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Old 03-03-2012, 01:57 PM   #9881
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I once put swimmers ear drops(alcohol) in my eye instead of eyeball drops.
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Old 03-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #9882
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I ventured out to the local ACE hardware and spent ~$90 on critter (non cat) food.
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:08 PM   #9883
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....Tried to take the cat for a walk. .....
Yeah, good luck with that. If your cat is anything like our cat, it would be like pushing a rope.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:20 PM   #9884
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I asked my optometrist to stick a needle in my eyeball...
He said the real worry is metal shards that attract bacteria & rust, but organic material would usually resolve itself.

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Wow, this is just like coming across a new word after just learning it:

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I Googled "Liquid Sodium" and this kind of jumped out at me:. "Researchers concluded that the liquid sodium released during the accident, could have melted steel doors..."

So, now you know that liquid sodium does the trick if you should get metal shards (or a steel door) in your eye. I'm sure REWahoo would be glad to sell you some of his extra liquid sodium if you explained to him what you needed it for.

please note: I am not an MD, I'm just a guy with some great ideas.
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I asked my optometrist to stick a needle in my eyeball.
Good thing you had safety glasses on - it could have been worse. I've shared your eye gouging experience. I had a speck of metal removed the same way. The eye doctor said to DW "Come here and see this" as he removed the debris with the needle. She fainted and we had to wait for her to fully recover before we could go home.

Anyway, now I wear goggles that form a tighter fit around my eyes.
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I asked my optometrist to stick a needle in my eyeball.
Owiee, that hurt just reading about it.

I did once manage to get a bit of metal shaving from a key-making machine in my eye. Pretty much the same experience.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #9887
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Had a very nice relaxing day today! Crawled out of bed about 9 o'clock and went for a leisurely breakfast. Then this afternoon, we went to the Daytona Symphony Orchestra's Winter Concert! Great music and a wonderful conductor!!!

After the concert we went to Ruby Tuesday for a nice dinner! We came back to our hotel and changed clothes, then headed to the Peabody Auditorium for the Johnny Mathis concert!!! Even though Johnny's 76, he still has a great voice and vocal range!!! It's the best concert that we've been to in years!!!!

After the concert we headed over to Krispy Kreme and snag a dozen doughnuts. Hauled 'em back to our hotel room, poured a couple of glasses of ice cold milk, and indulged ourselves as a capper to a fantastic day!!!!
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What fun, Goonie! I heard Johnny Mathis on TV a few months ago, and he is as wonderful as ever. What an amazing voice, and he only gets better with age.

The closest business to my home is a Krispy Kreme. I have been there once in the past 7 years or so (and they got my order wrong!). Oh well. Serves me right since I shouldn't eat them. The aroma of baking donuts is pleasant when I drive by, though.
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Weather got cold again, 20 F overnight. Yuk.

Found out DW's favorite sister will probably relocate within 30 minutes of where we are. If they do DW will be doing cartwheels.

This is a bummer for me though, because SIL's hubby wanted to move to NC and I was hoping that's what they'd do. Why? Because that would be a good excuse for us to move to a warmer climate, and then I could leave the snow thrower behind.

Oh well, the best made plans....
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Mr B and I are enjoying his mid-semester break. We can actually converse for more than 10 minutes at a time.

There is more sunshine here lately, but temps are hanging in the 20s. Tomorrow the temperature is supposed to get up to the 50s. Maybe I should get started on my summer tan.

I am trying to figure out a no sledgehammer gentle way to give feedback to the officers and the group of other volunteers who use inefficient methods to handle customer service where I do my weekly volunteer table bussing. I am up against a "we always do it this way" mentality. I can see the failure points as far as time utilization is concerned.
The problem is customers are kept waiting for their checks to be cashed out after they are done eating and having coffee, which keeps them stuck there and a table occupied longer than it needs to be. I have had a lot of complaints from the customers kept waiting for the cashout.
I am not authorized to handle check cashout, and am usually too busy removing dishes to do it anyway.
Right now, each waitress has to stop taking orders and delivering food to cash out a check. The cashier is agonizingly very slow and gets flustered easily when several waitresses are trying to cash out at once.
My solution is to have 1 person (instead of each individual waitress) dedicated to picking up the checks, going to the register, and returning change to the table.
The problem with this solution is the waitresses have to trust that person not to take their tips. The competition between the waitresses is cut-throat.

Hmmmmm...maybe I will just keep bussing tables and let them figure it out.
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......... the officers and the group of other volunteers who use inefficient methods dedicated to picking up the checks, going to the register, and returning change to the table. .......

Spoken like a true engineer.....
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Spoken like a true engineer.....
You missed this sentence...

I can see the failure points as far as time utilization is concerned.

I know they will think if they don't already I am from another planet if I say anything.
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Woke up and noticed that the ceiling fan was stopped - initial thought was darn I haven't even had that fan a year and it is broken already - but it wasn't that - the power was out.

Went to my first town meeting and attended the lunch after the meeting.

Power came back on a couple hours after I got home so all is well now.

Also went for a walk with DW.
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DW and I tried to keep Ohio relevant in Super Tuesday by voting.

Sometimes I wonder why we even bother when at least 2/3 of the ballot had only single names (no opponents). Still, I always walk out with a good feeling, knowing that I did what a citizen is supposed to do.

But oh, the appallingly low quality of some of the candidates!
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DW and I tried to keep Ohio relevant in Super Tuesday by voting.

Sometimes I wonder why we even bother when at least 2/3 of the ballot had only single names (no opponents). Still, I always walk out with a good feeling, knowing that I did what a citizen is supposed to do.

But oh, the appallingly low quality of some of the candidates!
I'm also in Ohio so I voted today, too. I don't want to be associated with a political party so I had this large paper ballot with one school levy renewal issue and the rest was blank.

I'll always vote, but the way they run these primaries is very strange. I'm hopeful that our school issue passes.
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You missed this sentence...

I can see the failure points as far as time utilization is concerned.

I know they will think if they don't already I am from another planet if I say anything.
I did not miss that sentence. I could see your mind working on the value stream map.......
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