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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    I like turtles.
    Are you a shill for a shell?
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    I like turtles.
    cooked or alive ?
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    Teenage Mutant Ninja ones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker
    it's almost a bromide.
    Forgive this meager servant for boring thee with tedious, overwrought platitudes. Perhaps his lordship prefers to joust with something sharper?
    But he only armeth hisself with little more than the wet slap of trout in a bottle? And three of these at once no less!

    A man with a damp, fishy magazine presents no hazard to me. What say ye, scoundrel?
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Look at all those chickens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    Forgive this meager servant for boring thee with tedious, overwrought platitudes. Perhaps his lordship prefers to joust with something sharper?
    But he only armeth hisself with little more than the wet slap of trout in a bottle? And three of these at once no less!

    A man with a damp, fishy magazine presents no hazard to me. What say ye, scoundrel?
    I say unto thee: Thou hast not yet smelled the fish. For ye, verily, had thou done thus, mighty would have been thine reaction.
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    My wife tested positive for COVID

    We aren't too worried about it because we are young, we have been masking up, and we have not visited our elderly family in quite some time. It still sucks nonetheless.

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    Sorry for that . Does she has bad symptom ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    Forgive this meager servant for boring thee with tedious, overwrought platitudes. Perhaps his lordship prefers to joust with something sharper?
    But he only armeth hisself with little more than the wet slap of trout in a bottle? And three of these at once no less!

    A man with a damp, fishy magazine presents no hazard to me. What say ye, scoundrel?

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    I say unto thee: Thou hast not yet smelled the fish. For ye, verily, had thou done thus, mighty would have been thine reaction.
    Thanks for the good laugh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    I say unto thee: Thou hast not yet smelled the fish. For ye, verily, had thou done thus, mighty would have been thine reaction.
    I have no desire to sample such foul offerings firsthand. My agents have done so at my bidding and have confirmed that your braggadocio is not entirely unfounded.
    They are not easily nauseated. You are clearly a force to be reckoned with.

    You will be contacted in due course with full instructions.
    Last edited by wossy; Nov 22nd, 2020 at 04:42 PM.
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    My wife tested positive for COVID

    We aren't too worried about it because we are young, we have been masking up, and we have not visited our elderly family in quite some time. It still sucks nonetheless.
    Everything is happening to you, this year. Hurricane after hurricane, deaths in the family, and now this. Hopefully, it will pass without symptoms of any sort...but...you seem to be a lightning rod of the weirdest kind this year.
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    She is just very lethargic and lost her sense of smell. Every once in a while she'll catch a fever, but so far it hasn't broken 101.

    2020 has been a rough year, but I'm just grateful that I am still employed and have a good core of friends and family. That alone is much more than some.

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    Hope your wife gets better soon

    Quote Originally Posted by dday9
    I'm just grateful that I am still employed and have a good core of friends and family. That alone is much more than some.
    I was laid off at the end of July after nearly 15 years at a job I quite liked. It's a bummer for sure.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Will the job come back, or is it a permanent change?
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    Well they said that engineering was not a key skill in the company anymore. Which struck me as sounding a bit odd because it's an engineering company.

    So I reckon it's gone forever. So it goes.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    Maybe it's all just marketing, now?
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    Anyways, you have nine lives, so you'll get over it.
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    When I was an exclusive agency owner with Allstate, they made a shift from being an insurance company to being a data collection company that sells insurance.

    That was when I saw the writing on the wall for the traditional brick and mortar franchise model that I was under. If I had to guess, the will be less than 1 agent per parish (or county) in the next 10 years and everything will have been moved to their mobile app, website, and/or corporate customer support (which is more often than not outsourced).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Anyways, you have nine lives, so you'll get over it.
    Have you considered becoming a bereavement counselor?
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    I counsel you to avoid it as much as possible. Bereavement is no fun for anybody, so it would be best if you just avoided it. As we get older, that becomes harder and harder, but it's still a goal.
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    Do you charge by the hour?
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    By the yard, it's easier that way.
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    The company that I work for have an offsite learning allowance which allows us to essentially get paid to learn something.

    I've been taking a Udemy course on NodeJS and I have learned a ton. I'm excited to have this new skill in my pocket.

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    Congrulations
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    Skills go stale if they aren't used. I've written programs using JQuery and Cordova, but I only barely remember how.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Skills go stale if they aren't used.
    So you postulate that skills are more like cakes than like biscuits?
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    Biscuits don't go stale? Are they stale from the beginning, or are they some kind of immortal pastry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    Biscuits don't go stale? Are they stale from the beginning, or are they some kind of immortal pastry?
    Biscuits ("cookies" in American) go soft instead of stale. There is no pastry involved with biscuits or cakes in the civilised world, as you well know.

    Cakes start off with some moisture within and gradually vent it into the surrounding environment resulting in a dry, stale abomination. Biscuits, in contrast, begin dry and absorb moisture from same.

    Putting cakes and biscuits in the same container is therefore prohibited by international convention for what I hope you will consider to be very obvious safety reasons.
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    This was the definition McVities used to avoid VAT on Jaffa cakes. There was actually a court case about it that has established the definition of a cake vs a biscuit in British law.

    Personally, I think it's a huge miscarriage of justice. The definition of a biscuit should be that it's cooked twice, which is literally what "biscuit" means.

    But the law is, of course, an ass. Which way too long a post for post race, should sufficiently set up Shaggy to say something about ass-biscuits.
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    Of course it went to court over how a tax would be applied.

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    Hurricane season is over. Thank the Lord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    Biscuits ("cookies" in American) go soft instead of stale. There is no pastry involved with biscuits or cakes in the civilised world, as you well know.
    HA! I don't live in the civilized world. I live in Idaho, and in a desert, at that. Everything loses moisture out here, even dust.
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    Which way too long a post for post race, should sufficiently set up Shaggy to say something about ass-biscuits.
    No, I'm not going to make any comments about ass-biscuits. However, if we start talking about buns....
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    Why doesn't the image post work for me anymore?!

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    It tells me Invalid attachment.
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    The forum software is probably having trouble figuring out what kind of attachment it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Niya View Post
    The forum software is probably having trouble figuring out what kind of attachment it is.
    It's a bun, isn't it? They get invalid if you sit on them for too long.

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