A cold, wet day here in Oxfordshire - but at least we have heat and light.|
Reply #681. Nov 13 12, 7:21 AM
Tis a sad story, indeed. This is the third time in about|
a week that I have gotten this challenge. Don't they
have a wider variety? I don't think anyone reads them.
Reply #682. Nov 13 12, 9:17 AM
I am getting married on June 1, 2013 and spent most of the weekend registering. Who knew there were so many different kinds of ladles?|
Reply #683. Nov 13 12, 9:54 AM
Note: Here I am reading mpkitty's story about not wanting to write any more stories because no one reads them. |
Yesterday my little Maine Coon cat, whom I should have named "Trouble", became fascinated with the printer. I turned away for just a second, and when I turned back, he had his head stuck in the chute where the print emerges, and was trying to get inside the printer via the chute. To see where the paper comes from? To find out what mouse is in there shoving paper around? He's the cat "Curiosity killed..." was written about.
Reply #684. Nov 13 12, 10:54 AM
Kindlelady: Regards keeping up with or just ahead of a police vehicle and getting a ticket: My friend an FBI agent told me once that the police are often all about whether we show proper respect and adherence, since criminals often do not; plus they need full view, and ability to suddenly turn or take off. They cannot have civilians blocking the side of the vehicle.|
Keeping up with or slightly passing a police officer could easily be viewed as challenging him. Imagine if a Marine were marching down the street in rank and uniform, and a civilian stepped up beside him and kept to his side or slightly ahead, for a mile. If you saw someone doing that, what would you think?
So next time you see a police car, be a good citizen, help them do their jobs, and give them 100% right of way. Don't give them a reason to suspect you want their attention.
Good story, by the way.
Reply #685. Nov 13 12, 11:25 AM
I rather enjoy reading this thread. I think that the Daily Challenges are excellent! There is bound to be some repetition, I guess it's the luck of the draw as to what crops up at random on a daily basis.|
Reply #686. Nov 13 12, 12:36 PM
been teaching in this school district for 40 years. super came around today with the board's early retirement package. they'll pay me 80% of my current salary next fall if i resign effective june 30. will be 65 in august, and therefore will not qualify for an early retirement after this year. mmmm, so what do you think? should i go for it? |
Reply #687. Nov 13 12, 3:30 PM
80% you say? me, i would take it.|
Early retirement sounds good.
Reply #688. Nov 13 12, 3:53 PM
Recently, we had a "lost in translation" incident at our house.|
My four-year-old daughter, Em, was outside with her Daddy. They'd been out there a while as my husband was working on his boat. Suddenly, there was a ruckus at the front door as Em came screaming inside, "Mommy, Mommy!!!" "What?" I say. "Mommy...Mommy...Daddy called you a BUG!"
"What on earth?" I'm thinking as I head outside to confront my husband. He shakes his head exasperated and says, "actually...I told her to go bug her mother."
Reply #689. Nov 13 12, 4:53 PM
Ok, so I am working in a different restaurant with a whole new group of staff, and they don't really know me, yet. One of my employees was talking about how romantic it would be to get involved with a cowboy. I told her that dating a cowboy sounds more romantic than it actually is. She thought I was giving her advice from personal experience, but I was just misquoting a line from "Tin Cup".|
Reply #690. Nov 13 12, 5:04 PM
What do you call someone else's cheese?|
Reply #691. Nov 14 12, 12:47 AM
Four old guys play golf every Wednesday. Upon returning home, Frank's wife askes how his golf game went. "Oh, not so good" said Frank. "George had a heart attack on the third hole, then it was hit the ball, drag George".|
Reply #692. Nov 14 12, 12:48 AM
george48..............Once upon a time when I was much, much younger and in full employment, I happily envisaged the time when I could retire and "put my feet up".|
Retirement came around 6 years ago, and I hate to dent fond impressions, but "Do you stop working"? Do you heck! The only difference is that you no longer get PAID for it!
Reply #693. Nov 14 12, 1:19 AM
My Daughter in law's father had a stroke on monday and I got my 2 year old Granddaughter Taylor for the day. I have leared about Barney (someone should kill him) and Chica (how can people do that with a straight face) and Lazy Town really but most of all I have learned it takes so little to make a 2 year smile and how little it takes for me to smile too. By the way her other grandpap will be fine. Happy ending all arround |
Reply #694. Nov 14 12, 7:29 AM
Once upon a time my father and me went to a restaurant. As appetizer we were served a bowl in which a chocolate candy, and which was topped with leek soup. This was too original.|
Reply #695. Nov 14 12, 9:56 AM
This is a story of my day at the beach. I am visiting my mother and step-dad at Carolina Beach and I live about five hours away, by the way.|
Plans to go fishing on the jetty were knocked out by a cold wind so I had to think of something else. After breakfast and a trip to the grocery store, I checked my e-mails. Here's a funny one entitled, "How the Fight Started": My wife and I were in bed watching Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. I asked her, "Do you want to have sex?" "No", she answered. I asked her if that was her final answer. She said yes so I told her I'd like to phone a friend. And that's how the fight started.
I think that is hilarious. Hope ya'll enjoy.
Reply #696. Nov 14 12, 12:37 PM
"I wanna tell you a story" was a catchphrase of comedian and singer Max Bygraves. He'd have loved this challenge.|
Reply #697. Nov 14 12, 12:41 PM
A couple of months ago I threw out my back. I had a Rockies game with Dad the next day so I called in sick, my boyfriend took me to the emergency room and they gave me painkillers. I told my Dad that work was very slow and boring until we were in our seats eating lunch. When he asked why I hadn't told him earlier I replied "I thought if I told you I ended up in the ER you'd say we couldn't go to the game.". Yes sometimes I am still 5 years old. |
Reply #698. Nov 14 12, 1:26 PM
One day last week I was driving home from work on a rural road just outside of town. I noticed a ways in front of me that something was standing on the side of the road. As I drew closer to the object I realized that it was a wild turkey.(lots of them roaming around in Ontario) At the same time a pick-up truck was coming from the opposite direction. Just as I was passing the turkey the pick-up was only a few yards away. The turkey suddenly leaped into the air opened its wings and bounced right off the passenger window of my car. Lucky for me I kept my wits for if I had swerved into the other lane, I would have collided with the pick-up head on and I wouldn't be writing this story now.|
Reply #699. Nov 14 12, 3:42 PM
Two elderly couples were enjoying a conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?"|
"Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualization, association, etc. It was great."
"That's great! What was the name of the clinic?"
Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do you call that flower with the long stem and thorns?"
"You mean a rose?"
"Yes, that's it!" He turned to his wife, "Rose, what was the name of that memory clinic?"
Reply #700. Nov 14 12, 4:32 PM
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