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Jul 20th 2012 4:03PM I think you meant Burma Shave signs, a series of red signs with white lettering that spelled out a doggerel poem, like: She was only - a gardeners daugher - But she planted her tulips - where she oughter - Burma Shave.
Mar 3rd 2012 9:14AM Remember, it's their country not our country. Use common sense and don't carry any more money than you can afford to lose. Also, try to learn at least a little Spanish and something about Mexican culture prior to your visit. Your fractured Spanish may amuse the locals, but, unlike the French, they will appreciate your effort.
Jul 13th 2011 12:16PM "Anyone who hates children and small animals can't be all bad." -- W.C. Fields
May 30th 2011 2:33PM inb wrote: "Thanks for your service, young friend. You and all your fellow servicemen and women."
I join her in offering thanks to all my fellow vets, and thank her for acknowledging our debt to the military.
One other thing: I did become an alcoholic in the Navy, but not at the point of a gun. I would've become one anyway, even if I had escaped to Sweden in the trunk of a Volvo to avoid the draft and developed a aquavit habit. Most of my shipmates
drank responsibly or not at all.
As for the VA, it's staff is overworked and underfunded. My view is that I'm lucky to have what services it does provide.
JO3, USN 1961-67
May 2nd 2011 10:22PM For Michele S.:
Mr. Lowe did not break the 11th Tradition of AA/NA you quoted regarding personal anonymityn in the media, as he did not cite a specific 12 Step program, just "meetings." For all we know, he could be attending a Rational Recovery group or even a witches' coven. So keep your sobriety piety to yourself and work your own program. It needs it.
Feb 11th 2011 2:22AM Regarding AV JOE's comment above, which states:
" Need a College Degree? Sure, That's what I hired to take care of my Books and Taxes and to run my Computers.. Geeks we called them.. more like NERDS.. that spend their whole day sitting at a desk and accomplishing very little in their own lives."
Perhaps Joe could have sold his company for a lot more than $2 million if he had treated his college educated employees with respect instead of contempt. I'm sure they sensed his defensive and arrogant attitude, a manner borne of feeling inferior, and felt little or no incentive to improve the company's fortunes beyond just doing their jobs.
And Joe? Now that you're retired, you might enroll in some classes at your local community college, especially, in your case, English composition. You might learn something. Only a blockhead thinks he knows everything.
Feb 10th 2010 1:33PM I thank Shoshana Johnson for her service. She deserves our respect.
Jan 28th 2010 4:27PM I was a lousy telemarketer. I hated interrupting dinners to pitch insulation, dual paned windows, or coastal vacation homes usually above the tide line. As a result, I was let go with no hard feelings.
I noticed that the most successful telemarketers were women in their late 20s and early 30s. Even if they had all the subtlety of dental drills, men found it hard to hang up on them. By the way, the state of California requires that telemarketing companies adhere to a Do Not Call list, and said companies can be fined for ignoring it.
I was also a door-to-door canvasser. There my biggest problem was dogs. Either they wanted to hump my leg or gnaw it off.
Maybe I can find work as a trombone player in a cat house.