Let Them Have Their Fire Hydrant

by thunderbird 20 replies
It is probably wisest not to openly disagree with a friend over topics which are neither here nor there in my daily life. At such a point, ego and maybe primitive fight modes kick in (even if only in a verbal manner). People, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants, sometimes stake their territory for the sake of staking their territory. It is something that I occasionally have to remind myself of. Let them have the fire hydrant. It is best to choose our battles carefully.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    Disclaimer: I don't know what I'm talking about.
    I suspect that you nearly always do, actually, and that the posts are therefore more reliable than the signature. "Just saying".

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  • Profile picture of the author Alast
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    It is probably wisest not to openly disagree with a friend over topics which are neither here nor there in my daily life. At such a point, ego and maybe primitive fight modes kick in (even if only in a verbal manner). People, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants, sometimes stake their territory for the sake of staking their territory. It is something that I occasionally have to remind myself of. Let them have the fire hydrant. It is best to choose our battles carefully.
    I don't agree with this.
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    • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
      Originally Posted by Alast View Post

      I don't agree with this.
      OK. You can have that fire hydrant.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alast
        Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

        OK. You can have that fire hydrant.
        I want you to have it.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by Alast View Post

          I want you to have it.
          I don't agree with him having it.
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          • Profile picture of the author Alast
            Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

            I don't agree with him having it.
            OK. You can have that fire hydrant.
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            • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
              Originally Posted by Alast View Post

              OK. You can have that fire hydrant.
              I want Thunderbirds son, aged 4, to have it.
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              • Profile picture of the author Alast
                Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

                I want Thunderbirds son, aged 4, to have it.
                I agree with him having it.
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                • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
                  Originally Posted by Alast View Post

                  I agree with him having it.
                  I agree, too.
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                    Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

                    I agree, too.
                    I also strongly agree.
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    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    It is probably wisest not to openly disagree with a friend over topics which are neither here nor there in my daily life. At such a point, ego and maybe primitive fight modes kick in (even if only in a verbal manner). People, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants, sometimes stake their territory for the sake of staking their territory. It is something that I occasionally have to remind myself of. Let them have the fire hydrant. It is best to choose our battles carefully.
    If you bequeath your brain to science I've a horrible feeling the gesture will be refused. Just saying

    PS . . . I'll have the fire hydrant if you don't want it. Have you seen the price of scrap metal these days?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alast
      Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

      PS . . . I'll have the fire hydrant if you don't want it. Have you seen the price of scrap metal these days?
      Sorry, but you want it for all the wrong reasons.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        By the time you guys have negotiated possession of the fire hydrant, T-bird's son will be aged 5, anyway ...
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        • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          By the time you guys have negotiated possession of the fire hydrant, T-bird's son will be aged 5, anyway ...
          And you will have how many new pairs of these?:

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            Shoes can cost over $1000??????!?!?! I know my next niche!
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              Originally Posted by bizgrower View Post

              And you will have how many new pairs of these?
              My mother will actually bring me a pair next week (but actually from Italy, not America) for Christmas.

              Originally Posted by Alast View Post

              Shoes can cost over $1000??????!?!?!
              They can cost over $2,000 (but those are few and far-between, and not for me, anyway). There are plenty of Louboutins around $1,300-$1,500 but there are also some sources of discounts of up to 50%, and on real ones, not cheap fakes that you can wear only once before the heels break.

              (I don't necessarily mean "you" personally, though they do actually make some men's shoes, too.)

              Originally Posted by Alast View Post

              I know my next niche!
              People buy only cheap shoes online, generally, not expensive ones. "Just saying".


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              • Profile picture of the author bizgrower
                Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                My mother will actually bring me a pair next week (but actually from Italy, not America) for Christmas.
                Well, Merry Christmas!!!
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              • Profile picture of the author HeySal
                Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

                My mother will actually bring me a pair next week (but actually from Italy, not America) for Christmas.



                They can cost over $2,000 (but those are few and far-between, and not for me, anyway). There are plenty of Louboutins around $1,300-$1,500 but there are also some sources of discounts of up to 50%, and on real ones, not cheap fakes that you can wear only once before the heels break.

                (I don't necessarily mean "you" personally, though they do actually make some men's shoes, too.)



                People buy only cheap shoes online, generally, not expensive ones. "Just saying".


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                Well, Alexa - if you've been good (which I'm having a slight problem with being too quick to see having happened) - you might get a matching $1,500 Prada bag. I shall be completely humbled and lessened by knowing the most status-quo friendly accessory in my closet is a Dooney and Bourke.
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      Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

      If you bequeath your brain to science I've a horrible feeling the gesture will be refused. Just saying

      PS . . . I'll have the fire hydrant if you don't want it. Have you seen the price of scrap metal these days?
      I wasn't planning to bequeath my brain to science ,

      Scrap metal fetches a fine price but the profit would be offset by fines and prison time for vandalizing and stealing city property.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        I wasn't planning to bequeath my brain to science
        Scrap metal fetches a fine price
        Ooh, you're going to leave it to be auctioned off to add the residual value of your estate, for your beneficiaries???


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