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Old 06-25-2013, 02:38 PM   #21
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When I was in my early 20's I travelled with my (now ex-)husband for an important business event for him. There was a dinner with spouses and I had brought an appropriate dress, shoes, etc. But the dress was a little sheer and I forgot a slip. He was furious at me, and made sure that I was careful not to stand anywhere near a window or bright light all evening. Makes me laugh now
Too funny. Today women in their early 20s would wear a slip as a dress, if they even knew what a slip was.
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In my days in the Aleutians, a few times after an hour of helicopter ride over open ocean, get fogged in. Land on the beach. We would saddle up our backpacks with batteries, test gear, spare radio and amplifiers,antennas, hardware etc.. 15 gallons of water for the zinc air batteries and go hiking 5 or 6 hundred feet up a mountain side through thick alders. If you don't know about alder bushes, see wikipedia.

Get to the seismic sensor location and inevitably we would be missing some critical item.

The standard line was: I thought you had it in your pack.

I would radio the helicopter pilot to rummage around and find it, if not fly back to base and get it. Pilot loved it, both for the humor and razzing he could dish out, and flight time logged.

Mercifully it was always the grad student/field assistant get the joy of hiking back down to meet the heli pilot and hike back up through the mess.

It was great training for their future leadership skills as chief scientists.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #23
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I once packed a single pair of dress shoes for a conference it had to present at - and learned the dangers of packing when the lights aren't fully on, as the shoes where mismatched! So I spent the first morning in a suit and sneakers (not an unusual outfit these days but back in the Megacorp dress code days it was another matter), and ran out during lunch to buy a pair of shoes before I had to speak.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #24
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When I was in my early 20's I travelled with my (now ex-)husband for an important business event for him. There was a dinner with spouses and I had brought an appropriate dress, shoes, etc. But the dress was a little sheer and I forgot a slip. He was furious at me, and made sure that I was careful not to stand anywhere near a window or bright light all evening. Makes me laugh now

Heck, it might have been better for him to MAKE you stand there... nothing better than eye candy for the old pharts that run the place...

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Once we left for vacation and neither had a house key with us for when we got home. We didn't have one hidden anywhere either.

Fortunately our college age son who was living with his dad was home from college and came over with his key to let us in. Much cheaper than a locksmith or breaking a screen and window!
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