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17Bees

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Years ago the company I used to work for was involved in a remodel/upgrade to the morgue at one of the local hospitals. The lobby area couldn't be completed until very late in the project so by the time some of the last drywall was ready for paint the morgue was back in use again. We were in there on a Saturday painting the lobby when a local funeral home arrived to pick up a client that was cooling his heels in the fridge. Shall we say that he was a very large man and between they guy from the funeral home and hospital security they were having great difficulty stuffing the deceased into a body bag so myself and my helper were enlisted to help push and pull to facilitate zipping up the body bag.
It's always kind of amazing to me what construction guys are enlisted to do. Like it's OK to ask them to do practically anything. I mean - do you think they'd ask a public accountant to do that? "are there any administrative assistants here that can help us stuff this fat guy into a body bag?" No. But nab a construction guy hammering or painting, minding his own business and it's quite alright. Don't worry about that little infectious disease that killed him - besides, you don't have much to live for anyway. It's sick!
 

Oncefallen

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It's always kind of amazing to me what construction guys are enlisted to do. Like it's OK to ask them to do practically anything. I mean - do you think they'd ask a public accountant to do that? "are there any administrative assistants here that can help us stuff this fat guy into a body bag?" No. But nab a construction guy hammering or painting, minding his own business and it's quite alright. Don't worry about that little infectious disease that killed him - besides, you don't have much to live for anyway. It's sick!
Chances are that his severe obesity killed him.
That sort of thing doesn't bother me. Prior to painting I drove tow trucks for years. It wasn't uncommon for us to be recruited by the coroner to help remove corpses from vehicles at fatal accidents since by the time they arrived everyone else was gone other than law enforcement.
 

JesusLives

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Nope. I have never heard of spraying popcorn on a ceiling unless you are talking about that bumpy stuff some people put on their ceilings.
Popcorn is what they call the bumpy stuff....
 

Magenta

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I read a novel a day for an entire 7 days before I started working full time .
I read a novel in a day... once. I would happily read the same book again, but it was misplaced and, as it was a limited run, cannot be replaced.
I’ve done that a couple of times. One was the Hobbit. I think I read it in one sitting. That was a bit of a surprise since it took many three or four attempts at never getting past Bree in LOTR before I finally read the whole thing. I prefer the writing style of the Hobbit.

The other was the last Harry Potter book. That took me about 8 hours, but my job at the time had tons of down time for that sort of thing.

I don’t read much fiction anymore. Maybe I should fix that.
I go through periods of digesting copious amounts of literature. I bought a kindle paperwhite a few years ago, but chose to put it away after a while because reading four books a week was way too much :oops: My daughter once read through a top hundred list of classics' titles testing me to see if I could name the authors, which I could for the most part. When she wanted to know how I knew them all I confessed that it was because I had read most of them. Some I had tried but could not, like James Joyce's Ulysses. During the time I was reading Jean Auel's fictional Earth Children series, on the interactions of Cro-Magnon people with Neanderthals, when the third book finally came out, I read it immediately, and then thought, Oh! I should have read the second book again before reading this third one, so I did that... and then I thought, Oh! I should have re-read the first book first, so I did that, and then re-re-read the second book, and then read the third book again, all within a month of reading the third book in the series for the first time:oops: Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice was the first book I read sitting in front of my desktop computer. Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged was the book I was reading on my computer when I got the Kindle Paperwhite. The mistakes in it were so bad that there were times I had to find where I was in the PDF copy so I could figure out the meaning of a particular sentence. I have read it six times now but never been able to read through John Galt's entire speech :censored:
 

Lynx

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Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged was the book I was reading on my computer when I got the Kindle Paperwhite. The mistakes in it were so bad that there were times I had to find where I was in the PDF copy so I could figure out the meaning of a particular sentence. I have read it six times now but never been able to read through John Galt's entire speech :censored:
Randal Monroe, author of xkcd comic and an atheist, said this: "I had a hard time reading Ayn Rand because I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with 90% of everything she said, but getting lost at 'Therefore, be a big jerk to everybody.'"
 

Lynx

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I bet you've never... accidentally flooded a chat room with more than a hundred old Peanuts comics.

No I wasn't trolling. It really was an accident. I swear it was.
 

BlessedByGod

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I bet you've never... accidentally flooded a chat room with more than a hundred old Peanuts comics.

No I wasn't trolling. It really was an accident. I swear it was.
Ummm... huh? Ok, maybe I just missed something, but how do you flood a chatroom with comic books. And no, I'm not a "Block head" (extra points to anyone that caught the reference) just doesn't make sense to me so hoping to get clarification 🤪
 

Lynx

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The chat room supports pictures and I dumped a whole folder of pictures in the wrong window.
 

BlessedByGod

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The chat room supports pictures and I dumped a whole folder of pictures in the wrong window.
Okay donkey. Thanks for the clarification on that. No X-Men or Spiderman huh? Thank you for taking the time to explain it to me.
 

oldethennew

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at one time in my life, around two decades ago, when I was reading 2 or 3 novels at the same time,
the formulas were becoming smaller and smaller and I was discerning the perimeter of the thought processes
of the circle of the authors mind-sets - I hit 'the-wall', I GOT IT, I was DONE!!! -
ECC. 12:12.
And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.

since this realization, I have not read another novel, have no desire to - my only desire is to read 'God's Words',
for this is now my 'new-life's' journey, to enjoin my Spirit with His Spirit, by His Holy Words...
 

Lynx

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Yeah, oldthennew, if you read books off the rack at Walmart you get a lot of that. They follow forumlas for their plots and after a while you get the impression you are reading the same few books over and over.
 

Magenta

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Randal Monroe, author of xkcd comic and an atheist, said this: "I had a hard time reading Ayn Rand because I found myself enthusiastically agreeing with 90% of everything she said, but getting lost at 'Therefore, be a big jerk to everybody.'"
Her non-fiction tanked, that's for sure :D