Things you just don't get

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

  1. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    These two Chinese women always walk loops around my hallway every afternoon, speaking loudly in Mandarin. They don't work in this building and there's nothing special about my hall. It doesn't even have windows. Why are they here? Why are they annoying me and everyone else by taking their leisure walk by people's offices? Why don't they ever go outside?
     
  2. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Ask them
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Let's look at the facts:

    1) Don't work in your building. Salient point: neither does their boss then most likely.
    2) No windows. Said boss can't seem them walking when they should be working.
    3) Why don't they go outside? Their boss might see them.
     
  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    Prelude to Red Dawn?
     
  5. otc

    otc Senior member

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    This photoshoot doesn't make any sense:
    http://www.chubbiesshorts.com/products/the-zillionaires#.
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    Why is the boat flying its spinnaker (big colorful sail made for moving fast downwind) but not its main sail?
    Why is a man jumping off of a boat that is ostensibly moving fast down wind away from him?
    Why would I want to buy a swimsuit from a company named Chubbies?

    And just for @EMartNJ--is that spinnaker photoshopped in? I can't see anything holding the tack in place...but maybe that guy is just standing in front of it.
     
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  6. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Odds are good they're bench scientists, which means they're pretty much totally unsupervised. I can fuck right off and go do whatever I want most of the time. I'll go read outside, go walk around, hell, even gone to the liquor store for a break. Ain't nobody care about that as long as you get work done.

    We also have like 15 buildings, so they could have their pick.
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Okay, new answer: they want to double tag you?
     
  8. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    Yo, squash that boat talk. Owning a boat is at the top of my very short list of deep regrets.
     
  9. ethanm

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    I'm cringing so hard at that picture. Look at the flags on the front of the mast too, there is no situation where those would be flying straight to the bow.
     
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    Oh, I know. I spent a fair bit of time on boats when I was a kid, and I remember all the hassle and such. There is much planning to be done, and accounting for the cost and pain of it all might mean it continues to be pushed into the future. However, I love being on water so much that I can't imagine there won't come a time in my life where I have a boat, especially because I want my kids to have some of the experiences I did. I know enough to know what a pain it is, but I think I'll probably hit a point where it's worth it. FWIW, one of my retirement goals is to do the Great Loop, if that gives any indication of how much I want to be on a boat.
    Despite my love of boats and the water, and having spent a good amount of my formative years on boats, I know very little about sailing. I would really love to learn, but I've always been exposed to power boats. I know that I'm supposed to yield to y'all when you're under sail, but that's about it. The only experience I've had on a sailboat was on one of those small catamarans with the canvas "deck" when I was about 12. Something broke on the sail, which swung around, knocked me across the canvas, and into the water.
    This is all true, but it doesn't explain why any of the vehicles you mentioned would be more appropriate for me than a truck if I'm in the market for a vehicle anyway. If the wife already has a minivan, and I'm going to buy something, why not buy the vehicle I want? Bear in mind that I don't live in an urban area and drive less than 15 miles total on an average day. There's also a better-than-average chance that I'll have a fair bit of land when I buy a house, and I like to do stuff like camping and kayaking where the space in a truck bed would be nice. Also, big trucks are sweet. I'd be lying if I said part of the appeal isn't just a somewhat-juvenile love of trucks. If I'm gonna spend a ton of money on a new car, I might as well get what I want.
    :laugh: Two best days of a boat owner's life, and all that?
     
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  11. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    I go for redheads man, I leave the Chinese to better men.
     
  12. indesertum

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    Why?
     
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    This. I grew up on boats as well. If you're going to have a boat be able to afford a nice boat.. and if you can afford a nice boat you keep it in the water… with dock help. boom.
     
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    I think MrG is on to something, the best days in the life of a boat owner, is the first and the last.


    Boats are giant money pits.
     
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  15. Find Finn

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    The whole women who instagram pictures of themselves without make up like it's a big deal, if men did that everyone would be like, idiot.
     

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