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Went to bed to early
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Pitch    Posted 08-20-2003 at 02:49:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
Guess I'm gonna have to start staying up later. Would really have liked to give Bob my opinion also. Yeah there are some folks that own guns that scare me,but they are the tiny minority. I can't think of anyone that I know that does'nt own at least one. I don't know anyone that has accidently wounded or shot themselves or any other person with a gun. I have cut myself with a knife before and my brother split his toe open with an axe. When I went to bed last nite The keys were in all three vehicles the 8N and the garden tractor. The front door was open and the back door unlocked. We just put up this house last year and I don't even know for sure where the keys are. Nothing any of us could ever say or do will ever change Bobs mind it's to bad that him and his ilk can accuse us of being ignorant and stubborn when they are more guilty of it themselves.

ret    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:48:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
me too, living on the east coast night comes early. Sure was a busy time in here, tired of reading already and I am not done yet. He will be back,

Les    Posted 08-20-2003 at 03:05:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think I picked a good night to be somewhere else, too.
NOthing locked and keys in all the vehicles here. I think it must be them Ivy League librulls what is protectin you an me, Pitch.

Fawteen    Posted 08-20-2003 at 03:55:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
What tickles me is Bob's need to emphasize how much more educated he feels he is.

My son graduated high school by the skin of his teeth, and then spent 10 years in the Army, first as an Airborne Ranger and later in the Mechanized Infantry. After the Army wiped out both knees and a shoulder for him, they gave him the choice of a medical discharge or a desk job. He took the discharge.

Up to this point, he was the boy I raised and was quite proud of. Then he went to school. 6 years, wound up with a Masters of Social Work.

Perhaps it's just a coincidence, but now he reminds me a great deal of Bob. His primary goal in any conversation on any subject is to make sure everyone knows how smart and educated he is, and whenever possible to put down anyone that hasn't reached his lofty level of book learning. The urge to slap that boy upside the head is nearly irresistable sometimes.

Clipper    Posted 08-20-2003 at 05:33:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a SIL that's the same. She thinks her Phd gives her the right to look down her nose at everyone.Seems like the higher the education level the less common sense . I figure it really irks these well educated folks to have to sit on a toilet like the rest of smart-life stoopid....they can have it.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-20-2003 at 03:53:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I guess I am guilty too...

Most nights I don't miss the night-chat...Apparently last nights was no exception, though I have not read it yet...Somehow from your descriptions I think will be adding my buck and a halfs' worth though...

Same here Les...Keys in the ignitions and doors are unlocked...Course you don't even need keys for my CJ...The ignition locks are notorious for wearing out and turning without the key...

Fawteen - Dang    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:01:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
You fellers must live out in the sticks!

I don't lock my vehicles, but I dang sure don't leave the keys in them either. Well, not usually, anyway. Unless I have a brain cramp and fergit.

Too many druggies around here to take that sort of chance. Eastern Hancock and all of Washington counties have the highest per capita incidence of heroin and oxycontin abuse in the state. Oddly, the total population of both counties wouldn't half fill the city of Portland.

I don't fear for my life or my property, and I suspect one reason for that is that folks around here know that I am not in the habit of taking crap from people, I own guns, and I know how to use them.

Then again, it could be that I'm just such a nice, touchy-feely, Rainbow kinda guy that nobody has the heart to mess with me.

Yeah, that must be it...

Maybe that...    Posted 08-20-2003 at 05:42:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
purple dress AND Fernando has sumpin ta do wit yer high standing in de neighborhood?? :^)

I'm bettin...    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:10:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
That must be it too...

Salmoneye, The Gullible


Cindi    Posted 08-20-2003 at 03:58:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I too went to bed early, and missed all the fun. I would have loved to get into that one when it was hot.

In the many years of city living I have behind me I can give a dozen examples of strangers in the yard, being robbed or stolen from, being threatened and so on and so forth. In the country I can think of no examples and I can only assume it is because people expect that shotgun to be leaning by the door or hanging over it. I think you can live in the country and be safe by association, because gun ownership and use is assumed, and rightly so.

Fawteen    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:05:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
That might be part of it Cindi, but I think a lot of it is simple respect. Don't know why it is (or even if it is statistically significant) but my casual observation indicates that rural folk are much more likely to respect other's rights and property just because that was the way they were raised.

In the city, if you leave something laying out, it's gone before you turn around. Out here in the boonies, you leave it laying, someone is likely to tap you on the shoulder and say "Hey, you dropped this $20."

Cindi    Posted 08-20-2003 at 04:17:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
You may have something there. A different level of common courtesy. Not to mention all the dang ignorance we have to deal with. That one kind of got me, I can't seem to shrug it off. (grin)

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