

As a matter of fact, I've never had a traffic ticket. Not even once.
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:40 AM   #147
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:29 AM   #148
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I have not ever not been sea sick every time I've been out on the ocean--from a rowboat to a fishing boat to a cruise ship. Luckily the cruise ship sea sickness only lasted a few hours. The fishing boat sea sickness went on for 7-8 hours, but seemed way longer. I was in high school at the time. I remember I really wanted that boat to sink.
Just the opposite for me. I've never been seasick... in a dinghy, skiff, sailboat, fishing boat, ferry, freighter, cruise ship, or on a windsurfer.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:12 AM   #149
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I will just put down things that people are often surprised about or would be surprised about:

* I have never smoked anything, ingested an illegal drug, never had a sip of alcohol until I was 30, and I don't think I have ever been drunk, just buzzed.

* I have traveled all over the world and the USA, but I have never been to New York City

* I have never changed a diaper

* I have never owned a US brand vehicle

* I have never been married

I don't really plan to change any of these things, except that I would like to go New York City some day.
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:14 AM   #150
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I have never drank a cup of coffee. I have never watched a soccer game. I have never paid more than $24k for a new vehicle! Oh...does I have never been arrested count?
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:10 AM   #151
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Never have had meth, crack, extacy, peyote or heroin.

Been good at math

or turned down a chance for a one night stand .... as a young man.

Been happier than this time in my life
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:04 PM   #152
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Wow you guys dont leave much to pick from: I've never paid for $€x , or had a tat.

BTW: everything thats been confessed to is not an issue to me. Not that I've done it, it's kinda one of those first stone things.

As long as people live and let live, what a wonderful world! ! I've been blessed today.! Some may not agree, but my family has received a wonderful blessing.

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Old 08-19-2013, 12:42 AM   #153
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #154
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A daughter and tanning bed are never going to happen.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:25 PM   #155
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I joined because I think I have a good one:

I have never been to a prom.

I went to a 'Dance' once (It was included in my senior dues). I did not dance and I was the first person to leave.

I willingly dance now, but I still dislike dressing up, even for the job I currently have.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #156
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I joined because I think I have a good one:

I have never been to a prom.

I went to a 'Dance' once (It was included in my senior dues). I did not dance and I was the first person to leave.

I willingly dance now, but I still dislike dressing up, even for the job I currently have.
Yeah, this is a good one.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #157
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I have never paid any interest on credit card charges.
I have never late paying my bills.
I have never used an ATM.
I have never bought a used car.
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:23 PM   #158
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I have never paid any interest on credit card charges.
I have never late paying my bills.
I have never used an ATM.
I have never bought a used car.
Never bought a new car
may have used an ATM once
never late on bills
paid interest on a credit card once - my mistake as I'd paid what I thought was due ahead of the cutoff date and didn't realize there were a few bucks due above that amount. In balance though, card companies have paid me thousands more than I've put into their business coffers.
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:52 PM   #159
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I have never created or used a spreadsheet and am beginning to feel like one of the few people left on earth who have no experience with them. I don't feel the need for them in my personal life either.

The odd thing is that I like numbers and am fairly nimble with them in my head.
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I have never paid any interest on credit card charges.
I have never late paying my bills.
I have never used an ATM.
I have never bought a used car.
I'm with you on three out of the four. The CC company sends us a check every year. DW pays the bills, so I can't take credit there. Never needed to use an ATM. We have only bought one new car, the DW's '05 Prius. All the rest have been used.
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