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Lynx

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I been thinking lately about that woman who touched the hem of Jesus' clothes.

Every time I hear a sermon about that, much is made of her desperation and how she pushed through the crowd to get to Jesus.

One thing I've never heard mentioned is, all the people she pushed past. Reckon how many of them thought that was a bit rude?

I was on the freeway one day, doing about the speed limit, and a very large RV suddenly jammed its way into my lane doing quite a bit less speed. I honestly thought I was gonna hit that dude, but somehow I dropped enough velocity in time. Well that was rude! Then the RV pulled on over to the shoulder and coasted to a stop. Well that explained it - when your motor dies it really limits your options. Good thing he got it over to the shoulder.

Reckon how many people we think are rude, when they are really just desperate?
 

cinder

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Now I'm wondering how many people would say dropped velocity in everyday conversation. Wait that wasn't your point?
 

Lynx

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Now I'm wondering how many people would say dropped velocity in everyday conversation. Wait that wasn't your point?
Yeah, well... I was gonna say "shed sufficient momentum" but I didn't want to get TOO esoteric.
 

Magenta

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I been thinking lately about that woman who touched the hem of Jesus' clothes.

Every time I hear a sermon about that, much is made of her desperation and how she pushed through the crowd to get to Jesus.

One thing I've never heard mentioned is, all the people she pushed past. Reckon how many of them thought that was a bit rude?

I was on the freeway one day, doing about the speed limit, and a very large RV suddenly jammed its way into my lane doing quite a bit less speed. I honestly thought I was gonna hit that dude, but somehow I dropped enough velocity in time. Well that was rude! Then the RV pulled on over to the shoulder and coasted to a stop. Well that explained it - when your motor dies it really limits your options. Good thing he got it over to the shoulder.

Reckon how many people we think are rude, when they are really just desperate?
Similar kinda sorta maybe story here...

Two months ago I was staying at my daughter's place for a week to care for their three cats while she and her aunt were holidaying with their two dogs. I had Luna with me too, of course, so it was challenging at times keeping them all separated, content, and happy, and feeding time was a balancing act fraught with meowing chaos. While I was there I was having some "medical" issues related to everything that has been going on with me the last three years... I say three years even though my diagnosis was 2.5 years ago (because symptoms preceded diagnosis). Any who, I had not taken a lot with me to my daughter's place, especially food, so I went shopping twice in that week, once just for food, and once for more food plus other supplies as well, so I had to make two stops the second trip out. While attempting to park the second time by backing into a parking stall, as I twisted around to look behind me I was suddenly stricken with a stich in my side that absolutely froze me. Yeah, wracking stitches had become a fairly frequent occurrence of late. So there I was in the middle of the driving lane looking for all intents and purposes like I was just blocking traffic and not moving in any direction for no apparent good reason at all! The reality was I had to wait for the pain to subside before I could move and drive again, but no onlooker would have any knowledge of that fact. It was a good reminder for me that similar things could be happening for others when I wonder what the heck they are up to :giggle:
 

Lynx

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In local news I think I might be slightly evil...

There is an Arby's opening soon, right across the street from my job. I suggested to my boss that we might talk loudly about how new the building is at Arby's... How new the air conditioning system is there... How much they are advertising for starting wage... And we should talk a lot about this in front of the least desirable employees we have.

We would lose a few people we want to lose - but even better, they would go to the competition and hamper them! :cool:

I said it as a joke, and she didn't take it seriously, but she did laugh... And it WOULD be effective. :devilish:
 

Sculpt

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In local news I think I might be slightly evil...

There is an Arby's opening soon, right across the street from my job. I suggested to my boss that we might talk loudly about how new the building is at Arby's... How new the air conditioning system is there... How much they are advertising for starting wage... And we should talk a lot about this in front of the least desirable employees we have.

We would lose a few people we want to lose - but even better, they would go to the competition and hamper them! :cool:

I said it as a joke, and she didn't take it seriously, but she did laugh... And it WOULD be effective. :devilish:
Send them over there to buy lunch. They'll hit em up to work there for you.
 

Lynx

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Send them over there to buy lunch. They'll hit em up to work there for you.
We don't make enough to buy lunch over there. They cater to a crowd at a different price point.

And that's not even really a joke. I asked the district manager if their opening was likely to affect our business. She said it happened at another town and we didn't even notice. The current favorite theory is that they sell to a crowd that is willing to pay more. We cater to the cheapskate crowd, and they won't go there.