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Old 03-12-2011, 08:15 AM   #21
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DW has a cousin who owns a very old grandfather clock. Very, very old. It only has one hand to show the hour (and was made that way, the minute hand didn't fall off).

I find myself staring at it when we visit; I just think it's so cool.
I would guess that's an 18th century clock.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:22 AM   #22
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Old 03-13-2011, 01:12 PM   #24
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Yes! On Monday all the non-retired are off the streets and back in their cubicles, and stores and restaurants are no longer jammed.

I really blew it this week - - might have to go grocery shopping on Saturday, unless I can get there today. Ugh. Bad timing.
I totally agree, but lately it seems more and more people are out on weekdays. It's probably partly due to the unemployment situation, but it's more than that. A friend and I used to take of work to see movie premiers. 15 years agao we could see the 4:00 show on the Friday a movie premiered and be nearly alone in the theater. Then that got more crowded so we moved to noon showings. Then those started to get crowded, so we moved to the following Monday and still those were crowded.

Were people getting more time off? Were they just trying to avoid the crowds like we were but a few years behind us on the curve? And what of the unemployed and under-employed? How can people without jobs afford movies and shopping at Costco and all the other places that seem crowded all the time now?

Thank God its very early Wednesday morning, maybe? TGIVEWM! Never Tuesday. All the retired seniors are out shopping!
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I totally agree, but lately it seems more and more people are out on weekdays. It's probably partly due to the unemployment situation, but it's more than that. A friend and I used to take of work to see movie premiers. 15 years agao we could see the 4:00 show on the Friday a movie premiered and be nearly alone in the theater. Then that got more crowded so we moved to noon showings. Then those started to get crowded, so we moved to the following Monday and still those were crowded.

Were people getting more time off? Were they just trying to avoid the crowds like we were but a few years behind us on the curve? And what of the unemployed and under-employed? How can people without jobs afford movies and shopping at Costco and all the other places that seem crowded all the time now?

Thank God its very early Wednesday morning, maybe? TGIVEWM! Never Tuesday. All the retired seniors are out shopping!
At the gym I go to in Az, it's most crowded at around 11 on weekday mornings. Seems to me like a good time to miss the crowds - but as I look around, nobody in the place is under 55. I guess all the Er's figured midday weekdays would be less crowded, and then created the crowd.
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At the gym I go to in Az, it's most crowded at around 11 on weekday mornings. Seems to me like a good time to miss the crowds - but as I look around, nobody in the place is under 55. I guess all the Er's figured midday weekdays would be less crowded, and then created the crowd.
We don't have a set schedule, but usually get to the gym around 1:30 - 2:30 PM (he likes to sleep really late now that he is retired). Our gym is not nearly as crowded then as it is when the lunch break crowd is there. Here, I think that at least some of that crowd is working people ducking out during lunch to go to the gym.

After an hour at the gym we go out to eat. It is early enough to still get lunchtime pricing. Restaurants aren't very crowded then, either.

Even at lunchtime there are always machines available, though maybe not the exact machine that I want at any given moment. It's a pretty good gym.
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I assume one the drudgery ends TGIF will have little meaning.... other than restaurants will be crowded.
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