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#321341 - Tue Sep 05 2006 06:09 AM What possessed me?
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Why, please tell me why I bought a soft toy of that annoying frog which makes that awful ringtone noise when you press its belly? What on earth should I do with it, I dare not send it to Australia even! Perhaps I will take it to a shopping area and give it to a small child.

Have you ever bought something weird then wondered why you bought it?
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#321342 - Tue Sep 05 2006 06:15 AM Re: What possessed me?
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On the other hand, there just might be a good home for it in Australia...
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#321343 - Tue Sep 05 2006 06:19 AM Re: What possessed me?
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Ooooh poor Jill!(again)
Yes, I bought, and still have , a money box , which is a tin. When you post a coin it plays the World Cup song. "Ole,ole,ole,ole" Drives you mad. Then there is the pot of imitation flars that spin round in time to "In the Mood" (It is gross, but I like it.)I usually buy a completely useless toy at Christmas. A reindeer that plays the saxophone etc. Did anyone ever get one of those stupid fish that flap on the wall? I seem drawn to these horrific things.


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#321344 - Tue Sep 05 2006 07:28 AM Re: What possessed me?
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On the other hand, there just might be a good home for it in Australia...



What a scary thought. The last amphibian that was sent here has taken over much of Queensland and is headed both west and south. Really Sue it`s bad enough with cane toads let along having ringing frogs multiplying madly.
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#321345 - Tue Sep 05 2006 07:32 AM Re: What possessed me?
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It would make a nice change from bongos.
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#321346 - Tue Sep 05 2006 07:38 AM Re: What possessed me?
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Roos, Sue is being cryptic here
As Jill will tell you she has suffered with certain "melodious" gifts, for Conor.
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#321347 - Tue Sep 05 2006 07:41 AM Re: What possessed me?
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Not only noisy toys, he also has a good collection of England World Cup merchandise.
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#321348 - Tue Sep 05 2006 07:57 AM Re: What possessed me?
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Just to hop in here a sec - I actually bought (and just a few years ago so I was no kid at the time) one of those remote control electronic dogs. I have to say that, theoretically, it seemed like a kick of a device to have and it really did have some fun moments. Briefly. You could program it to do all sorts of 'doggy' things: sit up, bark, follow you around, whine, roll over ~ the works. And, of course, there was none of that pesky pooping business to deal with. The problem came when the thing sat idle for too long a time. It would do one of two things, the first (and best) being that its little head would droop and he would snooze, so to speak. Then came the unexpected trick. If the phone rang or something he would wake up, look directly at the source of the noise (usually in my direction) and his little eyes would turn red and he got this mechanic brand of snarl going. Yuk to that - he looked possessed, not to mention entirely creepy. I usually thought I had that Chucky doll's long lost demented relative in the room on such occasions . You ought to have seen what the little mongrel acted like when his battery needed charged. Yikes, it was ugly indeed! Batteries removed, Bowser back in the box, scariness shelved. All that fun for $60, too. Lesson learned, though. Animated toys with flesh and blood qualities are OK for some. Until which time their eyes turn red, they learn to hiss and make you think that maybe, somewhere in the course of a day, you died and went to battery-operated Hell or something .
Sorry, just had to share that...
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#321349 - Tue Sep 05 2006 07:59 AM Re: What possessed me?
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If anyone wants to know, it looks like this, but is still boxed.

I think on balance Gatsby, I might prefer the demented frog.


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#321350 - Tue Sep 05 2006 01:48 PM Re: What possessed me?
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On the other hand, there just might be a good home for it in Australia...



oh Jesus, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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I think on balance Gatsby, I might prefer the demented frog




Phew!

I've tried hiding those bongos a few times and always they turn up again and again! Plus he's old enough now to know all about batteries, I can't say that something flat because the next time at the shops he goes straight to the batteries and grabs them.


CDs are probably my worst thing, I'm trying to hang onto my youth a bit I think and find myself buying a CD because I've heard a snippet of the chorus of one song and figured the whole album must be good. How wrong can I be? I swear Coldplay are singing the same song over and over.

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#321351 - Tue Sep 05 2006 02:05 PM Re: What possessed me?
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Did anyone ever get one of those stupid fish that flap on the wall?

We have two of them.
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#321352 - Tue Sep 05 2006 04:19 PM Re: What possessed me?
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I've also got two of them, but my cats jumped up and killed one, so only one still works!
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#321353 - Tue Sep 05 2006 05:10 PM Re: What possessed me?
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Did anyone ever get one of those stupid fish that flap on the wall?

Yeah - Maynooth bought one at a garage sale for $2! Oh joy!
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#321354 - Wed Sep 27 2006 08:46 AM Re: What possessed me?
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You will all (except one of you) be pleased to know that said frog has now found a new home, yes, he went to Australia.
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#321355 - Wed Sep 27 2006 02:14 PM Re: What possessed me?
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Great. Just great.


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#321356 - Thu Sep 28 2006 12:38 AM Re: What possessed me?
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Hoping it will be lost in the post Jill?
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#321357 - Thu Sep 28 2006 01:25 AM Re: What possessed me?
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said frog has now found a new home, yes, he went to Australia.




Well , Jill perhaps you will have more respect for your elders and not call them names, especially when you do not know the meanings of the expressions you use...
everyone KNOWS what a parsimonious bovine is, except you.This is a sad reflection on the youth of today.
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#321358 - Thu Sep 28 2006 01:44 AM Re: What possessed me?
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Trust me, Ren, it will never happen again!

(and thanks to dictionary.com I know what it is now - you've forced me to learn something today )

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