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Things you just don't get

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    We were so poor we didn't even have cups. We had to drink from a rolled up newspaper
     
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  2. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day at the mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our dad would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing "Hallelujah."
     
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  3. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    At least you had a bed. We had to sleep on the floor, and couldn't even roll over because there was a hole in the floor and we didn't want to wake up 6 feet under
     
  4. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    We lived in a shoe box in the middle of the road. You try to tell kids today how we had it and they just do not want to believe it.
     
  5. Numbernine

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    Our parents hung us from the belt loops on wall hooks
     
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  6. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    At least you had a shoe box. We had to live in a brown paper bag in a septic tank
     
  7. Numbernine

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    My mom cleaned sharecroppers homes
     
  8. Biscotti

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    I was so poor we ate with stainless steel "silver"ware.

    Also, my parents never took me Sea World.

    You guys think you all had it hard...no one understands.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Oh, we would have killed for a septic tank!
     
  10. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Well-Known Member

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    When I was a youngster, my family had to speak Dutch at home because we could not afford English.
     
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  11. lawyerdad

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    When I didn't finish my kobe beef and foie gras, my parents would try to guilt me with stories about the starving 99%ers on Styleforum.
     
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  12. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    I don't get the middle east.
     
  13. Fang66

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    My parents would chastise us for laughing at the poorz who bought domestic wagyu thinking it was Kobe beef.
     
  14. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    This the winner! :laugh:
     
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    :crackup:
     
  16. wojt

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    We used to have to get out of the lake at six o'clock in the morning, clean the lake, eat a handful of 'ot gravel, work twenty hour day at mill for tuppence a month, come home, and Dad would thrash us to sleep with a broken bottle, if we were lucky!
     
  17. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

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    match.com commercial. "people who join match.com are three times as likely to find a relationship as those who don't."

    i don't doubt that this is true, but how is it relevant? wouldn't it be because the majority of the people not on match.com are not looking for a relationship?
     
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  18. wojt

    wojt Well-Known Member

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    Their dating pool is 3 times bigger ?

    Online dating hasn't done me any good (tbh not a lot of hot females sign up there), I have much better chances to find a date irl. It must be my personal charm.

    But I wouldn't dismiss online dating, it is a channel to me new people so why not try it.
     
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  19. mkarim

    mkarim Well-Known Member

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    These statistics are mostly marketing. Its easy to use a sample and criteria that produce results that are consistent with one's marketing strategy.

    I agree with wojt that online dating does have its place.
     
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  20. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    Seriously though, WTF is going on in Egypt right now.

    Dethrone dictator, give guy two years to reverse what has been build up in 3x years and when we aren't satisfied we just repeat the riots.


    Dubai:
    Go to the police station and tell you were raped, reaction put in jail for having sex outside of marriage.


    :facepalm:
     

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