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Old 10-31-2011, 07:55 PM   #21
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It's beyond my comprehension that someone would text while driving, but I've seen it.
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:14 PM   #22
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I can see a lot of reasons to text when you are walking up the aisle
Mom ,Do you think Dad will be upset if I back out .
BFF Is he really the best I can do ?
To BFF Does this dress make me look fat
To Accountant Make sure his will is valid and he is really worth millions .
To Ex Na, Na ,Na I'm getting Married and you are still a loser
To Caterer Hold the canapes I'm chickening out !
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:42 PM   #23
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It's beyond my comprehension that someone would text while driving, but I've seen it.
Last weekend we were driving home in the evening (dark), and as we approached a cyclist I said, "typical, dressed in black, and no lights." As we went by my son said, "Brilliant, he's texting, you can see the glow of his phone".
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I love texting also because it is an asynchronous way of communicating - you basically answer (or not) when you want to.
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I love texting also because it is an asynchronous way of communicating - you basically answer (or not) when you want to.
I will use a short text message ("Hello. You busy?") to get the attention of friends who are still w*rking, almost like a pager. If they cannot call me, they will send a quick message back telling me when they will be free to call. End of text session.
I also use it to send a message about my estimated arrival time if I am delayed. Very handy.
When we travel, I will occasionally send a message or good photo (camera in cell) to friends' email to pass the time while Mr B is driving. He is not much of a talker when he is behind the wheel.

Mr B does not have texting on his cell.
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I will use a short text message ("Hello. You busy?") to get the attention of friends who are still w*rking, almost like a pager. If they cannot call me, they will send a quick message back telling me when they will be free to call. End of text session.
I also use it to send a message about my estimated arrival time if I am delayed. Very handy.
When we travel, I will occasionally send a message or good photo (camera in cell) to friends' email to pass the time while Mr B is driving. He is not much of a talker when he is behind the wheel.

Mr B does not have texting on his cell.
My sister has social avoidance disorder. She texts, when she absolutely has to communicate. I text when i want to reach one of my sons and not bother them at work or out to dinner or whatever.

However my communication preferences are face to face, followed by phone, followed by a very distant texting. Direct interaction is important to me, and people who prefer other methods tend to fall off my radar.

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I had a pocket sewn into my wedding dress when it was made for me. But I put my pocketknife in there.
I'm almost afraid to ask - why did you feel it necessary to carry a knife in your wedding dress? Was the groom nervous about that?
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I used it to cut the wedding cake, of course!

I always have a couple of knives on me, including a favorite Opinel folding knife with a wood handle, a little multitool with scissors, and a bigger leatherman-type with pliers (those are in my purse).

Plus I have a fearsome looking combat knife in the door of my car, with a neck lanyard I can wear if getting in/out in a dodgy neighborhood.

And we use knives to pry the caps off beer bottles. No more than the usual nervousness about our wedding day.
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Good for you!
I consider that an excellent practice, for several reasons.
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I always have a couple of knives on me, including a favorite Opinel folding knife with a wood handle, a little multitool with scissors, and a bigger leatherman-type with pliers (those are in my purse).
I also always carry two and often three knives... I have one I use as a money clip, one attached to my key ring and one on my pocket. I started carrying a pocket knife when I was about 10 (My grandfather gave me my first one) and feel lost without one.

As for texting, I definitely use it a lot, I like the ability to send off a quick note that can be read whenever and where ever the recipient is. It also allows you to send a quick message (EG: "saw 'this', thought of you.") when it would be inconvenient or inappropriate for a call. I do not think of them as impersonal, but more like quick comments/thoughts that lets the other person know you are thinking of them or conveying info. Using text/email has allowed me to stay in touch with people that I probably wouldn't have with out them.
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I'm almost afraid to ask - why did you feel it necessary to carry a knife in your wedding dress?
In case the zipper on the dress got stuck on the wedding night? ...
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I always have a couple of knives on me, including a favorite Opinel folding knife with a wood handle,
You are the only other person I have ever known who has one of these knives. I have had one for over 30 years. They are beautiful, easy to sharpen while holding a good edge, and very useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Opinel-Carbon-...d_sim_dbs_sg_1

My go everywhere(except on planes or to government buildings) is a Spyderco.

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It also allows you to send a quick message (EG: "saw 'this', thought of you.") when it would be inconvenient or inappropriate for a call.
I could get into so much trouble with this feature. I should have passed this thread by.

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You are the only other person I have ever known who has one of these knives. I have had one for over 30 years. They are beautiful, easy to sharpen while holding a good edge, and very useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Opinel-Carbon-...d_sim_dbs_sg_1

My go everywhere(except on planes or to government buildings) is a Spyderco.

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My grandfather gave me my first Opinel and I have had one ever since. I carry my Swiss army knife everywhere.
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You are the only other person I have ever known who has one of these knives. I have had one for over 30 years. They are beautiful, easy to sharpen while holding a good edge, and very useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Opinel-Carbon-...d_sim_dbs_sg_1
Oh, there are probably a number of us.
I don't carry mine, but it has been a favored kitchen utensil for well over 30 years, and occasionally goes with me on vacations.
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I used it to cut the wedding cake, of course!

I always have a couple of knives on me,.

Just remember, never bring a knife to a gunfight.
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I started carrying a pocket knife when I was about 10 (My grandfather gave me my first one) and feel lost without one.
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One of those little pocket knives saved my sister, cousin and me from a pretty serious situation when I was about 12. We had gone to a horse show and were hitchhiking back (had to - no bus service near the place). A fellow in a convertible picked us up but, instead of taking the fork in the road leading to town, he branched off towards the bush and wouldn't stop when we told him to. He said he was "taking us to a little party".

I stuck my pocket knife against his jugular and told him I'd start cutting if he didn't stop the car right then and there. He did, we got out and had a long walk back to the main road. The police did nothing.

The little knife came in handy later on too: saw the same guy park the same car at another horse show. I used the knife to scratch "Pervert" and "Freak" all over his paint job in nice big letters.
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On the way home from ice skating today I stopped for coffee at an internet cafe thingy. It is conveniently along the way. While sitting there sipping, I realized I was the only one without an electronic gizmo to focus on. Everyone else was glued to some laptop, notepad or palm sized whatever.

In came a 20 something guy with a lovely lass. They got their frappe whatever, sat at a table and whipped out their electronic palm sized communicators. They both were tippy tapping furiously on the screens of their communicators. They did not speak to each other at all. Well not with spoken words.

As I was ready to go home by now, walked past them and asked, are you two texting to each other?

Did not wait for an answer, just kept walking.

As for the OP, texting is better than giving one last minute joyride to the best man before the ceremony. There was a video of such on joytube a while back.
I remember observing four expats seated together at a Bangkok restaurant- they all four were yaking away on their cell phones.

Why bother getting together?
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One of those little pocket knives saved my sister, cousin and me from a pretty serious situation when I was about 12. We had gone to a horse show and were hitchhiking back (had to - no bus service near the place). A fellow in a convertible picked us up but, instead of taking the fork in the road leading to town, he branched off towards the bush and wouldn't stop when we told him to. He said he was "taking us to a little party".

I stuck my pocket knife against his jugular and told him I'd start cutting if he didn't stop the car right then and there. He did, we got out and had a long walk back to the main road. The police did nothing.

The little knife came in handy later on too: saw the same guy park the same car at another horse show. I used the knife to scratch "Pervert" and "Freak" all over his paint job in nice big letters.
Good going gal!!!
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