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Aug 14th 2012 11:44AM I had a similar experience as I prepared to retire from the Marine Corps and move to another state. An interested couple showed up with their "friend" who reminded me of a former "runnel rat" (Look it up! :o) in Vietnam whom they had asked to come along to help them look at my very nice home. He started scurrying around on his hands and knees, undoing wall plugs, peering everywhere and constantly making disparaging remarks which were highly exaggerated at best. After a few minutes of this I asked him to leave the premises as he was making a mockery of the process and was not welcome. He left, the couple apologized and all was well. I told them they were more than welcome to bring a professional in at another time but not some handyman friend who seemed only wanting to wreck the sale. They did so and were going to make an offer but, alas, too late. The house sold a few days after our first meeting.
Jul 18th 2011 3:55PM Come on Bob... You are so full of it! You must learn to spell Phantom before anyone believes you. (Fantom!! Oh My Gawd)
May 11th 2011 11:53PM Here's to all of you wannabe health consultants out there who think they know it all when it comes to how ill someone is. Stage four cancer is simply where the cancer is advanced to the point where further treatment will be of no consequence. The patient may quite possibly live for several years with stage four cancer while you or I may get killed on the way home tomorrow. I mean, WTF... The patient is not on their deathbed nor lying there dying.
Mar 10th 2011 3:31PM I guess that shows, barring those tricky landings, how easy the fly by wire Airbus aircraft are to fly!
Jan 20th 2011 4:33PM As sad as this case is please allow me, as a retired Marine and Father of an Eagle Scout, to offer the following:
Scout leaders are among the nation's finest citizens. However, please review their attitude. Is he or she a little too Gung Ho, challenging the kids beyond their capabilities? I've dealt with this and it is hard to slow a hard charger down, but he has to remember that he is dealing with children, not military boot camp recruits.
Insist all the Scouts have a medical examination. I can't imagine leading a child weighing 210 pounds and only 5 ft, 6 in. tall on a very hot and humid 20 mile hike, much less a parent allowing it.
Jan 20th 2011 2:18PM What on earth (WTF actually) are you trying to say isoopto? Are you disconnected from reality?
Dec 2nd 2010 12:44PM C'mon Spell/Grammar Nazis, give those nice enough to share their stories with us a break. You are only making fools of yourselves by correcting their misspellings and grammar errors. Sort of like schoolyard bullies acting stupid...
Dec 2nd 2010 12:39PM Several years ago while working to get my Commercial Pilot License I had a round trip night flight from San Angelo to Midland/Odessa Texas. Just for the record, one trains in light planes like Cessnas, Pipers and the likes. Returning to SJT to land in pitch black darkness on final with landing lights blazing I had just rotated my nose to landing attitude, perhaps ten feet off the runway, when I saw a family of five polecats, trotting across the runway in front of me. All I could do was hit the throttle and sort of jump over them. Apparently this worked as I couldn't find any skunk parts on the bottom of the plane that night or the next morning. What does this story have to do with flight delays? Nothing really, but I thought it might be interesting to some.
Another time while flying out of SJT a friend of mine vomited spaghetti, milk, salad and Lord knows what else all over the instrument panel of our still brand new, two weeks old Piper, fresh from the factory at Vero Beach (Now you may know how very long ago this happened.) Now THAT caused delays!
Nov 2nd 2010 10:37AM I have always had great luck getting rid of insect infestations using a vodka aerosol spray and very fine sand. They all get drunk and stone each other to death... Really!
Oct 25th 2010 1:56PM One could die from this ridiculous regimen. If you haven't shat yourself to death after a few daysfrom the "Herbal Cleansing Formula" (A simple, violent bowel irritant.) your body will start shutting down from the shock of such an extreme change in diet, or you will simply starve to death.