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Old 05-26-2005, 04:18 PM   #141
 
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Yeah, I see that the Physician is rated about a 99 in class.

Yesterday morning I was in to the doctor for my physical, and I was thinking how classy my doctor was as he was shoving his finger up my rear end, checking out my prostate. - I know too much information.

- I mean I only have to go through this every so often, but I'm sure gets to do this every day. Some of his patients may be even be big burly truck drivers.

I'm sure glad I'm retired, because I cannot see any job that is as classy as retired!
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:41 PM   #142
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Yeah, I see that the Physician is rated about a 99 in class.

Yesterday morning I was in to the doctor for my physical, and I was thinking how classy my doctor was as he was shoving his finger up my rear end, checking out my prostate. * - I know too much information.

- I mean I only have to go through this every so often, but I'm sure gets to do this every day. Some of his patients may be even be big burly truck drivers.

I'm sure glad I'm retired, because I cannot see any job that is as classy as retired!
May you never be made prostrate by your prostate.

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Old 05-26-2005, 07:45 PM   #143
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This is for "Ha". MY grasp on the facts is seldom loose,
and if it ever is I will be the first to admit it. Bush is an immigration
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Old 05-26-2005, 08:36 PM   #144
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Yesterday morning I was in to the doctor for my physical, and I was thinking how classy my doctor was as he was shoving his finger up my rear end, checking out my prostate. - I know too much information.
As my doc snapped on his gloves to perform that particular exam, he asked, "You want me to use two fingers?"

My reaction: "What?!!?"

His response: "Well, I just thought you might want a second opinion."

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.. because everything's "relative" to one's relatives, I thought I'd see how I compared with my father (VERY smart guy orphaned in the depression and unschooled as a result):

Occupation (welder): 39th
Education: 7th
Income: 38th
Wealth: 85th
Average: 42

All things considered, I'd say he's done a lot better than I have, relatively speaking. I KNOW he worked a lot harder in the process and, if we consider service in Korea and Vietnam, he contributed a heck of a lot more to this country, too.

Not bad for an uneducated, unmonied immigrant who started life speaking German as his first language.
Caroline,

Yes, your father has done quite well without a formal college education or prestigious occupation .

Regarding everything's "relative" to others, even a person classified as poor in the U.S. is relatively richer in comparison to the majority of people in "third-world" nations.

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His response: "Well, I just thought you might want a second opinion."
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Old 05-27-2005, 01:59 PM   #147
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BTY - my little niece is redoing their wedding in a church tommorrow night - with one of those upper Michigan Gonzales - first was state of California and two tours of Iraq - settled down in beautiful Oceanside on base.
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Dude, LOL! That shirt rocks, you think I'd get my a** kicked for wearing it?
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Its actually referencing a font for the macintosh.

I'd hope to get some kind of reaction for an $18 t-shirt. I buy mine in bags of 5 for $12 from costco...
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I'd hope to get some kind of reaction for an $18 t-shirt.*
I'll wait until I can buy it for $1.99 at Goodwill. XL, please!
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Hey, thats my size! Although I dont think my goodwill turnins are going to make it to hawaii...
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I'll wait until I can buy it for $1.99 at Goodwill.* XL, please!
Nords, you're one frugal dude!* (Is "frood" a word from Hitchhikers' Guide to the Galaxy?--I can't remember.)

I used to be a clothes horse and would go off regularly harvesting the malls. Now, I mostly go to the local St. Vinny's (St. Vincent De Paul) except for "foundation wear"* .*

I've heard that at the second St. Vinny's location in town, clothes regulary go on sale for $1.00 per grocery shopping bag.* They just can't get rid of all the donated clothes! I have yet to check that out.
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th (er...Grand Banks) please be advised that under Mexican Law public display of Vicente Fox's undershirt or unautherized display of the ruling family crest is a crime punishable by two years incarceration or a fine of no less that two cases of Cuervo Gold paid directly to the nearest Federale to leave you alone and look the other way.
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Cuervo Gold? Ewww! I'd gladly pay the fine if I were to ever find myself in posession of any! :P
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Mexican law never made sense to me when I lived there either. I suspect that they make it up as they go.
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Mexican law never made sense to me when I lived there either.* I suspect that they make it up as they go.
My observation is that traffic laws throughout Latin America are based entirely on momentum. Whoever has the most has the right-of-way.

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In Mexico, the right of way belongs to the largest truck with the most welded exterior steel crash cage structure. 8)

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I recall when I got to Japan many years ago. Huge traffic jam from Tokyo to Tachikawa. A large truck got on the sidewalk to gain an advantage, and further other large ones just pulled into the lanes whenever they wanted, opening or not.

Since I was in a small taxi, the truck(s) did have the right of way.
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